A horse and pony in Northern California are safe after being stuck in mud for up to 18 hours, according to a statement from SPCA Monterey County
The sinkhole, which was 20 metres deep and opened up at dawn, could have been caused by recent heavy rainfall, according to firefighters.
Lebanese people released lanterns in Beirut's Gemmayzeh neighbourhood during the the lighting of a symbolic Christmas tree.
First responders in the Aegean province of Izmir arrived at the scene Wednesday following reports of "noises" coming from underground
Electricity firm Southern California Edison reported to regulators that it was investigating whether its equipment might have sparked the Silverado Fire near the city of Irvine.
Thousands of people in the US state of Colorado are fleeing a wildfire that hasn't stopped burning since mid-August.
Friends and family buried Ralph Malahi, a 23-year-old firefighter who was among 10 firefighters killed in Beirut's massive explosion. Malahi was given a hero's funeral, starting from the firefighters' base.
Authorities said the fire might have been set deliberately. One person has been arrested in connection with the incident.
"The fierce struggle will continue throughout the night to bring the population to safety and protect homes," the fire service said on Twitter.
Mud and water swept away the vehicles and left them blocked in a highway underpass.
Brazilians won't want lockdown to stop at this rate.
They were demanding better working conditions.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday in Sydney for a volunteer firefighter who died battling blazes in Australia.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said 23 people have now died in the wildfires so far this summer.
A giant wall of smoke and flames hovers over the Melbourne suburb of Cranbourne, as Australia endures one of the worst days of its months-long bushfire crisis.