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'No justice' five years on from Romania nightclub fire

Bucharest - Five years after a devastating nightclub fire killed three of her friends and left her with severe burns, 39-year-old Romanian Flavia Lupu said justice still has not been served in the case -- and that not enough lessons have been learnt.

Q&A: How to improve air quality in wildfire season Special

Wildfires have burned more than 2.2 million acres (8,903 Km2) across California so far this year, despite the coming fire season. The fires are creating poor air conditions for many across the state. What can be done to address this issue?

Wildfires raze dozens of homes in New Zealand

Wellington - Wildfires have destroyed up to 50 homes in New Zealand, authorities announced Monday, saying it was a miracle no one was hurt as "a wall of orange" razed most of a remote South Island village.

Going up: Review of California wildfires since 1984

High-severity wildfires in northern coastal California have been increasing, according to new research, by some 10 percent for each decade decade since 1984. This indicates the increased likelihood of wildfires as time passes.

Two sentenced to death for deadly 2012 Pakistan factory fire

Karachi - Two men were sentenced to death Tuesday for starting a fire at a Pakistan garment factory that killed over 260 people in 2012.

Lesbos camp filling up as UN warns on migrants' future

Athens - The UN refugee agency on Friday warned Greece that a new camp on Lesbos island hastily built to house thousands of migrants left homeless by a fire last week can only be temporary.

Lesbos camp filling up as UN warns on migrants' future

The UN refugee agency on Friday warned Greece that a new camp on Lesbos island hastily built to house thousands of migrants left homeless by a fire last week can only be temporary.

Greek police move homeless migrants to new Lesbos camp

Police on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday launched an operation to rehouse thousands of asylum seekers sleeping rough for over a week after Europe's largest migrant camp was destroyed by fire.

Lesbos police begin operation to move homeless migrants to new camp

Police on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday began an operation to rehouse thousands of homeless migrants at a new site after their camp was destroyed by fire, an AFP journalist said.

California braces for high winds that could propel deadly wildfires

Los Angeles - California faces more devastation from wildfires that have ravaged the West Coast, authorities warned Wednesday, with strong winds and dry heat expected to whip up flames from dozens of blazes raging across the state.

Afghans face Greek prosecutor over fire at migrant camp

Six young Afghan men including two minors will face a prosecutor on Greece's Lesbos island Wednesday on suspicion of setting fires that destroyed Europe's largest migrant camp last week.

Explosions spark huge fire in Italian port, no casualties

Rome - Explosions and a huge fire ripped through the port area of the Italian city of Ancona early Wednesday, destroying warehouses and lorries, but there were no casualties, firefighters said.

Five migrants arrested over Greek camp fire: minister

Athens - Police on the Greek island of Lesbos have arrested five migrants suspected of setting a fire that destroyed Europe's largest camp of Moria last week, the minister responsible for policing said Tuesday.

Germany to take in 1,500 refugees from Greek islands

Greece - Germany said Tuesday it will take in more than 1,500 refugees from Greece on top of the 150 unaccompanied minors whose camp burned down on the island of Lesbos as Berlin tried to rally a fresh EU response to a years-long migrant crisis that flared anew...

Hundreds of migrants housed in new Lesbos camp after fire

Roughly 800 of the thousands of asylum seekers who fled a fire that destroyed Europe's biggest migrant camp have been housed at a temporary site on the island of Lesbos, Greece's migration ministry said.

Greek government accuses migrants of 'burning' Moria camp

Greece on Monday accused migrants of deliberately burning their overcrowded camp last week on Lesbos island, where hundreds reluctantly moved to a new temporary site with "no showers or mattresses".

Greece sees end to Lesbos migrant crisis within a week

Greece said Sunday it hoped thousands of asylum seekers left homeless by fires at Europe's largest migrant camp could be rehoused within a week to end a crisis that has seen protesters clash with police.

Greece sees end to Lesbos migrant crisis within a week

Greece said Sunday it hoped thousands of asylum seekers left homeless by fires at Europe's largest migrant camp could be rehoused within a week to end a crisis that has seen protesters clash with police.

Weary migrants wary of new migrant camp in Greece's Lesbos

Aided by a Farsi-speaking translator, Greek asylum staffer Michalis patiently explained to a group of Afghans that a new tent camp awaits them on the island of Lesbos.

Teargas fired during migrant protests on Greek island of Lesbos

Greek riot police fired tear gas at protesting asylum-seekers on the island of Lesbos Saturday, as thousands demanded help after being left homeless by fires that destroyed Europe's largest migrant camp.

Teargas fired during migrant protests on Greek island of Lesbos

Greek riot police fired tear gas at protesting asylum seekers on Lesbos island Saturday, as thousands demanded help after being left homeless by the fire that destroyed Europe's largest migrant camp.

Teargas fired during migrant protests on Greek island of Lesbos

Greek riot police fired tear gas at protesting asylum seekers on Lesbos island on Saturday as tensions simmered following the catastrophic fire that ripped through Europe's largest migrant camp there this week.

Greece wants joint EU management of new Lesbos camp

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday demanded more "active" participation from the EU in housing thousands of migrants on the island of Lesbos, as he said Athens will rebuild a notoriously overcrowded camp destroyed by fire.

Greece ramps up emergency effort after Lesbos migrant camp fire

Greek security forces arrived en masse on the island of Lesbos on Friday to help build a new shelter for thousands of migrants left homeless by fires that destroyed their camp this week.

Firefighters put out Beirut blaze but anger smoulders

Beirut - Lebanese firefighters on Friday put out a blaze at Beirut port that brought back the trauma of last month's deadly dockside explosion and destroyed badly needed food aid.

Migrants still homeless after Greek fire as police boost presence

Thousands of asylum seekers have spent a third night in the open on Lesbos island after the country's largest camp burnt down, as police reinforcements arrived en masse on Friday.

Thousands spend third night in the open after Greek migrant camp fire

Thousands of asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos spent a third night in the open Friday after the country's largest camp burned down, as France, Germany and the Netherlands offered to take in hundreds of them, especially children.

After Moria fire, migrants cling to hope in olive groves

M - A film of pungent smoke still hangs over the olive groves of Moria two days after Greece's biggest and most notorious migrant camp was destroyed by fire.

Huge fire at Beirut port weeks after deadly blast

Beirut - A huge fire raged in Beirut's port Thursday, sending a column of black smoke billowing into the sky and sparking alarm among Lebanese still reeling from the devastating dockside blast last month.

Huge fire at Beirut port weeks after deadly blast

Beirut - A huge fire raged in Beirut port on Thursday, AFP correspondents said, sparking alarm among Lebanese still reeling from a devastating dockside explosion that disfigured the capital last month.
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