Smoke chokes US West Coast as wildfire deaths keep climbing

“We’ll just keep working and keep your head up and thank God everybody got out,” Coble said. “There are other people that lost their family. Just be thankful for what you did get out with.”

Trump’s Mideast deals tout ‘peace’ where there was never war

The region’s main conflict pits Israel and the Gulf Arab countries against Iran and its proxies. In the long term, many believe the biggest threat to Israel’s survival as a Jewish-majority and democratic state is the conflict with the Palestinians, who may soon outnumber Jews in the territory between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan […]

Be it on God, guns or Greta, social media offers neat solutions for our messy feelings

Geographically, this map could be of anywhere as it is a map of the culture war that rages mainly online, but the US has a particularly well defined and extreme version. Stylistically, I was thinking of cold war propaganda maps showing the “communist threat” in the 1950s. The Big Brother-like figure at the top is […]

Smoke Advisory In Effect, Unhealthy Air Quality Declared For Parts Of Southern California

Central Los Angeles Northwest Coastal LA County Southwest Coastal LA County South Coastal LA Southeast LA County West San Fernando Valley East San Fernando Valley West San Gabriel Valley East San Gabriel Valley Pomona-Walnut Valley South San Gabriel Valley South Central Los Angeles County Santa Clarita Valley San Gabriel Mountains Irritation from the wildfire smoke […]

Friends hold ‘a sprinkle of hope’ after 11 days at sea for missing man

After completing a trip, Mainprize, from Avalon on Sydney’s northern beaches, would set off to explore: cycling around the Middle East or exploring Mongolia. He also worked as a wilderness guide in Tasmania and the Northern Territory, and had plans to get a master’s degree in teaching.

Fires raise fight over climate change before Trump’s visit

At a rally in Nevada, Trump blamed the way states have run the land, saying “it is about forest management.” White House adviser Peter Navarro echoed that Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” saying that for many years in California, “particularly because of budget cutbacks, there was no inclination to manage our forests.”

UK coronavirus death toll grows by 10 to 41,514 as cases rise by 1,508 in last 24 hours

Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire have been plunged into lockdown Thousands of secondary school kids returned to their classes in masks today An Oxford expert claims there is no second wave of Covid-19 Spain is the new Europe hotspot as it is spreading faster than in the US The discrepancy in the figures is […]

Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds says Sir David Attenborough’s show warning of mass extinction of wildlife left her in TEARS – as she pleads: ‘Everyone should watch this, it’s time to act’

Now, I feel I must bear witness not only to the wonders I have seen, but to the devastation that has occurred in my lifetime – whole ecosystems destroyed, habitats swallowed up by farming and living space as populations grow, species all but wiped out. My testimony is a first-person narrative of how human growth […]

Monday briefing: ‘Abide by rule of six,’ police plead

The papers The Guardian leads with “No 10 faces showdown as Tory rebellion over Brexit bill grows” and the Times agrees that is the best story of the day with “Law chief leads Brexit rebellion”. Others stick to Covid-19 for their main stories with the Mirror saying “Final virus warning” and the Telegraph “GPs warned […]

US wildfires: The desperate fight to save his family ends in tragedy

Half a million people in the state remained under evacuation alert. After four days of treacherously hot, windy weather, a glimmer of hope arrived with calmer winds blowing in from the ocean, helping firemen make headway against the blazes,