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California wildfire is deadliest in last 100 years, experts say

World Nov 15, 2018

California wildfire is deadliest in last 100 years, experts say

Wildfire experts say the Northern California wildfire that has killed at least 56 is the deadliest in a century. California officials say the fire burning in a rural area far north of San Francisco killed more people than any blaze in the state's recorded history. But ...

'Mega-fires' are the new normal in California

World Nov 14, 2018

'Mega-fires' are the new normal in California

Paradise, California, had long prepared for wildfires. But only in its worst nightmares did it imagine the kind of "mega-fire" that last week destroyed most of the town — and is becoming a common occurrence in the state. Born of tinder-dry conditions and erratic winds, ...

Business / Economy Nov 6, 2018

Household spending in Japan falls first time in three months

Households reduced spending for the first time in three months in September due to the effects of natural disasters, leading the government to lower its overall assessment, official data showed Tuesday. Spending by households with two or more people fell 1.6 percent from a year ...