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Australian wildfire survivors seek help to rebuild

Date: 2/19/2009By KRISTEN GELINEAUAssociated Press WriterWHITTLESEA, Australia (AP) — The electrician's tools were incinerated, the trucker's rig reduced to a useless, burned shell. The deadly wildfires that swept southern Australia destroyed…

Australian churchgoers mourn wildfire victims

Date: 2/15/2009By TANALEE SMITHAssociated Press WriterWHITTLESEA, Australia (AP) — Australians mourning the lives lost in horrific wildfires last week sought comfort at churches Sunday even as firefighters continued to battle a dozen blazes…

Proving murder in case of wildfire arson difficult

Date: 2/14/2009By KRISTEN GELINEAUAssociated Press WriterSYDNEY (AP) — Outrage over the Australian wildfires that killed more than 180 people last week was white hot after police said some of the blazes may have been deliberately set.The prime…

Suspect charged in deadly Australian fire

Date: 2/13/2009By TANALEE SMITHAssociated Press WriterMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Authorities charged a man Friday with lighting one of the wildfires that killed more than 180 people in Australia, and whisked him into protective custody to…