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Cricket: New Zealand wrap up Windies series with 240-run win

WELLINGTON New Zealand's bowlers steadily chipped away at the West Indies lineup to record a ruthless 240-run victory shortly before tea on the fourth day of the second test at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Tuesday to wrap up a 2-0 series sweep.

Cricket-New Zealand wrap up Windies series with 240-run win

WELLINGTON, Dec 12 New Zealand's bowlers steadily chipped away at the West Indies lineup to record a ruthless 240-run victory shortly before tea on the fourth day of the second test at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Tuesday to wrap up a 2-0 series sweep.

In Dordogne idyll, Brits unimpressed with Brexit talks

EYMET, France Britain's prime minister may be hailing "a new sense of optimism" in Brexit talks. But David and Iona Stent, who sold their English home three years ago to start anew in the sun-kissed vineyards of France's Dordogne, are having none of it.

11 Dec 2017

California wildfire responders lose their own homes: 'It's sobering'

VENTURA, Calif. California sheriff's Commander Dave Murray, usually the guy who helps others evacuate when wildfires rage through their communities, this week surveyed the charred ruins of his own home in a neighborhood north of Los Angeles.

10 Dec 2017

California firefighters make gains ahead of strong winds

VENTURA, Calif. Firefighters across Southern California made progress on Saturday battling a slew of scattered wildfires that have killed at least one person, destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced more than 200,000 people from their homes this week. | Video

Environment, Environment 10 Dec 2017

California wildfire responders lose their own homes: 'It's sobering'

VENTURA, Calif. California sheriff's Commander Dave Murray, usually the guy who helps others evacuate when wildfires rage through their communities, this week surveyed the charred ruins of his own home in a neighborhood north of Los Angeles.

Environment, Environment 10 Dec 2017

California wildfire responders lose their own homes: 'It's sobering'

VENTURA, Calif., Dec 9 California sheriff's Commander Dave Murray, usually the guy who helps others evacuate when wildfires rage through their communities, this week surveyed the charred ruins of his own home in a neighborhood north of Los Angeles.

10 Dec 2017

Firefighters race to contain California wildfires as winds set to strengthen

VENTURA, Calif., Dec 9 Firefighters in Southern California were under pressure on Saturday to contain six raging wildfires, which have destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced tens of thousands of people to flee, before fierce winds are expected to strengthen again.

09 Dec 2017

California avocados hit with triple whammy of fire, wind and ash

LOS ANGELES The wildfire that roared through the orchards of California's Ventura County destroyed much of the region's avocado crop not just with flames, but also with fierce Santa Ana winds and a thick blanket of ash.

Environment, Environment 09 Dec 2017

California avocados hit with triple whammy of fire, wind and ash

LOS ANGELES, Dec 8 The wildfire that roared through the orchards of California's Ventura County destroyed much of the region's avocado crop not just with flames, but also with fierce Santa Ana winds and a thick blanket of ash.

09 Dec 2017