Firefighters gained ground Sunday against an early season wildfire that slowly chewed its way through dense brush near Los Angeles, forcing more than 1,000 people from homes in the foothills.
About 500 firefighters attacked the 400-acre fire, aided by two helicopters and water-dropping air tankers, said Elisa Weaver, spokeswoman for the city of Sierra Madre. Residents evacuated at least 550 homes Saturday night and Sunday, but none had burned. “This is pretty serious,” Weaver said. “Some of these areas have not burned in over 40 years.”
Crews had the fire 30 percent contained by Sunday evening, Sierra Madre spokesman James Carlson said. Light winds and rising humidity were aiding firefighters, who hoped to have the blaze fully contained within 4-7 days, Carlson said.
They started early this year. Let’s see what will be left the next few months.
With a new cropped haircut, it appears as if Travolta has decided to do the decent thing now that his hairline is waving goodbye to his forehead.
And the moustache and bold new sideburns certainly draw the eye away from his shiny pate, as does the tough-guy tattoo he is sporting on his neck.
It’s a far cry from the days of Grease and Saturday Night Fever in the 1970s, when Travolta famously slick hairstyles almost stole the show.
Oh man after Saturday night fever the rebel without cause? The easy rider? What’s the matter with the guy? Does scientology makes all that to human?
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Key United Nations development agencies are meeting in Switzerland to try to develop solutions to ease the escalating global food crisis.
Led by secretary general Ban Ki-Moon, officials want to mitigate the impact of the steep rise in staple food prices and prevent food shortages worsening. The World Food Programme (WFP) has said an extra 100 million people need food aid because of higher prices. Food has become increasingly expensive, triggering unrest in several countries.
Ki-moon is waking up and somebody told him that people are hungry and it is UN obligation to do something!!!
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, as part of efforts to secure a peace deal between Syria and Israel.
Mr. Erdogan said both nations had sought Turkey’s help on the issue. Mediation would begin at a low level and, if successful, progress to higher-level officials, he said.
On Thursday Syria said Israel had indicated it would be prepared to withdraw from the Golan Heights in return for peace. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has declined to comment on the reports, but Mr. Olmert has said that he is interested in peace in Syria.
Israel and Syria remain technically at war, although both sides have recently spoken of their desire for peace.
It looks like a holiday advert; dictators from all around the world come to Syria … What’s the matter with Erdogan? He heard that the North Koreans help Syria to build a nuclear reactor and they run to take their share?
A 73-year-old Austrian man has confessed to imprisoning his daughter in a cellar for 24 years and fathering her seven children, police have said.
The head of the criminal affairs bureau in the province of Lower Austria, Franz Polzer, said that Josef F had confessed during questioning on Monday. Authorities are caring for the daughter and her six surviving children.
Earlier, police released photos of the man’s basement which showed concealed a network of tiny windowless chambers. The rooms were equipped for sleeping and cooking, and with sanitary facilities, they added.
Admitting doesn’t automatically bring forgiveness if ever this girl and her kids will be able to forget and forgive!