New Zealand volcano: one dead and ‘likely to be more’ after eruption on White Island – live | World news

5.45am GMT05:45 In that press conference, deputy commissioner Tims said that some of the tourists on the island were from cruise ship Ovation of the Seas. “From my understanding, some of the tourists are from a cruise ship so we should have a list of people that left the cruise ship and potentially are on […]

Australia fires: helicopter crashes as 140 blazes rage in NSW and Queensland – live | Australia news

Queensland is choking on NSW’s bushfire smoke as a southerly change sweeps across the state bringing testing conditions for firefighters. The southeast corner of the state is shrouded in smoke, with the World Health Quality index showing unhealthy levels of air quality across parts of Queensland. “We have seen a southerly change move up from […]

California: thousands flee from fire burning near Santa Barbara | US news

Thousands of residents of southern California have fled their homes because of a wind-driven wildfire burning in mountains near Santa Barbara. Map Santa Barbara county officials declared a “local emergency” early on Tuesday morning, as the Cave fire spread through the Los Padres national forest. The fire had erupted Monday afternoon in the forest and […]