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California faces worst fire season in its history

California faces worst fire season in its history

Historically, the worst months of wildfire season are still to come. The fires, known as the Mendocino Complex, are burning around 100 miles north of San Francisco. There are 23 active wildfires which are being tackled as the same incident. Image: Dozens of homes have been burnt Since starting on 27 July, they have devastated 283,800 acres (443.4 square miles). […]

World champion hurdler dies in car crash

World champion hurdler dies in car crash

The 28-year-old died at the scene in Nandi County after the car he was driving veered off the road on Wednesday morning, according to local media. Bett made history at the 2015 world championships by winning the 400m hurdles, becoming the first Kenyan to claim a world championships gold at a distance shorter than 800m. He was also a two-time […]

Ex-Malaysian PM in court over missing billions

Ex-Malaysian PM in court over missing billions

Najib Razak pleaded not guilty at Malaysia‘s high court on Tuesday. He also pleaded not guilty to abuse of power and three counts of criminal breach of trust last month. Najib claims Malaysia‘s new government is seeking political vengeance against him, and he has vowed to clear his name in the trial. The 64-year-old was beaten in a general election […]

Quake victims ‘buried alive‘ as death toll rises

Quake victims ‘buried alive‘ as death toll rises

Nearly 1,500 people have been injured, with 156,000 displaced after the tremors caused extensive damage to their homes. Image: 1,500 were injured by the quake, which happened on Sunday The 6.7-magnitude quake struck Lombok, an island neighbouring the popular tourist destination of Bali, on Sunday. Six days earlier, a 6.4-magnitude quake killed 16 people and weakened many structures. 0:48 Video: […]

Patients are desperate to look like their doctored selfies. Plastic surgeons alarmed by Snapchat Dysmorphia.

Patients are desperate to look like their doctored selfies. Plastic surgeons alarmed by Snapchat Dysmorphia.

Remember the days when people would bring photos of celebrities to the plastic surgeon’s office and ask for Angelina Jolie’s lips or Brad Pitt’s jawline? That’s not the case anymore. Now, people want to look like themselves — heavily edited or filtered versions of themselves, that is. Doctors have spotted a trend of people bringing in their own selfies, usually […]

Popular blood pressure medicine made in China is recalled

Popular blood pressure medicine made in China is recalled

The Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary recall of a widely prescribed blood pressure medication made in China, reviving fears about the safety of imported drugs. Three companies that sell the generic drug, valsartan, in the United States agreed to recall it after the FDA said it might be tainted by N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), considered a probable human carcinogen. […]

Henderson council OKs rates for firms representing officials in suit

Henderson council OKs rates for firms representing officials in suit

Henderson Mayor Debra March during a city council meeting at Henderson City Hall in Henderson, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal Police Chief Patrick Moers listens during a special City Council meeting at City Hall where he was sworn in Tuesday, July 17, 2012. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) The Henderson City Council on Tuesday night approved compensation […]