I am back from Syria and will write more about this later.
Via BBC I discovered news on fatal bushfires near North Shields, Poonindie (Penindie) and Wangary, north of Port Lincoln, South Australia. I went to high school in Port Lincoln and I hope the best for the region. It is sad to know 8 people have perished trying to escape the bushfires in their cars. What a horrible way to die. For coverage, including graphic bushfire images see ABC News Online.