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Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfire

Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfireA firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth largest in California history.



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Argentine sub reported short-circuit in last message: report

Argentine sub reported short-circuit in last message: reportIn their last message, the crew of a missing Argentine submarine reported an electrical short-circuit caused by seawater which had started a fire, a TV channel reported Monday. The final contact with the ARA San Juan, which has 44 crew members on board, was on November 15. The search for the ARA San Juan extends for a 22-mile (35-kilometer) radius from an area about 250 miles off the coast of Argentina — around the location of an explosion that may have sent the vessel to the bottom of the ocean.



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Time could be running out for missing Argentine sub; flares reported

Time could be running out for missing Argentine sub; flares reportedBy Walter Bianchi MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) – Authorities were investigating white flares spotted in the South Atlantic overnight, as urgency grew on Tuesday in the search for a missing Argentine navy submarine amid worry that its 44 crew members could be running out of oxygen. Searchers found an empty raft floating in the ocean, and noticed white flares from a distance.



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Argentina navy says sub reported problem in final call

Argentina navy says sub reported problem in final callArgentina’s navy revealed Monday that a submarine missing for five days reported a mechanical breakdown in its final communication, and that weekend signals did not come from the vessel, dimming hopes for its 44 crew members. It was therefore asked to change course and go to Mar del Plata,” said Gabriel Galeazzi, the head of the naval base in the northeastern city, located 400 kilometers (250 miles) south of Buenos Aires. Enrique Balbi, a spokesman for the navy, meanwhile told a press conference in the capital that seven signals received by naval bases over the weekend were not attempted distress calls from the submarine, as previously hoped.



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Missing Argentine submarine 'running out of air' and had reported fault before vanishing

Missing Argentine submarine 'running out of air' and had reported fault before vanishingAn Argentine submarine missing in the South Atlantic is likely to be running out of air and had reported technical problems before vanishing, naval officials have said.  ARA San Juan’s last message reported a short circuit in its batteries and the vessel was ordered to return to its home. The Argentine navy quashed hopes that a series of brief incomplete satellite calls detected over the weekend could have been emergency calls from the vessel and disclosed it may only have a couple of days oxygen left. Buenos Aires was also beginning to face domestic criticism of its handling of the search, with one union describing government efforts as badly coordinated and apathetic. ARA San Juan submarine in Buenos Aires. Credit: AFP The submarine and its crew of 44 have now been missing for five days as a growing fleet of international vessels and patrol planes brave 20ft waves and high winds to search hundreds of square miles. US Navy submarine rescue chambers have been flown to the region in the hope of bringing the crew to the surface in case the vessel can be found. Gabriel Galeazzi, a spokesman for the Argentine Navy, said the German-built diesel electric vessel had surfaced on Wednesday to report the fault. Submarine rescue mission He said: “At that moment the commander was ordered to go directly to Mar de Plata. After that we lost contact.” He suggested the fault could have affected the submarine’s navigation, but said it did have back-up systems. Although the crew has enough food, oxygen and fuel to survive about 90 days on the sea's surface, they only have enough oxygen to last for seven days if submerged. After that, the boat  would have to surface or get near the surface to replenish air supply. A ship leaves a Naval base to join the search for missing submarine ARA San Juan, in Mar del Plata, Argentina Credit: a Devo Source: Seven brief satellite signals lasting only seconds were detected over the weekend, raising hopes the crew were trying to call and prompting jubilation among the waiting families. But analysis of the low frequency signals later found they were not from the submarine. Up to 20 vessels, including the Royal Navy’s HMS Protector and HMS Clyde are joining the search. Britain has also sent an RAF C-130 aircraft and a Voyager refuelling aircraft to help it search for longer. Cdr Erik Reynolds, spokesman for the US Navy, which is coordinating the international effort, said vessels were using their sonar to hunt for the ship, though high waves are hampering efforts. Maritime patrol planes are searching for signs of oil or waste that could have been jettisoned by the crew to signal their location. Search and rescue mission for Argentinian submarine Two US Navy undersea submarine rescue vessels are on standby if needed for a rescue. The vessels can attach to the hatch of a stricken submarine at depths of up to 2,000ft and then ferry surviving crew back to the surface. "There is no good news," Juan Carlos Mendoza, father of crew member Fernando Mendoza, told local reporters. "Hopefully they have oxygen." The ARA San Juan was inaugurated in 1983, making it the newest of the three submarines in the navy's fleet. Built in Germany, it underwent maintenance in 2008 in Argentina. That maintenance included the replacement of its four diesel engines and its electric propeller engines, according to specialist publication Jane's Sentinel. Juan Carlos Mendoza, father of crew member Fernando Mendoza, waits for news in Mar del Plata Credit: AP ATEPSA, a union representing workers in the protection and security of aeronautics, said the case of the submarine "puts centre stage the recurring failures in state policies". It said in a statement that "the apathy in the Services of Search and Rescue, and the lack of coordination which exists in all the public bodies involved, are the faithful reflection of multiple errors which complicate the principle objective: to reach the victims in an urgent manner". The union noted workers in several airports were participating in search operations "despite the problems of communication in the oceanic sector due to lack of investment." This was "aggravated by the fact that the plant that transmits and receives all the aeronautic communications in the country does not have staff," it complained.



