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Deadly 'megafires' the new normal in California

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(Reuters) – Paradise, California had long prepared for wildfires but only in its worst nightmares did it imagine the kind of “megafire” that last week destroyed most of the town and is becoming a common occurrence in the state. The burnt wreckage of a vehicle and debris are seen in the aftermath of the Woolsey Read More

Teams 'look for skulls' in ashes of California's deadliest wildfire

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – White-clad forensic teams with cadaver dogs fanned out across a ghostly landscape strewn with ash and charred debris searching on Tuesday for more human remains left from a blaze that killed at least 42 people in California’s deadliest wildfire disaster. The intensified effort to locate victims came on the sixth day Read More

ExxonMobil drillship on location – Cyprus Block 10

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11/13/2018 Photo: ExxonMobil’s Stena Icemax drillship. HOUSTON — The Stena Icemax drillship has arrived on location in Cyprus’ offshore Block 10, and is preparing to bore down into the seabed, Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis said, early this week. He was speaking to the press after giving MPs a briefing on the overall state of play Read More

'Megafire' that torched town now common in California

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(Reuters) – Paradise, California had long prepared for wildfires but only in its worst nightmares did it imagine the kind of “megafire” that last week destroyed most of the town and killed at least 42 people. The burnt wreckage of a vehicle and debris are seen in the aftermath of the Woolsey fire in Malibu, Read More

Deadly California wildfire grows as teams sift through ashes for remains

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Convoys of fire engines rumbled through the smoldering northern California town of Paradise on Tuesday on their way to combat still-active sections of the state’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire in history, which grew by 8,000 acres. Teams of workers wielding chainsaws cleared downed power lines and other obstacles from the Read More

German officials sound China alarm as 5G auctions loom

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Senior German officials are planning a last-ditch drive to convince the government to consider excluding Chinese firms such as Huawei from building the country’s 5G infrastructure amid concerns this could compromise national security. FILE PHOTO: Journalists follow the presentation of a Huawei smartphone ahead of the IFA Electronics show in Berlin, Germany, Read More

Leader of France’s ‘angry police’ found dead amid troubling pattern of officer suicides

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A policewoman who led a group that raised awareness about violence against French officers has been found dead, amid a wave of suicides in the country’s law enforcement community. Maggy Biskupski, 36, was discovered dead in her home outside Paris, having apparently shot herself with her service weapon. She was the founder and leader of Read More

Deadly California wildfire grows as city of Paradise smolders

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Convoys of fire engines rumbled through the smoldering northern California town of Paradise on Tuesday on their way to combat still-active sections of the state’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire in history, which grew by 8,000 acres. Teams of workers wielding chainsaws cleared downed power lines and other obstacles from the Read More

Brazil's Senate to vote on transfer-of-rights bill November 27

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Rio de Janeiro — Brazil’s Senate will vote November 27 on a bill that would allow state-run oil company Petrobras to sell down its 100% stake in the subsalt transfer-of-rights areas and potentially open the door for an auction to sell development rights to as much as 15 billion barrels of crude, making it one Read More

CNN sues Trump after White House bans reporter

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CNN is suing Donald Trump after a reporter was banned from the White House following a hostile exchange at a news conference. The president berated political correspondent Jim Acosta during a post-midterms briefing last week, after which the journalist was accused of assaulting an intern who attempted to relieve him of the microphone. Press secretary Read More