Stan Lee: Marvel Comics legend dies aged 95

Stan Lee: Marvel Comics legend dies aged 95

Media captionStan Lee on how he created Spider-Man American writer and former president of Marvel Comics Stan Lee has died at the age of 95. In 1961, Lee created The Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics, and went on to create titles including Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk. The legendary comic book author died at Cedars […]

California wildfires: Death toll rises to 31 with 200 missing

California wildfires: Death toll rises to 31 with 200 missing

Image copyright EPA Image caption The town of Paradise has been all but destroyed by the wildfires The death toll in wildfires sweeping California has risen to 31, with more than 200 people still unaccounted for, officials have said. Six more people were confirmed killed in the Camp Fire in the north of the state, […]

California wildfires: Fears of further damage as winds strengthen

California wildfires: Fears of further damage as winds strengthen

Media captionFleeing through flames: ‘I’m so scared right now… so terrified’ California firefighters face a possible further spread of several huge fires and more damage as winds strengthen. A lull on Saturday allowed some containment of the blazes, in the north and south of the state, but officials warned residents to stay away as they […]

California wildfires: Death toll rises to 25

California wildfires: Death toll rises to 25

Media captionFleeing through flames: ‘I’m so scared right now… so terrified’ The death toll in the wildfires raging through California has risen to 25, according to officials. This comes after 14 more bodies were discovered in or near the decimated town of Paradise in the state’s north, bringing the number of confirmed dead there to […]

Mid-term elections 2018: Florida orders recount of votes

Mid-term elections 2018: Florida orders recount of votes

Image copyright EPA Image caption Demonstrators had earlier gathered outside Florida’s elections office to demand a recount Florida has ordered a machine recount of votes for state governor and senator following Tuesday’s closely fought mid-term elections, officials say. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said that as unofficial results in both races had fallen within […]

Millennial congresswoman ‘can’t afford rent’

Millennial congresswoman ‘can’t afford rent’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez The youngest woman ever elected to Congress has a problem – she can’t afford her rent. That is until she starts her new job in January. After telling the New York Times she’s waiting for her first pay cheque before renting an apartment in Washington DC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez […]

California wildfires: 250,000 flee monster flames ravaging state

California wildfires: 250,000 flee monster flames ravaging state

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Woolsey Fire raced west into coastal communities, including Malibu At least nine people have died in the most destructive wildfires ripping through north and south California. More than 250,000 people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid three major blazes in the state. Firefighters were powerless in […]

California wildfires: Malibu homes burn as death toll climbs to nine

California wildfires: Malibu homes burn as death toll climbs to nine

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Woolsey Fire raced west into coastal communities, including Malibu A raging wildfire in southern California has swept into the beach resort of Malibu – home to many Hollywood stars – leaving buildings burning and sending residents fleeing. Further north, another huge wild fire destroyed the town of Paradise, leaving […]

California wildfires: Five dead and more than 150,000 evacuated

California wildfires: Five dead and more than 150,000 evacuated

Media caption‘How much more can this town endure?’ – deadly wildfire hits Thousand Oaks, where 12 people were killed in a mass shooting At least five people have been killed and more than 150,000 evacuated as two big wildfires rage in California, officials say. West of Los Angeles, the Woolsey Fire has jumped a major […]

California wildfires: More than 150,000 flee two blazes

California wildfires: More than 150,000 flee two blazes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Woolsey Fire destroyed homes overnight in Thousand Oaks More than 150,000 people have been evacuated as two big wildfires rage in California, with one having caused a number of deaths, officials say. West of Los Angeles, the Woolsey Fire has jumped a major highway and is now threatening coastal […]

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