MELBOURNE, Jan 26: Australia’s bushfire-stricken state of Queensland saw heavy rainfalls on Sunday dampening some of the fires that have razed 2.5 million hectares (1.2 million acres) of land since September, but the wet weather caused major flooding.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Nepal finished sixth in the downriver event during the 18th World Rafting Championship held on the Tully River in Queensland in Australia on Sunday. Nepal started the day outside the top ten and managed to finish sixth on the last day of the event.

KATHMANDU, May 7: An eight-member Nepali team including seven athletes has left here for Queensland of Australia today to participate in the World Rafting Championship.