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California’s Thomas Fire scorches area larger than New York City

California’s Thomas Fire scorches area larger than New York City

Image copyright Santa Barbara County FD Image caption The Thomas fire has the potential to be one of the worst in California’s history The most destructive wildfire raging in southern California has expanded significantly, scorching an area larger than New York City. The Thomas fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties has consumed 230,000 acres […]

Josh Homme: Queens of the Stone Age frontman kicks female photographer

Josh Homme: Queens of the Stone Age frontman kicks female photographer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Josh Homme performing in Los Angeles where the incident happened Queens of the Stone Age musician Josh Homme has apologised after a female photographer said he kicked her in the head during a concert in Los Angeles. Chelsea Lauren posted a video on social media that appeared to show […]

California wildfires: Santa Barbara threatened by Thomas fire

California wildfires: Santa Barbara threatened by Thomas fire

Image copyright Santa Barbara County FD Image caption The Thomas fire has the potential to be one of the worst in California’s history Fresh evacuations have been ordered after the largest of the wildfires raging in southern California burned out of control on Sunday. Fanned by winds, the resurgent Thomas fire now threatens the coastal […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – tributes to Carrie Fisher at LA premiere

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – tributes to Carrie Fisher at LA premiere

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A towering model of a Star Wars attack vehicle stood at the entrance to the theatre Stormtroopers, an AT-AT Walker and a panoply of droids brought the Star Wars universe to downtown Los Angeles at the premiere of The Last Jedi. The much-anticipated first screening of the franchise’s latest […]

California wildfires: Governor brands fires ‘new normal’

California wildfires: Governor brands fires ‘new normal’

Image copyright NASA/EPA Image caption Satellite imagery shows the vast Thomas Fire, north of Los Angeles, which has spread as far as the Pacific coast Devastating wildfires fuelled by climate change are “the new normal”, California’s governor has said. Jerry Brown said vast fires, such as the ones that have ravaged southern California in recent […]

Trump’s Jerusalem move: Arab allies attack decision

Trump’s Jerusalem move: Arab allies attack decision

Media captionJerusalem: The view from one street Arab officials say US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital risks plunging the Middle East into “violence and chaos”. The move ended US neutrality on one of the region’s most sensitive issues. Arab League foreign ministers now say it means the US cannot be relied […]

Dustin Hoffman faces new sex abuse allegation from co-star

Dustin Hoffman faces new sex abuse allegation from co-star

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hoffman has not commented on the latest allegations A co-star of Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman has accused him of a “horrific, demoralising and abusive experience” while on a 1984 Broadway production. Kathryn Rossetter’s allegation comes a month after author Anna Graham Hunter accused Hoffman of sexual misconduct. Hoffman has not […]

Making a Murderer: Court upholds Brendan Dassey conviction

Making a Murderer: Court upholds Brendan Dassey conviction

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A court has ruled that Brendan Dassey’s murder confession was voluntary A US appeals court has upheld the conviction of Brendan Dassey, whose case was the focus of the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. Dassey and his uncle Steven Avery were convicted of murdering a young woman, Teresa Halbach, in […]

California wildfires: Businesses face ruin as blaze rages

California wildfires: Businesses face ruin as blaze rages

Media captionThe wildfires have devastated parts of southern California Much of California’s avocado crop has been destroyed by wildfires that have ripped through the southern part of the state, industry experts say. “We’ve lost at least several hundred acres of avocados, probably more,” the California Avocado Commission told agriculture news site AgNet West. About 90% […]

Daniel Shaver: Police officer not guilty of murder

Daniel Shaver: Police officer not guilty of murder

Media captionDaniel Shaver was unarmed when he was shot A police officer charged with the murder of an unarmed man in the US state of Arizona has been found not guilty. Philip Brailsford shot and killed 26-year-old Daniel Shaver in the hallway of a hotel in early 2016. Bodycam footage of the incident, released after […]

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