Hong Kong has fallen into recession, hit by five months of anti-government protests that erupted in flames at the weekend, and is unlikely to achieve any growth this year, the city's Financial Secretary said.
Firefighters battled on Saturday to outflank a wildfire that has forced the closure of an interstate highway in northern California.
Wildfires blazed along a smouldering stretch of Portugal's Algarve Thursday, as hundreds of firefighters battled to control flames that have menaced the popular tourist region for a week.
More than 38,000 people remained under evacuation orders on Sunday in and around the city of Redding, about 257 km north of the state capital Sacramento.
One person was killed in a raging, out-of-control wildfire that sent residents racing to flee a northern California city on Friday.
Emergency crews found one group of 26 victims, some of them youngsters, lying close together in a field just 30 metres from the sea near Mati in eastern Greece.
The plane came down on Scarlet Street, Mordialloc, a narrow tree-lined street.
The poor conditions, with strong winds, rain and waves as high as 3 metres, frustrated efforts to tame the oil tanker fire and search for the 31 remaining crew members, the Ministry of Transport said.
A firefighter was killed on Thursday while battling a mammoth California wildfire as crews sought to protect coastal cities and towns in the path of flames that have destroyed more than 700 homes.
More evacuees were expected to return home on Tuesday in northern California where the state's deadliest wildfires have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.