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Amazon laying off hardware staff after $170m Fire Phone failure

Dozens of Amazon engineers responsible for its failed attempt to enter the smartphone market with the Fire Phone are being told they are no longer required, according to a report today. The company is reorganising its general hardware efforts.

Fire at Venezuela nursing home kills eight

Caracas - A major fire ripped through a private nursing home in Venezuela's capital Caracas on Sunday killing eight elderly people, authorities said, calling it "a miracle" there were not more victims.

Huge blaze breaks out at steel plant near Tokyo's Haneda airport

Toukyo - A huge blaze broke out Monday at a steel pipe plant near Tokyo's Haneda airport, a fire department official said, as television images showed plumes of thick black smoke and flames shooting up into the air.

Forest fire spreads in Big Bear, California Special

Big Bear Lake - A forest fire began in the mountain town of Big Bear, California at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 23. It rapidly spread eastward, covering more than 10 acres by 3:00 p.m. Parts of the 7000-foot high popular tourist and residential town are being evacuated.

US military depot blast, steel plant blaze hit Tokyo

Sagamihara - A blast ripped through a warehouse at a US military post on Monday and started a fire, while a blaze broke out at a steel plant, in separate accidents around the Japanese capital.

Pentagon confirms blast at U.S. military post in Japan

Toukyo - A blast ripped through a US military post near Tokyo early Monday, triggering a fire, the Pentagon confirmed, noting that no injuries had been reported.

Obama declares wildfire emergency in Washington state

Los Angeles - President Barack Obama declared an emergency for wildfire-ravaged Washington state, as Australia and New Zealand sent firefighters to help US crews struggling to contain deadly blazes across America's drought-stricken West.

Blame those hazy skies, spectacular sunsets on wildland fires

Monterey - Got haze? San Francisco Bay Area residents are in for another two days of smoky air as rising temperatures combined with wind-blown manifestations of Northern California wildland fires.

Wildfires rage in Russia's remote eastern Siberia

Moscow - More than 5,000 Russian emergency workers are battling to put out wildfires raging across forests in Siberia, officials said Tuesday.

Hundreds of firefighters battle wildfires in Portugal

Lisbon - Nearly 1,000 firefighters as well as six helicopters and three planes were deployed in Portugal Sunday to battle forest fires raging in the north and centre of the country, authorities said.

Spain wildfire brought under control: Authorities

Madrid - Around 500 firefighters battling a wildfire in western Spain that has destroyed nearly 6,500 hectares (16,000 acres) brought the blaze under control Sunday, local authorities said.

Palestinians bury second arson victim as accusations fly

Palestinian - The father of a Palestinian toddler killed in a firebomb attack by Jewish extremists last week died from his burns Saturday, and relatives at his funeral denounced Israel for complicity in settler violence.

Spain wildfire forces evacuation of 2,500 people

Madrid - A wind-stoked wildfire that officials suspect was started deliberately has forced the evacuation of nearly 2,500 people from their homes in three villages in western Spain, local authorities said Saturday.

Father of arson attack Palestinian toddler dies of injuries

Nablus - The father of a Palestinian toddler killed last week when their home was firebombed by Jewish extremists died Saturday of his injuries from the attack, which triggered Palestinian protests and an international outcry.

Spain wildfire forces evacuation of 1,400 people

Madrid - A wildfire raging in western Spain on Friday forced the evacuation of 1,400 people from towns and campsites, officials said.

California ramps up battle against two dozen wildfires

Los Angeles - Crews battling two dozen tenacious wildfires in drought-stricken California rushed in reinforcements, using a window of humidity and cooler temperatures to try quench the blazes ahead of a forecast spell of drier weather.

Dozens injured after blast in German WWII bunker

Berlin - A fire and an explosion in a World War II-era bunker injured at least 38 people early Tuesday in the northern German port city of Hamburg.

Firefighters battle blazes across California

Los Angeles - Thousands of firefighters battled Monday to contain wildfires in California that have forced the evacuation of thousands of homes and burned more than 121,000 acres of land.

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.

Wildfires rage across California

California - Thousands of firefighters battled raging wildfires Sunday in drought-parched California, where officials evacuated entire neighborhoods and closed miles of highway in the path of the inferno, which has claimed at least one life.

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.
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Family home burnt down from dry conditions.
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Screengrab from Houston fire video
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A London Duck Tour boat caught fire on the River Thames.
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View from a house in the La Atalaya area after the fire.
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Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7, 2013.
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Someone taking a photo of a fire in Helsinki with a cellphone
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Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7  2013.
Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7, 2013.
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ASHES: Photo from 2010 shows the aftermath of an underground pipe explosion that killed eight and destroyed 38 homes in the city of San Bruno, Calif.
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A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
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Gagged Tibetan protestors at Martin Place, Sydney.
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Fire in downtown Toronto destroyed heritage building at Dundas and Gould
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Thorn the bearded dragon revived with oxygen after being rescued from fire
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