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Delhi police arrest owner of hotel where fire killed 17

Delhi police arrest owner of hotel where fire killed 17

The owner of a New Delhi hotel where 17 people were killed in a fire has been arrested on charges of negligence and would be produced in court Sunday, police said.

Fire sweeps through Bangladesh slum, killing nine

Fire sweeps through Bangladesh slum, killing nine

A fire tore through a slum in southern Bangladesh on Sunday killing at least 9 people and destroying hundreds of shanty homes, police said.

Ten killed as fire sweeps through Flamengo training centre in Rio

Ten killed as fire sweeps through Flamengo training centre in Rio

A fire swept through the training center and lodgings of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo on Friday, killing 10 people, including members of the club's youth side, firefighters and news reports said.

10 dead in Paris apartment block fire, police suspect arson

10 dead in Paris apartment block fire, police suspect arson

At least 10 people died and 30 were injured in an overnight blaze at an apartment block in Paris that police suspect was deliberately started by a female resident, officials and firefighters said Tuesday.

Fire on Metro rail in India's eastern city Kolkata, 16 injured

Fire on Metro rail in India's eastern city Kolkata, 16 injured

At least 16 people were injured when a fire broke out in a coach of the underground rapid transit system in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata on Thursday, officials said.

Huge fire ravages 600 homes in Brazil's Amazon

Huge fire ravages 600 homes in Brazil's Amazon

A huge fire blazed through 600 wooden homes built on stilts next to a river in Brazil's Amazon region overnight, decimating a poor area of the city of Manaus but causing no deaths, authorities said Tuesday.

Two killed, 40 injured in a fire in Mumbai hospital

Two killed, 40 injured in a fire in Mumbai hospital

A major fire broke out at a government-run hospital in the Indian coastal city of Mumbai, killing at least two people and injuring more than 40, police officials said.

Fire that destroyed 8,000 voting machines was act of sabotage: Congo

Fire that destroyed 8,000 voting machines was act of sabotage: Congo

Almost 8,000 voting machines have been destroyed in a fire in the Congolese capital, just weeks ahead of presidential elections, the electoral commission said Thursday.

Minor fire at Doha Metro station

Minor fire at Doha Metro station

A minor fire incident was reported at entrance No 5 of Doha Metro's Al Sadd station and it was completely controlled, Qatar Rail said in a tweet on Tuesday afternoon.

Bangladesh police fire rubber bullets, teargas to disperse opposition protest

Bangladesh police fire rubber bullets, teargas to disperse opposition protest

Bangladesh police fired rubber bullets and teargas at a group of opposition party supporters in the capital, Dhaka, on Wednesday as tension soared weeks before a general election.

Palestinian succumbs to his wounds sustained by Israeli fire

Palestinian succumbs to his wounds sustained by Israeli fire

A Palestinian young man succumbed to his wounds, only few hours after he was shot and critically injured by Israeli occupation forces in the village of Mazraa Al Gharbiya, near Ramallah, on Friday.

At least 30 killed in Nigeria pipeline fire

At least 30 killed in Nigeria pipeline fire

At least 30 people were killed when a petrol pipeline caught fire and exploded in southeast Nigeria after a raid by suspected oil thieves, a survivor and officials said on Saturday.