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California wildfires: Air quality rated ‘world’s worst’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People across northern California are snapping up masks to try to handle the smoke Northern California’s air quality has become the worst in the world, according to monitoring groups, as the state battles devastating fires. Air quality network Purple Air said on Thursday the air is now worse than […]

White House ordered to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s access

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jim Acosta was in court to hear the judge’s temporary ruling A judge in Washington DC has ordered the White House to return CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass after it was revoked by the US Secret Service. The judge’s order says that the pass must be reinstated as […]

California fire: Number missing passes 600

Media captionDrone footage shows complete devastation in the Californian town of Paradise The number of people missing in northern California’s devastating wildfire has leapt to more than 600, and seven more bodies have been found, according to local authorities. The missing persons’ list has doubled since earlier on Thursday. The Camp Fire, the state’s deadliest […]

US ‘preparing indictment against Julian Assange’ of WikiLeaks

Image copyright AFP Image caption It is not clear what charges Mr Assange would face The US Justice Department is preparing charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, reports in the US say. The reports came as a filing in a separate court case hinted that charges were being prepared. Justice officials said the filing was […]

Actress and model Kim Porter dies at 47

Image copyright Getty Images Kim Porter, who was mother to three of Diddy’s children, has died aged 47. The LA County coroner confirmed the news, saying she “was discovered unresponsive in her home” and pronounced dead at the scene on Thursday. They added: “At this time, an autopsy is pending and a cause of death […]

More than 600 missing in California’s Camp Fire

Media captionDrone footage shows complete devastation in the Californian town of Paradise The number of people missing in northern California’s devastating wildfire has leapt to more than 600, and seven more bodies have been found, according to local authorities. The missing persons’ list has doubled since earlier on Thursday. The Camp Fire, the state’s deadliest […]

US homeless fundraiser: GoFundMe campaign ‘based on a lie’

Image copyright GoFundMe Image caption Kate McClure (left) and partner Mark D’Amico (not pictured) are accused of conspiring with homeless man Johnny Bobbitt to take advantage of donors’ good will The US protagonists in a viral fundraising campaign for a homeless man have been charged with theft by deception and conspiracy. Kate McClure and Mark […]

California wildfires: Survivors share stories of heroic rescues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Authorities search for victims in Paradise, California As huge wildfires continue to devastate California, many examples of heroism and survival are beginning to emerge. In northern parts of the state, some displaced residents survived the raging fire by wading through a reservoir to reach a remote island. A nurse […]

Trump attacks Mueller’s Russia inquiry as ‘absolutely nuts’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump tweeted that those involved with the Russia probe were “a disgrace to our nation” US President Donald Trump has attacked Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, calling it a “total mess” and “absolutely nuts”. He tweeted on Thursday that investigators were […]

White House aide Mira Ricardel removed after Melania Trump row

Image copyright Getty Images/ Reuters Image caption Mira Ricardel (left) and Melania Trump (right) White House Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel has left her post, following a high-profile row with US First Lady Melania Trump. A White House spokeswoman said Mrs Ricardel “departs the White House to transition to a new role within the […]

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