State of emergency declared as California wildfires rage
Thousands of firefighters battled into the early hours Monday, losing ground to the huge blaze burning through the famed Sonoma wine region in northern California.
Firefighters battle fierce wildfires across California
Wildfires raged across California on Friday, destroying homes and forcing evacuations, as over 1,000 firefighters tackled flames in the southern part of the state alone.
Eight dead, 26 missing as dive boat sinks in flames off California
Eight people were dead and more than two dozen missing and feared deceased Monday after a scuba diving boat caught fire and sank off the California coast, with passengers trapped...
Over 30 trapped as boat catches fire off California
Rescuers were scrambling Monday to reach more than 30 people who were sleeping below deck when their scuba-diving boat caught fire off the California coast, with reports of "numerous fatalities."
Brain Squad app developed by kids wins world technovation challenge
Brain Squad, a group of five Nigerian girls, has invented an app that helps less privileged children go to school. The app, Handsout, won the People’s Choice award at this year’s global Technovation competition in Silicon Valley, California. More than 19,000 teenage girls were featured in the competition
5 U.S. states in lawsuit against Trump’s new immigration policy
Five attorneys general of U.S. states and cities have filed a lawsuit against a new immigration policy by President Donald Trump administration to deny possible permanent residency...
California primary law requires Trump to release tax returns
California's governor signed a law Tuesday that would prevent President Donald Trump appearing on the state's primary ballot unless he discloses his income tax returns.
Akerele: We need to discourage growing of cannabis
The immediate past President of Resident Doctors Association at the Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, and psychiatrist, Dr. Raliat Akerele, in this interview with GERALDINE AKUTU, said for medical marijuana to be effective in Nigeria, the government should fund large-scale research into the crop. Can you explain the gradual adoption of marijuana in health therapy?…
US driver targeted family because they looked Muslim
A California man who deliberately drove into a crowd of people, injuring eight, did so because he thought they were Muslim, police said Friday. The driver, 34-year-old Isaiah Peoples, reportedly targeted the family solely on their appearance, according to police in Sunnyvale, near San Francisco, who are now treating the case as a "hate crime".…
‘Naked lady Lily’
The “ Naked lady plant”, “March lilies”, botanical name Amaryllis belladonna species (family Amaryllidaceae), is a plant species native to the floral southern-western Cape Province of South Africa, but widely cultivated as an ornamental worldwide. Due to its extremely exquisite nature, this lovely plant species has found its way to many destinations and is reportedly…