Floods fail to end Australia’s years-long drought

SYDNEY (AFP) – Heavy rain has given hope to Australia’s drought-stricken regions, but scientists warned yesterday sustained falls were needed to end a years-long dry spell. Stormy weather has brought days of chaos and destruction in the country’s east, with one man missing after his car was swept off a road in Sydney’s north and hundreds more rescued from floodwaters. More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin.