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Centuries old Torah not burned in Rio blaze, museum assures

Sep 6, 2018

Centuries old Torah not burned in Rio blaze, museum assures

Brazil's National Museum said Wednesday that centuries-old Torah scrolls, considered to be some of Judaism's oldest documents, had been moved before a massive fire ravaged the place and gutted much of the largest collections of national history artifacts in Latin America. Questions about the fate ...

Aug 28, 2018

Police raid construction firm over deadly fire in western Tokyo

Police raided the offices of a construction firm Tuesday on suspicion the company failed to take appropriate measures to prevent a fire at one of its building sites in suburban Tokyo last month, which caused five deaths and numerous injuries. Hazama Ando Corp. released a ...

Chicago apartment blaze claims eight, including six kids

Aug 27, 2018

Chicago apartment blaze claims eight, including six kids

Eight people, including six children, were killed when a fire broke out before dawn Sunday at a Chicago apartment in one of the deadliest fires in the nation's third-largest city in years, officials say. Two other people were hospitalized in very critical condition, Chicago Fire ...