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Has flammable ice been found?

Beijing - Is there such a thing as extractable flammable ice? The answer, according to Chines officials, is yes and a claim has been made that the country has made a scientific breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'.

37 injured in blast at chemical recycling plant in Spain

Madrid - Several explosions ripped through a recycling site for hazardous chemical waste near Madrid on Thursday, injuring 37 people, three of them seriously, and forcing the evacuation of nearby schools, officials said.

Blast at Spanish chemical recycling plant injures 30

Madrid - At least 30 people were injured Thursday, three of them seriously, in an explosion at recycling site for hazardous chemical waste near Madrid, forcing the evacuation of nearby schools, authorities said.

Fort McMurray recovery from 2016 forest fire plods along

Fort Mcmurray - A few late-season snowflakes flutter over Fort McMurray, their whiteness contrasting against surrounding forests blackened one year ago by the most destructive wildfire in Canadian history.

Man arrested after setting stranger on fire at Denny's

Happy Valley - Police in Oregon arrested a man they say walked in Denny's, poured gasoline on a 69-year-old stranger and then lit him on fire.

San Francisco goes dark amid major power outage

San Francisco - Equipment failure at a utility station and a subsequent fire pulled the plug on San Francisco on Friday, cutting power to downtown businesses and homes for hours.

Sri Lanka ends search for garbage survivors as toll hits 32

Colombo - Sri Lanka on Wednesday ended the grim search for survivors five days after a huge garbage mountain collapsed onto a slum, killing 32 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents.

Sri Lanka ends search for garbage survivors as toll hits 32

Colombo - Sri Lanka on Wednesday ended the grim search for survivors five days after a huge garbage mountain collapsed onto a slum, killing 32 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents.

Sri Lanka ends search for garbage survivors as toll hits 32

Colombo - Sri Lanka on Wednesday ended the grim search for survivors five days after a huge garbage mountain collapsed onto a slum, killing 32 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents.

Hundreds evacuated after deadly Sri Lanka dump collapse

Colombo - Sri Lanka has moved over 400 families to temporary shelters after tonnes of rotting garbage collapsed onto a slum on Friday, killing at least 28 people.

Hope fades for Sri Lanka missing, garbage toll hits 23

Colombo - Hopes of finding anyone alive under a collapsed mountain of garbage in Sri Lanka's capital faded Sunday as the death toll reached 23 with another six reported missing, police said.

Hope fades for Sri Lanka missing, garbage toll hits 23

Colombo - Hopes of finding anyone alive under a collapsed mountain of garbage in Sri Lanka's capital faded Sunday as the death toll reached 23 with another six reported missing, police said.

Hope fades for Sri Lanka missing, garbage toll hits 23

Colombo - Hopes of finding anyone alive under a collapsed mountain of garbage in Sri Lanka's capital faded Sunday as the death toll reached 23 with another six reported missing, police said.

Senegal declares 3 days of mourning as fire death toll rises

Dakar - Senegal announced three days of mourning on Friday for the victims of a massive fire at a Muslim religious retreat this week, as the death toll from the catastrophe rose to 25.

Sri Lanka garbage dump toll rises to 15

Colombo - Sri Lankan soldiers dug through rubbish with their bare hands Saturday to pull out victims after a huge garbage mountain collapsed on their homes, killing at least 15 people.

Sri Lanka garbage dump toll rises to 15

Colombo - Sri Lankan soldiers dug through rubbish with their bare hands Saturday to pull out victims after a huge garbage mountain collapsed on their homes, killing at least 15 people.

Sri Lanka garbage dump toll rises to 15

Colombo - Sri Lankan soldiers dug through rubbish with their bare hands Saturday to pull out victims after a huge garbage mountain collapsed on their homes, killing at least 15 people.

Fire at Senegal religious retreat kills 22

Dakar - A fire tore through makeshift straw shelters at a Muslim religious retreat in Senegal, killing at least 22 people and triggering a stampede, firefighters and local media said Thursday.

Huge fire destroys French migrant camp

Grande-synthe - A huge fire has destroyed one of the biggest migrant camps in France housing 1,500 people, which started after a brawl involving hundreds of Afghans and Kurds, officials and police said Tuesday.

Clouds of smoke as latest fire hits central Dubai

Dibai - Clouds of smoke billowed over central Dubai on Sunday after a fire burned for several hours in a residential tower under construction near the city's largest shopping mall.

Clouds of smoke as latest fire hits central Dubai

Dibai - Clouds of smoke billowed over central Dubai on Sunday after a fire burned for several hours in a residential tower under construction near the city's largest shopping mall.

Clouds of smoke as latest fire hits central Dubai

Dibai - Clouds of smoke billowed over central Dubai on Sunday after a fire burned for several hours in a residential tower under construction near the city's largest shopping mall.

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.
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Fire in downtown Toronto destroyed heritage building at Dundas and Gould
Fire in downtown Toronto destroyed heritage building at Dundas and Gould
Fire at an oil refinery in Puerto La Cruz  Venezuela was caused by a lightning strike (August 11  20...
Fire at an oil refinery in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela was caused by a lightning strike (August 11, 2013).
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Firefighters work to put out a fire after a fireworks supermarket explodes.
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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.
Canadian Tire set ablaze in Toronto s Leaside.
Canadian Tire set ablaze in Toronto's Leaside.
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Fire at the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil
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Views of the La Atalaya area after the fire.  The sky is still full of smoke.
Views of the La Atalaya area after the fire. The sky is still full of smoke.
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Sunset behind the Mount Charleston fire.  Henderson  Nevada.  July 9  2013
Sunset behind the Mount Charleston fire. Henderson, Nevada. July 9, 2013
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A London Duck Tour boat caught fire on the River Thames.
A London Duck Tour boat caught fire on the River Thames.
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Kenya s Naivasha township: There have been no causalities or injury’s reported but the fire has cl...
Kenya's Naivasha township: There have been no causalities or injury’s reported but the fire has cleared the slum leaving behind a completely burnt out community.
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Someone taking a photo of a fire in Helsinki with a cellphone
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Fire destroys 50 homes in Breezy Point New York.
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A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
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FDNY announced brothers died in this house fire early this morning.
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AFTERMATH: New Brunswick  N.J.  firefighters do mop-up work Friday after a three-alarm fire gutted t...
AFTERMATH: New Brunswick, N.J., firefighters do mop-up work Friday after a three-alarm fire gutted the historic Poile Zedek synagogue on Neilson Street. No injuries were reported.
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