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California: tens of thousands evacuated as wildfire explodes in size Fast-moving blaze in north of state threatens several communities and forces some to drive through flames to escape Tens of 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 and drive through walls of flames to escape A hospital and several schools were evacuated as thick grey smoke and ash filled the sky above Paradise and could be seen from miles away
UK weather: Met Office WARNS of coastal flooding as 60mph gales set to cause HUGE WAVES BRITONS were warned to brace for gale force winds and heavy rain is set to cause severe coastal flooding as huge waves batter UK's shores on Friday. Overnight most places would be dry but where we do have rain it’s likely to be heavy Temperatures in the double digits, maybe up to the low teens across the south Unsettled weather will set in across north-western Britain and Northern Ireland tonight before the whole country comes under fire before the weekend
California Assembly Republicans elect Marie Waldron new leader State Assembly Republicans on Thursday elected a new leader, Assemblywoman Marie Waldron (R-Escondido), who said the minority party needs to take action to end its decline. Waldron takes over from Assemblyman Brian Dahle, who is running for state Senate. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times) A man accused of mailing bombs to top Democratic officials and public figures researched a state legislator from Southern California as a potential target, according to the lawmaker’s office The Democratic lieutenant governor spent less time touting his own candidacy for governor than taking jabs at President Trump and urging get-out-the-vote efforts for Democratic congressional candidates
Japan's corporate image hit by falsification scandal: poll Almost three-quarters of Japanese firms said the recent data falsification scand... FILE PHOTO - People cross a street in a business district in Tokyo, Japan, February 16, 2016 Companies have lost their pride during the ‘Lost Two Decades,’ another machinery maker manager said, referring to the economic slump Japan endured after the collapse of the 1980s Bubble Economy
Wildfire burning near Newbury Park in Ventura County prompts evacuations - Los Angeles Times A fast-moving brush fire in the Santa Rosa Valley area of Ventura County has burned 100 acres and prompted the evacuation of a water treatment plant and hiking trials, officials said Thursday afternoon. #HillFire from a local in Camarillo Anvilhead (@Anvilhead8) November 8, 2018 The National Weather Service issued a red flag fire warning that went into effect Thursday morning, signaling possible fire danger across Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange counties through Friday night The strongest winds are expected overnight Thursday into Friday morning, when forecasters predict gusts between 40 and 50 mph in the valleys and coasts, and between 60 and 70 mph in the mountains
Huge wildfires sweep through northern California as thousands flee flames TENS of thousands of people have been forced to  flee a rapidly spreading wildfire in Northern California. Strong winds and dry conditions drove the blaze toward several small towns on Thursday. Th… TENS of thousands of people have been forced to  flee a rapidly spreading wildfire in Northern California God help us! Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said: We're trying to get as many people out as quickly as possible and save as many lives as we can
‘The whole place was in flames': Residents flee as Camp Fire tears through California towns Evacuation routes were clogged with people attempting to flee the growing blaze, and first responders expressed concern about whether they could escape. By Eli Rosenberg and Eli Rosenberg General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news Email Bio Follow Jason Samenow Jason Samenow Editor and writer covering weather and climate Email Bio Follow November 8 at 5:45 PM A destructive and fast-moving wildfire erupted in Northern California on Thursday morning, spreading rapidly due to a mix of howling winds and extremely dry conditions Many people took to social media to register their distress
Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra hails DACA ruling as 'tremendous victory' for Dreamers California Atty. General Xavier Becerra on Thursday hailed a federal court’s decision to block the ending of a program that provides temporary protections to immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. Becerra said the ruling would provide relief to thousands of young people... Xavier Becerra on Thursday hailed a federal court’s decision to block the ending of a program that provides temporary protections to immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children On this episode of Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast, we talk about all of them We intend to recall the attorney general, Xavier Becerra, over his attempt to defraud the voters of their ‘yes’ vote on Prop
Wind-Driven Camp Fire Barrels Through Northern California's Butte County Thousands of residents in Paradise, California, have been forced to evacuate. #featherriverhospital #CampFire Adventist Health (@AdventistHealth) November 8, 2018 Check out the view from the Skyway The Mendocino Complex fire, which burned more than 450,000 acres north of Santa Rosa in July, surpassed last year’s Thomas Fire as the largest wildfire in California’s history
Powerful 5.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Western Australia  A powerful 5.1-magnitude earthquake has rocked Western Australia's south-western tip. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the tremors at 5.07am local time 63km south-west of the town of Kojonup 10 kilometers below the surface There is no tsunami threat to Australia as a result of the quake, though, according to the Bureau of Meteorology
Fast-moving "Camp Fire" forces thousands to evacuate in California A fast-moving wildfire has forced thousands to evacuate their homes in Northern California. Authorities were going to door to door in the Paradise are telling people to leave as the "Camp Fire" grew on Thursday.
