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Amazon wildfires: Leaders pressure Brazil to quell 'international crisis'
Brazil has lashed out at international critics who are blaming President Jair Bolsonaro for not doing enough to curb massive Amazon fires. Bolsonaro accused media organizations of trying to undermine his government.
Bangladesh slum fire destroys thousands of homes
The huge blaze razed around 2,000 tin shacks in a crowded Dhaka slum, making at least 3,000 people homeless. Fires are frequent — and many a time deadly — in the Bangladeshi capital due to lax safety measures.
10,000 homeless after fire razes Bangladesh slum
At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka and destroyed thousands of shanties.
Portugal: Wildfires continue to rage as winds fan the flames
Fires, which earlier had seemed under control, picked up pace later on Monday as winds caused the inferno to spread. So far, 33 injuries have been reported.
World reacts with shock to Notre Dame fire
Global leaders have expressed their solidarity with France in light of the tragedy. As the flames subsided, President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the 800 year-old cathedral.
Notre-Dame fire: 'To see the skyline change so drastically in minutes really was something'
Notre-Dame fire: 'To see the skyline change so drastically in minutes really was something'.
Zambia first lady under fire
Zambian first lady Esther Lungu embarked on an exotic trip in January to receive four fire trucks donated by the Los Angeles City Fire Department.
Gunshots heard in hotel and office complex in Kenyan capital
A large fire and sustained gunfire sent workers fleeing for their lives at an upscale hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday (January 15) afternoon, Reuters witnesses said.
At least 42 killed in northern California wildfire, now deadliest in state history - sheriff
13 Nov 2018
Remains have been recovered from at least 42 people killed by a devastating wildfire that largely incinerated the town of Paradise in northern California, making it the deadliest in state history, the Butte County sheriff said on Monday.
At least 31 dead as California wildfires rage
12 Nov 2018
The death toll from wildfires raging in California rises to 31 after six more people were found killed in what is poised to become the deadliest wildfire in state history.
Blaze erupts in South Korean hospital, kills at least 41
26 Jan 2018
A fire in a South Korean hospital has killed at least 41 people and injured more than 70, with eight of those injured listed as being in critical condition.
Fire destroys shanties, red light district in Bayelsa
8 Jan 2018
Fire destroys shanties, red light district in Bayelsa.