Shrub fire outside METI leads to arrest of anti-nuclear activist

Jan 17, 2017

Shrub fire outside METI leads to arrest of anti-nuclear activist

Shrubbery outside the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry was set on fire, scorching the wall of a nearby subway station building, police said. They arrested a 78-year-old anti-nuclear activist for allegedly starting the blaze Monday and damaging private propery. The suspect, Taichi Masakiyo, ...

Sep 22, 2016

Brazilian forest fires threaten uncontacted tribes

Forest fires raging in northeast Brazil are forcing indigenous people out of their traditional territories and threatening uncontacted tribes, an indigenous leader said on Wednesday. Fire season in the Amazon and surrounding savanna normally lasts from July to November, but burning has become more ...

82,000 evacuated over Southern California wildfire

Aug 17, 2016

82,000 evacuated over Southern California wildfire

Authorities in Southern California ordered the evacuation of 82,000 people on Tuesday after a wildfire broke out in a mountain pass and rapidly engulfed 15,000 acres (6,000 hectares) of terrain. Officials said about 700 firefighters were battling to control the blaze in an area ...

Aug 10, 2016

Eleven premature babies die in fire at Baghdad hospital

At least 11 prematurely born babies were killed in a fire that broke out in the early hours of Wednesday on a maternity ward in a Baghdad hospital, the health ministry said. It said an electrical fault probably caused the fire. Seven other babies ...