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Southern Australia braces for more bushfires

Southern Australian states are bracing for more bushfires as a record-breaking heatwave continues, Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from the island state of Tasmania. Julia Gillard, prime minister, has urged people in

Death toll rises to 47 in flood-hit southern Thailand

BANGKOK – A total of 47 people were confirmed killed by the flash floods and mudslides in southern Thailand, authority said on Tuesday.
The department of Disaster Pravention and Mitigation said Nakorn Si Thammarat is the most deadly province where 20 people died in floods caused by heavy rains that have pummeled the coastline of the Gulf of Thailand since March 23.
Provinces hit by major flooding are Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Surat Thani, Trang, Chumphon, Songkhla,

World’s highest hotel opens in Hong Kong

HONG KONG – The world’s highest hotel opened its doors in Hong Kong on Tuesday, housed in the city’s tallest skyscraper and offering unrivalled panoramic views of the world famous Victoria Harbour.
Towering some 490 metres (1,600 feet) above the bustling, chaotic streets of the Southern Chinese city, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is making a grand comeback after temporarily closing in 2008.
Visitors peered out of the floor-to-ceiling windows of the 118th floor of the International