WHITTLESEA, Australia – Australia's deadliest bushfires eased on Monday, but the death toll rose to 116 as firefighters and families searched for the missing in the twisted, charred ruins.
Police believe some of the fires, which razed rural towns near the country's second biggest city, Melbourne, were deliberately lit.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama pounded Republicans Saturday for policies that fueled the US economic crisis, while welcoming a Senate deal on his stimulus bill that ideologically split lawmakers hope to finish by mid-month.
WASHINGTON - One man has died and more than 100 others had to be rescued Saturday when their fishing outings turned perilous as an ice floe drifted into Lake Erie, the US coast guard said.
GAZA CITY - The United Nations was on Saturday awaiting the promised return of hundreds of tonnes of food aid for Gaza "mistakenly" seized by Hamas, as the Islamists insisted the crisis is over.