A major environmental, humanitarian and economic disaster lies in wait in the Red Sea - and there's only a tiny window of opportunity to prevent it.
At least eight people are confirmed dead according to Japan's public broadcaster NHK after an earthquake rocked the island of Hokkaido early on Thursday. Authorities said a nuclear power plant on the island was secure.
Helicopters airlifted stranded victims from rooftops and dam gates were thrown open as incessant torrential rain brought fresh havoc to the southern Indian state killing over 100 people.
The Holy Fire - named for Holy Jim Canyon where it began is one of nearly 20 blazes across California. Authorities have issued mandatory evacuation orders and one person has been arrested in connection with one of the blazes.
Thousands of structures have been destroyed and remain under threat as the wildfires in California continue to grow. The fires have become the seventh-most destructive in state history.
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