California wildfires intensify as blazes spread over 196,000 acres
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Chuck Watson, a disaster modeler at Enki Research, discusses damage estimates for the California wildfires and the amount of infrastructure that is at risk.
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The US state of California has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, accusing the e-commerce giant of violating its antitrust law by blocking price competition and making online shopping more expensive for consumers. The lawsuit is limited to California, but, if successful, could trigger similar action in other states. Plus, inflation in Argentina rose by 7 percent again in August, making prices nearly 80 percent higher than a year ago.
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In this edition we look back at a terrible shipwreck with a death toll even heavier than the Titanic. On September 26, 2002, the Joola disaster claimed at least 1,800 lives. The ferry was sailing between the Senegalese province of Casamance and the capital Dakar. In
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It's been 20 years since an overloaded Senegalese passenger ferry sank off the coast of The Gambia, killing almost 1,900 people. Our correspondent reports on the disaster dubbed "Africa's Titanic". Also, a free-falling economy and years of political unrest have taken their toll on Sudanese youth, with thousands leaving the country every day.
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Nigeria is suffering its worst flooding in a decade largely because of heavy rain and climate change. Properties worth millions have been lost with hundreds injured. GuardianTV speaks to a resident of Bayelsa, one of the many states badly hit by the flood, and here is how she narrated the current state of things in the South-South state.
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Europe is facing its worst drought in at least 500 years, with two-thirds of the continent in a state of alert or warning, reducing inland shipping, electricity production and the yields of certain crops, a European Union agency said on Tuesday.
US President Joe Biden declared a major disaster in storm-battered California as more bad weather is expected. Extreme storms have battered the West Coast state for weeks.
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This week, the US state of California was rocked by two mass shootings just two days apart. The massacres are just the latest in a long line of shootings that have made the US the world's number one country in gun ownership and gun deaths. The carnage pushed President Joe Biden to renew calls for Congress to act quickly on a ban on assault weapons.
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