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Ukraine sends aircraft as fire rages at arms depot

Kiev - Kiev said on Wednesday it had sent in aircraft to fight a massive fire as explosions continued at an arms depot in northern Ukraine.

UK official jailed for stealing Grenfell fire cash

London - A public official who stole more than £60,000 (67,600 euros, $78,000) intended for the survivors of London's deadly Grenfell tower disaster was on Friday jailed for five and a half years, police said.

Twelve face trial over Portugal wildfires: prosecutors

Lisbon - Twelve people including three commanders of Portugal's civil protection agency will stand trial over the country's worst ever wildfires which claimed 64 lives in June 2017, prosecutors said Thursday.

Twelve face trial over Portugal 2017 fires: prosecutors

Lisbon - Twelve people including three commanders of Portugal's civil protection agency will stand trial over the country's worst ever wildfires which claimed 64 lives in June 2017, prosecutors said Thursday.

Dozens evacuated as forest fire erupts in southern Croatia

Zagreb - A forest fire erupted Tuesday in Croatia's southern Peljesac peninsula, prompting the evacuation of dozens of villagers and tourists and destroying four houses, officials said.The blaze broke out near the town of Orebic.

Huge blaze forces hundreds from homes in Tuscany

Calci - A vast forest fire has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from their houses in Tuscany, with firefighters Tuesday battling to extinguish flames fanned by fierce winds.

French court frees Russian artist who set Paris bank ablaze

Paris - A Paris court on Thursday freed a radical Russian artist imprisoned since last October after he torched the facade of a French central bank building to protest the outsize role of bankers.

Government cuts blamed for Brazil National Museum inferno

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian officials on Monday blamed years of government cutbacks for an inferno that gutted the treasured National Museum, described by President Michel Temer as a "tragic" loss of knowledge and heritage.

Brazil's first human, a 'priceless' loss from Rio's museum fire

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil on Monday mourned the loss of the "first Brazilian," Luzia, after the 12,000-year-old fossil was destroyed in a raging fire that ripped through Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum.

Raging fire tears through prized Rio museum

Rio De Janeiro - A massive fire ripped through Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest, in what the nation's president says is a "tragic" loss of knowledge and heritage.

Fire engulfs National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest

Rio De Janeiro - A massive fire gutted the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, one of Brazil's oldest, authorities said Sunday, but no injuries were immediately reported.The cause of the fire, which broke out around 2230 GMT, was not yet known, according to local media....

Ten hurt in blast, blaze at German refinery

Berlin - A fire erupted Saturday at a refinery in southern Germany following an explosion, injuring at least 10 people and forcing authorities to temporarily evacuate almost 2,000 local residents, police said.

Greek ferry limps to port after fire on board

Atenas - Hundreds of passengers were safely evacuated early Wednesday from a Greek ferry after a fire broke out in the car deck, officials said.

19 dead as fire guts China spa hotel

Bejing - At least 19 people died and another 23 were injured when a fire ripped through a hot springs hotel complex in northeastern China on Saturday, state media said.

German firefighters stop spread of huge blaze, warn of ongoing threat

Berlin - Firefighters battling a large forest fire near Berlin had stopped its spread on Friday, a local official said, warning the danger from the blaze had not yet passed.

Five children fighting for life after French blaze: firefighters

Paris - A fire in a residential building near Paris on Sunday left seven people with serious injuries including five children who were in a "life-threatening" condition, firefighters said.

Chile in shock as 10 women perish in nursing home blaze

Santiago - Ten women burned to death in a blaze at a Chilean nursing home Tuesday, shocking the country and prompting a call by President Sebastian Pinera to shake consciences over treatment of the elderly.

Death toll from California fires rises to 10

Los Angeles - The toll from the California wildfires rose to 10 Thursday after a heavy equipment mechanic assigned to the Carr Fire was killed in a road accident, authorities said.

Greek PM vows to revamp national disaster unit as fire toll hits 93

Atenas - Embattled Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday vowed to create a new national disaster unit as the death toll from last month's deadliest-ever wildfires rose to 93.

Criminal case filed against BMW over S. Korea car fires

Seoul - A group of BMW owners in South Korea filed a criminal complaint against the German automaker Thursday over alleged delays in recalling more than 100,000 cars after a spate of engine fires, their lawyer said.

Portugal struggles to put out Algarve wildfire

Monchique - Wildfires scorched across Portugal's southern Algarve region on Wednesday, threatening more villages as the country's prime minister warned the blaze could burn for days before being brought under control.

Arid and ablaze, Europe battles deadly heat

Lisbon - Europe's scorching heatwave has killed nine people in a week in Spain, health authorities said Tuesday, as stifling temperatures kindled wildfires in the country and neighbouring Portugal where a ferocious blaze encircled a resort town.

Greek PM vows to end illegal building 'chaos' after fire disaster

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday vowed to end decades of illegal building "chaos" which he blamed for contributing to devastating fires last month that claimed scores of lives.

Portuguese wildfires encircle Algarve resort town

Lisbon - Hundreds of Portuguese firefighters and soldiers battled ferocious forest fires that threatened to engulf an Algarve resort town Tuesday, after sweltering temperatures kindled blazes that have whipped across the region.

Greek fire death toll rises to 91: officials

Atenas - A 95-year-old woman injured in Greece's deadliest fire last month died early Monday, raising the death toll to 91 as another top official blamed for the disaster stepped down.

Police, fire chiefs replaced after Greek fire disaster: official

Atenas - The Greek government, widely criticised for its handling of the devastating fires east of Athens which killed 90 people, on Sunday replaced its heads of the police and fire brigade.

Fire shuts highway between France and Spain

Madrid - A fire in northeastern Spain on the French border forced authorities to shut a highway linking the two countries for several hours on Saturday at the height of a heatwave, firefighters said.

Greek police minister quits over wildfires disaster

Atenas - Greece's minister responsible for the police, Nikos Toskas, quit Friday after the deadliest wildfires in Greek history, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office said.

Greek police minister quits over wildfires disaster

Atenas - Greece's minister responsible for the police, Nikos Toskas, quit Friday after scores died in wildfires near Athens last month, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office said.

Woman who lost baby in Greek wildfires dies

Atenas - A woman who lost her six-month-old baby in Greece's worst ever wildfires last month died in hospital on Friday, the country's health ministry said.
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