Former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres has died at the age of 93 after suffering a major stroke two weeks ago.
There are at least 10 wildfires currently burning across California.
Conditions are only getting worse due to a punishing offensive from Syrian and Russian forces.
World leaders mourned Shimon Peres as a founding father of Israel who cast his shadow upon the entire history of the Israeli state.
A Vermont man who spent week in a life raft before being rescued by passing freighter returns to shore; his mother remains missing and presumed dead.