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3 Killed as Massive Storm Batters Australia's East Coast

A cyclonic storm battered Australia's east coast on Tuesday killing three people, washing away houses, cutting power to more than 200,000 homes and stranding a cruise ship off the coast in mountainous seas. Cyclone-strength winds of up to 135 kph (85 mph) uprooted  trees, some crushing cars, snapped power poles and tore off roofs and building awnings. Huge waves, reaching 11.2 meters (33 feet) offshore, pounded beaches. Rail links to the north and south of Sydney were cut and...

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