natural disasters

TOPSHOT - People wait in the streets after evacuating buildings in Caracas on August 21, 2018 following a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck in the Venezuelan northeastern state of Sucre according to the US Geological Survey. - Venezuela's seismology institute recorded a 6.3 magnitude quake that caused panic, but there were …

Video: Venezuelan Leader Celebrates ‘Socialist’ Earthquake

Venezuelan socialist leader and accused drug lord Diosdado Cabello was in the middle of a speech about the greatness of Bolivarian socialism when a 7.0 earthquake struck the country Tuesday afternoon, triggering panic in the Caracas crowd and leaving Cabello momentarily speechless.

Anaheim Hills 2 fire (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty)

Orange County Blaze Under Control, 45% Contained

Cooler weather brought on by onshore winds helped more than 1600 firefighters knock down the “Canyon Fire 2” that ravaged the Orange County hillsides around Anaheim, Tustin, and Orange Monday and Tuesday.

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‘Canyon Fire 2’ Rages Through Orange County Hills

Gale-force winds gusting upwards of 70 mph fueled a fast-moving brush fire in the Anaheim Hills area of Orange County Monday, destroying at least 24 structures and consuming 7,500 acres as it raged through the night, forcing thousands to remain evacuated.

Napa fire (Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty)

Wildfires Rage Through Wine Country, North Coast — and Anaheim Hills

Massive wind-fueled wildfires burned out of control in Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday, destroying an unknown number of structures, forcing school closures and the evacuation of thousands of people as major thoroughfares were shut down by the fast-moving infernos.

Italy

Final Toll in Italy Avalanche Stands at 29 as Search Ends

PENNE, Italy (AP) — The final death toll from Italy’s devastating avalanche stands at 29 after the remaining bodies were pulled out of the rubble of a hotel crushed by tons of snow, firefighters said Thursday.

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Canadian Nudist Accused of Causing Earthquake Responds to Malaysia: ‘F Your Culture’

A Canadian man claiming to be one of a group of international tourists being sought for arrest in Malaysia after stripping on top of “sacred” Mount Kinabalu has responded to accusations by Malaysian politicians on Facebook that he and his peers triggered a deadly earthquake with their insolence. Responding to death threats from Malaysian believers, Emil Kaminski wrote on Facebook, “f*ck your culture.”