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California wildfires: Why are so many listed as missing?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The number of missing jumped from 110, to 220, to 631 on Thursday before going over 1,000 Over the last few days the number of people unaccounted for in the deadly Camp Fire in northern California has skyrocketed to more than 1,200. The sudden jump …

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Florida election: Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes to Ron DeSantis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Andrew Gillum admitted defeat following a recount in Florida. Democrat Andrew Gillum has admitted defeat to his Republican rival in the race to be named Florida’s governor – for the second time. Mr Gillum, who hoped to be Florida’s first black governor, congratulated Ron DeSantis …

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California wildfires: Trump visits state’s deadliest blaze

Media captionPresident Trump praised the efforts of police, politicians and recovery teams US President Donald Trump has arrived in California to survey the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. The Camp Fire, in northern California, has killed at least 76 people. More than 1,200 people have been …

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Florida mid-terms: Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes to Ron DeSantis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Andrew Gillum admitted defeat following a recount in Florida. Democrat Andrew Gillum has admitted defeat to his Republican rival in the race to be named Florida’s governor – for the second time. Mr Gillum, who hoped to be Florida’s first black governor, congratulated Ron DeSantis …

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Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber appear to confirm marriage

Image copyright Getty Images Hailey Baldwin has appeared to confirm that she and Justin Bieber are married by changing her Instagram name to Hailey Bieber. Justin also shared a picture of the pair together with the caption: “My wife is awesome.” The 21-year-old model and the pop superstar were reported …

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Trump ‘personally answers Mueller Russia questions’

Image copyright EPA Donald Trump says he has finished answering questions into alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential campaign. The US leader told reporters he had personally answered the questions “very easily”, but that they had yet to be submitted to Robert Mueller’s team. Mr Mueller has been looking …

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Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams to challenge governor poll loss

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Abrams said she planned to file a “major federal lawsuit” against the state Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has recognised her rival’s victory while announcing a plan to sue the state. Ms Abrams, the Democratic challenger to Republican Brian Kemp, said this was not …

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California wildfires: Air quality rated ‘world’s worst’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People across northern California are snapping up masks to try to handle the smoke Northern California’s air quality has become the worst in the world, according to monitoring groups, as the state battles devastating fires. Air quality network Purple Air said on Thursday the …

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