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Fire in commercial centre in India kills at least 17

Fire in commercial centre in India kills at least 17

At least 17 people were killed when a fire broke out in a four-storey commercial building in the city of Surat in India's western state of Gujarat on Friday, police said.

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze

The fire that ravaged the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris last month released lead particles that have settled in potentially dangerous amounts in areas surrounding the church, officials said Thursday.

At least 13 killed after Russian passenger plane catches fire mid-air

At least 13 killed after Russian passenger plane catches fire mid-air

At least 13 people on board a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane were killed on Sunday when the plane caught fire mid-air and made an emergency landing at a Moscow airport on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported.

Oman Cables unveils new logo; seminar focuses on fire survival cables

Oman Cables unveils new logo; seminar focuses on fire survival cables

Oman Cables Industry (OCI), a Prysmian Group company and Electro Trade Company (ETC), its strategic distributor in the region, recently held a customer meet and technical seminar on fire survival cables and wires.

Race on to cover Notre-Dame as rainclouds gather over Paris

Race on to cover Notre-Dame as rainclouds gather over Paris

Climbers were brought in on Tuesday to unfurl protective tarpaulins over Notre-Dame to protect it from the rain after the Parisian cathedral was left badly damaged and open to the elements by fire last week.

France launches global contest to replace Notre-Dame spire

France launches global contest to replace Notre-Dame spire

France on Wednesday announced it would invite architects from around the world to submit designs for replacing the spire of Notre-Dame cathedral after a devastating blaze ...

Donors pledge 700 mn euros to rebuild Notre-Dame

Donors pledge 700 mn euros to rebuild Notre-Dame

Pledges from French billionaires, businesses and the public sector to help rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral reached some 700 million euros (790 million dollars) on Tuesday amid an outpouring of public support for one of Europe's most iconic monuments.

Fire devastates Notre-Dame Cathedral, centuries-old Parisian landmark

Fire devastates Notre-Dame Cathedral, centuries-old Parisian landmark

Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, a searing loss for the city and for France.

Chinese firefighters contain forest fire after 30 dead

Chinese firefighters contain forest fire after 30 dead

Firefighters in southwest China contained a forest blaze on Tuesday after it claimed the lives of 27 firefighters and three others, local officials said.

At least 20 dead in Peru bus fire: emergency services

At least 20 dead in Peru bus fire: emergency services

At least 20 people were killed and about 10 injured Sunday night in a bus fire at an illegal transport terminal in the Peruvian capital, emergency services said.

Bangladesh arrests owners of blaze-hit Dhaka tower

Bangladesh arrests owners of blaze-hit Dhaka tower

Police in Bangladesh said Sunday they had arrested the owners of an office tower in Dhaka that caught fire earlier this week, killing 26 people and renewing the country's debate over lax safety standards.

Fire guts dozens of kitchen market stores in Bangladeshi capital

Fire guts dozens of kitchen market stores in Bangladeshi capital

A fire at a kitchen market in Dhaka destroyed almost 150 makeshift stores on Saturday, two days after another blaze in the Bangladeshi capital killed 25 people.