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Australia fires ease as damage mounts after record heat

Sydney - Australia was counting the cost to property and livestock Monday after firefighters battled weekend blazes in some of the hottest conditions on record.

Tourist critically injured in Hong Kong subway arson attack

Hong Kong - A Taiwan tourist was among three people in critical condition on Saturday after a rush hour arson attack on a Hong Kong subway train the previous night, officials said, with one man with a history of mental illness arrested for the crime.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 battery factory catches fire

The factory that built the explosive batteries inside Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has caught fire, according to media reports. Over 100 firefighters were sent to the building after lithium batteries in half-finished products set alight.

Fire engulfs Philippine slum, thousands homeless

Manila - As many as 15,000 people are homeless after a huge fire engulfed an overcrowded slum in Manila, destroying thousands of homes and sending residents fleeing with their few possessions.

Fire engulfs Philippine slum, thousands homeless

Manila - As many as 15,000 people are homeless after a huge fire engulfed an overcrowded slum in Manila, destroying thousands of homes and sending residents fleeing with their few possessions.

Fire engulfs Philippine slum, thousands homeless

Manila - As many as 15,000 people are homeless after a huge fire engulfed an overcrowded slum in Manila, destroying thousands of homes and sending residents fleeing with their few possessions.

Three dead in Berlin gay sauna club fire

Berlin - A fire that raged through a sauna club in Berlin popular with gay men left three people dead and one injured, emergency services said Monday.

Three dead in Berlin gay sauna club fire

Berlin - A fire that raged through a sauna club in Berlin popular with gay men left three people dead and one injured, emergency services said Monday.

Three dead in Berlin gay sauna club fire

Berlin - A fire that raged through a sauna club in Berlin popular with gay men left three people dead and one injured, emergency services said Monday.

Eighteen killed in massage parlour fire in China

Bejing - Police detained one person Monday in connection with a fire at a foot massage parlour in China that killed at least 18 people and injured another 18, media said.

Trump fires acting attorney general who defied him on travel ban

Washington - US President Donald Trump has fired the acting attorney general, a holdover from the Obama administration, after she ordered Justice Department attorneys not to defend his controversial executive order on immigration.

Iranians pay tribute to firemen lost in tower blaze

Tehran - Tens of thousands of Iranians poured on to the streets of Tehran on Monday for the funeral of 16 firefighters killed when the city's oldest high-rise collapsed after a blaze.

More than 40 detained in Chile for spreading forest fires

Santiago - Authorities have detained 43 people suspected of stoking some of the deadly Chilean forest fires that have killed 11 people and destroyed large swaths of land, President Michelle Bachelet said Sunday.

Death toll climbs to 11 in Chile forest fires

Santiago - Forest fires ravaging southern Chile have now killed 11 people, President Michelle Bachelet said Saturday, as firefighters waged an all-out battle to extinguish the raging infernos.

Chile wildfires kill 10 people: president

Santiago - Raging forest fires in central Chile have killed 10 people, displaced thousands and destroyed entire villages, the government said Thursday.

Fourth firefighter dies in Chile wildfires

Santiago - A fourth firefighter died Wednesday while battling vast forest blazes in central Chile, the emergency services said.

Chile farmers fight wildfire 'catastrophe'

Malloco - Chile's president ordered extra funds Tuesday to be spent on fighting the country's worst forest fires ever, as frantic locals called for help to save their homes, animals and farmland.

Chile fires cause 'worst forestry disaster' in its history

Santiago - Vast woodland fires in the center and south of Chile have caused "the biggest forestry disaster in our history," President Michelle Bachelet said Monday, canceling a trip abroad to supervise the emergency.

'Catastrophe' declared as wildfires rage in central Chile

Metropolitana - Authorities declared a state of catastrophe in central Chile as crews Saturday fought vast forest fires described as the worst in decades.

Hopes fade for trapped Iran firefighters after high-rise collapse

Tehran - Iranian officials said Friday they were losing hope of pulling any survivors from the rubble of a collapsed Tehran high-rise where around 20 firefighters were feared to have lost their lives.

Hopes fade for trapped Iran firefighters after high-rise collapse

Tehran - Iranian officials said Friday they were losing hope of pulling any survivors from the rubble of a collapsed Tehran high-rise where around 20 firefighters were feared to have lost their lives.

Hopes fade for trapped Iran firefighters after high-rise collapse

Tehran - Iranian officials said Friday they were losing hope of pulling any survivors from the rubble of a collapsed Tehran high-rise where around 20 firefighters were feared to have lost their lives.

Many firefighters dead, trapped in Tehran high-rise collapse

Tehran - Many firefighters were killed and others missing under the rubble after the Iranian capital's oldest high-rise building collapsed Thursday following a blaze, officials said.

Many Iran firefighters feared trapped in building collapse

Tehran - Rescue workers in Tehran were desperately hunting for firefighters trapped under the rubble after a fire Thursday led to the collapse of Iran's oldest high-rise, the 15-storey Plasco building.

Chile city in state of emergency over wildfires

Santiago - Chile on Saturday declared a local state of emergency over wildfires plaguing the landmark tourist-draw city of Valparaiso.

Argentine wildfires devastate pampas

General Levalle - Firefighters in Argentina said Thursday they were bringing under control three wildfires that have devastated nearly a million hectares (2.5 million acres) of the country's famous pampas, or plains.

Fire in historic Chilean city 'practically' controlled

Santiago - A large fire that burned 150 homes in the historic port city of Valparaiso, Chile, has been "practically" brought under control, an official said Tuesday.

Huge wildfire burns homes in Valparaiso, Chile

Playa Ancha - A wildfire ravaged woods and burned 100 homes in the hilly Chilean port city of Valparaiso on Monday, forcing authorities to evacuate hundreds of people.

Three killed in Italian Riviera yacht blaze

Rome - Three people died after being trapped inside a yacht harboured on the Italian Riviera when it caught fire Thursday, firefighters said.Local media identified the victims as being German holiday-makers, two men and a woman.

Japan sends troops to fight massive fire

Toukyo - A rapidly-spreading fire engulfed more than 100 buildings and sparked evacuations in a northern Japanese city on Thursday, leaving two people injured and forcing authorities to mobilise the military.
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