US military deployed to battle wildfires

More communities forced to evacuate as fires continue to burn out of control across western states.

    More people have been being forced to flee their homes as wildfires in the western US continued to burn out of control.

    So far in 2012, wildfires have consumed roughly two million hectares across the country, above the 10-year average of 1.9 million hectares, according to figures from the National Inter-agency Fire Center.

    In some places, the US military is now being called in to help.

    Al Jazeera’s Roger Wilkison reports.


    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    Why America's Russia hysteria is dangerous

    The US exaggerating and obsessing about foreign threats seems quite similar to what is happening in Russia.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months