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Australian wildfires raze dozens of homes, kill livestock

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CANBERRA, Australia – Wildfires razed dozens of homes in southeast Australia, cut power to thousands more and killed livestock, but most of the weekend blazes had been contained by Monday. There have been no reports of serious injury, officials said. The worst-hit town was Tathra on the south coast of New South Wales state where more than 70 homes and businesses had been severely damaged or destroyed by a fire that started in woods around midday on Sunday, Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said. In neighboring Victoria state, up to 18 homes had been destroyed over the weekend by three fires and 40,000 homes lost power, Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley said. Sheep and cattle losses had yet to be assessed.

Apocalyptic asteroid strike that could wipe out humanity is 'only a matter of time', top scientist warns

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A catastrophic asteroid impact big enough to wipe out humanity is only a matter of time, according to one top scientist. Humanity has next-to no defense against such an impact, Professor Alan Fitzsimmons said, which threatens to end life on Earth. Speaking to the BBC, the astrophysicist warned that the planet is at risk of a deadly disaster if protective measures aren't put in place. "We will get a serious asteroid impact sometime," said Professor Fitzsimmons, of Queen's University in Belfast. "It may not be in our lifetime, but mother nature controls when that will happen. "We will need to do something about it.

Surprise asteroid strike could destroy our cities, astrophysicist warns

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A top astrophysicist says a city-destroying asteroid strike could take us by surprise. Profressor Alan Fitzsimmons says that an event similar to the 1908 meteoroid explosion over the Tunguska region of Russia could happen again. The meteor exploded above the Earth, levelling 80 million trees across an area of 800 square miles. Because of the remote location, no-one was killed – but if it had happened over a city the devastation would have been huge. Prof Fitzsimmons said: "It is important to know that scientists and engineers have made great strides in detecting near-Earth asteroids and understanding the threat posed by them.

Joanna Gaines on how she felt when she learned she was pregnant: 'My jaw dropped'

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'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines announce they're expecting their fifth child. Joanna Gaines revealed that the news of her fifth pregnancy was a surprise. The "Fixer Upper" star recalled feeling "a little emotional and crazy" before learning she was pregnant. Gaines party of 7.. (If you're still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT) @joannagaines "I had been feeling a little emotional and crazy and thought, 'Wow, this isn't me,'" Gaines told People. "Then all of a sudden I realized, 'Hey, I remember this.'"

Chip Gaines on the importance of spreading kindness: 'I don't want to leave a world like this to my children'

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Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines for Nov. 6 are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Even "Fixer Upper" stars Chip and Joanna Gaines can feel the weight of the world. In an interview with People magazine published on Wednesday, the Gaines opened up about their worries stemming from mass shootings, climate change and more. "All these terrible things that have happened just really shocked my system," Chip, 45, said.