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The Willow Fire in California’s Monterey County had grown to 2,000 acres by June 18, incident information said.Residents were evacuated from the Tassajara Zen Center to China Camp, Los Padres National Forest said. Evacuation warnings were in effect for areas north of the Arroyo Seco campground, west of Carmel Valley Road, and east of Tassajara Road.The fire was burning in steep, rugged terrain only accessible only by hiking in, firefighters said. Credit: ALERTWildfire via Storyful
The airport in China's southern city of Shenzhen cancelled hundreds of flights and tightened entry controls Saturday after a restaurant employee tested positive for the Delta coronavirus variant.
Dame Joan Collins had an abortion in the 1960s, while she was engaged to Hollywood actor Warren Beatty.
Iran's ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi has won 62 percent of the presidential election votes counted so far, officials say after Raisi's rivals conceded defeat. Raisi won more than 17.8 million votes out of 28.6 million ballots counted, far ahead of the second-placed candidate Mohsen Rezai, who won 3.3 million votes, election office chairman Jamal Orf said on state television after the vote. from election office chairman Jamal Orf
Crowds gathered outside a Hong Kong court early on Saturday, chanting "release all political prisoners".Inside was the first hearing for two executives of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily charged under the city's sweeping national security law.Some were holding yellow umbrellas, a symbol from the 'Umbrella Movement' in 2014 that called for democracy and universal suffrage.Editor-in-chief Ryan Law, and CEO Cheung Kim-hung, were among five Apple Daily executives arrested on Thursday when 500 police raided the outlet's newsroom.They are charged with collusion with a foreign power to endanger national security, and were denied bail. The other three were released on bail late Friday night.Police said dozens of the newspaper's articles were suspected of violating the contentious national security law. It was the first time media articles have been cited as potentially falling foul of the legislation.The case has drawn international criticism and raised alarm over press freedom.
Editor-in-chief Ryan Law, 47, and chief executive Cheung Kim-hung, 59, were among five Apple Daily executives arrested on Thursday when 500 police raided the outlet's newsroom, which authorities described as a "crime scene." Both are charged with collusion with foreign powers, raising alarm over media freedoms in the financial hub as authorities intensify a crackdown under the contentious legislation.
Denmark are determined to squeeze into the knockout stage of Euro 2020 with a win against Russia in their final Group B match on Monday, after recovering with poise from the shock of Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest. Despite losing 2-1 to a Belgian side aided by the return of Kevin de Bruyne, a flood of supportive messages for Eriksen and the catharsis of Yussuf Poulsen's early goal against the world's top side seemed to put the trauma of Denmark's opening match behind them.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — The Malaysian Bar today did not mince its words about a lawyer’s purported action of suggesting that court decisions can be influenced, saying that this would be a...
The former Spice Girl was shocked to see so many of her belongings appear as part of an online auction.
Women may hold up half the sky, but when it comes to designing the public spaces and buildings in which they live, their voices have too often been silenced.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (19 June) confirmed 21 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 62,403.
Shohei Ohtani slugged his 20th and 21st homers of the season Friday, the fourth multi-homer game of his career, as the Los Angeles Angels blew out the Detroit Tigers 11-3 in Anaheim, Calif. Ohtani's 400-foot shot in the fifth inning highlighted a five-run rally. It was sandwiched by Luis Rengifo's first homer, a solo shot, and Jared Walsh's 16th, a two-run clout that capped the outburst.
A wildfire caused by lightning burned 10,000 acres in Utah’s southwest on June 18.Residents of areas west of Enterprise were forced to evacuate as the Flatt Fire grew, according to local news reports.Video taken by Brayden Preston show the blaze burning near his property. Credit: Brayden Preston via Storyful
A 34-year old American woman who had been missing in Russia since Tuesday has been found dead and a Russian man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, the state Investigative Committee said on Saturday. Russia's RIA news agency said the woman, which it named as Catherine Serou, had been studying law at a university in the Nizhny Novgorod region 420 km (260 miles) east of Moscow since arriving from California three years ago. Russia's state Investigative Committee said it had opened a criminal inquiry case into the disappearance of "a foreign citizen" and a man in his early 40s with a criminal record had been arrested over her death.
Concerns raised over a perceived 'miscommunication' between two ministries which led to the fine.
KUCHING, June 19 — Santubong Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar today said he will personally meet Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin and...
The Olympic gold medallist says as she’s got older, she’s had to learn to slow down
KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Former Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Nga Kor Ming should be allowed to be part of the government’s special committee studying how to hold a hybrid Parliament, as a...
"Polling stations are obliged to accept ballots as long as there are people at polling stations," the Interior Ministry said in a statement, according to state TV.Iranians have a choice between four mostly hardline candidates in Friday's president election, a contest likely to reinforce the authority of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country's strongly anti-Western Supreme Leader.Clerical officials who vetted the candidates rejected several prominent moderates and conservatives, initially resulting in a field of five hardliners and two low-key moderates.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Malaysia recorded 5,911 of new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Ministry of Health today. Selangor still tops the list for...