A satellite image shows cyclone Yasi making landfall in Queensland, Australia, on Feb. 2. US Naval Research Laboratory/Marine Meteorological Division/Reuters
Boats and yachts are piled together at Port Hinchinbrook near Cardwell, Australia, on Feb. 4, after cyclone Yasi brought heavy rain and howling winds gusting to 186 m.p.h. The storm was among the most powerful ever to strike Australia. Rick Rycroft/AP
Locals walk through a garden square in Mission Beach, Australia, on Feb. 4. The cyclone destroyed dozens of homes, cut power supplies in two regional cities, and laid waste to banana and sugar cane crops. Rick Rycroft/AP
Debris is piled around a piano at a senior citizens' center destroyed in Tully, Australia, on Feb. 3. The most powerful storm in a century ripped across Australia's northeast coast. Rick Rycroft/AP
A man works to repair damage to the roof of his house while his dogs inspect a fallen tree in Kamma, Australia, on Feb. 3. Rick Rycroft/AP
Homes are destroyed in Tully, Australia, on Feb. 3, after cyclone Yasi passed Queensland's northeast coast. Dave Hunt/AAP Image/AP
A message sprayed on debris shows the resilient spirit of a home-owner after a house was destroyed in Tully, Australia, on Feb. 3. Rick Rycroft/AP
Two women survey the damage in Tully, Australia, on Feb. 3. Rick Rycroft/AP
Chunks of road were swept up in Cardwell, Australia, on Feb. 4, after cyclone Yasi hit the area. Rick Rycroft/AP
People pack a shopping mall used as an evacuation shelter in Cairns, Australia, on Feb. 2, as cyclone Yasi approached. Rick Rycroft/AP
Parts of the memoir by ex-President Lee Myung-bak, provided to reporters in advance, reveal that senior intelligence officials from the two Koreas made secret visits to each other's countries to explore summit possibilities in 2010.
ByHyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press
Late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il repeatedly pushed for summit talks with South Korea before his 2011 death but the plans failed because Pyongyang demanded $10 billion and large-scale shipments of food and fertilizer, a former South Korean president says in a memoir to be published next week.