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A wildfire burns between the towns of Orbost and Lakes Entrance in east Gipplsland on 2 January 2020 in Australia | Bloomberg

Australia’s bushfires could become the new normal, warn climate scientists

A review of 27 scientific papers published since 2013 reveals that there is a clear link between climate change and bushfires in Australia.
A wildfire burns between the towns of Orbost and Lakes Entrance in east Gipplsland on 2 January 2020 in Australia | Bloomberg

Indonesia’s sinking capital and over 1 billion animals dead in Australia

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
A wildfire burns between the towns of Orbost and Lakes Entrance in east Gipplsland on 2 January 2020 in Australia | Bloomberg

Australian bushfires push at least 20 threatened species closer to extinction

We estimate most of the range and population of between 20 and 100 threatened species will have been burnt. But we won't know till the fire stops burning.
Fires Force Thousands Onto Beaches As Australia Crisis Worsens

Bushfires have reshaped life on Earth before, and could do it again

Humans have seldom, if ever, seen fires like these, but we know they've happened before – when the asteroid strike that killed dinosaurs sparked deadly global firestorms.
File photo of bush fire raging in Australia

Australia’s bushfire crisis raises hard, inevitable questions

Once the immediate threat of these bushfires pass, bigger issues will have to be addressed, such as how to cope with the deep anxiety provoked by the fires.

Trump’s New Year misadventures, and a kangaroo caught in the Australian bushfires

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Australian PM at Crisis Management centre to address bushfire crisis

Modi offers ‘unstinted support’ to Australia as its PM postpones visit due to bushfires

Australian PM Scott Morrison also postpones Japan trip to stay close to the rescue operations, says will reschedule his visits soon.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.