Thousands flee fast-moving wildfire in Northern California PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate a fast-moving wildfire that exploded in size Thursday, threatening several Northern California communities and forcing panicked residents to race to help neighbors who had to drive through walls of flames to escape. It was not immediately known if there were injuries or fatalities. The Butte County Sheriff's office said an evacuation order was issued for areas of Paradise, a town of about 27,000 people 180 miles (290 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco.
Stacey Dooley: Strictly Come Dancing star drops Kevin Clifton backstage bombshell STRICTLY COME DANCING 2018 is nearly halfway through the series and tonight, Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton joined Zoe Ball on It Takes Two, where she dropped a backstage secret about her dance partner. Stacey Dooley: Strictly Come Dancing star drops Kevin Clifton backstage bombshell (Image: ITV) I mean you hope so, you know, Kevin replied The fact that they [the judges] all loved it was amazing Strictly Come Dancing 2018 returns Saturday night at 7pm on BBC One
There IS still a role for a slimmed-down Royal Family after the Queen A new television documentary claims to show we have nothing to fear when Prince Charles eventually becomes King, writes Janet Street-Porter. The Queen’s PR problems started when her eldest son grew up and started writing hundreds of letters to politicians, trying to get his views across Shift workers driving cabs or buses, or working in Amazon warehouses would know that feeling only too well Maybe that’s code for - ‘step aside, dad, and let me take over’
Weekend washout set to start TONIGHT with torrential rain and flooding PARTS of the UK will face torrential rain and flooding tonight ahead of this weekend’s wet forecast. The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for the west of the country, Wales and Belfast. … A super storm looks set to trigger weather misery for three days Tropical air brought in to the UK on a supercharged jet stream will lead to a series of torrential downpours into the weekend Flood warning are also in place from the Environment Agency along the south coast, particularly at high tide when there's a risk of significant spray and shingle overtopping
Netflix, Filmstruck and the fuzzy future of classic movies - Los Angeles Times With the end of streaming service FilmStruck, classic films are becoming harder to find on streaming services. But with Orson Welles' long-unfinished project "Other Side of the Wind," can Netflix fill the void? There are mixed feelings about all the topics, and the conversation foreshadows what may happen to pictures like Welles' The Other Side of the Wind RELATED: Questions of streaming, ownership and why the closing of FilmStruck is a disaster for film buffs »
Japanese buzzwords of the year nominees reflect myriad influences and issues Thirty candidates for buzzword of the year, announced Wednesday, highlight the numerous scandals that rocked Japan's amateur sports, the brutal summer of n | KYODO Keikaku unkyū 計画運休 (planned suspension) Keikaku unkyū, which translates as planned suspension, was widely implemented for trains in Tokyo and the surrounding region for the first time in preparation for Typhoon Trami, which wreaked havoc across the Japanese archipelago in September
Cape Town warns world to follow its lead as it prepares for fresh drought Now how do we make it the new norm, as opposed to just an adjustment, so that the tourist becomes a champion to really drive water conservation not just in South Africa globally It shouldn’t be called ‘sustainable tourism’ as a niche, but rather just ‘tourism’
Paradise fire traps hundreds in cars and hospitals as it swells to 5,000 acres Authorities in Northern California have ordered mandatory evacuation in Butte County where a wildfire is trapping people in cars and hospital basements Multiple zones in the town of Paradise are being evacuated as a huge blaze swells to 5,000 acres in California's Butte County The fire started about 6:30am local time this morning It currently has a 0 percent containment, Cal Fire's press information officer Rick Carhart said
UK weather forecast: Hurricane-strength Storm Deirdre to SLAM Britain with weekend of HELL A HURRICANE-strength storm is about to smash Britain unleashing furious gales and torrential downpours as the nation braces for a weekend of weather hell. Power cuts, road closures and falling branches threaten widespread mayhem with relentless, lashing rain putting swathes of the UK on flood alert from tomorrow The Environment Agency (EA) has put out a raft of flood alerts across southern and south-western Britain ahead of the deluge
Evacuations ordered as fast-moving "Camp Fire" grows in California "This Fire is very dangerous, please evacuate if asked to do so!" CAL FIRE tweeted The Butte County Sheriff's office says an evacuation order was issued for areas of Paradise, a town of about 27,000 people 180 miles northeast of San Francisco Gusty winds and low humidity were among the factors that led to the warning #CampFire [update] off Camp Creek Road and Pulga Road, Jarbo Gap off Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon is now 5,000 acres
African islands send SOS as climate change worsens health African island states say they need more help to cope with the health impacts of climate change. Loading With the disruption of rainfall, dengue is now persistent and continuous, Adam said Thomson Reuters Foundation Global warming Nutrition Drought Most Viewed in Environment Loading Please explain Our weekly podcast giving you insight into the stories that drive the nation
'Very dangerous' northern California wildfire forces evacuations A fast-growing wildfire has forced residents from their homes in northern California Thursday morning. breaking news A fast-growing wildfire has forced residents from their homes in northern California Thursday morning Dozens of resources were being called in from throughout the state to help stop the spread of the blaze The Butte County Sheriff's Office says an evacuation order was issued for areas of Paradise, a town of about 27,000 people
BREAKING: US camp fire EXPLODES in size to 5,000 acres – evacuations ordered A MASSIVE wildfire has forced residents from their homes in northern California. Dozens of resources were being called in from throughout the state to help stop the spread of the blaze The Butte County Sheriff's Office says an evacuation order was issued for areas of Paradise, a town of about 27,000 people Fire officials say firefighters are working to access the area and that the blaze continues to spread
China's brightest teens to make AI weapons so Beijing could win war A group of 31 youngsters have been recruited to study AI weapon-making at Beijing Institute of Technology. They were selected based on their academic achievements and patriotism. Dr Sharkey said it was important for robotic weapons should have a level of 'meaningful human control' Scientists, academics, government officials and advocacy groups around the world have over the years debated about the morality of using AI weapons, called by some as 'killer robots' In April, 2017, the United States began working on an AI military programmed called 'Project Maven'
Opinion | Both Parties Win—and Lose Republicans and Democrats got some victories, but need to learn from mistakes. Ms. Abrams is waging a quixotic challenge to the outcome in the Peach State; mail-in ballots will dribble into election offices for days in Washington, Oregon and California; Maine has a goofy ranked-voting experiment; and in three weeks Mississippi will hold a runoff special election for a Senate seat (no candidate got 50% Tuesday, though the two Republicans had a combined 58%)
Brits face floods and power cuts d torrential weather- will you be hit? SOME Brits will face torrential rain and flooding tonight ahead of this weekend’s wet forecast. The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for the west of the country, Wales and Belfast. Brits… A super storm looks set to trigger weather misery for three days Tropical air brought in to the UK on a supercharged jet stream will lead to a series of torrential downpours into the weekend Flood warning are also in place from the Environment Agency along the south coast, particularly at high tide when there's a risk of significant spray and shingle overtopping
Celebs Go Dating EXC: Amy Tapper's Ace leans in for a kiss The 21-year-old TV star reveals to camera that although her aim was finding love, she has got so much more out of the experience and in turn gained confidence in herself. I feel like you deserve a kiss on the lips' Fans were already be familiar with classic car importer Laurence, who enjoyed string of dates with Gemma Collins following their appearance on series four of the show in 2017 Straight to the point: Grinning, Laurence added, ‘He was taking a risk as I could end up embarrassing him'