Thousands evacuated as wildfire burns in California

Several wildfires have erupted in the US state of California, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people in the state and destroying a number of homes and threatening hundreds more.

Lawyer: Assange staying in embassy until given US extradition guarantee

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuador Embassy in London until he is given guarantees that he will not be extradited to the United States, Assange’s lawyer Jennifer Robinson said on Tuesday.

'Whose schools? Our schools': Chicago students rise up

Chicago Students Union organizes press conference and march to demand a democratic Board of Education and an end to school closures.

Missouri at the heart of a national debate

News out of Ferguson, Missouri, has been devastating. Since unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by an as-yet-unidentified police officer, local police have responded to the community’s demonstration of outrage with unprecedented force, using military-style weaponry to suppress peaceful protests, arrest black elected officials and detain journalists.