Raging Wildfires Trap 4,000 at Australian Town’s Waterfront

Mallacoota, Australia (AP) Wildfires burning across Australia’s two most-populous states have trapped residents of a seaside town in apocalyptic conditions, destroyed many properties and caused at least two fatalities. About 4,000 people fled to the waterfront of a southeastern town as winds pushed an emergency-level wildfire towards their homes. The town of Mallacoota was shrouded…

Israeli PM Evacuated From Rally After Rocket Fired From Gaza

Ashkelon, Israel (AP) Israel says a rocket from Gaza has been intercepted over its southern territories. The attack caused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be hustled from a stage during an election rally Wednesday in the city of Ashkelon. There have been no reports of casualties and no Palestinian group has claimed responsibility. The newspaper…