10 must-reads for today

United States President Donald Trump touring a neighbourhood in Malibu, California, that was damaged by the Woolsey Fire.
United States President Donald Trump touring a neighbourhood in Malibu, California, that was damaged by the Woolsey Fire.PHOTO: EPA-EFE
RT-Mart in Shanghai held promotions on Singles' Day to lure shoppers to buy from the physical store, as well as go online for bigger discounts.
RT-Mart in Shanghai held promotions on Singles' Day to lure shoppers to buy from the physical store, as well as go online for bigger discounts.ST PHOTO: CHONG KOH PING

Weather forecasters said yesterday that rain is on the way for fire-scorched and smoke-choked northern California, as the search for the dead and missing continued after the state's most destructive wildfires.

At least 76 lives have been lost and the number of people missing jumped to 1,276 last Saturday, despite the authorities locating hundreds of people.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 19, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe