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World 26 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia fires release huge amount of CO2 - scientist

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Bushfires that have scorched Australia's Victoria state released millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide and forest fires could become a growing source of carbon pollution as the planet warms, a top scientist said on Thursday.

World 25 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Concerns for Australian fires as weather warms

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian firefighters battled seven wildfires in the southern Victoria state on Wednesday, hoping to control the flames before expected higher temperatures hit the fire-ravaged state on Friday.

World 23 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

More than 100 people flee new Australian bushfires

CANBERRA (Reuters) - More than 100 people evacuated their homes in southern Australia's Victoria state on Monday when new bushfires threatened communities, two weeks after the nation's worst fire disaster killed more than 200 people.

World 23 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

More than 100 people flee new Australian bushfires

CANBERRA (Reuters) - More than 100 people evacuated their homes in southern Australia's Victoria state on Monday when new bushfires threatened communities, two weeks after the nation's worst fire disaster killed more than 200 people.

World 17 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australian bushfire death toll hits 200

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The death toll in Australia's deadliest bushfires reached 200 on Tuesday as police continued to search through ash and rubble of several razed towns in the southern state of Victoria.

World 15 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia mourns bushfire victims

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia mourned the victims of deadly bushfires at church services across the country on Sunday while the government vowed to create an early warning system to try to avoid a repetition of the disaster.

World 15 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia pushing for bushfire early warning system

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's government is pushing to establish a bushfire early warning system after a week of blazes that killed at least 181 people, Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Sunday.

World 15 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia mourns bushfire victims

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia mourned the victims of deadly bushfires at church services across the country on Sunday while the government vowed to create an early warning system to try to avoid a repetition of the disaster.

World 14 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australian firefighters close to containing blazes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian firefighters said on Saturday they were making progress putting out the last of the bushfires that killed at least 181 people, and hoped to bring all the blazes under control soon.

World 13 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australian man charged over deadly bushfires

STEELS CREEK, Australia (Reuters) - Australian police charged a man with