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Australia bushfires rage in ‘catastrophic’ conditions


Bushfires raged across Australia’s most populous state Tuesday, fanned by intense heat and high winds in “catastrophic” conditions that have put thousands of firefighters on high alert.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Solemn ceremony as Tonga’s late king returns home

In this Aug. 1, 2008, file photo the King of Tonga George Tupou V sits on his throne in Nuku'aloka,Tonga. King George Tupou V, who championed a more democratic system of government in the Pacific island nation, died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at a Hong Kong hospital. AP PHOTO/NEW ZEALAND HERALD, GLENN JEFFREY

Tonga’s late King George Tupou V’s body returned home Monday to a reception of solemn military pomp and thousands of children lining the streets to honor the eccentric monarch’s legacy.

Posted: March 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Australia flood crisis deepens


Australia’s flood crisis deepened Saturday as authorities braced for waters to peak in Queensland where one woman is missing after being swept away while elsewhere thousands remain stranded by the surge.

Posted: February 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Travel misery as ash grounds Australia, N.Z. flights


SYDNEY- Tens of thousands of travellers were left stranded Monday after ash from Chile’s volcanic eruptions prompted Australian airlines to ground some domestic services and flights to New Zealand. Strong winds have carried the ash more than half way around the world, over the southern Atlantic and southern Indian Oceans to Australia and New Zealand […]

Posted: June 13th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »