An aerial picture of the destroyed Shuri Castle after a fire ripped through the historic site in Naha, southern Okinawa prefecture, Japan. Photo: AFP

Fire destroys 600-year-old Shuri Castle complex in Japan, as locals mourn ‘symbol of Okinawa’

  • Over 100 firefighters battled a blaze that broke out overnight at the historic site’s main temple and spread quickly to other structures
  • Site is key part of complex dating back to Ryukyu Kingdom, and is believed to have been in use from around the 1400s
Topic |   Japan

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An aerial picture of the destroyed Shuri Castle after a fire ripped through the historic site in Naha, southern Okinawa prefecture, Japan. Photo: AFP
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Firefighters battle the Kincade Fire in Sonoma county, California. Photo: AP

Masked couple’s California ‘wildfire wedding’ photo goes viral

  • Image shows Katie and Curtis Ferland in burning wine country as photographer wonders: ‘Is this the new normal?’
Topic |   United States

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Firefighters battle the Kincade Fire in Sonoma county, California. Photo: AP
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