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Five people killed in building fire in Strasbourg

Five people died after a fire broke out in a building in Strasbourg in northeastern France, local firefighters said. Firefighters said in a statement that seven people have also been taken into emergency care. They added that …

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Petrol bombs thrown at Nikulinsky court in Moscow

The building of Moscow’s Nikulinsky District Court caught fire after unidentified perpetrators had thrown petrol bombs at it, a law enforcement source said, adding that the fire had been extinguished. "The perpetrators …

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Uzbek nationals dead in Tomsk region fire

Eleven people died when a fire ripped through a one-storey wooden shack in a remote village in Russia's region of Tomsk, officials said. "The bodies of 11 people have been found," the Russian emergencies ministry said …

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Numerous cars burned during New Year’s Eve in France

Vandals in Strasbourg, France, marked the start of 2020 by setting countless vehicles on fire. Police have not disclosed how many cars were torched, but a source told AFP that the figure was larger than the previous year. A number of …

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Georgian firefighters extinguishing fire in Ateni gorge

A helicopter and about 200 firefighters will try to put out fire at the Georgian village of Ormotsi, Ateni Gorge. "Special equipment is being used and a helicopter to put out the fire. The number of firefighters will increase to …

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Wildfires reported at 10 locations in Georgia

Ten active fires have been reported around Georgia today, mostly on the lower layers of forests, the Georgian Emergency Management Service said. There is a very low threat of the fire spreading to settled areas, the service …

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Forest fires rage in Georgia's Martvili

The forest fire is raging in the Martvili region (Samegrelo - Zemo Svaneti, Georgia).  In addition, 140 firefighters and 30 local employees of the forest agency are trying to extinguish a forest fire near the village of Tskhumari, …

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Explosions at armory in Turkey's Sanliurfa wound 17

Turkish officials say two explosions at an ammunition depot in southeast Turkey have injured 16 military personnel and one civilian. Gov. Abdullah Erin of Sanliurfa province has told reporters that the explosions …

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Three kids killed in Russia's Kursk Region fire

Three children died in a fire that broke out in a private house in the Kursk Region, the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said. "The fire erupted in the village of Pristen early in the morning in a private …

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Fire extinguished in Armenian parliament

The fire on the roof of the Armenian parliament building was successfully extinguished today. According to RIA Novosti, the fire was localized around 17:00. Then, firefighters quickly coped with the fire. 15 firefighter units …

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Fire breaks out at Novorossiysk oil depot, fire injured

The throughput facility at the Grushovaya Oil Depot of Chernomortransneft, an affiliate of the Russian oil pipelines operator Transneft, is working normally after the fire outbreak in a tank earlier today, official spokesman of Transneft …

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Passenger buses catch fire in Almaty and Nur-Sultan

Two passenger buses has caught fire in Kazakhstan this morning. The first bus caught fire in Almaty, the Emergency Situations Committee of the Interior Ministry of Kazakhstan said. A call about the flame was reported at …

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Fire in Moscow region kills five people

A fire in a flat of a dwelling house in Volokolamsk, Moscow Region, has killed five people, a source in the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Main Directorate for the Moscow Region said. "Five people, including four children, …

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Fire breaks out at Bayanaul national park in Kazakhstan

About 500 people and 120 units of machinery are involved in extinguishing a large fire at the Bayanaul national park, Kazakhstan's emergency situations committee reported. According to the administration of the Pavlodar region, …

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