The death toll from the largest wildfire in California history rose to at least 31 with the discovery of additional remains on Sunday. ‘Camp Fire’ brought critical fire conditions and red-flag warnings that are projected to last until Tuesday evening. As winds strengthen, firefighters prepare themselves for the spread of further damage.
French President Emmanuel Macron urged world leaders to reject nationalism as they gathered to honor centenary of World War I Armistice Day. Macron spoke to leaders including US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin about the ‘betrayal of patriotism.’ Other world leaders held bilateral meetings at the event.
First election workers began recounting ballots in Florida on Sunday in the close races for US Senate and governor. Republican Governor Rick Scott holds leads and claims Democrat Bill Nelson ‘is trying to commit fraud to win.’ The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and state elections division said there was no evidence of voter fraud.
A local Hamas commander and several other Palestinians were killed in an Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip. One Israeli soldier was killed and another wounded during the operation. A Hamas spokesman described the incident as a ‘cowardly Israeli attack.’ Palestinians said undercover Israeli forces infiltrated the area in a civilian vehicle.
Michael Rogers, known as Australia’s homeless ‘Trolley Man,’ tried to stop a man from stabbing two police officers by ramming him with a shopping carriage. Footage of Rogers’ effort spread online and nearly $72 thousand was raised in support. An Australian court charged a woman with using needles to contaminate strawberries after nearly 200 complaints.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba set new sales records on Sunday for its biggest shopping day of the year, Singles Day. Alibaba hit $1 billion in sales in just 85 seconds. Alibaba’s Singles Day began in 2009 as a marketing antithesis to Valentine’s Day. The Single’s Day haul exceeded consumer spending during any US shopping holiday.