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California wildfires: Thousands evacuated

More than 21,000 people have been evacuated from the path of a fast-moving wildfire in Southern California. The mandatory evacuation orders were issued as the blaze, dubbed the Holy fire, threatened homes around Lake Elsinore in Orange County. The fire, one of several across the state, has destroyed more than 19,000 acres of forest north […]Read More
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Stolen plane crashes near Seattle

An airline employee who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport has crashed on a nearby island. Authorities said the man had made “an unauthorised take-off” late on Friday local time, forcing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to close. Two F15 fighter jets pursued the plane. It is unclear if the man survived the crash in […]Read More