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Death toll from devastating US West Coast wildfires approaching 30

Death toll from devastating US West Coast wildfires approaching 30 Oregon's Governor Brown told a news conference that more than 500,000 people were under one of three evacuation alert levels, advising them to pack and be vigilant, and to be ready to flee at a moment's notice, or to leave immediately. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden rebuked President Donald Trump's dismissal of climate change Saturday, criticizing the White House for its failure to t... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia sets date to lift some international flight restrictions

Saudi Arabia sets date to lift some international flight restrictions The kingdom will partially lift the ban of worldwide flights and open land, sea, and air borders for those who were excepted from the travel ban to enter and leave Saudi Arabia. The ministry official said the lifting of travel restrictions would take effect from 6am on Tuesday. The kingdom introduced stringent measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus in March, including 24-hour curfews on ... [Full Article...]

Sheriff Fires Deputy in Beating of Man Seen on Footage

Sheriff Fires Deputy in Beating of Man Seen on Footage The incident occurred Friday evening in front of a Georgia Department of Public Health building near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. "The criminal investigation of this matter will be turned over to the Clayton County District Attorney's Office". Williams bristled at Hill's statement that Walker was being held on outstanding warrants. [Full Article...]

Brazilian expert on uncontacted Amazon tribes killed by arrow

Brazilian expert on uncontacted Amazon tribes killed by arrow Rieli Franciscato, 56, died on Wednesday in a remote region of Rondônia state in north-western Brazil . Mr Franciscato, who was accompanied by police, attempted to take shelter behind a vehicle, but was struck in the chest by an arrow, witnesses said. [Full Article...]

Crews search for dead in OR as wildfires rage

The thick smoke that hung in the air brought lower temperatures and higher humidity. As of Sunday morning, there were 35 active fires burning in Oregon. Meanwhile, there was political turmoil as Oregon's fire marshal was forced out while a half-million state residents were under evacuation warnings or orders to leave. [Full Article...]

President Trump and Biden condemn shooting of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies

President Trump and Biden condemn shooting of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies Two Los Angeles police officers are in a critical condition after being shot in what police are calling an ambush . They say the suspect fired several rounds, striking both of the deputies as they sat inside the vehicle. "These are challenging and stressful times for everyone, but Josie Huang was arrested while doing her job". He described the shooter, who fled the scene on foot, as a ... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom extradition hearing for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange postponed over COVID-19 concerns

United Kingdom extradition hearing for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange postponed over COVID-19 concerns Speaking in court, Edward Fitzgerald QC, for Assange, told the judge: "We respectfully submit we have to go with the assumption (the lawyer) has Covid". "Finally, our client Mr Assange, who is vulnerable you are aware, would be at risk in court". United States prosecutors have indicted the 49-year-old Australian on 18 espionage and computer misuse charges over WikiLeaks' publication of secret US... [Full Article...]

Paulette nears Bermuda while Rene stays out to sea

Paulette nears Bermuda while Rene stays out to sea With heavy rain and the threat of a life-threatening storm surge in the forecast, New Orleans mayor Latoya issued a mandatory evacuation order for areas that are located outside of the city's levee system. It will greatly be influenced by a steering ridge to its north, and weather. Sally is just one of seven tropical systems in the Atlantic basin. The NHC said Paulette is expected to be a ... [Full Article...]


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