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Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies.

By Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif. - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims. "There are still some concerns that if the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The Latest: Driver killed in California blazes identified.

The Latest on California wildfires : 6:15 a.m.

- FOX News - US

Ophelia batters UK after 3 die in Ireland.

Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland.The former Atlantic hurricane downed trees and power lines, sent waves surging over coastal defenses and disrupted transport again yesterday, a day after making landfall on Ireland's ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

2 dead as rains, floods hit Zamboanga.

ZAMBOANGA CITY — At least two persons died while more than 12,000 people were displaced by flooding triggered by heavy rains in the past three days in the city. The post 2 dead as rains, floods hit Zamboanga appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Before-and-after photos show the destruction of the famous $17 million 'Glass House,' which burned in the California wildfires.

ZillowWildfires have now spread to about 200,000 acres across at least eight counties in the northern part of California. The events are now being called the deadliest wildfire in state history, with at least 40 people dead as a result. Since October 8, when the fires began, 5,700 homes and other structures have been ...

- Business Insider - US

California wildfires: Dozens still missing as evacuees return home.

Search-and-rescue teams in California will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires

- IOL - ZA

At least 39 dead in Portugal, Spain wildfires.

At least 39 people have been killed by wildfires in Portugal and Spain, officials from both countries said Monday.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Search on for dozens missing in California wildfires as evacuees return home.

By Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif. - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California combed through the debris of burned-out houses on Tuesday for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Herb Percy, allowed back into the Coffey ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Ophelia batters UK after pummeling Ireland, leaves 3 dead.

Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without...

- Deseret News - US

Fighting fires before they spark.

With warm, dry summers comes a deadly caveat for the western United States: wildfires. Scientists say the hot, dry climates found west of the Mississippi, along with decades of fire suppression efforts, are creating a devastating and destructive combination - leading to fires like the ones currently burning in California.

- PhysOrg - NL

Dozens missing in California wildfires as more evacuees return home.

Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

- GMA News - PH

Deadly fires ease, anger grows over Iberia's 41 fire deaths

Portugal began three days of national mourning yesterday over its 41 wildfire deaths amid widespread public anger, with pressure growing on the government to explain why officials failed to prevent the tragedy that came just four...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration

The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump's pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it became public he spearheaded a bill that hurt the government's ability to crack down on opioid makers flooding the market with the addictive painkillers. Trump had pegged Representative Tom Marino, a Republican from ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Dozens missing in California wildfires as more evacuees return home

By Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif. - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Light winds were expected, a condition that has helped ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Gerard Butler calls 'Geostorm' 'timely'

Actors Gerard Butler and Jim Sturgess say their eco-disaster epic "Geostorm" has a clear message about climate change.         

- USA TODAY - US

Raw: Ophelia Batters UK After Pummeling Ireland

Storm Ophelia battered Scotland and northern England Tuesday after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland.         

- USA TODAY - US

No point in blasting public servants: JO to PM

The joint opposition said today there was no point in Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe blasting public servants for failing to deliver relief to flood victims when no funds had been released by the Treasury to carry out such work.

- Dailymirror.lk - LK

Donald Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration

The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump's pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it became public he spearheaded a bill that hurt the government's ability to crack down on opioid makers flooding the market with the addictive painkillers.

- GMA News - PH

In pictures: Storm Ophelia

Storm Ophelia has battered Scotland and northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland.According to VOA News, the former Atlantic hurricane downed ...

- The Hindu - IN

Dozens missing in California wildfires as more evacuees return home

By Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif. - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Lighter winds were expected, a condition that has helped ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Firefighters battle California blazes, search for victims

More than 11,000 firefighters were battling over a dozen large wildfires in California on Monday as body recovery teams searched incinerated homes for victims of the blazes that have left 41 people dead.

- TheCitizen - TZ

In their own words: How drought is bringing despair to Kenyan herders

When your life revolves around livestock, a bad drought spells catastrophe. Hear it from the frontline

- UN - INT

Portugal is in National Mourning for the 36 Victims of Forest Fires

Portugal today is in a three-day national mourning to commemorate the casualties of ongoing forest fires, the France press reported on Tuesday. The death of 36 people has been confirmed. The wounded are 63, 16 of them - in critical condition. Around 3600 firefighters are trying to contain the fifteen active outbreaks in the ...

- Novinite - BG

Tributes paid to three victims of storm Ophelia

People have been paying tribute to the three people who died during storm Ophelia yesterday.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Ophelia hits Scotland and England, after leaving 3 dead

Storm Ophelia has moved on to Scotland and northern England, after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland.

- Stuff - NZ

Nolte — #MeToo: Hollywood Remains Harveywood Until Names Are Named

There is a Big Story in Monday's New York Times: "Harvey Weinstein's Fall Opens Floodgates In Hollywood." Except for the fact that not a single floodgate is open, that headline is deadly accurate.

