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World 20 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Outback storm floods Australia, bushfires burn

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is living up to its iconic image as a sunburnt country of droughts and flooding rains, with a huge outback storm causing flooding in three states on Saturday as drought-fuelled bushfires continued burning.

World 12 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bushfires rage across four Australian states

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Bushfires burned across four Australian states on Tuesday, destroying houses and blackening an area larger than Luxembourg, with one major fire front stretching 250 km.

World 09 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bushfire smoke blankets major Australian city

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Smoke from bushfires burning hundreds of kilometres away blanketed Australia's second largest city Melbourne on Saturday, delaying flights and setting off fire alarms at the city's airport.

World 25 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Australia bushfire lines drawn around Jurassic pines

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian firefighters battling bush blazes ringing Sydney are taking special action to protect stands of historic Wollemi pines which are among the earth's oldest plants, dating back 150 million years to dinosaur times.

Nation 11 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Aerial surveillance to nab bushfire culprits

Aerial surveillance is being carried out in northern Sarawak after the Department of Environment received complaints of bushfires caused by open burning.

World 02 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

India, U.S. seal nuclear deal amid anti-Bush allies

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and the United States sealed a landmark civilian nuclear cooperation pact on Thursday, the centrepiece of President George W. Bush's first visit to the world's largest democracy.

World 27 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Storms bring little relief from Australia bushfires

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Thunderstorms sweeping across the bushfire-ravaged Australian state of Victoria dampened some of the deadly fires with patchy rain, but lightning sparked a new blaze and threatens to wreak more havoc in the coming days.

World 01 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Australian bushfires destroy homes, temperatures soar

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Raging bushfires destroyed several homes and threatened others north of Sydney on Sunday as scorching temperatures and hot, dry winds fanned fires across southeastern Australia.

World 01 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Australia on bushfire alert as fire destroys homes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A large bushfire destroyed five homes in Victoria state as thousands of firefighters remained on high alert throughout southeastern Australia on Sunday in the face of soaring temperatures and hot gusting winds.

Nation 24 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

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