Natural Disasters

Residents flee as flames approach wealthy California enclave

Dec 17, 2017

Residents pile into cars and flee as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California's history toward the wealthy coastal enclave of Montecito northwest of Los Angeles

Landslide in southern Chile leaves 5 dead, 15 missing

Dec 17, 2017

Officials in Chile say heavy rains fueled a landslide that swept over a village in the country's south, killing at least three people and leaving another 15 missing

The Latest: Fire northwest of LA has burned 418 square miles

Dec 17, 2017

Authorities say the massive wildfire northwest of Los Angeles has burned another 6 square miles of vegetation and has burned 418 square miles since it started 12 days ago

Wildfire burns beloved burros in South Dakota's Custer park

Dec 17, 2017

Nine Custer State Park burros that were reported missing in a South Dakota wildfire have been found, but they all suffered burns

Deadly California wildfire continues to grow

Dec 16, 2017

Calming winds Friday gave firefighters a chance to gain ground against a huge wildfire in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles but the blaze continued to surge west, endangering thousands of homes, as forecasts called for a renewal of gusty winds

Strong earthquake rattles Indonesia's Java island; 2 dead

Dec 16, 2017

A strong earthquake shook Indonesia's densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and causing severe damage to dozens of homes near the epicenter

The Latest: Winds temporarily calm at huge California fire

Dec 15, 2017

Calming winds are giving firefighters an opportunity to gain ground against the huge wildfire in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles but forecasters warn that the respite from gusts will only be temporary

Anger grows as Puerto Rico misses power restoration deadline

Dec 15, 2017

Union leaders representing Puerto Rico power company workers slammed local and federal officials on Friday as the U.S. territory missed a deadline to restore 95 percent of power as promised by the island's governor

As Disney swallows Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

Dec 15, 2017

After years of tremors, the earthquake that had long been forecast to hit Hollywood finally arrived Thursday with Disney's purchase of the 20th Century Fox film studio

Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfire

Dec 15, 2017

A firefighter has died while working the colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles but the circumstances have not been released

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH