Mon, February 23, 2009

Deadly bushfire in Australia

Memorial services held to pay tribute to Australian bushfire victims

Memorial services have been held across the state of Victoria on Sunday to remember those killed in Australia's deadly bushfires. Full story

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Map of Australia locating wildfires in Victoria.

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Australia's bushfires death toll reaches 210

2009-02-23 14:56:06 GMT Xinhua English CANBERRA, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from Victoria's bushfires has reached 210, Australian police said on Monday.

Australian bushfires death toll rises to 189

2009-02-16 09:26:01 GMT CANBERRA, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Australian police have confirmed the deaths of another eight people in the Victorian bushfires, taking the toll to 189, ABC News reported Monday.

Call for calm as Australia wildfire arson case in court

2009-02-16 06:06:08 GMT China Daily MELBOURNE – Australian police called for calm Monday as a suspected arsonist was named in court after a swarm of wildfires killed more than 180 people and destroyed hundreds of homes.

Millions of animals dead in Australia fires

2009-02-12 04:26:58 GMT China Daily SYDNEY -- Kangaroo corpses lay scattered by the roadsides while wombats that survived the wildfire's onslaught emerged from their underground burrows to find blackened earth and nothing to eat.

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Australia holds ceremony to mourn victims of bushfire

2009-02-22 05:01:12 GMT Xinhua English MELBOURNE, Australia, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Bells sounded in Australia on Sunday to mark the beginning of the memorial service to remember those who died in Victoria's bushfires.

Memorial services held to pay tribute to Australian bushfire victims

2009-02-15 11:32:40 GMT MELBOURNE, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Memorial services have been held across the state of Victoria on Sunday to remember those killed in Australia's deadly bushfires.

2 firefighters injured in Australian bushfires

2009-02-15 04:52:08 GMT MELBOURNE, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Two firefighters were injured while battling bushfires in Victoria, according to Australian authority on Sunday.

Investigation

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Report: Man charged with arson in Australia fire

2009-02-13 08:57:45 GMT China Daily MELBOURNE, Australia -- A media report says a suspect has been charged with lighting one of the wildfires that killed more than 180 people in Australia last weekend.

Suspect arrested in deadly Australia fires

2009-02-13 03:35:36 GMT SINA.com YEA, Australia – Police arrested a suspect Friday in connection to one of the deadly wildfires in southern Australia that killed more than 180 people and left about 7,000 homeless.

Two arrested for suspicious activity over Australian bushfire

2009-02-12 04:45:18 GMT MELBOURNE, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Australian police have arrested two people in relation to suspicious activity in the aftermath of the deadly bushfire, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported on Thursday.

Australia police detain 2 over deadly bushfires

2009-02-12 03:53:49 GMT SINA.com SYDNEY – Australian police have detained two people suspected of deliberately lighting one of the bushfires which savagely swept through southeast Australia killing at least 181 people and leaving 5,000 homeless.

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Australian PM speaks of fire grief

2009-02-11 07:00:07 GMT Reuters During a parliament session which was convened to pay condolences to the fire victims, Rudd spoke of a "common resolve to rebuild each of these communities so these communities can live again".

Scores die in Australian fire

2009-02-09 06:27:07 GMT Reuters The death toll in a massive Australian bushfire rose to over 80 Sunday, making it the deadliest bushfire in Australian history.