In our news wrap Friday, the impasse over a Senate impeachment trial of President Trump is ending. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she'll move next week to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Also, the final U.S. jobs…
In our news wrap Thursday, Britain’s House of Commons gave final approval to the country’s leaving the European Union on January 31st. The bill will become law once the House of Lords gives its pro forma consent. Also, officials responding…
In our news wrap Wednesday, half a million Puerto Ricans are without power and more than 250,000 have no running water a day after Tuesday’s earthquake -- the strongest the island has felt since 1918. Fearful of aftershocks, some residents…
By Kylie Morris, Independent Television News
The devastation from wildfires in Australia is on a scale that is difficult to comprehend. More than 20 million acres have burned, destroying 2,000 homes and killing potentially hundreds of millions of animals, as well as 27 people. Although the…
As devastating bushfires continue to burn across Australia, how is the country’s government responding? William Brangham speaks with David Littleproud, Australia’s minister for natural disaster and emergency management, about fighting fires while also embarking upon a recovery effort, whether the…
By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
Around 2,300 firefighters in New South Wales state were making the most of relatively benign conditions by frantically consolidating containment lines around more than 110 blazes and patrolling for lightning strikes.
In our news wrap Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Syria to meet with its president, Bashar al-Assad, in Damascus. Syrian state media released images of the two leaders, who also met with military commanders. Also, the Justice Department…
By Rebecca Oh
The blazes are estimated to have burned an area double the size of the state of Maryland, and killed or displaced up to 480 million animals since September 2019.
By Nick Perry, Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government was committing an extra 2 billion Australian dollars ($1.4 billion) toward the recovery effort in addition to the tens of millions of dollars that have already been promised.
By Shonal Ganguly, Steve McMorran, Associated Press
The death toll in the worst wildfire season in Australian history is now up to 23 people, the prime minister said.
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