Sydney, Feb 9 (DPA) The death toll in Australia's worst-ever forest fires was set to soar Monday as burnt out cars and smouldering logs were shunted aside and rescuers broke through to villages cut off by the inferno.
Monday, February 09, 2009 11:15:11 AM
Sydney, Feb 9 (DPA) To some, it's just fun. To others, it's psychopathic behaviour they can't control. To Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, deliberately starting fires on scorching days in the wooded fringes of towns is nothing short of mass murder.
Monday, February 09, 2009 10:02:49 AM
Vienna, Feb 9 (IANS) Indian origin Sandeep Kumar is being feted for bringing a bit of Bollywood into the lives of movie buffs in Austria. He is the producer, director and lead actor of 'Kesariya Balam', the country's first crossover film Bollywood style and he is often asked if he is Shah Rukh Khan!
Monday, February 09, 2009 9:03:55 AM
Sydney, Feb 9 (DPA) Australia's worst forest fires on record left at least 108 people dead Sunday, with grave fears for many more.
Monday, February 09, 2009 6:13:42 AM
Sydney, Feb 8 (DPA) The enormity of southeast Australia's forest fires was revealed Sunday with 84 people dead and grave fears for many more.
Sunday, February 08, 2009 10:28:32 PM
Brisbane, Feb 8 (IANS) Nicole Kidman is planning to turn her hideaway in an Australian village into a horse riding refuge for her sister Antonia and her four children.
Sunday, February 08, 2009 7:22:36 PM
Sydney, Feb 8 (DPA) The family of a five-year-old who went missing Sunday in far-north Queensland while out with his seven-year-old brother fears he may have been taken by a crocodile.
Sunday, February 08, 2009 3:35:30 PM
Wellington, Feb 8 (DPA) The plaster cast from New Zealand Prime Minister John Keys' right arm that broke after he fell down the stairs at a Chinese New Year celebration, fetched 18,500.10 New Zealand dollars ($9,435) on an online auction concluded Sunday.
Sunday, February 08, 2009 3:25:25 PM
Canberra, Feb 8 (Xinhua) The death toll in bushfires in Australia's Victoria state Sunday afternoon rose to 65, the police said.
Sunday, February 08, 2009 1:22:22 PM
Sydney, Feb 8 (DPA) In Australian poet Dorothea Mackellar's famous homage to her 'wilful, lavish land', she extols a weather trifecta of 'floods and fire and famine' that 'pays us back threefold'.
Sunday, February 08, 2009 10:08:51 AM
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