- Breitbart - US

Death toll climbs, anger mounts over Iberian wildfires

Officials blame hundreds of fires, and at least 41 deaths between Spain and Portugal, on arsonists and freak weather

- CBS NEWS - US

Vietnam floods killed 83 and more rain on the way

HANOI - Floods in Vietnam last week killed 83 people and 20 were missing, officials said on Tuesday, with thousands of homes submerged or destroyed and several towns cut off.

- Reuters - US

Portugal's wildfires die down, criticism of government grows

LISBON - Lethal wildfires in Portugal died down on Tuesday under the first real rain since June, but the government faced growing criticism for its slow response to the second such disaster in four months.

- Reuters - US

Officials in Portugal and Spain suspect arson in fires that left 41 dead

Portugal began three days of national mourning Tuesday for the victims of the wildfires that have spread across the Iberian Peninsula. At least 37 have died in Portugal, as well as four across the border in Spain. Monday night rain and cooler temperatures helped to bring fires under control, but officials are blaming more ...

- The Week - US

Portugal's PM pledges action after deadly wildfires

António Costa promises to tackle structural problems as 37 people die in forest fires

- Financial Times - US

California Wildfires: At Least 40 Dead as Winds Subside

Calmer winds offered northern California a slight break from the raging, deadly wildfires on Sunday even as they continued to burn over 217,000 acres, authorities said.

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's pick for U.S. drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it become public that he spearheaded a bill that undercut the government's power to crack down on opioid makers that were flooding the market with the addictive painkillers.

- Reuters - US

Trump's Drug Czar Pick Backs Out After Opioids Report

A critical report accusing lawmakers of helping drugmakers flood the market with addictive opioids has claimed its first political victim: GOP Rep. Tom Marino will not be the nation's next drug czar, reports Politico . Marino "has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar," President...

- Newser - US

Dozens still missing in California wildfires, more evacuees return home

By Paresh Dave SANTA ROSA, Calif. - Northern California search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Lighter winds were expected, a condition that has ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Energize An Ally Three Allies Tuesday A quick request for anyone who goes golfing with Trump today: could you please inform him that there are historically-awful wildfires raging in northern California right now, and he might want to take a moment between the 18th green and the time he ...

- Daily Kos - US

Ireland Reckons With Damage From Its Deadliest Storm for Decades

The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia left three people dead and a trail of destruction, with electricity and water compromised for thousands.

- New York Times - US

Guy Fieri is making barbecue for victims of the Calif. wildfires

After the celebrity chef had to evacuate his home, he decided to help feed other victims.         

- USA TODAY - US

Dozens still missing in California wildfires, more evacuees return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. - Northern California search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

- Reuters - US

Ophelia Batters UK after Pummeling Ireland, Leaves 3 Dead

Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland. The former Atlantic hurricane downed trees and power lines, sent waves surging over coastal defenses and disrupted transport again Tuesday, a day after making landfall on Ireland's ...

- Voice of America - US

California fires: 88 still missing as lighter winds help crews control flames

The death toll from the Northern California wildfires climbed to 41 after a firefighter died in a car accident while delivering water, authorities said.

- UPI - US

Power lines and electrical equipment are a leading cause of California wildfires

The deadliest wildfires in state history have raised questions about whether a repeat culprit might again be to blame for starting or spreading at least some of the Northern California blazes: utility companies and their equipment. The explosive failure of power lines and other electrical equipment...

- Los Angeles Times - US

One-month-old infant among at least 30 killed in Portugal wildfires

A spate of wildfires in Portugal has killed at least 30 people, including a one-month-old infant, authorities said Monday, making this year by far the deadliest on record for forest blazes in the country.         

- USA TODAY - US

Quake victims risk their lives to salvage belongings in Mexico

Risking lives, Mexicans try to salvage belongings after quake Video provided by AFP         

- USA TODAY - US

Guy Fieri is making barbecue for victims of the Calif. wildfires

After the celebrity chef had to evacuate his home, he decided to help feed other victims.

- USA TODAY - US

'This was provoked': Spanish PM Rajoy blames arsonists for deadly wildfires

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has blamed arsonists for deadly wildfires in Galicia which have claimed the lives of four people.

- The Local - ES

Rain, winds help tame wildfires in Spain and Portugal

Overnight rain and winds helped firefighters tame wildfires that devoured homes and people in their cars, leaving 36 dead in Portugal with four also killed in blazes in northern Spain. Portugal's civil protection agency said Tuesday that the 15 biggest fires had been brought under control, adding that seven people were ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Tonnes of dead fish wash up on Hua Hin beach

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Many tonnes of small fish were washed up dead along about 10 kilometres of the Hua Hin beach after heavy rain sent freshwater flooding out to the sea.

- BangkokPost - TH

America's climate idiocy

It's been another month of climate disasters. Puerto Rico remains in ruins, three weeks after being hit by the worst hurricane since 1928. Forty people and counting have died in the most deadly series of wildfires in California history — which is especially unusual for the northern part of the state. And on Monday, ...

- The Week - US

Hurricane Ophelia's remnants batter UK, Ireland; 3 dead

Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and Northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland.

- FOX News - US

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