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Apr 24, 2018

18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire, arson suspected

Police in a southern Chinese city have caught a man suspected of setting a fire at a three-story building Tuesday that killed 18 people and injured five others. The public security bureau of Qingyuan City in Guangdong province said authorities arrested a 32-year-old man named ...

Large bush fire burning near Sydney's southwest suburbs

Apr 16, 2018

Large bush fire burning near Sydney's southwest suburbs

Hundreds of firefighters on Monday battled a large bush fire that was raging near Sydney's suburbs, with authorities saying it was "miraculous" no houses had been damaged and no-one had been injured. New South Wales state police are investigating the cause of the bush fire ...

Venezuela jail riot and fire leave dozens dead

Mar 29, 2018

Venezuela jail riot and fire leave dozens dead

Reuters Rioting and a fire in the cells of a Venezuelan police station in the central city of Valencia killed 68 people on Wednesday, according to the government and witnesses. Families hoping for news outside the police station were dispersed with tear gas and authorities did ...

Mar 25, 2018

Portugal starts clearing forests to prevent deadly fires

Portugal on Saturday launched an unprecedented drive to clear its vast forests in order to prevent a repeat of last year's deadly wildfires, which killed 112 people and sparked a massive backlash against the Socialist government. Prime Minister Antonio Costa, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa ...

Fire hits Jokhang monastery, one of Tibet's most sacred

Feb 18, 2018

Fire hits Jokhang monastery, one of Tibet's most sacred

A fire broke out Saturday at one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa's revered Jokhang temple, state media said, but no casualties were reported and the extent of the damage remained unclear. The official Xinhua news agency said the fire began at ...

Feb 7, 2018

Making housing safer for low-income people

While tightening regulations on operators of housing facilities for poor senior citizens, the government also should consider what financial support it can provide to ensure the safety of residents.