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Australians stunned by forest fire mayhem - 128 dead
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

Mass murder, says Rudd, as Australia hunts its arsonists
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

Indian origin director creates a bit of Bollywood in Austria
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

Toll rises to 108 in Australia's 'hell on Earth'
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

84 killed as forest fires grip Australia
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

Nicole Kidman gifts a $6.5 mn ranch to sister
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

Missing 5-year-old may have been taken by crocodile
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

New Zealand prime minister's arm cast auctioned
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

Death toll in Australia's bushfires rises to 65
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

Hot, wet and wild weather makes Australia what it is
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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