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Glasgow blaze guts one of world's top art schools - again

Glasgow - Fire devastated one of the world's top art schools once again on Saturday, destroying four years of restoration work after a previous blaze ripped through the historic Glasgow School of Art.

Blaze guts one of world's top art schools in Glasgow -- again

London - Fire ripped through one of the world's top art schools early on Saturday as the historic building in the Scottish city of Glasgow was undergoing major restoration work following another blaze four years ago.

Britain mourns victims of Grenfell fire tragedy

London - Green scarves, white roses: the community surrounding Grenfell Tower, the west London building ravaged by fire, united around shared symbols on Thursday as they held poignant commemorations for the tragedy that killed 71 people a year ago.

Britain mourns victims of Grenfell fire tragedy

London - Commemorations begin on Wednesday to honour the 71 people who died when a fire ripped through the Grenfell tower block in London one year ago.

Anger and grief as Britain marks Grenfell fire anniversary

London - Anger and impatience for justice mix with raw grief as Britain prepares to mark the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster -- the deadliest domestic fire since World War II.

Fire hits Iraq's biggest ballot warehouse before recount

Baghdad - A fire ripped through Iraq's biggest ballot warehouse on Sunday ahead of a vote recount prompted by allegations of fraud during legislative elections that saw a surprise victory for a populist cleric.

Ukraine puts out forest fire around Chernobyl

Kiev - A forest fire that had raged for three days in the restricted zone around Chernobyl, scene of the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986, was put out Thursday and no increase in radiation in the air was detected, authorities said.

London fire service probed over Grenfell tragedy

London - British police on Thursday said they were investigating London's fire service over their order for residents to "stay put" during the Grenfell Tower inferno that killed 71 people last year.

120 firefighters tackle blaze at luxury London hotel

London - A fire broke out at London's luxury Mandarin Oriental hotel on Wednesday, with dozens of firefighters deployed to tackle the blaze that pumped thick smoke high into the air.

Probe into London tower fire starts examining cause

London - An inquiry into London's Grenfell Tower fire will begin hearing evidence into its cause on Monday, following a week of poignant testimony from relatives of the 2017 disaster's 71 victims.

Seven injured in massive blaze at German theme park

Frankfurt Am Main - Seven firefighters were injured in efforts to put out a massive blaze at Germany's largest amusement park, police said Sunday, as it reopened to visitors despite extensive damage to some areas.

UK review after tower block fire sparks controversy

Britain should not ban the cladding blamed for fuelling last year's Grenfell Tower fire, despite pressure from architects and the families of the 71 victims, a government review said Thursday.

UK to spend £400m removing Grenfell Tower-style cladding from high-rises

Britain will spend £400 million stripping high-rise buildings of the dangerous cladding blamed for last year's Grenfell Tower fire which left 71 people dead, Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday.

UK PM bows to pressure on Grenfell fire inquiry, appoints new experts

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday bowed to pressure from families of the 71 people who died in last year's Grenfell Tower fire by appointing new experts to assist an inquiry into the blaze.

Body found in ruins of Sao Paulo building collapse

S - Rescue workers in Sao Paulo on Friday found a body in the rubble of a 24-story apartment building used by homeless squatters which caught fire and collapsed earlier this week.

49 missing in Sao Paulo blaze building collapse: firefighters

S - Forty nine people were listed as still missing Wednesday after a 24-storey building occupied by squatters in central Sao Paulo was engulfed in fire and collapsed, the Brazilian city's fire department said.

Sao Paulo tower used by squatters collapses in fire

S - A 24-storey building used by squatters in the center of Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city, collapsed early Tuesday after a blaze that tore through the structure, leaving at least three missing.

18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire, arson suspected

Bejing - A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring another five in what authorities suspect was an arson attack.

Large bushfire burns near homes on Sydney outskirts

Sydney - Hundreds of firefighters were Monday battling a large bushfire that was raging near Sydney suburbs, with authorities saying it was "miraculous" no houses had been damaged and no-one had been injured.

Trump Tower fire kills one, injures four

New York - An elderly man died late Saturday and four firefighters were injured after a blaze erupted on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York, officials said.

Major fire engulfs Istanbul hospital, patients evacuated

Istanbul - A huge fire on Thursday engulfed a hospital in Istanbul forcing patients to evacuate as firefighters battled the smoke and flames.

Russian governor resigns over deadly mall blaze

Moscow - The longtime governor of a Russian region where a huge mall inferno killed dozens of people -- most of them children -- resigned on Sunday after bitter criticism over his response to the tragedy.

Veteran Russian governor resigns over mall fire

Moscow - Aman Tuleyev, the longtime governor of Russia's Kemerovo region where a huge mall fire killed at least 64 people including 41 children last weekend, resigned on Sunday.

Fire ravages UN food agency warehouse in Yemen

Aden - A fired ripped through a warehouse of the UN's World Food Programme on Saturday in Yemen's rebel-held Red Sea port of Hodeida, destroying humanitarian aid supplies, authorities said.

Angry Russians slam firefighting at Kemerovo blaze

Kemerovo - When Nadezhda Vostrikova learnt that a fire had started at a shopping mall, trapping her daughter and many others inside a cinema, she ran for help.

Relatives of Siberia blaze dead condemn firefighters' 'inaction'

Kemerovo - Relatives of some of the 64 people who died in the Kemerovo shopping centre fire in Siberia have lodged complaints with prosecutors alleging inaction by firefighters at the scene as new details emerged of the tragedy.

Young children, entire families perished in Russia mall fire

Kemerovo - At least 64 people -- including 41 children -- died when a huge fire ravaged a mall in the coal-mining city of Kemerovo in western Siberia on Sunday. Some parents lost all their children in the blaze and the youngest victim was just two years old.

Russia buries first Siberian mall blaze victims

Kemerovo - Russia on Wednesday held a national day of mourning and buried the first victims of a fire that ravaged a busy shopping centre killing 64 people, most of them children.

Russian mall fire: Calls for sackings over safety violations

Kemerovo - Russia holds a day of national mourning Wednesday for the dozens of victims of a Siberia shopping centre fire, as calls multiply for the sacking of negligent officials and a thorough probe into blatant safety violations.

Four facts about the Kemerovo fire

Moscow - Russian authorities have blamed the heavy death toll from the huge blaze that swept through a shopping centre in the Siberian city of Kemerovo on negligence and rampant fire safety violations.
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Smoke from a fire spreading in the countryside can be seen from Fuengirola on the coast.
The Cushion House Turkish restaurant.
The Cushion House Turkish restaurant.
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Two gas cylinders exploded on the balcony of an apartment in Moscow causing a fire.
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Canadian Tire store in Toronto's Leaside sets ablaze.
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March 6, 2010 saw fire break out at Owens Hall on the Winthrop University campus in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
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Fire in downtown Toronto destroyed heritage building at Dundas and Gould
A train carrying chemicals derailed in Ghent  Belgium on May 4  2013.
A train carrying chemicals derailed in Ghent, Belgium on May 4, 2013.
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A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
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A London Duck Tour boat caught fire on the River Thames.
A London Duck Tour boat caught fire on the River Thames.
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Alcatraz Prison Picture of a typical cell. Alcatraz is located in the middle of San Francisco Bay in California.
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A fireman poses in his firetruck that drove up the mountain from Riverside
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A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.