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Deadly Mexican fuel blast poses president's biggest test yet

World Jan 20, 2019

Deadly Mexican fuel blast poses president's biggest test yet

A pipeline explosion north of Mexico City that killed at least 73 people has confronted President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador with the biggest crisis since he took office pledging to crack down on graft and fuel theft. Petroleos Mexicanos said its specialists and local officials ...

Illegal tap of Mexican pipeline explodes, killing at least 20

World Jan 19, 2019

Illegal tap of Mexican pipeline explodes, killing at least 20

A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 20 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said. The leak was caused by an illegal ...

Fire in under-construction Tokyo high-rise injures four workers

National Jan 11, 2019

Fire in under-construction Tokyo high-rise injures four workers

A fire broke out in a high-rise building under construction near a bustling Tokyo railway station on Friday, leaving four male workers injured, but all remained conscious, firefighters and police said. A plume of black smoke was visible after 2 p.m. rising from the upper ...

Oil tanker explosion in Hong Kong kills one crew member

Asia Pacific Jan 8, 2019

Oil tanker explosion in Hong Kong kills one crew member

An explosion on an oil tanker in Hong Kong on Tuesday killed one crew member and left two others missing at sea, authorities said. The Vietnam-registered tanker burst into flames just before 11:30 a.m. as it prepared to refuel at an anchorage off the city's ...

Mountain lion that crossed freeways fell victim to California wildfire

World Dec 8, 2018

Mountain lion that crossed freeways fell victim to California wildfire

A Southern California mountain lion that crossed freeways dozens of times, evading potentially deadly traffic, has died after burning its paws during a wildfire, officials said on Friday. The 4-year-old mountain lion, which biologists had tracked with a GPS collar and had named P-64, was ...

'Mega-fires' are the new normal in California

World Nov 14, 2018

'Mega-fires' are the new normal in California

Paradise, California, had long prepared for wildfires. But only in its worst nightmares did it imagine the kind of "mega-fire" that last week destroyed most of the town — and is becoming a common occurrence in the state. Born of tinder-dry conditions and erratic winds, ...