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Arson attacks on German rail tracks, police probe G20 protest link

Berlin - Several intercity rail tracks in Germany were hit by arson attacks overnight, police said Monday, in what could be protest action by left-wing extremists ahead of the G20 summit in July.

Arson attacks on German rail tracks, police probe G20 protest link

Berlin - Several intercity rail tracks in Germany were hit by arson attacks overnight, police said Monday, in what could be protest action by left-wing extremists ahead of the G20 summit in July.

Arson attacks on German rail tracks, police probe G20 protest link

Berlin - Several intercity rail tracks in Germany were hit by arson attacks overnight, police said Monday, in what could be protest action by left-wing extremists ahead of the G20 summit in July.

Arson bid hits campaign HQ of France's Le Pen

Paris - A building housing French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's campaign headquarters was hit by a arson attempt on Thursday, firefighters and police said, with only minor damage caused.

Hong Kong protester jailed over anti-China clashes

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong technician was jailed for four years and nine months on Monday for rioting and arson during anti-China protests last year, in the harshest punishment yet over the unrest.

Hong Kong protester jailed over anti-China clashes

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong technician was jailed for four years and nine months on Monday for rioting and arson during anti-China protests last year, in the harshest punishment yet over the unrest.

Hong Kong protester jailed over anti-China clashes

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong technician was jailed for four years and nine months on Monday for rioting and arson during anti-China protests last year, in the harshest punishment yet over the unrest.

Tourist critically injured in Hong Kong subway arson attack

Hong Kong - A Taiwan tourist was among three people in critical condition on Saturday after a rush hour arson attack on a Hong Kong subway train the previous night, officials said, with one man with a history of mental illness arrested for the crime.

Netanyahu says any deliberate Israel fires acts of 'terror'

Haifa - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday if proof was discovered that any of the fires across Israel were deliberately sparked they would be treated as acts of "terror.

Prisoners steal keys and riot at French prison

Poitiers - Dozens of inmates at a prison in central France escaped from their cells and rioted after stealing the keys of a warden, prison sources said.

Prisoners steal keys and riot at French prison

Poitiers - Dozens of inmates at a prison in central France escaped and rioted on Monday after stealing the keys of a warden, prison sources said.

Residents begin to return to fire-ravaged Northern California town

Lower Lake - Some residents of a small Northern California town that was nearly consumed by a wildfire that started Saturday were given the OK Wednesday to return to their properties to see what's left.

Two Alabama campers arrested over Colorado wildfire

Boulder - Two Alabama men were arrested and charged with arson Sunday afternoon in connection with a wildfire that has spread to more that 600 acres and forced the evacuation of over 2,000 people, reports the Boulder, Colorado Sheriff's Office.

China bus arsonist who killed 18 condemned to die

Bejing - A man convicted of killing 18 people when he set a public bus on fire in China has been sentenced to death, authorities said.

Dramatic rescue of man in burning car caught on video

Cupertino - A man on his way to lunch dragged a man from a parked car emitting thick black smoke moments before the vehicle burst into flames. Police suspected the man in the car was drunk.

Mexico convicts 10 officials in deadly day care fire

- Mexico convicted and sentenced 10 government officials to prison for up to 29 years over a 2009 day care fire that killed 49 children, court sources said Saturday.

Alberta volunteer firefighter facing 18 counts of arson

Mayerthorpe - The town of Mayerthorpe is reeling after a 19-year-old firefighter and son of a former mayor was charged with 18 counts of arson including one for the CN trestle bridge fire.

Fire hits home of witness to arson that killed Palestinian family

Duma - Fire on Sunday engulfed the home of a key witness to an arson attack by Jewish extremists that killed a Palestinian family last year, but he survived the blaze, police and residents said.

Fire hits home of witness to arson that killed Palestinian family

Duma - Fire on Sunday engulfed the home of a key witness to an arson attack by Jewish extremists that killed a Palestinian family last year, but he survived the blaze, police and residents said.

