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Fire put out at 86-story residential skyscraper in Dubai

Fire put out at 86-story residential skyscraper in Dubai

Police in Dubai have reopened the streets around one of the world’s tallest residential skyscrapers after firefighters put out a blaze that erupted early Friday in the high-rise, forcing residents to evacuate in the middle of the night and sending chunks of debris plummeting below. No major injuries had been reported. A few people were […]

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153 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

153 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

At least 153 men, women and children were killed, with dozens more in critical condition, hospital and rescue officials said. Alerted by an announcement over a mosque’s loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck […]

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Several dead, injured after plane splits into two crashes into California homes

Several dead, injured after plane splits into two crashes into California homes

Small plane crashed into California homes killing three people and two were injured when a plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire, authorities said. The passengers boarded on the plane were a husband, wife and three teenagers on the plane that had just […]

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Media worker killed in western Iraq

Media worker killed in western Iraq

Aug  20, – Both worked for Al Ahad TV, a channel affiliated with Asaib Ahl al-Haq, one of the most powerful Shiite militias in Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary umbrella. A technician with an Iraqi satellite channel was killed on Saturday and a journalist wounded as they covered operations against the Islamic State group in western […]

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Firefighters battle large wildfire west of Spain’s capital

Firefighters battle large wildfire west of Spain’s capital

Aug 04, MADRID – A Spanish official says more than 550 firefighters backed by 17 water-carrying aircraft are trying to bring a large wildfire under control 92 kilometers (57 miles) west of Madrid. Regional government spokesman Francisco Jose Sanchez says that although the flames, which were first detected Saturday, are still raging out of control […]

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A fire in Moscow subway forces thousands to evacuate

A fire in Moscow subway forces thousands to evacuate

June 5, AP – At least 4,500 people were evacuated from the Moscow subway on Wednesday morning, according to Russia media citing emergency officials. A fire in the Moscow underground has brought the capital’s subway traffic to a standstill. Authorities evacuated thousands after the fire broke out near a station downtown. A blaze broke out […]

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Thousands evacuated as Wildfire spreading quickest into populated areas

Thousands evacuated as Wildfire spreading quickest into populated areas

June 3, LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — The blaze had burned about 35 square miles of very dry brush in the Angeles National Forest mountains and canyons, some of which hadn’t burned since 1929. The fire was growing so fast, and the smoke was so thick, that it was difficult to map the size, U.S. Forest […]

June 3, 2013 | By More
Two days of violence in Stockholm suburb shakes Sweden

Two days of violence in Stockholm suburb shakes Sweden

May 21, HUSBY, Sweden (AP) — Dozens of windows were smashed, 10 cars and several containers were set on fire, and seven police officers were injured. Cars and containers were also set ablaze in another of the Swedish capital’s suburbs, Fittja, although police said it was not clear whether the two events were linked. Some […]

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