Autopilot set to crash: Probe reveals why plane went into free fall, almost killing 48 people Terrified passengers on board of a Flybe plane narrowly escaped death after an autopilot was set to target the ground and the aircraft saw a 150-meter fall just after the takeoff from the Belfast airport. ‘At risk of collision’: Two #Ryanair planes could have crashed in Spanish airspace – investigators RT (@RT_com) November 1, 2018 The crew then continued the flight to Glasgow and landed without any further incidents
Jeff Koons found guilty of plagiarism over multi-million-pound sculpture  The American artist Jeff Koons has been found guilty of plagiarising an iconic French clothing advertisement for one of his celebrated sculptures, Fait d’Hiver. Franck Davidovici’s original advert for Naf Naf, which he says American artist Jeff Koons plagiarised for his work Fait d'HiverCredit:Telegraph Jeff Koons LLC was also fined €11,000 for reproducing the pig on the artist's website, while the Flammarion publishing firm was fined €2,000 for selling a book which contained the work
Opinion | How Trump lost the midterms Tuesday began the journey that will turn our country right side up. Columnist covering national politics Email Bio Follow Columnist November 7 at 4:20 PM The 2018 elections began the demolition of the Trump coalition But a large majority of Americans rejected the president’s divisive, ethnonationalist politics Sherrod Brown won 60 percent in the county, very close to his showing in 2012
Wildfire Prompts Evacuations in Northern California A fast-moving wildfire quickly grew to 5,000 acres in a rural Northern California county, prompting thousands of evacuations. It grew very rapidly and spread rapidly into these towns, she said Pacific Gas & Electric warned on Twitter that it might pre-emptively shut down power to northern California areas including Lake, Napa, Butte, Plumas, Yuba, Sierra, Placer and Nevada counties
Hippos and dinosaurs but no windows at this new luxury clothes market in Los Angeles Arts Distric - Los Angeles Times The sixth Dover Street Market worldwide — and second in the U.S. — the cabinet of retail curiosities is crammed with Comme des Garçons stable of labels as well as a high/low mix of brands ranging from Prada, Gucci and Chanel to Nikelab, Noah and Brain Dead, all showcased in DTLA. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) That means a retail mix that ranges from some of the best-known luxury labels on the planet (Prada and a cabinet full of Chanel jewelry for starters, with Gucci’s Chateau Marmont capsule collection set to drop soon) to under-the-radar streetwear brands like Brain Dead (the Los Angeles label responsible for the aforementioned hippo sculpture and jars of jam the latter a quince-flavored collaboration with Sqirl’s Jessica Koslow that debuted at the store opening) and Doublet, a Tokyo-based label whose designer, Masayuki Ino, landed the 2018 LVMH Prize earlier this year and whose playful, gender-fluid pieces include things like screen-printed T-shirts that riff on the Hollywood sign using re-arrangable Velcro letters
Three senior Republicans warn Trump not to close Mueller probe - but most remain silent over Jeff Sessions firing Few in GOP raised objections to president's move In doing do she became the first-joint Muslim woman to be elected into congress alongside Rashida Tlaib Reuters 3/50 6 November 2018 Voters cast their ballots at the Tuttle Park Recreation Center polling location in Columbus, Ohio It should have never been started because there was no crime
Bernie Sanders says midterm elections show progressives can win the presidency It is possible the 77-year-old could himself run again headquarters AP 44/50 26 September 2018 Members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) search for victims after a building collapsed in New Delhi killing five people, the latest incident highlighting India's poor urban planning and construction AFP/Getty 45/50 25 September 2018 US golfer Tiger Woods tees off during a practice session ahead of the 42nd Ryder Cup at Le Golf National Course at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, south-west of Paris AFP/Getty 46/50 24 September 2018 President Donald Trump and US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, talk with UN secretary general Antonio Guterres during the General Assembly at UN Headquarters AP 47/50 23 September 2018 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has claimed that his country is ready to confront America, following an attack on a military parade in Ahvaz in which 25 people were killed
The most dangerous countries revealed – and some are VERY popular with Brits THE world’s most dangerous countries for a holiday have been named – and they might not be the ones you’d think. In fact some very popular destinations for Brits are on the list – including the lik… THE world’s most dangerous countries for a holiday have been named – and they might not be the ones you’d think According to the Office for National Statistics, there were 709 murders in the UK in 2017, for example The nation came first for an impressive eleventh year in a row
Explosive and destructive Camp Fire in Northern California is burning 80 acres per minute Thousands are fleeing the fast-moving blaze, which has damaged and destroyed structures. #CampFire is now reported at +5,000 acres @ActionNewsNow Lauren Martinez (@LMActionNewsNow) November 8, 2018 Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California Los Angeles, tweeted that the fire was growing at a rate as high as an estimated 80 acres per minute Thursday morning
ITALY braced for more floods after deadly downpours and extreme weather killed at least 29 ITALY is braced for more flooding after deadly downpours and extreme weather killed at least 29 people. The flood damage was estimated at £870 million in the Veneto region But it is believed the worst of the weather may have now passed  Italy’s Infrastructure Minister Danilo Toninelli has appointed a commissioner to deal with the state of emergency saying someone was needed to follow simplified procedures to do well and legally The affected regions are Liguria, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Sicily, Lazio, Sardinia, Calabria, Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Trentino Alto Adige