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Plane catches fire on takeoff at Philippine airport, eight dead

Plane catches fire on takeoff at Philippine airport, eight dead

A Japan-bound plane caught fire on takeoff at Manila airport in the Philippines late Sunday, killing all eight people on board, airport authorities said.

Bangladesh slum fire leaves many people homeless

Bangladesh slum fire leaves many people homeless

A massive fire ripped through a slum on Wednesday in Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka, leaving thousands of people homeless.

Cameroon army blames accident for village 'massacre'

Cameroon army blames accident for village 'massacre'

Cameroon's army on Monday denied opposition charges that it had massacred villagers in a restive anglophone region, blaming instead an ‘unfortunate accident’ caused by an explosion of fuel during a firefight.

Heavy hearts as Notre-Dame misses Xmas mass for first time since 1803

Heavy hearts as Notre-Dame misses Xmas mass for first time since 1803

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris was unable to hold Christmas Eve Mass for the first time in more than 200 years -- after a fire ravaged its structure in April.

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires rage in Australia

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires rage in Australia

A scorching heatwave intensified bushfires ravaging parts of Australia on Saturday, and out-of-control blazes surrounding Sydney worsened under ‘catastrophic’ conditions.

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 ...