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Last Updated: Monday January 17 2011 07:50 GMT

More flood misery in Australia

Residents of Brisbane clean-up after the flood waters go down.

There's more flood misery for Australia where thousands of people have fled their homes in Victoria as waters hit the southern state.

About 1,400 homes are underwater, and thousands more are threatened.

At least 18 people have died in Australia's flood disaster so far and dozens of people are still missing.

Tennis stars including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are helping to raise money to help those affected ahead of the Australian Open.

All the deaths happened in the northern state of Queensland, where water level have now calmed down and a major clean-up operation in now taking place, which will probably take months.