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August 28, 2018 2:21 AM Fire forces brief Statue of Liberty evacuation

NEW YORK: More than 3,000 tourists were evacuated Monday from the island where the Statue of Liberty stands, after propane cylinders caught fire at a construction site near the iconic landmark, officials said. Liberty Island, which welcomes thousands of visitors a day during the busy summer season, was evacuated for more than two hours, before the fire department 11

August 23, 2018 9:40 AM Breaking barriers: Japan gets first woman fighter pilot

TOKYO: Japan will shortly have its first female fighter pilot, the military said Thursday, with the "Top Gun" inspired officer vowing to blaze a trail in the sky for other women. First Lieutenant Misa Matsushima, 26, of Japan Air Self Defence Force, finished her training Wednesday to fly F-15s and will officially be named a fighter pilot on Friday, the ministry 15

July 26, 2018 3:15 PM Man held for causing major wildfire in Spain

MADRID: Spanish police said Thursday they have arrested a man suspected of causing a fast-moving wildfire that raged for two weeks and forced the evacuation of more than 100 people. The unidentified man is believed to have deliberately started the fire that broke out on Aug 21 last year in the county of La Cabrera in the northern region of Leon, the Guardia 8

July 24, 2018 1:43 AM Elderly woman burnt to death in house fire

KUALA KANGSAR: A septuagenarian was burnt to death in a fire that destroyed her house in Kampung Sauk near here yesterday. The body of Rakizah Talib, 74, was found at the centre of the house under the debris of the burnt building, said Kuala Kangsar Fire and Rescue Station operations chief Mohd Taufiq Abdul Sattar. He said firefighters responded to a call at 11.23pm and found 5

July 8, 2018 8:23 AM Old couple die in 3am blaze

KOTA TINNGI: An elderly couple burnt to death in their shop in Sungai Rengit, near here, early today. Chong Chin Sin, 70, and his wife, Tan Ah Yeng, 70, were found dead in their electrical appliance shop after the fire was stopped. The fire also destroyed a motorcycle workshop and a hardware shop. Two vans that were parked in front of the shops were also burnt 7

July 6, 2018 10:06 AM Over 100 firefighters battle raging oil tank fire

KEMAMAN: More than 100 firefighters are battling a raging fire, described as the biggest in Terengganu for years, that has destroyed two huge crude oil tanks and spread to a third 16 hours after it started at the Kemaman Bitumen Company (KBC). Four people were injured by the blaze at the KBC in the Teluk Kalong Industrial Area, according to Terengganu 15

July 5, 2018 4:50 PM Crude oil tank on fire

KEMAMAN: Two crude oil tanks of the Kemaman Bitumen Company (KBC) at the Teluk Kalong industrial area, near here were on fire in an incident at 6.15pm today. A witness, Ahmad Aliff Azizi Ahmad Mokhtar, 26, said he could feel the tremor from the explosion caused by the fire at the tanks located at Bukit Kuang, about four kilometres from his house 16

July 2, 2018 12:48 AM Wildfires spark evacuations in northern California

SAN FRANCISCO: Californian authorities have issued red flag weather warnings and mandatory evacuation orders after a series of wildfires fanned by high winds and hot temperatures ripped through thousands of acres. The latest blaze, the County Fire sparked in Yolo County on Saturday, had by Sunday afternoon spread across 9,000ha with zero percent containment 9

June 28, 2018 1:21 PM Market fire kills 15 in Kenya capital

NAIROBI: A fire at Nairobi's Gikomba market killed 15 people on Thursday, a government official said, less than a year after a blaze to destroyed much of the Kenyan capital's largest open-air market. "We have lost 15 people from this tragedy this morning," said regional coordinator Kangethe Thuku. "We're yet to establish the cause of this fire," he said, which 13

June 14, 2018 12:30 PM Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan dies in home fire

PETALING JAYA: Nazrin Hassan, CEO of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, died today after he was trapped by a fire in a bedroom of his house in Mutiara Damansara here, according to police. Nazrin, 48, was in a bedroom on the upper floor of the house in Lorong PJU 7/24A during the incident this afternoon, said Petaling Jaya District Police chief ACP Mohd Zani Che Din. He said Nazrin 25