• A man stands near his friend's ruined house after Cyclone Yasi passed the northern Australian town of Tully

    Relief as Australia mops up from giant cyclone

    Australians voiced relief and surprise after one of the world's most powerful cyclones spared the nation's northeast coast from expected devastation on Thursday, with no reported deaths despite winds tearing off roofs and toppling trees.
  • A girl waits in line to enter an emergency cyclone shelter in a shopping mall in the northern Australian city of Cairns

    Giant cyclone hits Australian tourist coast

    One of the most powerful cyclones on record slammed into Australia's coast on Thursday, uprooting trees, tearing roofs off buildings and raising the danger of deadly storm surges.