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Evacuations ordered for Californias third-largest wildfire since 1932

Evacuations ordered for California's third-largest wildfire since 1932Evacuation orders were issued Saturday for areas in California's Santa Barbara County as the state battles its third-largest wildfire since 1932, with winds and dry conditions threatening to help the blaze grow. Santa Barbara's Office of Emergency Management announced a series of mandatory evacuation orders as well as voluntary evacuation warnings for parts of the county on its Twitter account. The so-called Thomas fire menacing Santa Barbara has already burned 259,000 acres (105,000 hectares) of land, destroyed over 1,000 structures and cost more than $100 million since it broke out on December 4, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said.


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Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia sources

Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia: sourcesBy Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday. Masri's detention, which follows the biggest purge of the Saudi kingdom's affluent elite in its modern history, has sent shockwaves through business circles in Jordan and the Palestinian territories, where the billionaire has major investments. A Saudi citizen of Palestinian origin, Masri was detained last Tuesday hours before he was planning to leave after he chaired meetings of companies he owns, according to the sources.


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What Trump did this week Twitter feuds – naturally – and a shock loss for Roy Moore

What Trump did this week: Twitter feuds – naturally – and a shock loss for Roy MooreEach week, Trump seems to make more news than most presidents do in a lifetime. Donald Trump lashed out at the press on Saturday after CNN had to correct a report about hacked material being emailed to his son. Pointing out that the network’s slogan was “THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS”, Trump suggested an alternative tagline: “THE LEAST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS”.


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