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Portugal's wildfire moves south towards tourist spots

Portugal's wildfire moves south towards tourist spots

Portugal's government moved command of the emergency services battling a huge fire in the southern Algarve region to the national level.

Up in smoke: Vaping China co-pilot sparks mid-air emergency

Up in smoke: Vaping China co-pilot sparks mid-air emergency

The incident occurred on Tuesday on a flight by the Chinese flag carrier from Hong Kong to the city of Dalian in northeastern China.

Fifteen dead in Nairobi market fire, 70 injured

Fifteen dead in Nairobi market fire, 70 injured

The blaze started at around 2:30 am and spread through Gikomba market and nearby apartments and shanties before being contained around 90 minutes later.

Japan volcano erupts, ejecting smoke and rocks

Japan volcano erupts, ejecting smoke and rocks

Shinmoedake, in a mainly rural area about 985 km from Tokyo on the southernmost main island of Kyushu, had quietened down since the earlier eruption.

100 firefighters tackle blaze at central London hotel

100 firefighters tackle blaze at central London hotel

The fire brigade said "around 100 firefighters are tackling a large fire at a hotel of 12 floors in Knightsbridge", a luxury area of central London where Harrods department store is located.

Japanese volcano erupts, spitting out smoke and rock; no injuries

Japanese volcano erupts, spitting out smoke and rock; no injuries

A volcano in Japan erupted on Thursday, shooting clouds of smoke and rocks into the sky, and prompting authorities to ban access to the peak, but there were no reports of any damage or casualties.

Nigerian plane makes emergency landing in Ghana

Nigerian plane makes emergency landing in Ghana

The aircraft, owned by Arik Air, was travelling from Lagos to Accra on Tuesday when the fault was detected but no one was hurt, a company statement said.

Dozens of flights cancelled as Bali volcano continues to spew smoke

Dozens of flights cancelled as Bali volcano continues to spew smoke

A volcano on the Indonesian tourist hub of Bali sent plumes of grey smoke and steam thousands of metres into the air for the second time this week, triggering flight cancellations ...

Indonesia fireworks factory fire leaves 23 dead, dozens injured

Indonesia fireworks factory fire leaves 23 dead, dozens injured

Nearly two dozen people have been killed and dozens injured in a blaze that tore through a fireworks factory outside the Indonesian capital, police said Thursday, triggering explosions ...

Fire breaks out near passenger jet at Hong Kong airport

Fire breaks out near passenger jet at Hong Kong airport

Photos on social media showed the fire blazing, with black smoke rising near the belly of the plane in between the right wing and tail wing.

Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal

Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal

Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled on Thursday to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said.

London's Holborn underground station reopens after evacuation

London's Holborn underground station reopens after evacuation

London's Holborn underground station closed briefly on Tuesday after overheating equipment on a train filled a platform with smoke.