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Governments offer bushfire crisis payments

Governments are opening cheque books to bushfire victims.COMMONWEALTH* Up to $1000 per adult and $400 per child* For those seriously injured, who lost immediate family, were made homeless or had homes damaged as a direct result of bushfiresDisaster Recovery Allowance* Up to 13 weeks support for income loss.

Facebook bans online deepfakes

Facebook says it is banning "deepfake" videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation.

Bushfire smoke over S America, Antartica

Smoke from the Australian bushfires has drifted across the Pacific and affected cities in South America, and may have reached the Antarctic, the UN World Meteorological Organisation said on Tuesday.

NSW volunteer firey farewelled in Sydney

One-year-old Charlotte wore her dad's large white helmet on her small head during the volunteer firefighter's funeral where she and other mourners were told Andrew O'Dwyer died a hero.