People's Choice Awards: Stars in tribute to wildfire victims

People's Choice Awards: Stars in tribute to wildfire victims

Celebrities and film stars such as Kim Kardashian and Scarlett Johanssen paid tribute to those affected by the wildfires at the People’s Choice Awards. Kardashian herself has been evacuated from her home and led in the tributes to the first responders tackling the blaze at the Los Angeles awards ceremony. Source link

Gerard Butler, Miley Cyrus: Stars' homes destroyed by California wildfires

Gerard Butler, Miley Cyrus: Stars' homes destroyed by California wildfires

Image copyright @GerardButler/Twitter Gerard Butler and Miley Cyrus are among the celebrities whose homes have been destroyed by the deadly wildfires in California. Other stars including Kim Kardashian-West and Lady Gaga evacuated their homes over the weekend while sharing updates with fans on social media. The fires started on Thursday and have killed at least […]

Tobacco shares hit on US menthol ban fear

Tobacco shares hit on US menthol ban fear

Image copyright Getty Images Shares in two tobacco giants have been hit by reports that US regulators are planning to ban menthol cigarettes. Shares in British American Tobacco fell 9% to their lowest level for nearly five years, while Imperial Brands shares fell 4%. A report in the Wall Street Journal claimed the US Food […]

Douglas Rain: Actor who voiced Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey dies

Douglas Rain: Actor who voiced Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hal discovered a plan by Frank (left, Gary Lockwood) and Dave (Keir Dullea) to disconnect him Actor Douglas Rain, who was the voice of the sinister computer Hal in sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey, has died, the organisers of a theatre festival he founded have said. Rain died […]

Diageo sells Seagram's and sambuca brands

Diageo sells Seagram's and sambuca brands

Image copyright PA Drinks giant Diageo has announced that it is selling a portfolio of 19 brands to US privately owned firm Sazerac for $550m (£427m). The list includes three varieties of Seagram’s whisky, plus Romana Sambuca and the now-defunct Booth’s gin brand. Diageo said the sale would allow it to have “greater focus” on […]

How President Trump took 'fake news' into the mainstream

How President Trump took 'fake news' into the mainstream

What began as a way to describe misinformation was quickly diverted into a propaganda tool. The BBC’s Dave Lee examines how “fake news” went mainstream – and where it might go next. This story is part of a series by the BBC on disinformation and fake news – a global problem challenging the way we […]

California wildfires: Death toll rises to 31 with 200 missing

California wildfires: Death toll rises to 31 with 200 missing

Image copyright EPA Image caption The town of Paradise has been all but destroyed by the wildfires The death toll in wildfires sweeping California has risen to 31, with more than 200 people still unaccounted, officials have said. Six more people were confirmed killed in the Camp Fire in the north of the state, taking […]

California wildfires: Fears of further damage as winds strengthen

California wildfires: Fears of further damage as winds strengthen

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFleeing through flames: ‘I’m so scared right now… so terrified’ California firefighters face a possible further spread of several huge fires and more damage as winds strengthen. A lull on Saturday allowed some containment of the blazes, in the north and south of the state, but officials […]

California wildfires: Death toll rises to 25

California wildfires: Death toll rises to 25

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFleeing through flames: ‘I’m so scared right now… so terrified’ The death toll in the wildfires raging through California has risen to 25, according to officials. This comes after 14 more bodies were discovered in or near the decimated town of Paradise in the state’s north, bringing […]

Why half of America panics when this woman falls ill

Why half of America panics when this woman falls ill

Image copyright The Washington Post Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to hospital. Why did the news send many Americans into a tizzy? On Wednesday evening, Justice Ginsburg fell in her office at the US Supreme Court and went to the hospital, where doctors discovered she had fractured three ribs. […]