International News Roundup

Helicopter Spreads Water Across Californian Wildfire

By Paulette Myrie

Rains may bring respite in California Wildfire Battle

Rain forecasted in California could help firefighting efforts as two major fires continue to rage in northern and southern parts of the state.

Firefighters welcomed the news that rain could be on its way, but officials cautioned that mud and rockslides could hamper search and rescue efforts.

The fires have so far claimed the lives of 80 people, and the number of missing persons is nearly 1,000.

Thousands of structures have been damaged or destroyed and the town of Paradise has been nearly wiped off the map.

Minutes Silence to Remember Ireland fan who in Copenhagen

A minute of silence will be held ahead of the Republic of Ireland’s Nation’s League football match against Denmark tonight, after a fan passed away in Copenhagen on Sunday morning.

Players will also wear black armbands in a solidarity with the fans family.

Police in Denmark said the man, 30, was found in the harbour in Copenhagen on Sunday morning.

Foul play is not suspected.

Atlantic storms pound Canary Islands

Buildings have been battered by huge waves on the north coast of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

Locals report that 39 people were rescued from their homes but nobody was injured.

Eyewitness said huge waves battered the sides of high-rise buildings with enough force to sweep the railings off of balconies.

Huffpost Spain reported that waves also battered the southern coast of the island, where the windows of a hotel restaurant were broken while people were eating.

Mystery Santa pays it forward

A mystery man calling himself Santa has paid for thousands of pounds’ worth of strangers shopping at a supermarket in America.

People turning up to pay for reserved items at a Walmart in Vermont found their bills were already settled.

One woman who asked who could afford pay for the orders was apparently told, “Santa Claus can.”