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CDC tells travelers to avoid China in expanded travel warning as coronavirus spreads

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is telling Americans to avoid all non-essential travel to China, expanding its travel warning from the city of Wuhan to the entire country as the coronavirus outbreak worsens, the agency said Tuesday. (CNBC)

California wildfire death toll now 71

With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of unaccounted for people more than 1,000, authorities in Northern California on Friday searched for those who perished and those who survived the fiercest of wildfires ahead of a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump. (CBC)

Two firefighters among three dead in huge Paris explosion

PARIS - Three people, including a Spanish woman and two firefighters, have been confirmed dead after a huge explosion rocked the centre of Paris leaving 50 Parisians injured, 10 critically. (The Express)

Helicopter pilot crash landed on roof of Manhattan skyscraper to ‘spare people on the street’

NEW YORK - A helicopter crashed into the roof of a Manhattan building Monday afternoon, killing the pilot, in what officials said was an attempt at an emergency landing. There were no other injuries or deaths, officials said. (National Post)

Gas pipeline ruptures, explodes sparking evacuations north of Prince George

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - About 100 members of a First Nation community in northern British Columbia were evacuated from their homes Tuesday evening after a gas pipeline ruptured, sparking a massive blaze. (Financial Post)

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China. "The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries," said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.  (BBC)

Search on for 1,276 now missing after California’s deadliest wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. - The number of people missing after California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire jumped on Saturday to 1,276, despite authorities locating hundreds of people who scattered when the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise. (Reuters)

Searches resume after tornado kills 23 in Alabama

Rescuers began tearing through the rubble of mobile homes and houses Monday in search of survivors of a powerful tornado that rampaged through southeast Alabama and killed at least 23 people, including children. (CBC)

Search suspended, 34 presumed dead in California boat fire

A team from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has arrived in California to begin investigating the dive boat fire that is believed to have killed 34 people. (CBC)

Florida panhandle bracing for major hit from Cat 4 storm

Just hours away from an expected Wednesday afternoon landfall, Hurricane Michael became ever stronger and more organized on Tuesday night over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Michael’s high winds, torrential rain, and very large storm surge were pushing briskly toward the Florida Panhandle and the Big Bend region just to the east. (Weather Underground)

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