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'Weather Bomb' mega-storm hits California

A colossal storm has been causing mayhem in California, with torrential rain, flash floods, strong winds and… sinkholes.

A colossal storm has been causing mayhem in California, with torrential rain, flash floods, strong winds and… sinkholes.

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Northern Californian residents hope Oroville dam holds

The nearly 200,000 evacuees downstream of the Lake Oroville dam in northen California are safe for now, but fearful they will have no homes to return to if the dam fails.

The nearly 200,000 evacuees downstream of the Lake Oroville dam in northen California are safe for now, but fearful they will have no homes to return to if the dam fails.

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Evacuation ordered as officials warn of California dam collapse

An urgent evacuation has been ordered in northern California after officials said the US’s tallest dam had been weekend by heavy rain.

An urgent evacuation has been ordered in northern California after officials said the US’s tallest dam had been weekend by heavy rain.

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New California storm brings flooding, mudslides

The latest storm in the wet California winter triggered street flooding and rockslides around the San Francisco Bay Area.

The latest storm in the wet California winter triggered street flooding and rockslides around the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Calexit? California paves way for independence vote

Grassroots organisers have received the green light to start campaigning for California to secede from the United States

Grassroots organisers have received the green light to start campaigning for California to secede from the United States

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Iconic giant Sequoia tree collapses in California

A winter storm has felled California's iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree, an ancient Sequoia which is believed to have lived for at least 1,000 years

A winter storm has felled California's iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree, an ancient Sequoia which is believed to have lived for at least 1,000 years

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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher to be buried together

Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher will have a joint funeral and are to be buried together in Hollywood, according to Reynolds’ son.

Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher will have a joint funeral and are to be buried together in Hollywood, according to Reynolds’ son.

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Twin girls conjoined at birth separated after two years

Two conjoined twin girls in the United States are in stable condition and recovering in hospital after undergoing a 17-hour surgery to separate them

Two conjoined twin girls in the United States are in stable condition and recovering in hospital after undergoing a 17-hour surgery to separate them

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Confirmed dead rises to 33 in Oakland fire

The search for bodies continues in the burnt out ruins of an Oakland warehouse. Investigators are still uncertain what started the blaze.

The search for bodies continues in the burnt out ruins of an Oakland warehouse. Investigators are still uncertain what started the blaze.

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Oakland warehouse fire: building had history of complaints and violations

The warehouse's previous health and safety discrepancies have come to light as authorities say death toll could rise to as many as 40 while they try to locate the missing.

The warehouse's previous health and safety discrepancies have come to light as authorities say death toll could rise to as many as 40 while they try to locate the missing.

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Nine dead, dozens missing after fire breaks out at California warehouse party

At least nine people have been killed and more than two dozen are still unaccounted for after a massive fire broke out at a warehouse in the city of Oakland in…

At least nine people have been killed and more than two dozen are still unaccounted for after a massive fire broke out at a warehouse in the city of Oakland in…

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Video: final day's action of the all-female Amazon Raid

After a week of gruelling challenges including mountain biking, canoing and a foot race, the 15th edition of the ‘Raid Amazones’ came to a close this week.

After a week of gruelling challenges including mountain biking, canoing and a foot race, the 15th edition of the ‘Raid Amazones’ came to a close this week.

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California bus crash kills 13

A tour bus has crashed near Palm Springs in California killing 13 people and injuring 31 others.

A tour bus has crashed near Palm Springs in California killing 13 people and injuring 31 others.

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Tesla goes all-in on self-driving

Electric car maker Tesla says all of its models will be equipped to be fully self-driving with that technology fully operational by the end of 2017.

Electric car maker Tesla says all of its models will be equipped to be fully self-driving with that technology fully operational by the end of 2017.

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US police shoot dead unarmed Ugandan refugee

Police in the El Cajon suburb of San Diego have released a surveillance video from a local business that shows an unarmed Ugandan refugee being shot dead in a car park on…

Police in the El Cajon suburb of San Diego have released a surveillance video from a local business that shows an unarmed Ugandan refugee being shot dead in a car park on…

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Firefighters gain ground against Southern California wildfire

Firefighters in Southern California have been gaining ground against a wildfire in a mountain pass that has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their…

Firefighters in Southern California have been gaining ground against a wildfire in a mountain pass that has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their…

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Southern California firefighters making progress against worst blaze

Firefighters in southern California say they are starting to get on top of the huge Blue Cut wildfire that has destroyed many buildings and forced over 80,000 people to flee their homes.

Firefighters in southern California say they are starting to get on top of the huge Blue Cut wildfire that has destroyed many buildings and forced over 80,000 people to flee their homes.

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Wildfire rages unchecked in California

Hundreds of firefighters are battling a rapidly-spreading wildfire raging unchecked in drought-stricken San Bernardino County.

Hundreds of firefighters are battling a rapidly-spreading wildfire raging unchecked in drought-stricken San Bernardino County.

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Wildfire near Los Angeles forces 80,000 people to evacuate

A fast moving wildfire in southern California has forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people just east of Los Angeles.

A fast moving wildfire in southern California has forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people just east of Los Angeles.

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North California fire: man arrested for arson

Firefighters in Northern California are continuing to battle a blaze that has destroyed at least 175 homes and businesses and forced 4,000 people to flee their…

Firefighters in Northern California are continuing to battle a blaze that has destroyed at least 175 homes and businesses and forced 4,000 people to flee their…