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World 10 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australia fires a climate wake-up call - experts

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Weekend bushfires in Australia that killed 173 people are a climate change wake-up call for the public and politicians and a window to the future, experts said on Tuesday.

World 09 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australian bushfires kill 130, dozens more missing

WHITTLESEA, Australia (Reuters) - Weary firefighters and rescuers pulled the remains of dozens of people from charred buildings on Monday as the death toll rose to 130 from southern Australia's deadliest bushfires.

World 09 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australian bushfires kill 126, dozens more missing

WHITTLESEA, Australia (Reuters) - Weary firefighters and rescuers pulled the remains of dozens of people from charred buildings on Monday as the death toll rose to 126 from Australia's deadliest bushfires.

World 09 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australian bushfires kill 171, dozens missing

WHITTLESEA, Australia (Reuters) - Weary firefighters and rescuers pulled the remains of dozens of people from charred buildings on Monday as the toll from Australia's deadliest bushfires rose to 171, police said.

World 09 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australian bush turns into fiery beast

WHITTLESEA, Australia (Reuters) - Two days ago this small, rural town was gearing up for trucks, cowboy boots and hats as the annual country music festival was due in town.

World 09 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Q+A-Why Australia suffers annual destructive bushfires?

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's deadliest bushfires eased on Monday, but the death toll rose to 126 as firefighters and families search for scores of missing in the twisted, charred ruins.

World 09 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australian bushfires kill 108, dozens more missing

WHITTLESEA, Australia (Reuters) - Australia's deadliest bushfire crisis eased on Monday, but the death toll kept rising with at least 108 people killed as families searched for scores of missing in the twisted, charred ruins.

World 09 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australian bushfires kill 131, dozens missing

WHITTLESEA, Australia (Reuters) - Weary firefighters and rescuers pulled the remains of dozens of people from charred buildings on Monday as the death toll rose to 131 from Australia's deadliest bushfires.

World 09 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australian bushfires kill 126, dozens more missing

WHITTLESEA, Australia (Reuters) - Weary firefighters and rescuers pulled the remains of dozens of people from charred buildings on Monday as the death toll rose to 126 from Australia's deadliest bushfires.

World 09 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Australian bush turns into fiery beast

WHITTLESEA, Australia (Reuters) - Two days ago this small, rural town was gearing up for trucks, cowboy boots and hats as the annual country music festival was due in town.