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World 12 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia police detain 2 over deadly bushfires

YEA, Australia (Reuters) - Australian police have detained two people suspected of deliberately lighting one of the bushfires that savagely swept through southeast Australia killing at least 181 people and leaving 5,000 homeless.

World 11 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia sifts through ash to ID bushfire victims

KINGLAKE, Australia (Reuters) - Forensic police sifted through ash and the twisted remains of houses on Wednesday to identify those killed in the nation's deadliest bushfires, but some are so badly burnt they may never be identified.

World 11 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Mass deaths feared in sealed-off Australia town

KINGLAKE, Australia (Reuters) - Surviving residents of Marysville, where up to 100 more people are feared killed in Australia's bushfires, are still being kept out of town to shield them from traumatic scenes there, authorities said on Wednesday.

World 11 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Mass deaths feared in sealed-off Australia town

KINGLAKE, Australia (Reuters) - Surviving residents of Marysville, where up to 100 more people are feared killed in Australia's bushfires, are still being kept out of town to shield them from traumatic scenes there, authorities said on Wednesday.

World 11 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Koala love story wins hearts after deadly Aussie fires

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A love story between two badly burned koalas rescued from Australia's deadliest bushfires has provided some heart-warming relief after days of devastation and the loss of over 180 lives.

World 11 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australian arsonists likely to be young and male

CANBERRA (Reuters) - The arsonist Australian police suspect lit one of the weekend's deadly wildfires is likely to be a young male who could be driven by the need for excitement, recognition or to be in control, analysts said on Wednesday.

World 10 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia fears more than 200 dead in bushfires

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police combed through a blackened landscape searching for clues in the hunt for possible arsonists on Tuesday as the death toll from the nation's worst bushfires looked likely to top 200.

World 10 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia fears more than 200 dead in bushfires

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police combed through a blackened landscape searching for clues in the hunt for possible arsonists on Tuesday as the death toll from the nation's worst bushfires looked likely to top 200.

World 10 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia fears more than 200 dead in bushfires

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police combed through a blackened landscape searching for clues in the hunt for possible arsonists on Tuesday as the death toll from the nation's worst bushfires looked likely to top 200.

World 10 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia hunts deadly bushfire arsonists

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police combed through blackened wastelands on Tuesday, searching for clues in the hunt for arsonists they believe started some of the nation's deadliest bushfires.