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NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in Manhattan

NYPD on scene after shooting, vehicular attack reported in ManhattanSeveral people were killed and numerous others injured in New York on Tuesday when a suspect plowed into cyclists and pedestrians in Lower Manhattan, and rammed another vehicle on Halloween, police said. The man left the vehicle holding up fake guns, before being shot by police and taken into custody, officers said. The incident took place close to various schools as the city celebrated Halloween.



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Second Rock Fall Reported at Yosemite's El Capitan a Day After Climber Was Killed

Second Rock Fall Reported at Yosemite's El Capitan a Day After Climber Was KilledIt's not clear if anyone was injured in the second fall



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North Korea's Latest Nuclear Test May Have Been Twice As Powerful As Previously Reported

North Korea's Latest Nuclear Test May Have Been Twice As Powerful As Previously ReportedNew analysis of North Korea’s Sept. 3 nuclear test ― the regime’s sixth-ever and most powerful to date ― suggests it could have been twice as strong as previously thought.



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North Korea's Latest Nuclear Test May Have Been Twice As Powerful As Previously Reported

North Korea's Latest Nuclear Test May Have Been Twice As Powerful As Previously ReportedNew analysis of North Korea’s Sept. 3 nuclear test ― the regime’s sixth-ever and most powerful to date ― suggests it could have been twice as strong as previously thought.



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'Stop the Kimsanity' – How news of North Korea's nuclear test was reported around the world

'Stop the Kimsanity' - How news of North Korea's nuclear test was reported around the worldNorth Korea has claimed a "perfect success" for its most powerful nuclear test so far, a further step in the development of weapons capable of striking anywhere in the United States. Sunday's test by Kim Jong-un's regime had an estimated strength of 50 kilotons, defence ministry officials told a parliamentary briefing on Monday as Seoul agreed "it is time to strengthen" a military response against the North. The nuclear test was the first since US President Donald Trump took office in January. Mr Trump, asked if he would attack the North, said, "We'll see." Here's how regional and world media reacted… North Korea: Enemies are 'hell-bent' on escalation North Korea has launched a scathing attack on the “warmongers” in Seoul, along with South Korea’s allies in Washington and Tokyo, following Sunday’s missile launch. Official media in Pyongyang criticised the response from the South Korea “puppet forces” in calling for more UN action against the North and the “introduction of nuclear strategic assets into South Korea”. North Korea detonate sixth and most powerful nuclear test 00:56 “This is not only the height of the persecution mania of those upset by the recent launch of the Juche weapon but also useless racket of those hell-bent on escalating confrontation,” said a commentary from the Rodong Sinmun newspaper, which was produced by official KCNA news agency. Juche is North Korea’s home-grown ideology which promotes self-reliance and devotion to the country’s rulers. China: Seoul and Washington are at fault China's Global Times newspaper said Beijing should resist tougher sanctions on North Korea and blamed heightened tensions on the US and South Korea. The newspaper, which is produced by The People's Daily, the official mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, also warned against cutting off Pyongyang's oil supply and closing the border. "If North Korea's nuclear activities don't contaminate China's northeastern regions, China should avoid imposing overly aggressive sanctions on North Korea, it said in an editorial. "The root cause of the North Korean nuclear issue is that the military pressure of the Washington-Seoul alliance generates a sense of insecurity for Pyongyang who then believes that owning a nuclear strike capability is its sole guarantee for the survival of the regime." Officials in Beijing regularly blame Seoul and Washington for raising tensions on the Korean peninsula. Taiwan: Pyongyang must stop undermining security in the region Taiwan’s newspapers splashed on Monday with the escalating crisis over North Korea’s nuclear test, with the China Times opting for a chilling full page picture of a mushroom cloud. Other newspapers opted to show Kim Jong-un inspecting his missiles. “World criticizes N Korean nuclear test,” said the frontpage headline in the The Taipei Times, the island’s only English-language newspaper, next to a picture of joyful Pyongyang residents reacting to a televised announcement about the hydrogen bomb test that was displayed on a large city centre screen. The newspaper revealed that President Tsai Ing-wen convened a national security meeting on Sunday. “Tsai condemned North Korea for its action, and urged Pyongyang to stop any moves to undermine security in the region,” it said. Although not directly in the firing line of Pyongyang’s missiles, Taiwan, just a two hour flight from Seoul, would be caught in the crosshairs of any regional conflict. Japan The Japan Times Australia The Australian The Sydney Morning Herald Philippines The Daily Inquirer America New York Times New York Post Daily News The Washington Post United Kingdom The Daily Telegraph TELEGRAPH: US warns it is ready to annihilate N Korea #tomorrowspaperstodaypic.twitter.com/XvElzPsEet— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) September 3, 2017 The Guardian  GUARDIAN: Inquiries into custody deaths 'failing families' #tomorrowspaperstodaypic.twitter.com/71ut0ZfRZZ— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) September 3, 2017 The Times THE TIMES: US threat to attack Kim after bomb test #tomorrowspaperstodaypic.twitter.com/lf0hitqZgx— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) September 3, 2017 City AM CITY AM: Nuclear Reaction #tomorrowspaperstodaypic.twitter.com/K5MEadCk0z— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) September 3, 2017 France Liberation    



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