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ATM damaged in attempted theft from Caisse populaire Desjardins

They'd apparently readied a diversion, but suspects apparently hadn't considered all the logistics to ripping a bank machine Monday night from the lobby of a Pointe-aux-Trembles credit union.

Fire at factory in eastern China 'kills 18'

Bejing - Eighteen people died in a fire at a food packaging plant in China, state media said Monday, the latest accident in a country blighted by poor industrial safety standards.

California refinery city sends industry-backed candidates packing

Richmond - Voters in the Northern California city of Richmond rejected four refinery-backed candidates in Tuesday's city council election despite $3 million in Chevron-funded campaign advertising.

Investigation opens into U.S. spaceship mishap

Wallops Island - NASA is warning coastal Virginia residents not to touch any debris they find from Tuesday night's explosion and crash of a rocket and supply capsule headed for the International Space Station.

World Series tickets saved from fire, woman meets George Brett

Kansas City - A Kansas City woman willing to risk life, limb and the possibility of arrest to rescue her World Series tickets from her burning home, ended up crossing paths with baseball legend George Brett upon conclusion of the ordeal.

North, South Korean troops exchange border fire

Seoul - North and South Korean troops briefly exchanged fire Sunday in the latest in a series of minor border skirmishes that have raised military tensions on the divided peninsula.

Sneak Peak of LA’s STEAM Carnival will be at a Hacker Preview Day

Los Angeles - An entertainment engineering company called Two Bit Circus will hold the world’s 1st “Carnival from the Future.” A Hacker Preview day will be held beforehand to show what types of experiences will be seen at the carnival.

Weed man charged with starting Northern California wildfire

Weed - A 24-year-old Northern California man was arrested and charged Saturday with starting the Boles fire that burned through the tiny lumber town of Weed, destroying more than 150 homes.

Massive King fire in Northern California fully contained

Placerville - California's disastrous King fire that burned nearly 100,000 acres of mostly forested land in Northern California has been fully contained, officials said Thursday.

U.S. flight chaos after Chicago air-traffic control arson

Chicago - Hundreds of flights were grounded at two major Chicago airports after an employee at an air traffic control center lit a fire and tried to commit suicide, officials said.

California burns — and there's worse to come

Los Angeles - Wildfires are nothing new in California. But in the third year of a historic drought, the tinder-dry western US state is battling near-record numbers of blazes.And the normal fire season has only just begun.

Firefighters report gains against California's giant King fire

Pollock Pines - Firefighters in California appeared to be winning the race this week to contain the huge King fire consuming forest and threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra foothills, but shifting winds could imperil recent gains.

Local man accused of setting massive Sierra foothills fire

Placerville - Authorities still have not explained why they think a 37-year-old man Pollock Pines, Calif., man deliberately set a massive forest fire that has burned nearly 100,000 acres of timber and threatens more than 10,000 homes.

California wildfires force thousands from their homes

Weed - Thousands of Northern California residents were forced to evacuate their homes Tuesday as a series of wildfires burned out of control in the drought-afflicted countryside.

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.
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City of Toronto spokesperson  Rob Andrusevich
City of Toronto spokesperson, Rob Andrusevich
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View from a house in the La Atalaya area after the fire.
View from a house in the La Atalaya area after the fire.
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Screenshot of video showing hot air balloon crash in Virginia
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Fire destroys 50 homes in Breezy Point New York.
Fire destroys 50 homes in Breezy Point New York.
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A scene from the Colorado wildfires
A scene from the Colorado wildfires
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Police officers and firefighters attend the funeral of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim.
Police officers and firefighters attend the funeral of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim.
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British tourists caused a fire in Magaluf  Mallorca  Spain
British tourists caused a fire in Magaluf, Mallorca, Spain
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What is to be done with this home? Most likely nothing...
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A fire burning in Bangkok
A fire burning in Bangkok
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Flames roar in the hills above Chile s port city of Valparaiso on Saturday from a massive fire that ...
Flames roar in the hills above Chile's port city of Valparaiso on Saturday from a massive fire that killed at least 11 and destroyed at least 500 homes.
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Fire Rages
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Amanda the dog with her puppies after a house fire in Chile
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A Holland Township Michigan apartment complex is set ablaze by man using blow torch to burn fur off a squirrel prior to eating it.
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Luminarias festival in Spain
Luminarias festival in Spain
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What is to be done with this home? Most likely nothing...
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The door to hell is a natural gas field in Derweze which means gate  Ahal Province  Turkmenistan. Th...
The door to hell is a natural gas field in Derweze which means gate, Ahal Province, Turkmenistan. This gas was ignited in 1971 by Soviet geologists, its diameter is 70 meters and from that day The flames generate a golden glow which can be seen from miles.
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A view of the Tramuntana mountains in Mallorca after the serious forest fire in July 2013.
A view of the Tramuntana mountains in Mallorca after the serious forest fire in July 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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