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Blast at Mexican gas facility kills 26, seven still missing


September 20th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by BNO News
REYNOSA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- At least 26 people were killed Tuesday and seven others remain missing after a huge blaze erupted at a PetrĂ³leos Mexicanos (Pemex) natural gas facility in northern ... Read more...

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26 die in Mexican gas plant blast, fire (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) Twenty-six workers were killed Tuesday in an explosion and subsequent fire at a gas plant in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos ... Read more...

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Fire fighters rescue Kunis


September 12th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 12 (IANS) Actress Mila Kunis was rescued by fire fighters after she got stuck in the elevators for 45 minutes.Kunis, 29, was in the elevator with a ... Read more...

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31 killed in Syrian bombings (Lead, Changing dateline)


September 10th, 2012 - 7:40 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 10 (IANS) At least 31 people were killed Sunday in two separate bombings that marked an intensification of violence in the unrest-torn Syria, Xinhua reported.The day started with ... Read more...

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Wandering Deer takes a dip in a homeowner’s pool


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Colorado, Sept 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A deer that was wandering around Colorado stepped on a pool cover and found itself falling in to the pool splashing water to the backyard of a ... Read more...

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Fire at UAE building


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 21 (IANS/WAM) A building in an industrial area in Al Ain city in the UAE caught fire Tuesday, but the blaze was put out in a short ... Read more...

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Four killed in Phuket pub fire (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 17 (IANS) Four people were killed and a dozen injured in a massive fire at a disco pub on Thailand's southern resort island Phuket early Friday.The blaze broke ... Read more...

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Massive fire in London ahead of Olympic closing ceremony


August 13th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) A blaze described as the biggest to have happened in London in several years broke out Sunday, and more than 200 firefighters had to battle it ... Read more...

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Canary Islands fire threatens heritage site


August 7th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Canary Islands, Aug 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There was a fire outbreak in Canary Island, which is located in Spain. This incident occurred on Monday and it affected several homes and a national ... Read more...

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Russia’s Siberia region hit by wildfires


July 30th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forest fires continue to rage in Russia's Siberia region on a total area of over 230 square km, with the worst of the blazes concentrated ... Read more...

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Two die after lightning strikes US home


July 20th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) A bedridden elderly man and his granddaughter died after a bolt of lightning struck their house and started a fire in Louisville city in the US, ... Read more...

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10 killed in US cinema shooting (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and many injured early Friday in Denver when a gunman opened fire in a cinema showing the new Batman movie ... Read more...

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Michelle Heaton leaves her baby locked up in her car


July 16th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former Liberty X pop star Michelle Heaton has come under heavy criticism on Twitter and other social networking sites after she left her six-month-old daughter locked up ... Read more...

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40,000 Russian firefighters to lose jobs


July 10th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's emergencies ministry is planning to cut the number of firefighters by 20 percent - or about 40,000 people - by 2013, a ministry source ... Read more...

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Hospital fire kills patient in Brazil


July 5th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 5 (IANS/EFE) A terminally ill patient died in a fire Wednesday at Brazil's Pedro Ernesto University Hospital, one of the most important medical facilities in Rio ... Read more...

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Man jumps to death from Eiffel Tower


June 25th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) An English-speaking tourist died after leaping from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.The man climbed up the outside of the towere around 11.30 p.m. Sunday before jumping ... Read more...

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Over 1,200 firefighters battle New Mexico’s largest ever wildfire


June 4th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Mexico, June 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The biggest ever wildfire in New Mexico's history continued to burn last Saturday in the Gila National Forest. The fire, which was generated after lightning strikes ... Read more...

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Fire at World Trade Center in New York


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 3 (IANS) A fire broke out at the One World Trade Center tower in New York Saturday but firefighters managed to put it out in about an ... Read more...

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Seven injured as US n-submarine catches fire


May 25th, 2012 - 8:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) At least seven people were wounded after a fire broke out overnight on a US Navy's nuclear-powered submarine, the Navy said Thursday.The submarine is docked at ... Read more...

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Furniture worth lakhs gutted in Chandigarh fire


May 15th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Furniture worth several lakhs of rupees was gutted in a major fire that engulfed a furniture market in Chandigarh late night and could be controlled only ... Read more...

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Man saved from jumping from Shanghai bridge


May 14th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 14 (IANS) Rescue workers in China's Shanghai city Monday saved a man who attempted to commit suicide by jumping from the top of a bridge.The man, who appeared ... Read more...

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Passenger buses collide in Taiwan tunnel, killing 2


May 8th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by BNO News
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (BNO NEWS) -- Two passenger buses collided in a tunnel in northeastern Taiwan on Monday after one of them attempted to avoid hitting a car, killing two people and injuring ... Read more...

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Chemical spill forces Brazilian port’s closure


May 7th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, May 7 (IANS/EFE) A spill of chemicals used to make cleaning products prompted an evacuation and the closing of the port in the Brazilian city of Salvador for ... Read more...

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Sharjah skyscraper catches fire


April 28th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, April 28 (IANS/WAM) A 40-storey residential building in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Saturday caught fire, but there were no casualties.Civil defence personnel managed to contain the ... Read more...

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Six missing after landslide hits village in southeastern China


April 24th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by BNO News
LONGDEYANG, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A landslide triggered by days of heavy rain hit a remote village in southeastern China on late Tuesday afternoon, leaving at least six people missing, state-run media ... Read more...

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Two firemen killed in US blaze


April 10th, 2012 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Two firefighters have died in Philadelphia city, US, when a wall of an abandoned warehouse collapsed on them after a fire broke out at the facility.The ... Read more...

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Explosion rocks German chemical park, three missing (Lead)


April 1st, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 31 (IANS) A huge explosion rocked a chemical industrial park in Marl in western Germany, leaving one or two workers injured and three missing, police said Saturday.Marl ... Read more...

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Explosion rocks German chemical park


March 31st, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 31 (IANS) A huge explosion Saturday rocked a chemical industrial park in Marl in western Germany in which several people were injured, Xinhua reported.The accident in the park ... Read more...

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Three executed over fatal fire in China


March 29th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) Three people responsible for a fire, in which 11 people were killed and two others badly injured in China's Jilin province last year, were executed Thursday, ... Read more...

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House fire in West Virginia kills 2 adults, 6 kids


March 26th, 2012 - 4:04 am ICT by BNO News
CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least eight people were killed, including six children, after a house in West Virginia caught fire, local authorities said on Sunday.The fire broke out in ... Read more...

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14th century castle gutted in blaze


March 13th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) A 14th century castle in Slovakia was gutted in fire which was sparked by two children trying their first cigarette.According to the police, two boys ... Read more...

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15 foot high Kate Moss billboard crushes shoppers on Oxford Street


March 8th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) At least four people were left needing medical care after a giant billboard, featuring Kate Moss, collapsed on them. The 15-foot wooden structure standing on the ... Read more...

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14 killed in Poland train collision (Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, March 4 (IANS) Fourteen people have died in a train collision in southern Poland, the interior ministry said. Sixty people were injured.Hundreds of firefighters and policemen were working on ... Read more...

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Italian cruise ship adrift off Seychelles after fire


February 28th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 27 (IANS) An Italian cruise ship was adrift off the Indian Ocean island country of Seychelles following a fire on board. All passengers and crew were however safe, ... Read more...

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Audio recording in Argentina train accident released


February 27th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Feb 27 (IANS/EFE) The audiotape of the communications between the commuter train that crashed last week in Argentina, killing 51 and injuring 703, and the control center does ... Read more...

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