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10 dead as typhoon Morakot hits Philippines

MANILA, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) — At least 10 people — including three French tourists — were killed in flood and landslides caused by typhoon Morakot (locally known as “Kiko”) in the northern Philippines, the authorities said on Friday. The French

Australia’s deadly wildfires will be worse next year

Australian officials have warned the country could be hit by even worse wildfires next summer than the deadly blazes which killed a record 173 people in February. Victoria state premier John Brumby said the fire season could be the toughest