13 Jan '11, 11am

Queen Elizabeth II has made a private donation to the flood relief efforts in Australia, Buckingham Palace said on Thur

Queen Elizabeth II has made a private donation to the flood relief efforts in Australia. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON - QUEEN Elizabeth II has made a private donation to the flood relief efforts in Australia, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday. Australia's head of state donated to the appeal launched by the north-eastern state of Queensland's Premier Anna Bligh, a spokesman said. The amount was not disclosed. Queensland state capital Brisbane, Australia's third-largest city, was turned into a 'war zone' on Thursday with whole suburbs under water and infrastructure smashed as the worst flood in decades hit 30,000 properties. At least 15 people have been killed. On Dec 31, the queen said she was following the developing disaster with 'great concern'. She sent her 'sincere sympathies' to the hundreds of thousands affected, in a message to Queensland Governor Penelope Wensley, her...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

Tweets

Indonesia said it would donate S$1.29m to help ...

straitstimes.com 12 Jan '11, 8am

JAKARTA - INDONESIA said on Wednesday it would donate a million US dollars (S$1.29 million) to help victims of the devasta...

Brisbane flood claims first casualty

channelnewsasia.com 13 Jan '11, 2am

BRISBANE: A 24-year-old man has become the first victim of Brisbane's worst floods in decades, taking the region's death t...

Singapore donates $25K in flood relief to Sri L...

straitstimes.com 20 Jan '11, 6am

The Singapore Government will contribute US$20,000 in flood aid to Sri Lanka. -- PHOTO: AP THE Singapore Government is con...

Australia unemployment hits two-year low

channelnewsasia.com 13 Jan '11, 5am

SYDNEY: Australian unemployment dropped to 5.0 per cent in December, its lowest level in two years, data showed Thursday, ...

Houses, boats, restaurants bob through stricken...

channelnewsasia.com 12 Jan '11, 11am

BRISBANE: Australia's third-largest city Brisbane prepared for the peak of its worst floods in decades on Wednesday, with ...

Commodity prices up amid Australia floods

channelnewsasia.com 13 Jan '11, 2pm

SINGAPORE: Commodity prices are set to continue to trend upwards, aggravated further by the floods in Australia. But some ...

Evacuation stories from Singaporeans in Brisban...

straitstimes.com 13 Jan '11, 11am

She offered help to any affected Singaporeans in Brisbane as she wrote: 'I read about some local students stranded here at...

Australia flood toll rises to 22: ... generated...

straitstimes.com 25 Jan '11, 9am

MELBOURNE - AUSTRALIA'S flood death toll rose on Tuesday with police confirming that remains found in devastated areas of ...

Disease threat for Sri Lanka flood victims: BAT...

channelnewsasia.com 15 Jan '11, 8am

BATTICALOA, Sri Lanka - The threat of disease loomed Saturday over the million-plus victims of floods in Sri Lanka that ha...

Thkful that the flood is gone & restoration can...

todayonline.com 15 Jan '11, 6am

BRISBANE - Australia's third-largest city started cleaning up stinking mud and debris on Friday after some of the country'...

More Ed Blakely: "I warned people this could ha...

He warned it was also time to examine the need for Queenslanders to "retreat from the coast" to escape rising sea levels. ...