Seven bodies found after fire guts home in Akita

May 2, 2015

Seven bodies found after fire guts home in Akita

Seven bodies have been recovered after a fire burned down a house and spread to two nearby structures in Yuzawa, Akita Prefecture, on Friday night, police and firefighters said. The authorities are trying to identify the bodies, believing that they are the seven members ...

Fire underground causes chaos in London

Apr 2, 2015

Fire underground causes chaos in London

An underground blaze in central London Wednesday caused mass evacuations and forced several West End shows to cancel performances as firefighters tackled the blaze, which sent out a pall of thick smoke. More than 2,000 people were forced to leave nearby buildings, including the ...

Building collapses, engulfed in flames in New York's East Village

Mar 27, 2015

Building collapses, engulfed in flames in New York's East Village

A residential apartment building collapsed and was engulfed in flames on Thursday in New York City’s East Village neighborhood, critically injuring at least one person, authorities said. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion, and local television footage showed flames leaping high into the sky and ...

Seven siblings killed in New York fire to be buried in Israel

Mar 23, 2015

Seven siblings killed in New York fire to be buried in Israel

Seven siblings who died in a New York City house fire will be buried in Israel. The children, ages 5 to 16, died early Saturday when flames engulfed the Sassoon family home in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. Investigators believe a hot plate left ...

Mosque torched near Bethlehem in suspected hate crime

Feb 26, 2015

Mosque torched near Bethlehem in suspected hate crime

A West Bank mosque was set alight in a village near Bethlehem Tuesday with anti-Arab slogans in Hebrew sprayed on a nearby wall, Palestinian witnesses said. The fire was discovered in the mosque in Jaba village at about 4 a.m. (0200 GMT). Villagers managed ...

New York rail safety in spotlight after deadly crash

Feb 5, 2015

New York rail safety in spotlight after deadly crash

Safety on one of America’s busiest commuter rail services was under the spotlight Wednesday after a packed passenger train slammed into a jeep, killing six people north of Manhattan. It was the worst of three deadly crashes in less than two years on the ...

Jan 16, 2015

Norman Atlantic probable death toll said at least 27

The Italian prosecutor investigating a deadly fire on the Norman Atlantic ferry on Thursday indicated that at least 27 people had likely perished in the disaster. The new estimate follows receipt from Greek authorities of a definitive list of who was on board the ...