Monday (June 20, 2011): A cloud of ash billows from the Puyehue volcano in Chile.
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June 21, 2011 The ash has traveled across the Atlantic and Indian oceans twice now. A third circle would be unprecedented.
A wild camel in Australia's Simpson Desert (October 2007 file photo).
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June 9, 2011 There are an estimated 1.2 million wild camels in Australia and each one produces about 100 pounds of methane a year. A government report suggests giving hunters carbon credits that they could then sell.
January 24, 2011 The first grand slam tournament of the tennis year is into its second week in Melbourne, Australia, and world No. 1 Rafael Nadal is hurtling toward what would be his fourth major title in a row.
January 13, 2011 Flood waters crest in Brisbane. Protests continue in Tunisia. New Englanders dig out from another blizzard.
Jan. 10, 2011: flood waters swamp a the city of Toowoomba, Australia.
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January 11, 2011 For a unique look at what the "Queensland Flood Disaster" is like, watch a video sent by a man named David to The Australian. It's the view from his window in the city of Toowoomba as the water rises and carries cars away.
Rising floodwaters spread through the low-lying suburb of Depot Hill in Rockhampton, in eastern Queensland.
January 3, 2011 More than 200,000 people have been affected and the waters have spread over an area the size of France and Germany. The flooding is cutting into coal and farm exports.
December 29, 2010 While Americans are focused on the after-effects of last weekend's blizzard along the East Coast and the ongoing effects of wet weather across much of California, thousands of people in Australia are rushing to get to dry ground.
After the wooden boat broke apart, 41 survivors were plucked from the sea and one person made it to shore on the remote Australian territory of Christmas Island.
December 15, 2010 The small ship was smashed in rough seas off Christmas Island, a tiny territory belonging to Austrlia. Most of those aboard are thought to have been asylum-seekers from Iran and Iraq>
August 18, 2010 Canadian Fertilizer Giant Gets Hostile Bid From Australian Firm
May 24, 2010 Those scantily-clad Meter Maids may be no more.
February 17, 2009 Pay per view worked well for cable TV, maybe a pay per flush model will work for toilets!
January 14, 2009 Economy stinks... You want this job! Comes with its own tropical island.
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