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US election: Sanders supporters boo call to back Clinton

Media captionSupporters of Bernie Sanders booed after the senator urged them to support Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders supporters booed and jeered at a rally ahead of the Democratic Party convention when he urged them to back Hillary Clinton. The Vermont senator, who lost to Mrs Clinton in the race to be the party’s presidential candidate, […]

California wildfire: 10,000 homes evacuated from path of Sand Fire

California wildfire: 10,000 homes evacuated from path of Sand Fire

Image copyright Getty Images A wildfire north-west of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of some 10,000 homes as it expands across a rugged 51 sq-mile (132 sq-km) zone, fuelled by high winds and hot weather. Helicopters are being used to tackle the blaze, nicknamed the Sand Fire, which broke out near Santa Clarita, 40 […]

Marni Nixon: Hollywood’s ‘invisible voice’ dies aged 86

Marni Nixon: Hollywood’s ‘invisible voice’ dies aged 86

Media captionMarni Nixon talks about how she “ghost voiced” for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady Marni Nixon, known as Hollywood’s “invisible voice”, has died aged 86. The singer appeared, uncredited, on many of the biggest movie musicals of all time – dubbing the voices for Deborah Kerr in The King and I, and Audrey […]

US election: Bernie Sanders to urge Democratic Party unity

US election: Bernie Sanders to urge Democratic Party unity

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sanders supporters marched through Philadelphia Bernie Sanders is expected to urge his supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton when he speaks at the party’s convention in Philadelphia later. The Vermont senator will set out the case for her being a “far superior” candidate to Republican Donald Trump. But his […]

US election: Democrats’ chair steps aside amid email row

US election: Democrats’ chair steps aside amid email row

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Under fire – Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz The US Democratic Party chair says she will resign as a row over leaked emails threatens efforts for party unity ahead of the presidential nominating convention. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s move follows a leak of emails appearing to suggest that party […]

California struggles to contain wildfire near Los Angeles

Media captionForced out by wildfire Fire crews in California are struggling to contain a wildfire that has destroyed 18 homes and threatens hundreds of others in mountains north of Los Angeles. The fire covers more than 22,000 acres and residents of about 1,500 homes near Santa Clarita have been evacuated. A body has been found […]

Verizon ‘agrees $5bn Yahoo deal’

Verizon ‘agrees $5bn Yahoo deal’

Image copyright Justin Sullivan US telecoms giant Verizon Communications is to buy Yahoo’s search and advertising operations for $5bn (£3.8bn), according to media reports. The two firms were reported on Friday to be in exclusive talks over a possible deal. US internet firm Yahoo announced in February that it was looking at “strategic alternatives” for […]

California wildfires: Hundreds flee homes near Los Angeles

Media captionFirefighters continue to tackle the blaze, near Los Angeles Fast-moving wildfires have forced hundreds of people to leave their homes in mountains south of San Francisco, California, the authorities say. The fires had covered an area of 20,000 acres by Saturday evening, sending a pall of smoke south across parts of Los Angeles County. […]

Verizon ‘agrees $5bn Yahoo deal’

Verizon ‘agrees $5bn Yahoo deal’

Image copyright Justin Sullivan US telecoms giant Verizon Communications is to buy Yahoo’s search and advertising operations for $5bn (£3.8bn), according to media reports. The two firms were reported on Friday to be in exclusive talks over a possible deal. US internet firm Yahoo announced in February that it was looking at “strategic alternatives” for […]

Shawshank Redemption oak tree falls and fans grieve

Shawshank Redemption oak tree falls and fans grieve

Image copyright @midwest_cowgirl One of the most iconic trees in cinematic history is no more – a victim of the wind. The white oak tree from the classic 1994 film Shawshank Redemption has been felled in Mansfield, Ohio. The tree appears near the end of the movie when Morgan Freeman’s character Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding […]