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Class action lawsuit filed over California oil spill

Los Angeles, USA |  Xinhua | A class action lawsuit was filed late Monday against a U.S. company over the massive oil spill off the coast of Southern California, demanding monetary damages for the “environmental catastrophe.” In a 13-page document filed in a Los Angeles federal court, the Houston-based Amplify …

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Biden ahead of Trump over two-to-one margin in California: poll

San Francisco, US | XINHUA | As the United States struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread protests against racism, U.S. President Donald Trump’s support among California voters is eroding even in conservative areas of the state, according to a new poll released Tuesday by the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) …

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Pandemic throws up additional challenges for US firefighters

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  The wildfire season in the western United States is shaping up to be even more challenging this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced firefighters to rethink how they respond to disaster while also protecting themselves. “We’re focused on COVID-19, we’re focused …

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Trump threatens to withhold emergency aid from fire-hit California

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump threatened once again Sunday to withhold federal aid from California after its Democratic governor criticized his environmental policies. Over the past two weeks, fires have ravaged nearly 100,000 acres (40,000 hectares) in the sprawling western state, where firefighters on Sunday were …

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Five die in California wildfires, 150,000 forced to flee

Paradise, United States | AFP | Five people were declared dead and 150,000 evacuated Friday as fierce wildfires raged across the western US state of California, with one rapidly spreading blaze threatening the famed resort of Malibu. The victims died in their vehicles trying to escape a massive late-season inferno …

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California teacher caught on camera in brawl with student

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | A California high school teacher is facing charges for punching a pupil who had hurled racial slurs at him, in an incident that many students and staff say was justified. Music teacher Marston Riley, 64, is seen in video footage confronting a 14-year-old …

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California fire toll rises to 33, winds cause concern

San Francisco, United States | AFP | The death toll from California’s wildfires rose to 33 on Friday as firefighters made some progress in containing the infernos but said intensifying winds were a concern. “We’re not out of this emergency, not even close,” said Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California …

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