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Turkish Authorities Arrest Four Over Fire that Killed Schoolgirls

ISTANBUL, Dec 4 – Turkish authorities arrested four people on Sunday in connection with a fire at a dormitory in the southern Adana province that killed 11 schoolgirls and one other person, state media reported. The four, who were arrested pending trial, included the manager of the dormitory and the head of an affiliated foundation,

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Samsung Mobile Recovery Suffers Blow as Galaxy Notes ‘Catch Fire’

By Se Young Lee SEOUL, Sept 1  – The recovery in Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s mobile business suffered a blow on Thursday as reports of exploding batteries forced the firm to delay shipments of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, and knocked $7 billion off its market value. Investors drove the stock to two-week lows after the

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Fire Hits 28-Floor Abu Dhabi Tower Under Construction

ABU DHABI, Aug 30 – Fire swept through a 28-storey skyscraper under construction in central Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, the latest in a series of at least five blazes to hit tall buildings in the United Arab Emirates over the last 18 months. Thick black smoke billowed from the top 20 floors of the almost-completed

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Oil Fires Cast Black Cloud Over Iraqi Town Retaken From Daesh

By Stephen Kalin QAYYARA, Iraq, Aug 30 – It gets darker earlier these days in the northern Iraqi town of Qayyara, which Daesh militants abandoned about a week ago after setting fire to many of the region’s oil wells. Smoke billowing into the sky during a Reuters visit on Monday blotted out the sun in

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Nearly 100 Dead in Indian Temple Blaze

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India, April 10 – A massive fire swept through a temple in India’s southern Kerala state on Sunday, killing nearly 100 people and injuring more than 200 who had gathered for a fireworks display to mark the start of the local Hindu new year. Thousands of devotees had packed into the Puttingal Devi temple

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Fire Rips Through Russian Defense Ministry Building in Moscow

MOSCOW, April 3 – A fire ripped through a Russian Defense Ministry building in central Moscow on Sunday, sending plumes of smoke over the Russian capital as fire fighters battled to extinguish the blaze. Around 50 people were reported to have been evacuated from the administrative building, which dates from the end of the eighteenth

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Firefighters Tackle Dubai Blaze After All-night Effort, Investigate Cause

DUBAI, Jan 1 – Firefighters on Friday appeared to have mostly extinguished a blaze that suddenly engulfed one of Dubai’s most prominent skyscrapers on New Year’s Eve, witnesses said. Plumes of white smoke still emanated from the charred, 63-storey Address Downtown Dubai hotel and residential block at daybreak, but civil defense crews had mostly extinguished

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