Friday, 16 April 2021

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1.5 million Californians in the dark for second day

CALIFORNIA: More than 1.5 million people in Northern California were in the dark, most for a second day, after the state’s biggest utility shut off electricity to many areas to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires as strong winds sweep through. Unprecedented in scope, the deliberate outages by Pacific Gas ...

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Brazilian govt rejects G7 aid to fight Amazon fires

BRUSSELS: French President Emmanuel Macron said that leaders of G7 countries agreed to help the countries of the Amazon basin to deal with forest fires that he described as a serious international crisis, while criticizing his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, for not following his obligations to combat climate change. The ...

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Villages evacuated as fire burns Greek island nature reserve

ATHENS: Hundreds of fire-fighters battled wildfires in Greece, with the largest burning through a thickly forested nature reserve on the island of Evia north of Athens where three villages have been evacuated. More than 220 fire-fighters were deployed to tackle the fire that was burning out of control in Evia, ...

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1,000 firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal

LISBON: Some 1,000 firefighters are working to contain wildfires in central Portugal that have already injured eight firefighters and 12 civilians, authorities said. Portugal’s Civil Protection Agency said the fires broke out Saturday across three fronts in the district of Castelo Branco, 200 kilometres (124 miles) northeast of Lisbon, the ...

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Over 30 wildfires still active in northern Spain

MADRID: Emergency Services in Spain’s northern region of Asturias confirmed that they are still fighting 37 wildfires centered on 20 different localities Tuesday morning. The reports came after firemen and members of the Spanish Military’s Emergency Response Unit (UME) spent Monday working to extinguish what remained from the 139 fires ...

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Kendall’s home still in danger

HOLLYWOOD: Kendall Jenner’s home is ‘still in danger’ after the recent wildfires. The ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ star has revealed her and her family are ‘’not out of the woods yet’’ after the devastation of the Woolsey Fire, which has displaced more than 265,000 people since it started burning ...

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Wildfires kill at least 74 in Greece’s ‘Pompeii’

ATHENS: Greece’s prime minister told of the “unspeakable tragedy” the country faced after at least 74 people were killed by wildfires that swept through a resort, trapping people in cars and on the edge of cliffs as others were forced to jump off to survive. The scale of Monday night’s ...

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Spreading California wildfires kill 10, 100 missing, thousands evacuate

  Wildfires Leave 26K Without Gas, Nearly 100K Without Electricity NAPA: More than a dozen fast-moving wildfires tearing through California’s wine country have killed at least 10 people, destroying hundreds of homes, authorities said Monday. A Northern California county says it has received more than 100 missing-person reports as family and ...

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