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Hong Kong police fire pepper balls at protesters opposed to election delay, new law

Hong Kong police fire pepper balls at protesters opposed to election delay, new law

Police fired rounds of pepper balls at protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday and arrested almost 300 after demonstrators took to the streets to oppose the postponement of legislative elections ...

Seven die in fire at Covid-19 hotel facility in India

Seven die in fire at Covid-19 hotel facility in India

At least seven people died after a massive fire broke out at a hotel that was being used as a Covid-19 facility in India's southern Andhra Pradesh state early on Sunday, police said.

Apple fire grows to 50,000 acres, prompting thousands of evacuations

Apple fire grows to 50,000 acres, prompting thousands of evacuations

Crews battled a blaze Sunday that was threatening thousands of people and homes in southern California east of Los Angeles.

Police fire rubber bullets, tear gas to disperse peaceful protest near White House

Police fire rubber bullets, tear gas to disperse peaceful protest near White House

President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to use the US military to halt protests over the death of a black man in police custody, before law enforcement officers fired rubber bullets and tear gas ...

11 firefighters injured in Los Angeles battling blaze

11 firefighters injured in Los Angeles battling blaze

At least 11 firefighters were injured in downtown Los Angeles when a fire in a commercial building sparked a major explosion and spread to nearby structures on Saturday evening, fire officials said.

Plane catches fire on takeoff at Philippine airport, eight dead

Plane catches fire on takeoff at Philippine airport, eight dead

A Japan-bound plane caught fire on takeoff at Manila airport in the Philippines late Sunday, killing all eight people on board, airport authorities said.

Bangladesh slum fire leaves many people homeless

Bangladesh slum fire leaves many people homeless

A massive fire ripped through a slum on Wednesday in Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka, leaving thousands of people homeless.

Cameroon army blames accident for village 'massacre'

Cameroon army blames accident for village 'massacre'

Cameroon's army on Monday denied opposition charges that it had massacred villagers in a restive anglophone region, blaming instead an ‘unfortunate accident’ caused by an explosion of fuel during a firefight.

Heavy hearts as Notre-Dame misses Xmas mass for first time since 1803

Heavy hearts as Notre-Dame misses Xmas mass for first time since 1803

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris was unable to hold Christmas Eve Mass for the first time in more than 200 years -- after a fire ravaged its structure in April.

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires rage in Australia

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires rage in Australia

A scorching heatwave intensified bushfires ravaging parts of Australia on Saturday, and out-of-control blazes surrounding Sydney worsened under ‘catastrophic’ conditions.

Factory fire kills 13 in Bangladesh

Factory fire kills 13 in Bangladesh

A fire in a plastics factory on near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka has killed at least 13 people with more victims gravely injured, officials said Thursday.

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Thousands of protesters rallied in Sydney on Wednesday demanding urgent climate action from Australia's government, as bushfire smoke choking the city caused health problems to spike.