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Amazon Fire phone gaining popularity slowly but can it compete?

The Amazon Fire smartphone was up for sale just a week ago and few smartphone users are excited about the release. This isn't very surprising considering Amazon does not have an established customer base for smartphones.

India jails 10 over 2004 school fire that killed 94 children

New Delhi - A court in India on Wednesday sentenced a headmistress and nine others to jail over a school fire that killed 94 children a decade ago, in the first convictions surrounding the tragedy.

Video shows bartender accidentally lighting person's face on fire

A bartender in Lithuania was making a 'Flaming Lamborghini' when she ended up accidentally lighting a customer's face on fire.

Firefighters battle wild blazes in Spain

- Spanish firefighters on Saturday battled forest blazes that have destroyed hundreds of hectares of parched land and forced scores of people from their homes, authorities said.

Australia bushfire survivors in record class action win

Sydney - Survivors of a devastating 2009 bushfire in Australia won a nearly Aus$500 million (US$470 million) payout Tuesday in the biggest class action settlement in the nation's history.

Australia bushfire survivors in record class action win

Sydney - Survivors of a devastating 2009 bushfire in Australia won a nearly Aus$500 million (US$470 million) payout Tuesday in the biggest class action settlement in the nation's history.

Photo Essay: Wildfires — When the woods burn around your homes Special

Wildfires put communities in danger and interrupts daily activities. A single fire can destroy homes leaving many homeless. And owners sometimes will die in a tragic and futile effort to save their homes.

Truck carrying $100,000 worth of lobster slams into bridge

Westwood - On July 1, 2014, a truck carrying $100,000 worth of lobster crashed into the East Street Bridge in Westwood, Massachusetts. The incident occurred around 4:50 a.m.

Woman charged with arson after trying to set spider on fire

A woman from Kansas is facing an arson charge after she lit a small fire with towels in order to catch a spider and kill it.

Most U.S. firearms aren't protected from fire

According to the latest data published by the National Fire Protection Association, there are now more than 365,000 home fires in the U.S. every year, causing upwards of $5.7 billion in damages, to say nothing of lost life.

All-natural mixture is a promising fire retardant

A dash of clay, a dab of fiber from crab shells, and a dollop of DNA is not a magic potion but the ingredients of promising green fire retardant.

Fire kills six typhoon victims in Philippine tent city

Manila - Six members of the same family died after a fire struck a tent city set up for survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines on Wednesday, a police official said.

S. Korea hospice fire kills 21, patient arson suspected

Gwangju - A fire swept through a South Korean hospice for elderly and infirm patients early Wednesday, killing 21 people in what police suspect was an act of arson by an 81-year-old suffering from dementia.

21 dead in S.Korea hospital fire: Yonhap

Seoul - A fire swept through a hospital in South Korea early Wednesday, killing 21 people and leaving six others in a critical condition, according to a report.

21 dead in S.Korea hospital fire: Yonhap

Seoul - A fire swept through a hospital in South Korea early Wednesday, killing 21 people and leaving six others in a critical condition, according to a report.

Boy's death raises Colombia bus fire toll to 32

Bogot - The death toll from a Colombian bus fire rose to 32 after a boy hospitalized with severe burns succumbed to his injuries, authorities said Friday.

Colombia grieves young victims of bus inferno

Fundaci - Tiny shoes and charred toys are still strewn along the road in Fundacion, Colombia, two days after a tragic bus fire claimed the lives of 31 children.

Driver arrested in bus fire that killed 33 in Colombia

Fundaci - Colombian authorities have arrested the unlicensed driver who fled his overcrowded bus after it burst into flames, burning to death 33 young children, according to an official.

31 children burn to death in Colombia bus accident

Bogot - Thirty-one children were burned to death when their bus caught fire and exploded in northern Colombia on Sunday, the Red Cross said.

Man charged with arson amid raging California fires

Los Angeles - A 57 year-old man was charged with starting one of the several fires tearing across southern California that has killed at least one person, local police said.

Wildfires rage across southern California

San Marcos - Raging wildfires threatened more homes after thousands of residents fled towering flames fanned by high winds and record-breaking temperatures in baking southern California.

Thousands evacuated as California wildfires come early and often

Carlsbad - Tens of thousands of people including a nuclear plant, a college campus and a US military base had to be evacuated Wednesday after numerous early-season wildfires converged near San Diego.

Wildfires burn homes as California roasts

Los Angeles - Thousands of people fled raging wildfires in roasting southern California as flames destroyed homes and triggered evacuations at a nuclear power plant, a military base and an amusement park.

Fire that killed four in Florida was arson, officials say

Tampa - A man who appears to have died along with his family when fire destroyed their rented Florida mansion this week had recently bought gas cans and fireworks, authorities said today.

23 hurt as fire, blasts rock Philippine army munitions depot

Manila - Twenty-three people were injured when a fire and a series of explosions struck a Philippine army munitions depot near the country's financial district Wednesday, officials and witnesses said.

Volkswagen recalls 26,000 new cars over possible fire risk

The Volkswagen Group has confirmed that it is recalling over 26,000 brand new 2014-model year cars from across the range over a possible fire risk.

Deadly Chilean fire 'contained' but still burning

Santiago - A massive blaze in the historic Chilean port of Valparaiso that killed 15 people was contained Thursday but workers need several more days to completely extinguish it.

Chile assessing damage from Valparaiso fire

Valpara - Chileans began returning to their homes in the port city of Valparaiso on Monday as firefighters got the upper hand over a massive fire that killed at least 15 and torched entire neighborhoods over the weekend.

Volunteer firefighter cuts heroic figure in Chile fire

Playa Ancha - Big-hearted Chilean Victor Hernandez, a volunteer fireman battling blazes that have charred much of Valparaiso, lost his own home when out trying to protect those of others."I would do it over again -- a million times.

Deadly Chile fire rages for third day

- Firefighters backed by police and soldiers are battling for a third day a massive blaze that killed 13 people and ravaged a huge swath of Chile's historic port city of Valparaiso.
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A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
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A view of the Tramuntana mountains in Mallorca after the serious forest fire in July 2013.
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Fire in a 20-story building in Guantzhou, China
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El Lodge  a luxury ski resort in the Sierra Nevada in Spain has burned to the ground.
El Lodge, a luxury ski resort in the Sierra Nevada in Spain has burned to the ground.
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Smoke from a fire spreading in the countryside can be seen from Fuengirola on the coast.
Smoke from a fire spreading in the countryside can be seen from Fuengirola on the coast.
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Transformation by fire
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Family home burnt down from dry conditions.
Family home burnt down from dry conditions.
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A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
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The Nikon D90, is a great performing camera.
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Toronto Community Housing representative.
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Fire in downtown Toronto destroyed heritage building at Dundas and Gould
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A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
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Division Commander of Toronto Fire Services  Bob O Hallaran.
Division Commander of Toronto Fire Services, Bob O'Hallaran.
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A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
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