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HOUSTON (Reuters) – One worker is missing and six are injured after an oil production platform operated by a New Orleans company exploded and caught fire in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain late on Sunday, authorities said. The platform is operated by Clovelly Oil Co, confirmed Donald Mackenroth, a Clovelly vice president reached by phone. He said
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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Dry, warm gusts of wind are forecast for Sunday as firefighters continue to grapple with the deadliest blazes in California’s history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced entire neighborhoods to ash. Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more people to evacuate their homes on Saturday
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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 38 to rise with hundreds of people still missing. Thousands of firefighters were battling 16 major wildfires, some encompassing several smaller merged blazes, in areas
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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 35 from the week of fires to rise with hundreds of people still missing. Sixteen major wildfires, some encompassing several smaller merged blazes, have consumed
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TORONTO/OTTAWA (Reuters) – A kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in neighboring Afghanistan, has returned to Canada, the Canadian government said on Friday. American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network, which the
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