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Death toll reaches 13 in Tennessee wildfires

Thirteen people were confirmed dead and about 70 were still missing on Friday in wildfires that continue to burn in a 70-square-kilometre area in and around Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains...

Six arrested over Turkey boarding school fire deaths

Six people have been arrested following a fire at a boarding school dormitory in southern Turkey, including the director of the school, the Dogan news agency reported on Wednesday.

Three confirmed dead as thousands flee Tennessee wildfires

At least three people have died after ravaging wildfires in the US state of Tennessee that threatened the popular Great Smoky Mountain National Park and led to the evacuation of thousands of...

Report: 12 killed, 22 injured in fire at girls' dormitory in Turkey

At least 12 people were killed and 22 injured in a fire at a girls' dormitory in a school in southern Turkey, state-run Anadolu news agency reported Tuesday citing the governor.

Eighteen arrested for fire that destroyed Lesbos refugee camp

Greek police have arrested 18 migrants following a fire at a refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, the Athens-based newspaper Kathimerini reported Tuesday.

Large fire in Lesbos refugee camp contained, arson suspected

A fire that forced thousands of people to flee a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos destroyed most of the camp but is now under control, eyewitnesses said Monday.

Thousands flee fire in refugee camp on Lesbos

More than 3,000 people fled a fire in a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Greek media reported.

Large forest fire rages across Greek island

A forest fire on the Greek island of Thasos in the northern Aegean Sea has destroyed several homes.

Fire kills 17 Kyrgyz migrant workers in Moscow

A fire in a Moscow industrial estate killed 17 workers from the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan, reports said Saturday.

Indonesia deploys 7,200 firefighters as smog spreads to Singapore

Indonesia has deployed 7,200 personnel to fight forest fires as smog from blazes spread to neighbouring Singapore and took air pollution there to unhealthy levels, an official said Friday.

California fire beats firefighters, forces thousands to flee

Tens of thousands of people in southern California were ordered to flee a raging wildfire burning out of control in a rural mountain area on Wednesday, authorities said.

Three dead as wildfire sweeps across Portuguese island of Madeira

A wildfire that has claimed three lives and displaced over a thousand people on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Wednesday reached the capital, Funchal.

22 injured in fire at refugee accommodation in central Germany

Twenty-two residents at a home for refugees in the German state of Hesse were injured in a fire early Wednesday, a police spokesman said.

Baghdad hospital fire kills at least 13 babies

Twelve newborn babies are dead after a fire erupted at a Baghdad hospital Wednesday, reported Iraq's Health Ministry.

Nearly 7 per cent of Spanish island La Palma destroyed by wildfire

Nearly 7 per cent of La Palma has been destroyed by a deadly wildfire that has ravaged thousands of acres of the Spanish island since last week, the Spanish news agency Efe said late Monday.