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Guatemala appoints new welfare minister after fire tragedy

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales presented a new social welfare minister Wednesday after her predecessor's arrest following a fire in a children's shelter that killed 40 teenage girls.

Guatemala arrests three over fire that killed 40 at shelter

Guatemala City - Guatemalan authorities probing a fire that killed 40 teenage girls at an overcrowded shelter have arrested three sacked officials from the social welfare ministry and charged them with manslaughter, the government said Tuesday.

Blaze at Israeli fireworks warehouse kills 2

- A fireworks warehouse in northern Israel went up in flames on Tuesday, killing two people, injuring at least two more and setting off a series of loud explosions, authorities said.

Guatemala minister resigns over fire that killed 40

Guatemala City - Guatemala's minister for social welfare, Carlos Rodas, offered his resignation Monday after a blaze in a government-run children's shelter killed 40 teenage girls.

Guatemala shelter fire death toll climbs to 39

Guatemala City - The death toll in a horrific fire at a government-run shelter for Guatemalan teens has climbed to 39, officials said.

Guatemala begins burying 36 girls killed in shelter fire

Guatemala City - Guatemala on Friday held the first funeral for 36 teenage girls killed in a horrific fire in a government-run shelter at the center of allegations of sexual abuse and other mistreatment by staff.

Hot ticket: Vietnam King Kong premiere ruined by monster fire

Ho Chi Minh - Film buffs with the hottest ticket in town were left running for safety after a giant model of King Kong went up in flames at the sizzling Vietnam premiere of the rebooted horror classic.

Guatemala mourns 35 girls killed in shelter fire

Guatemala City - Guatemala recoiled in anger and shock Thursday at the deaths of 35 teenage girls in a fire at a government-run shelter where staff have been accused of sexual abuse and other mistreatment.

20 teenage girls killed in Guatemala shelter fire

San Jos - The death toll from a fire in a government-run children's shelter in Guatemala rose to 20 late Wednesday after a girl aged around 14 succumbed to burns, the hospital treating her said.

Australia fires ease as damage mounts after record heat

Sydney - Australia was counting the cost to property and livestock Monday after firefighters battled weekend blazes in some of the hottest conditions on record.

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.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 battery factory catches fire

The factory that built the explosive batteries inside Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has caught fire, according to media reports. Over 100 firefighters were sent to the building after lithium batteries in half-finished products set alight.

Fire engulfs Philippine slum, thousands homeless

Manila - As many as 15,000 people are homeless after a huge fire engulfed an overcrowded slum in Manila, destroying thousands of homes and sending residents fleeing with their few possessions.

Fire engulfs Philippine slum, thousands homeless

Manila - As many as 15,000 people are homeless after a huge fire engulfed an overcrowded slum in Manila, destroying thousands of homes and sending residents fleeing with their few possessions.

Fire engulfs Philippine slum, thousands homeless

Manila - As many as 15,000 people are homeless after a huge fire engulfed an overcrowded slum in Manila, destroying thousands of homes and sending residents fleeing with their few possessions.

Three dead in Berlin gay sauna club fire

Berlin - A fire that raged through a sauna club in Berlin popular with gay men left three people dead and one injured, emergency services said Monday.

Three dead in Berlin gay sauna club fire

Berlin - A fire that raged through a sauna club in Berlin popular with gay men left three people dead and one injured, emergency services said Monday.

Three dead in Berlin gay sauna club fire

Berlin - A fire that raged through a sauna club in Berlin popular with gay men left three people dead and one injured, emergency services said Monday.

Eighteen killed in massage parlour fire in China

Bejing - Police detained one person Monday in connection with a fire at a foot massage parlour in China that killed at least 18 people and injured another 18, media said.

Trump fires acting attorney general who defied him on travel ban

Washington - US President Donald Trump has fired the acting attorney general, a holdover from the Obama administration, after she ordered Justice Department attorneys not to defend his controversial executive order on immigration.

Iranians pay tribute to firemen lost in tower blaze

Tehran - Tens of thousands of Iranians poured on to the streets of Tehran on Monday for the funeral of 16 firefighters killed when the city's oldest high-rise collapsed after a blaze.

More than 40 detained in Chile for spreading forest fires

Santiago - Authorities have detained 43 people suspected of stoking some of the deadly Chilean forest fires that have killed 11 people and destroyed large swaths of land, President Michelle Bachelet said Sunday.

Death toll climbs to 11 in Chile forest fires

Santiago - Forest fires ravaging southern Chile have now killed 11 people, President Michelle Bachelet said Saturday, as firefighters waged an all-out battle to extinguish the raging infernos.

Chile wildfires kill 10 people: president

Santiago - Raging forest fires in central Chile have killed 10 people, displaced thousands and destroyed entire villages, the government said Thursday.

Fourth firefighter dies in Chile wildfires

Santiago - A fourth firefighter died Wednesday while battling vast forest blazes in central Chile, the emergency services said.

Chile farmers fight wildfire 'catastrophe'

Malloco - Chile's president ordered extra funds Tuesday to be spent on fighting the country's worst forest fires ever, as frantic locals called for help to save their homes, animals and farmland.

Chile fires cause 'worst forestry disaster' in its history

Santiago - Vast woodland fires in the center and south of Chile have caused "the biggest forestry disaster in our history," President Michelle Bachelet said Monday, canceling a trip abroad to supervise the emergency.

'Catastrophe' declared as wildfires rage in central Chile

Metropolitana - Authorities declared a state of catastrophe in central Chile as crews Saturday fought vast forest fires described as the worst in decades.

Hopes fade for trapped Iran firefighters after high-rise collapse

Tehran - Iranian officials said Friday they were losing hope of pulling any survivors from the rubble of a collapsed Tehran high-rise where around 20 firefighters were feared to have lost their lives.

Hopes fade for trapped Iran firefighters after high-rise collapse

Tehran - Iranian officials said Friday they were losing hope of pulling any survivors from the rubble of a collapsed Tehran high-rise where around 20 firefighters were feared to have lost their lives.
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