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FIRES

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 17, 2022
Victims mourned one year after Osaka arson attack
Flowers were laid and prayers were sent on Saturday to mourn the victims of an arson attack at a mental health clinic in Osaka a year ago.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 26, 2022
Deadly Xinjiang fire stirs anger at China's 'COVID-zero' policy
A deadly fire in China's Xinjiang region has spurred an outpouring of anger at the country's hard-line approach to containing the coronavirus.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 7, 2022
'Sitting above a bomb': Bangladesh's missed fire-safety lessons
Intense scrutiny of the garment industry and the international retailers that rely on it has helped prevent repeated disasters, but this emphasis on safety is lacking in other industries.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 27, 2022
U.S. firefighters on climate front lines sound alarm over staffing
Federal firefighters have been swapping stories via private chats and social media of undermanned stations, crumbling buildings and poorly maintained equipment.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 10, 2022
Fire at New York City building fire kills 19, including nine children
Dozens were injured when the blaze, started by a malfunctioning space heater, spread smoke through the 19-floor low-income housing site.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 30, 2021
Suspect in fatal Osaka clinic arson dies
The arson suspect remained in critical condition due to carbon monoxide poisoning from the Dec. 17 fire that killed 25 others.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 18, 2021
Patients praise 'kind-hearted' doctor after fatal Osaka medical clinic blaze
The fate of Dr. Kotaro Nishizawa has not been publicly disclosed following a suspected arson attack on Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 17, 2021
24 confirmed dead in suspected case of arson in Osaka
One source said police received a report that the fire started from a liquid that came out of a paper bag held by a man who appeared to be in his 60s.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 17, 2021
Sprawling Oregon wildfire, largest of dozens in U.S., continues to grow
The Bootleg fire, the biggest among dozens of wildfires flaring across the Western U.S., has scorched an area exceeding the land mass of New York City.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 12, 2021
Uncontrolled Oregon wildfire threatens power supplies in California and Nevada
The Bootleg fire had burned through 143,607 acres of southern Oregon as of Sunday, forcing evacuations and shutting sections of a national forest.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 3, 2020
2020 likely world's second hottest year, U.N. says
Five data sets currently place 2020, a year characterized by heat waves, droughts, wildfires and raging hurricanes, as the second warmest since records began in 1850.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Aug 20, 2020
Never forget the struggles of conflict with these Japanese World War II films
Filmmakers are able to record the feelings of history in ways that you can't get from textbooks at school.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 22, 2020
Where there’s smoke, the U.S. Navy’s on fire
The inferno on the USS Bonhomme Richard caps off a dismal run for the service.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Feb 12, 2020
Australia's 'black summer' offers glimmer of hope on climate policy
Australia's deadly wildfires have opened up a small window of opportunity for the country to break a decadelong impasse on climate policy, as some politicians and big business push for major change.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 3, 2020
Australian leader Scott Morrison to feel the political heat as parliament resumes
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Tuesday front parliament for the first time in three months as he seeks to repair his standing with voters angry by his response to the country's bush fire crisis and a scandal over sports funding.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jan 22, 2020
World needs to prepare for 'millions' of climate-displaced, UNHCR chief warns
The world needs to prepare for millions of people being driven from their homes by the impact of climate change, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 20, 2020
Climate activists dressed as koalas set off on mountain hike to Davos
Climate activists set off on a three-day hike from Landquart in eastern Switzerland to the ski resort of Davos on Sunday to draw attention to global warming at the World Economic Forum this week.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 10, 2020
240,000 Australians urged to evacuate as fires devastate area the size of South Korea
Australian authorities urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday as soaring temperatures and erratic winds were expected to fan deadly bushfires across the east coast.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 9, 2020
Amazon forest fires rose 30% in 2019
The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest grew 30.5 percent in 2019 from the previous year, according to data released by space research agency INPE on Wednesday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 9, 2020
Australians told to evacuate as hot weather fans fires that have left 26 people dead
Australian authorities issued new warnings and evacuation notices across the country's heavily populated southeast on Thursday as a return of hot weather fanned huge bush fires threatening several towns and communities.

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