Chile holding 43 for 'possible responsibility' in deadly wildfires

Jan 30, 2017

Chile holding 43 for 'possible responsibility' in deadly wildfires

Authorities have detained 43 people suspected of stoking some of the deadly Chilean forest fires that have killed 11 people and destroyed large swaths of land, President Michelle Bachelet said Sunday.For nearly two weeks, fires have raged across seven regions in south and central ...

Israel douses blazes after mass evacuations, vows to find arsonists

Nov 28, 2016

Israel douses blazes after mass evacuations, vows to find arsonists

Firefighters have extinguished blazes that ravaged Israel and the occupied West Bank for five days and forced tens of thousands to flee, authorities said Sunday, blaming arsonists for some outbreaks.There were no deaths but 122 people were treated for injuries, mainly smoke inhalation, medical ...

Jul 4, 2016

China bus arsonist who killed 18 sentenced to death

A court in northern China on Sunday sentenced a man to death for starting a bus fire in January that killed 18 people, the government said.Flames engulfed the bus in front of a furniture store in the northern region of Ningxia, state media previously ...