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Factory fire kills 13 in Bangladesh

Factory fire kills 13 in Bangladesh

A fire in a plastics factory on near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka has killed at least 13 people with more victims gravely injured, officials said Thursday.

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Thousands of protesters rallied in Sydney on Wednesday demanding urgent climate action from Australia's government, as bushfire smoke choking the city caused health problems to spike.

Peaceful Hong Kong march marred by fire outside court, police say

Peaceful Hong Kong march marred by fire outside court, police say

Hong Kong protesters set fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, marring what was otherwise a ‘generally peaceful’ march at the weekend ...

Firemen hailed as heroes in Delhi horror blaze

Firemen hailed as heroes in Delhi horror blaze

Two fireman who rescued 27 people were hailed as heroes Monday after Delhi's deadliest fire in decades killed 43, prompting outrage that safety regulations were yet again ignored.

Smoke haze settles over Australian capital as bushfires burn

Smoke haze settles over Australian capital as bushfires burn

Smoke haze from bushfires raging in Australia spread to the capital Sunday, as firefighters raced to contain more than 140 blazes ahead of a heatwave forecast early this week.

At least 43 killed in Delhi factory fire

At least 43 killed in Delhi factory fire

At least 43 people have died in a factory fire in India's capital New Delhi, with the toll expected to rise, police told AFP.

Giant fire near Sydney may burn for weeks as people struggle to breathe

Giant fire near Sydney may burn for weeks as people struggle to breathe

A giant bushfire on the edge of Sydney, which has blanketed the city in smoke causing a spike in respiratory illnesses and the cancellation of outdoor sports ...

State of emergency declared as California wildfires rage

State of emergency declared as California wildfires rage

California's governor declared a statewide emergency on Sunday as a huge blaze, fanned by strong winds, forced mass evacuations and power blackouts as it bore down on towns in the famed Sonoma wine region.

Firefighters battle fierce wildfires across California

Firefighters battle fierce wildfires across California

Wildfires raged across California on Friday, destroying homes and forcing evacuations, as over 1,000 firefighters tackled flames in the southern part of the state alone.

Greece wants to return 10,000 migrants to Turkey after deadly camp fire

Greece wants to return 10,000 migrants to Turkey after deadly camp fire

Greece said Monday it wanted to start sending back thousands of migrants to Turkey, a day after a deadly fire sparked riots at an overcrowded camp on the island of Lesbos.

EU boosts emergency response as climate change heightens fire risks

EU boosts emergency response as climate change heightens fire risks

European officials on Thursday unveiled the new RescEU emergency response system which will significantly increase the bloc's reserve of fire-fighting aircraft as climate change challenges continue to mount.

'Environmental tragedy' as Canary Islands fire out of control

'Environmental tragedy' as Canary Islands fire out of control

A fire raged out of control on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria on Monday, forcing evacuations as flames rose so high even water-dropping planes could not operate in what was dubbed an ‘environmental tragedy’.