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California fires: At least 42 die in state's deadliest wildfire

California fires: At least 42 die in state's deadliest wildfire

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Thirteen more bodies have been recovered in California, bringing the death toll in the US state's deadliest wildfire to 42, officials say.The remains were found in and around the largely incinerated town of Paradise, in the north of the state.At least 228 people are missing as the Camp Fire continues to rage. Nearly 7,200 structures have been destroyed, and another 15,500 are at risk.The fire has now surpassed the 1933 Griffith Park disaster that killed 31.Speaking at a news conference on Monday evening, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea confirmed the number of dead, and the official number of missing.Many more people are said to be unaccounted for. In the south of the state, other wildfires are menac...
Israel-Gaza violence erupts after covert op killings

Israel-Gaza violence erupts after covert op killings

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Violence has flared between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, a day after seven militants and an Israeli soldier were killed during an undercover Israeli operation in Gaza.Militants fired 300 rockets and mortars at Israel. One hit an empty bus, seriously injuring a soldier nearby.Israel responded with strikes on what it said were military targets belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.Three Palestinians, two of them reportedly militants, were killed.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier cut short his visit to Paris for events to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One and returned to Israel to consult with his security chiefs.What happened on Sunday?A Hamas commander and an Israeli soldier were am...
California wildfires: Death toll reaches grim milestone

California wildfires: Death toll reaches grim milestone

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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, taking the toll there to 29.That fire now equals the deadliest on record in California - the 1933 Griffith Park disaster in Los Angeles.In the south, the Woolsey Fire has claimed two lives as it damaged beach resorts including Malibu.An estimated 250,000 people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid three major blazes in the state.With strengthening winds threatening to spread the flames, California Governor Jerry Brown has urged President Donald Trump to declare a major disaster, a move that would harness more...
Macron warns: 'The old demons are rising again'

Macron warns: 'The old demons are rising again'

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French President Emmanuel Macron used his speech marking Armistice Day to warn world leaders to "build hope, not fear". In front of nearly 70 heads of state, including US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, he said that nationalism is a "betrayal of patriotism".His speech at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris marked the centenary of the 1918 Armistice ending First World War, and it came before Donald Trump visited an American cemetery where he hailed US soldiers who fell during the Great War.Mr Trump and Mr Putin listened in silence as France's president used the occasion to sound a sobering warning about the fragility of peace and the dangers of nations that put themselves first. Image: Donald Trump, Angela Merkel and Vladi...
Macron pats Trump on the knee after 'insulting' rebuke

Macron pats Trump on the knee after 'insulting' rebuke

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Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron's meeting in Paris had a frosty air after the French president said the EU needed its own army. The US president tweeted on Friday to say the suggestion was "very insulting" and the continent should "pay its fair share to NATO".He had arrived in the French capital earlier that day for a weekend of events commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. Image: President Trump's hand is given a good squeeze by President Macron Tensions were strained as Mr Trump and Mr Macron sat down in front of cameras at the Elysee Palace Saturday morning.The US president reiterated his complaint about Europe's NATO contribution, and said: "Different countries have to also help and it's only fair... an...