Uber CEO’s mother killed in boating accident
28 May 2017 | 1:56 pm
The mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick died in a boating accident near Fresno, California on Friday after her boat struck a rock and sank.
1 Aug 2021
Triggered by an alarming drought, the “Dixie Fire” in California has already destroyed more than a dozen buildings, leaving behind a trail of destruction.
27 Jul 2021
Some residents have decided not to leave their homes despite the Dixie Fire that has been raging in the forests of northern California since mid-July. The fires have grown so big that it is generating its own weather system.
13 Aug 2021
Fueled by hot and dry weather, the Dixie Fire in Northern California continues to grow, prompting more orders for residents to flee their homes. The blaze has swelled to almost 255,000 acres in size and is 35 percent contained, local authorities say.
16 Aug 2021
Rescuers in Bangladesh were searching for survivors after a boat carrying over 40 refugees capsized in the Bay of Bengal. The Rohingya were trying to escape the Bhashan Char island camp.
18 Aug 2021
Flames surge into the air as firefighters try to contain the Dixie Fire near Milford, California. The wildfire in Northern California has grown to become the largest single wildfire in California state history.
28 Aug 2021
Little is left of abandoned residences at Creekside Mobile Home Park after the Cache fire ripped through the Californian city of Clearlake. Authorities had gone door-to-door urging people to flee the quickly developing blaze, one of several fires ravaging the western state. The last decade has seen a huge rise in the number of wildfires in the west of the United States. Climate change linked to the burning of fossil fuels has made the region dryer and hotter for longer, creating ideal conditions for the blazes to rage.
26 Aug 2021
Letitia Wright has been hospitalised following an accident on the set of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, as a spokesperson insisted her injuries were only "minor".
30 Aug 2021
Olympic athlete and transgender reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner meets with California voters two weeks before the election against incumbent Democrat Gavin Newsom. "I love a good fight", says the Republican candidate who promises to "lower taxes, less regulations, build a pro-business environment".
26 Sep 2021
More than 30 passengers died, including two children, and more than 20 were injured when a bus plummeted from a cliff in Peru early on Tuesday, in the country's third major transport accident in four days.
12 Sep 2021
Once a star of Silicon Valley, biotech company founder Elizabeth Holmes is facing several counts of fraud. Prosecutors have accused her of "lying and cheating" in opening arguments.
15 Sep 2021
California's Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has successfully fended off an attempt to topple him in a recall election. Republicans had tried to unseat him over his policies on immigration, COVID-19 and crime.
21 Sep 2021
This week, the governor of California decisively defeated a Republican campaign to remove him from office. Gavin Newsom easily survived the recall election, leaving dozens of challengers far behind. The victory sends a strong message that California voters are still behind Newsom and the traditional polices of the deeply Democratic state. We take a closer look at the recall mechanism.
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The leaders of Germany and Norway have said they will propose that NATO plays a role in protecting undersea infrastructure like gas pipelines or fiber optic cables. This follows the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines.
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Content creator Ben Black is trying to see all 64 games at the World Cup – the first time anyone has attempted such a feat.
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Bangladesh's ruling Awami League has a firm grip on the country's politics, and experts say electoral reform is needed to break the one-party monopoly.
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The German government has adopted an action plan against antisemitism that is being described as a milestone. But much depends on its implementation, with antisemitic hate speech on the rise.