At least 9 people dead, thousands of homes destroyed in 3 dangerous wildfires burning across California

At least 9 people dead, thousands of homes destroyed in 3 dangerous wildfires burning across California

Three dangerous wildfires are raging in California. The Butte County Sheriff announced Saturday that 14 additional bodies were recovered — some found in cars and houses — bringing the death toll to 23 so far. The Camp Fire, in northern California, started Thursday morning and quickly charred the entire town of Paradise, which is home…

Thousands evacuated in California wildfire

Thousands evacuated in California wildfire

Image copyright Cal Fire/Twitter Image caption The Camp Fire has burned through 8,000 acres as of Thursday afternoon Thousands of residents are evacuating Northern California as an uncontained, fast-moving wildfire approaches several towns in the Sierra foothills. The Camp Fire, which started early on Thursday near Camp Creek, has been fuelled by strong winds and…

US sends thousands of troops to border

US sends thousands of troops to border

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump and the facts about the migrant caravanThe Pentagon is sending over 5,200 troops to the border with Mexico as thousands of Central American migrants walk towards the US in a caravan. General Terrence O’Shaughnessy said Operation Faithful Patriot would focus on Texas, Arizona and California. President…

Thousands protest Rome’s run-down state

Thousands protest Rome’s run-down state

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The hashtag „romadicebasta” (Rome says enough) has been trending on social media Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Rome to protest at the Italian capital’s run-down state. Demonstrators gathered outside the city hall to denounce Mayor Virginia Raggi for failing to tackle issues including uncollected rubbish and…

Thousands mourn Ukraine rebel leader

Thousands mourn Ukraine rebel leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexander Zakharchenko was killed in a bombing at a cafe in Donetsk Tens of thousands of people have gathered in eastern Ukraine to mourn a Russian-backed separatist leader who was killed in a bomb attack on Friday. Alexander Zakharchenko, 42, died in the explosion at a cafe in the rebel…

Thousands of Saudi Arabian students have to leave Canada because their governments are fighting, so they’re frantically selling their furniture and cars

Thousands of Saudi Arabian students have to leave Canada because their governments are fighting, so they’re frantically selling their furniture and cars

People at the airport before boarding a flight from Toronto, Canada, to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in August. REUTERS/Chris Donovan/File Photo The diplomatic feud between Canada and Saudi Arabia means that around 8,000 Saudi students studying in Canada have to leave the country by August 31 — leaving them scrambling to sell off their belongings. The…

I was shot and now owe tens of thousands

I was shot and now owe tens of thousands

Megan Hobson still cannot walk properly since being caught in a crossfire of bullets in Florida six years ago. But for her and many other shooting victims, the price of survival is not just months of rehabilitation and operations. It is tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills with no end in sight. Video…

Thousands swim across Bosphorus

Thousands swim across Bosphorus

About 2,400 people have competed in an annual swimming race between Istanbul’s Asian and European shores. Participants in the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim completed a 6.5km (four mile) course – considered one of the world’s best open water swimming races and the only intercontinental swimming contest. The number of swimmers has grown each year since…