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Slain Palestinian toddler's parents, brother fighting for lives

Palestinian - The parents and brother of a Palestinian toddler burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists were fighting for their lives Saturday, as demonstrators held a second day of protests over the arson attack.

Firefighter dies as thousands battle California wildfires

Los Angeles - A firefighter died while battling one of the 18 large wildfires raging in California, its governor said, declaring a state of emergency.

Netanyahu in rare call to Abbas after toddler murder: Office

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a rare telephone call to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, condemning the murder Friday of a Palestinian toddler in an arson attack and pledging a thorough investigation.

Palestinian toddler burned to death in 'settler' arson attack

Palestinian - A Palestinian toddler was burnt to death and his mother among four relatives hurt in an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers on two homes in the Israeli-occupied West Bank Friday.

Palestinian baby dies in fire started by Israeli settlers: Officials

Nablus - An 18-month-old Palestinian baby died and its parents were injured in a fire started by Israeli settlers in the West Bank, Palestinian security officials said Friday.Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon labelled the attack an "act of terrorism.

Disruption continues at Rome's disaster-hit airport

Rome - Flights in and out of Rome's disaster-hit Fiumicino airport were seriously disrupted for a second day Thursday after a fire in a nearby pine grove threw dense smoke across the runway.

Fire temporarily grounds planes at Rome airport

Rome - Rome's Fiumicino airport was forced to suspend all flights for around two hours Wednesday after a fire broke out in a nearby pine grove, spreading dense smoke across the runway.

Cairo furniture factory fire kills 25

Cairo - At least 25 people died in a fire that gutted an Egyptian furniture factory north of Cairo on Tuesday, a health ministry official said.

France evacuates 10,000 campers as Provence burns

Paris - French officials evacuated 10,000 people from three different campsites Monday as hot winds fanned fires in drought-hit Provence in the middle of the summer holiday season, officials said.

Wildfire in Spain ravages 1,200 hectares

Barcelona - A wildfire raging in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia on Monday has destroyed over 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) of land and forced the evacuation of some 800 people, local officials said.

France forest fire spreads, firefighters step up fight

Saint-jean-d'illac - A forest fire raging in southwestern France was again advancing on Sunday afternoon because of strong winds, even as efforts to put out one of the country's worst fires in five years were considerably stepped up.

Sierra wildfire forces closures, evacuations along Highway 50

Kyburz - Highway 50 in California's Sierra Nevada mountains was shut down Thursday afternoon as a wildfire burned out of control near the town of Kyburz in El Dorado County.

Crews battle brush fire near LA for second day

Los Angeles - Crews in southern California battled a brushfire Saturday that at one point spilled onto a busy highway and triggered scenes of panic among terrified motorists.

Greece beats back wildfires as one body found

Atenas - Firefighters in Greece on Saturday succeeded in bringing two large wildfires in Athens and the Peloponnese under control, but an off-duty police officer is believed to have died in the flames.

Hundreds evacuated as California 'pine fire' rages

Los Angeles - Firefighters battled a fast-moving brush fire near a major California highway Saturday, as crews worked through the night to evacuate hundreds of nearby campers, including children, officials said.

Greece struggles with wildfires, France sends firefighting planes

Atenas - Greece appealed for EU assistance Friday to battle wildfires raging on the outskirts of Athens and in the southern Peloponnese region that forced the evacuation of several villages.

The victims fighting to survive after Taiwan water park inferno

Taipei - Almost three weeks after a fireball engulfed hundreds of young partygoers in Taiwan, the death toll continues to rise with agonising slowness as parents keep vigil at their children's bedsides, willing those who survived to stay alive.

Blasts at French petrochemical plant appear 'malicious'

Paris - Two explosions which sparked huge fires at a petrochemical plant in southern France early Tuesday are believed to have been the result of a "malicious act", sources said.

Spain retirement home blaze leaves eight dead

Madrid - A blaze in a retirement home in northern Spain overnight left eight people dead and 11 hurt, the regional government said Sunday.

Spain wildfires burn more than 15,000 hectares

Madrid - Forest blazes in Spain have ravaged more than 15,000 hectares this week as the country chokes in a record heatwave at the start of its wildfire season, officials said Thursday.

Wildfire in northern Spain amid European heatwave

Madrid - A wildfire in northern Spain's Aragon region has ravaged around 8,000 hectares (19,700 acres) of pine and brush and forced some 1,500 people to evacuate their homes, local authorities said Sunday.

No racial motivation in U.S. church fires: Official

Washington - Fires at six African-American churches in the southern United States do not appear to be linked or racially motivated, officials said.

Second death after Taiwan water park disaster

Taipei - A second young victim died Thursday after being engulfed by a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan "colour party", as organisers face charges after plumes of decorative powder ignited.

Young partygoer dies after Taiwan water park disaster

Taipei - A 20-year-old partygoer died Monday after suffering 90 percent burns from a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan "colour party", with organisers facing charges after plumes of decorative powder ignited.

Hundreds injured in Taiwan water park blast 'hell'

Taipei - Witnesses described the scene at a Taiwan water park as "hell" after a ball of fire ripped through a crowd, with authorities putting the injured at nearly 500 on Sunday, more than 200 of them seriously hurt.

Roaring wildfire threatens historic California mining town

Markleeville - California and Nevada firefighters battling a wind-fanned wildfire in the Sierra Nevada mountains conceded Tuesday that the blaze had outpaced containment efforts and was out of control.

Mexico nursing home fire kills 16

Tijuana - A fire engulfed a nursing home in northern Mexico on Tuesday killing at least 16 elderly residents in a pre-dawn inferno that may have been intentionally ignited, authorities said.

Fire ravages French basilica

Nantes - A spectacular blaze ravaged the roof of a 19th century basilica in western France on Monday, causing major damage but no injuries, authorities said.

Deadly Kiev fuel blasts set off blaze near military unit

- Hundreds of Ukrainian firefighters battled Tuesday to keep a blaze sparked by a deadly string of fuel depot blasts from engulfing a strategic military unit outside Kiev that has Mig-29 fighter jets and rockets on site.

More than 150 killed in Ghana petrol station blast, floods

Accra - More than 150 people have died in a devastating petrol station blast during heavy flooding in Ghana's capital, prompting the nation's leader to call three days of national mourning over the "catastrophic" loss of life.
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