A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Southern California on Friday, triggering fires, buckling part of a highway, damaging buildings but causing few reported injuries despite striking with eight times more force than the initial quake in the same area a day earlier.
Turkey on Saturday fired its
central bank governor as policy differences between the
government and the bank deepened in the face of an economic
slump, volatility in the lira currency and high inflation.
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake
on Friday in Southern California triggered reports of damage in
communities in the northwest area of San Bernardino County, near
where the temblor hit, the county Fire Department said on
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe's coalition is on track to win a solid majority in a July 21
upper house election, and his dream of revising the pacifist
constitution could still be alive if enough allies also win, a
survey showed on Saturday.
A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of
7.1 was recorded in Southern California, the U.S. Geological
Survey and a European quake monitor said, a day after the
strongest quake in the region in 25 years.
Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff
Bezos' divorce from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie Bezos, was
finalized by a Seattle-area judge on Friday, paving the way for
her to receive $38.3 billion worth of Amazon stock, Bloomberg