Firefighters struggle to stop California’s spreading wildfires
14 October 2017 | 10:00 am
Social media video shows raging fire burning through residential areas in Sonoma County, California.
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Thousands of people have been evacuated as authorities rush to tame fires on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Hurricane Dora fueled the wildfire, while power outages impeded rescue operations.
Sudanese-British billionaire Mo Ibrahim, who has spent much of the last two decades addressing the importance of good governance in Africa, says Sudan has no government. Ibrahim called for an arms export ban.
At least seven children were killed in eastern Congo on Saturday after a fire broke out at camp for people displaced by flooding, local official Thomas Bakenga said. Hundreds of families had been living in makeshift huts at the refuge in the town of Kalehe since May, when devastating floods destroyed their homes in the villages of Bushushu and Nyamukubi in South Kivu province.
The cleanup has begun in Mexico after Tropical Storm Hilary caused strong winds and flash flooding. Further north, millions of Californians are bracing for unprecedented wild weather.
Climate change is making wildfires more frequent and more destructive. Scientists are calling for a radical rethink of how we fight them.
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At least 63 people were killed and 43 injured in a fire in the central business district of South Africa's biggest city of Johannesburg on Thursday, the municipal government said.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday called the more than 70 deaths in an apartment block fire in Johannesburg "a tragedy." Johannesburg officials initially suggested the building had been occupied by squatters, but Ramaphosa said that criminal gangs were exploiting vulnerable families by levy rents on buildings like the one that burnt.
Some 70 people were rescued from the multi-story apartment block, which is believed to house 150. Deadly fires have engulfed several Vietnamese establishments in recent years, including entertainment venues.
The French Catholic Church is facing new accusations of a sexual abuse scandal within Paris’s Foreign Missions Society, an organisation dedicated to spreading Christianity overseas. As a criminal investigation has been opened into accusations against three clergymen from the group, a FRANCE 24 investigation by journalists Karina Chabour and Julie Dungelhoeff sheds light on the allegations against the society.
Polish consulates reportedly handed out visas to migrants from Asia and Africa in exchange for thousands of dollars. The allegations could hurt Poland's anti-migration ruling party in upcoming elections.
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