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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains dampened bushfires on Australia's east coast on Friday, to the relief of exhausted firefighters and farmers battling years of drought, and granting a reprieve to the organisers of next week's Australian Open.
KHOKONG, Laos (Reuters) - Troops searched for survivors in the remote southern tip of Laos on Thursday, three days after the collapse of a hydropower dam sent a torrent of water charging across paddy fields and through villages, as rescuers rushed aid to thousands of homeless.
ALOR SETAR: Thousands at flood evacuation centres in Kedah and Perlis are hopeful that the sudden clear skies and sunny weather will enable them to finally return home.
From MOHAMMAD HAFIZZ DZULKIFLI, Policy and Communication Executive ,Forum Air Malaysia
Banyumas (Indonesia) (AFP) - The death toll from landslides and flooding in Indonesia rose to 43 on Monday, an official said, after hundreds of homes were engulfed by surging torrents of mud and rock.