Greece migrant camp rocked by fire, unrest
Sep20

Greece migrant camp rocked by fire, unrest

Thousands of people fled a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday night after fire ripped through tents and destroyed containers during violence among residents, police said. It was not clear what caused the blaze, but Greek media said clashes had erupted following a rumour that hundreds of people would be deported. A police official on Lesbos said nearly 60 per cent of the Moria camp was destroyed in the fire. Tensions...

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Russian foreign minister promises justice for Kyrgyz victims of fire tragedy
Aug29

Russian foreign minister promises justice for Kyrgyz victims of fire tragedy

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has offered condolences to families and friends of Kyrgyzstan’s citizens who died in the fire in Moscow on Saturday in a telephone conversation with his Kyrgyz counterpart Erlan Abdyldaev, Kyrgyzstan’s Foreign Ministry said today. “The Russian foreign minister promised that this tragic incident will be investigated thoroughly, and those responsible will be brought to justice,” the...

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Wildfires in Southern France
Aug12

Wildfires in Southern France

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Fire at Baghdad hospital kills 11 babies
Aug10

Fire at Baghdad hospital kills 11 babies

Iraq’s Health Ministry spokesman says a fire that erupted overnight at a Baghdad hospital has killed 11 newborn babies.  The spokesman, Ahmed al-Roudaini, says the blaze broke out late on Tuesday night inside the maternity department at the Yarmouk hospital, which is located in western Baghdad.He said on Wednesday that an initial investigation suggests the fire was due to an electricity failure. No other details were immediately...

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Senior Egyptian progovernment cleric Gomaa escapes shooting
Aug06

Senior Egyptian progovernment cleric Gomaa escapes shooting

Gunmen opened fire at former Egyptian mufti Ali Gomaa in a Cairo suburb on Friday, missing the pro-government cleric but wounding a bodyguard, the interior ministry said.  Gomaa was on his way to a mosque near his house in the October 6 suburb when the assailants hiding in a park started shooting, the ministry said. His guards exchanged fire with the gunmen and forced them to flee, it said, adding that one of the guards was lightly...

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