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.”

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

In a battle-torn landscape governed by zeroes and ones, nuance, compromise and empathy are the first casualties. If I were to sum up the online culture war in one word it would be “diaphobia”, a term coined by the psychiatrist RD Laing meaning “fear of being influenced by other people”, the opposite of dialogue. Our […]

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

The agreement with Bahrain has raised the possibility that Saudi Arabia — the ultimate prize in Israel’s normalization drive — could follow suit. Bahrain’s Sunni monarchy is closely allied with Saudi Arabia, which helped quash a popular uprising among the island nation’s Shiite majority in 2011. Saudi Arabia has quietly acquiesced to the UAE deal, […]

World’s most beautiful scenes in Agora’s Travel photo contest

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula on Iceland’s West Coast is a stunningly diverse landscape home to lava fields, glaciers and black sand beaches. The most unique of all being Arnarstapi Stone Bridge, a perfectly formed arch suspended above the ocean below, so perfect in its formation it looks almost man-made. Venturing out across it, you feel a […]

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

MONROVIA (CBSLA) — A smoke advisory remains in effect Saturday for most of Los Angeles County as well as portions of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties in part due to the Bobcat Fire, which continues to burn in the Angeles National Forest.

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

READ MORE:’Absolutely desperate’: Parents of missing livestock herd manager plea for Government’s help in rescue effortsFamily ‘understands decision’ to scale back search of missing crewmenCaptain’s texts in final moments as capsized livestock ship sailed straight into eye of the typhoon Family of missing Southland man on capsized livestock boat remain hopeful he is still alive

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’

The Arctic Ocean is expected to have its first entirely ice-free summer in the 2030s, resulting in open water at the North Pole. Since the Earth would have less ice, it would be less white each year, meaning less of the Sun’s energy would be reflected back out to space, and the speed of global […]

Fires raise fight over climate change before Trump’s visit

At least 10 people have been killed in Oregon. Officials have said more people are missing, and the number of fatalities is likely to rise, though they have not said how high the toll could go as they search. In California, 24 people have died, and one person was killed in Washington state.

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,

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

The new rules are being introduced in a bid to prevent a second wave of the virus, but a poll by the BMA has found that almost 86% of doctors in England say they expect a second peak of coronavirus in the next six months. New cases are running at their highest rate since May. […]