Fire hits home of witness to arson that killed Palestinian family

Duma - Fire on Sunday engulfed the home of a key witness to an arson attack by Jewish extremists that killed a Palestinian family last year, but he survived the blaze, police and residents said.

Police: Couple's security camera catches them committing arson

Mesa - It is far from unusual for criminals to be caught after police view security camera footage. In this case police allege a couple's own security system recorded them setting fire to the house next door.

Suspicious fire at mosque on Christmas Day

Houston - Investigators with the Houston Fire Department are investigating a possible case of arson at a mosque in southeast Houston on Christmas Day.

In Sweden, migrants live in fear of arson attacks

Lund - "I came from my room to see what was happening. I saw the fire and ran outside," says Dawit, a 13-year-old Ethiopian boy living in a Swedish centre for asylum seekers.

Arsonists attack another migrant centre in Sweden

Stockholm - Arsonists attacked a centre housing asylum seekers in a small town in southern Sweden early Tuesday in the latest attack linked to the growing influx of migrants.

Mother of Palestinian baby killed in arson attack dies

Nablus - The mother of Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha, who was killed when suspected Jewish extremists firebombed his house, succumbed to her injuries on Sunday night, said the Israeli hospital where she was cared for and her family.

Mother of Palestinian baby killed in arson attack dies

Nablus - The mother of Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha, who was killed when suspected Jewish extremists firebombed his house, succumbed to her injuries on Sunday night, said the Israeli hospital where she was cared for and her family.

Judge questions man suspected of starting deadly Paris fire

Paris - A 36-year-old man suspected of starting a deadly Paris fire in which eight people, including two children, were killed was brought before an investigating judge in the city Saturday.

Israel police arrest suspects in deadly West Bank arson probe

Jerusalem - Israel Sunday arrested several suspects believed to be linked to the deadly firebombing of a Palestinian home and placed two more alleged Jewish extremists in detention without trial.

Israel arrests Jewish suspects over 'miracle' church arson

Jerusalem - Israeli police said Sunday they have arrested several Jewish suspects over an arson attack last month at a shrine where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of loaves and fishes.

Muslim crowd-funding working to rebuild black churches

U.S. Muslims and Arab-American organizations have joined together in a fund-raising effort to rebuild the eight churches that recently burned or were partially destroyed by fires in the South.
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Fire at the CN trestle bridge in Mayorthorpe  Alberta
Fire at the CN trestle bridge in Mayorthorpe, Alberta
Screen capture from Global News video
A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
Justin Bresaw  35
Justin Bresaw, 35
Leon County Sheriff's Office
Photographs released by South Wales Police of the building where a fire started by Melanie Smith kil...
Photographs released by South Wales Police of the building where a fire started by Melanie Smith killed five members of the same family, including a 15 month old baby.
South Wales Police
A home on Detroit s west side became a victim of arson on Angel s Night (10/30/10) [Taken from backy...
A home on Detroit's west side became a victim of arson on Angel's Night (10/30/10) [Taken from backyard]
Photographs released by South Wales Police of the building where a fire started by Melanie Smith kil...
Photographs released by South Wales Police of the building where a fire started by Melanie Smith killed five members of the same family, including a 15 month old baby.
South Wales Police
A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
Michael Dietz  36  and Sarah Saiz  25  charged with arson
Michael Dietz, 36, and Sarah Saiz, 25, charged with arson
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A home on Detroit s west side became a victim of arson on Angel s Night (10/30/10) [Taken from side ...
A home on Detroit's west side became a victim of arson on Angel's Night (10/30/10) [Taken from side of house]
The burned playground in Toronto s High Park
The burned playground in Toronto's High Park
A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A vacant house in Detroit falls to arson
A vacant house in Detroit falls to arson
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LAFD Battles Wall of Flames from Arson Fire
LAFD Battles Wall of Flames from Arson Fire
Mike Meadows / Los Angeles Fire Department
A home on Detroit s west side became a victim of arson on Angel s Night (10/30/10)
A home on Detroit's west side became a victim of arson on Angel's Night (10/30/10)