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

“If it’s used effectively it can be a basis for a renewed effort to generate momentum for two states,” said Shapiro, who is now a visiting fellow at Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies. “But it has to be led by a U.S. administration that is committed to a two-state solution, and that’s very different […]

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

This is a map of the US I made last year in response to my experiences there when filming my forthcoming Channel 4 series, Grayson Perry’s Big American Road Trip. I love maps. They have an air of authority, they show us where to go. This map toys with the common delusion that there 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.

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

A dramatic shot taken from the edge of the village of Santana on Madeira’s northern coastline out towards the Atlantic Ocean. The photographer behind it, Italian Filippo Bellisola, said: ‘It was our last day in Madeira and I came here with two friends to catch the last sunset of the trip. The weather was not […]

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.

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’

People, quite rightly, talk a lot about climate change. But it is now clear that man-made global warming is only one of a number of crises in play. A team of esteemed scientists led by Johan Rockstrom and Will Steffen have identified nine critical thresholds hard-wired into Earth’s environment: climate change, fertiliser use, land conversion, […]

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

Lewis Hamilton and leading drivers have condemned Formula One and the FIA for putting drivers at risk for the sake of entertainment after a safety‑car restart led to a major accident at the Tuscan Grand Prix. Egan Bernal’s defence of his Tour de France title wilted and then collapsed definitively in the September heat, as […]