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Firefighters battle wildfire near Athens, homes damaged

Firefighters battle wildfire near Athens, homes damaged

Firefighters on Monday battled to contain a wildfire northeast of Athens as high winds caused the blaze to spread overnight after it damaged dozens of homes at a coastal village northeast of the Greek capital.

Small fire extinguished on London Underground train

Small fire extinguished on London Underground train

British firefighters said they had extinguished a small fire on an underground train at Oxford Circus station in the centre of London's main shopping district on Friday, saying it had been caused by an electrical fault under the train.

Smoke fills cabin of Turkish plane in Cairo

Smoke fills cabin of Turkish plane in Cairo

A Turkish passenger plane on Thursday returned from a runway at the Cairo airport after smoke filled its cabin, sources at the airport said.

Fire in Germany refugee shelter injures 37

Fire in Germany refugee shelter injures 37

A fire broke out in a refugee shelter in Germany overnight injuring 37 people, mainly due to smoke inhalation, police said Sunday as they searched for the cause.

Gunman torches Philippine casino, killing at least 36

Gunman torches Philippine casino, killing at least 36

A gunman burst into a casino in the Philippine capital Manila on Friday, firing shots, setting gaming tables alight and killing at least 36 people, all suffocating in thick smoke, in what officials believe was a botched robbery.

Blast in eastern Saudi Arabia kills two - TV

Blast in eastern Saudi Arabia kills two - TV

At least two people were killed when a car exploded in Saudi Arabia's eastern city of Qatif on Thursday, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television reported.

Smoke and ash as Indonesian volcano erupts again

Smoke and ash as Indonesian volcano erupts again

A volcano on Indonesia's Sumatra island spewed hot smoke and ash high into the air on Wednesday, in its latest violent eruptions.

At least 31 killed in Mexico fireworks market blast

At least 31 killed in Mexico fireworks market blast

A massive explosion gutted Mexico's biggest fireworks market on Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and injuring 72, the authorities said.

Two Philippine planes abort flights due to problems

Two Philippine planes abort flights due to problems

A Philippine passenger jet heading to Japan was forced to turn back on Monday after smoke was detected in the aircraft, while the wheel of a second plane caught fire after it aborted taking off from a separate airport.

Smoke-filled Jetstar plane forced to land in Brisbane

Smoke-filled Jetstar plane forced to land in Brisbane

A Jetstar plane was forced to land in Brisbane after the cabin filled with smoke en route from Sydney to Cairns, the Australian airline said on Friday.

Wildfire destroys dozens of homes in central California

Wildfire destroys dozens of homes in central California

A fast-growing wildfire destroyed at least 50 homes near the riverside community of Lake Isabella in central California, as five other major blazes up and down the state posed a diminishing threat to populated areas.

'Smoke on board' EgyptAir plane before crash

'Smoke on board' EgyptAir plane before crash

EgyptAir flight MS804 sent automated messages signalling smoke onboard before plunging into the Mediterranean, the French aviation safety agency said on Saturday, as search teams hunted for more wreckage.