Oregon was especially hard hit by scores of wind-driven wildfires that erupted all at once across the western United States earlier this month GATES, OREGON: Heavy and intermittent showers were good news for residents of the state on Friday as it helped firefighters subdue the deadly flames further after nearly two weeks of carnage caused by the wildfires.

"There's no question, as I've said for several weeks now, that we could expect and are now seeing a second wave coming in," says Boris Johnson. Photo: AFP British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned the country on Saturday of a second wave of the coronavirus, hinting that another lockdown across the country would be imminent.

Past letter unveils the Queen?s real reaction towards Princess Diana?s death Princess Diana?s death truly is a tragedy for the masses and while many never stopped criticizing the monarchy?s decision to mourn privately, a newly recovered letter gives some much needed catharsis to angry royal fans across the globe. ABC News reports that the letter in question was a reply made out to Lady Henriette after the royal expressed her condolences towards the irreplaceable loss.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks during the daily briefing to update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street, in London, United Kingdom June 8, 2020. ? Reuters/Files LONDON: Britain's government warned of a possible return to a national lockdown across England in a bid to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic, as rates of hospitalisation are doubling every eight days.

Queen Elizabeth will be removed as Barbados's Head of State as part of the Caribbean island's plan to become a Republic. The announcement was made by Dame Sandra Mason, Governor General of Barbados, in her Throne Speech on Tuesday. She said the country will become a republic by November 2021. ?The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind.

Hamas warned Israel it faced an escalation if the bombing continued, barely two weeks after a renewed Egyptian-brokered truce halted near-nightly exchanges across the border through August. Photo: AFP GAZA: Israel bombed the city on Wednesday, claiming that rockets were fired into its territory by 'militants' a day after Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a historic peace treaty with the Jewish state.

Waqf members decided to "suspend the entry of worshippers starting from Friday afternoon (September 18) for a period of three weeks". Photo: AFP JERUSALEM: The Al-Aqsa mosque compound will be closed on Friday, said authorities on Wednesday after a rise on COVID-19 cases. With cases of the virus on the rise in Israel and the Palestinian territories, the Waqf authority held an emergency meeting with health officials.

Whether the Trump administration can hurry a safe vaccine into wide production has become a focal point of the 2020 election campaign, in which polls show Biden leading Trump. Photo: AFP US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will address the issue of developing and distributing an effective COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, challenging US President Trump's claims that Washington was three to four weeks away from coming up with one.

This RAMMB/NOAA satellite image shows Hurricane Sally in the US Gulf Coast on September 16, 2020, at 11:50 UTC. Hurricane Sally barrelled into the US Gulf Coast early Wednesday, with forecasts of drenching rains that could provoke "historic" and potentially deadly flash floods. Photo: AFP Threatening "historic and catastrophic" flooding in parts of Alabama and Florida, Hurricane Sally triggered torrential rains on the US Gulf Coast Wednesday.

LONDON: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has formally stripped Harvey Weinstein of his honorary award following his conviction for sexually assaulting a former production assistant and raping an actress. “The Queen has directed that the appointment of Harvey Weinstein to be an Honorary Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, dated 29 January 2004, shall be cancelled and annulled,” according to an official announcement in the London Gazette said.