California battling third-largest wildfire since 1932
California is battling its third-largest wildfire since 1932, and winds and dry conditions may help the blaze grow even...
BBC pulls drama after rape claims against star Westwick
British actor Ed Westwick poses on arrival for 2016 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA)...
More than 82,000 flee California wildfire
A rapidly spreading fire raging east of Los Angeles forced the evacuation of more than 82,000 people Tuesday as...
California battling third-largest wildfire since 1932
California is battling its third-largest wildfire since 1932, and winds and dry conditions may help the blaze grow even further, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Saturday. The so-called Thomas fire has burned 259,000 acres (105,000 hectares) of land, destroyed over 1,000 structures and cost more... Read more
BBC pulls drama after rape claims against star Westwick
British actor Ed Westwick poses on arrival for 2016 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA) Tea Party in Beverly Hills, California, January 9, 2016. AFP/Frederic J. Brown/Files LONDON: The BBC announced Friday it was pulling an Agatha Christie drama from its Christmas schedule after rape... Read more
More than 82,000 flee California wildfire
A rapidly spreading fire raging east of Los Angeles forced the evacuation of more than 82,000 people Tuesday as the governor of California declared a state of emergency. Despite the efforts of 1,250 firefighters with more on the way, none of the inferno was contained as of late Tuesday,... Read more
Solar Impulse II: Solar powered plane lands in sunny Californa
Solar Impulse 2, an experimental plane flying around the world without consuming so much as a single drop of fuel, has landed in California, one destination closer to completing its landmark trip. “The Pacific is done, my friend. I love it, but it’s done,” said a clearly relieved Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard,... Read more
SpaceX has successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform for the first time this Friday, after launching a load of cargo for the astronauts living at the International Space Station. Mission control at the California-based company erupted in cheers as live images showed the rocket’s first... Read more
California: Domino’s delivers $1300 instead of chicken wings
A US man was surprised to find a delivery of $1,300 instead of the chicken wings he had ordered. Domino’s Pizza in Berkeley, California, delivered a box of pizza and chicken wings….and $1300 to Mike Vegas, who works as a bartender in San Francisco. Vegas said that he ordered a pizza and wings.... Read more
Suspected arson attack on California mosque
Los Angeles: Authorities were investigating a case of suspected arson after a blaze broke out at a California mosque on Friday, officials said, a week after a Muslim couple shot dead 14 people in the US state. Officials at the mosque could not immediately be reached for comment but they... Read more
Al-Huda school in Toronto scrutinised after California attack
Ottawa: A Toronto-area Islamic school with links to a seminary in Pakistan where California attacker Tashfeen Malik studied shuttered its doors Tuesday after it was reported that former students had sought to join the Islamic State group. Public broadcaster CBC said four teenage girls who had taken evening and weekend... Read more
California shooter had terror ties: Initial reports
An American-born Muslim who along with his wife murdered 14 people in California may have been radicalised and was in contact with known terrorism suspects, reports stated earlier today. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents have taken charge of the investigation into Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino and... Read more
Female suspect of California shooting was Pakistani claims CAIR
Tafsheen Malik, the woman involved in an assault in Southern California, is believed to have Pakistani origins. Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Los Angeles chapter of CAIR, said Malik is believed to be from Pakistan and had lived in Saudi Arabia before coming to the United States, Ayloush... Read more
“California shooting suspect was devout Muslim”: Father
California’s Muslim community expressed its horror and revulsion earlier yesterday at the mass shooting that killed at least 14 in San Bernardino, after a local Muslim male was identified as a key suspect. Syed Farook, a US citizen who worked for the town’s health department, is believed to have... Read more
Google home delivery accessible to 25m more people in US
Google expanded its shopping home delivery service into the United States heartland by covering an additional 25 million people. Google Express shopping service launched two years ago added Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin to the roster of states where it will let people order online from selected... Read more
‘Jurassic World’ eats box office alive
The fearsome “Jurassic Park” dinosaurs have done it again, scoring the second-largest North American opening weekend ever with its latest franchise. Action-packed “Jurassic World,” featuring a new, and particularly lethal hybrid dino, scored a whopping $204.6 million, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. The record for an opening... Read more
Michael Jackson’s Neverland on sale for $100 million
Los Angeles: Neverland, the sprawling California ranch that was once the location of “King of Pop” Michael Jackson’s mind-boggling amusement park, is up for sale for $100 million, realtors said Friday. But an expert said the price tag is “optimistic,” given the unproven charges of child molestation which tainted... Read more