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Valparaiso counts the cost

Residents have begun assessing the extent of the damage from a wildfire that swept over the hills outside the Chilean port city.

Residents have begun assessing the extent of the damage from a wildfire that swept over the hills outside the Chilean port city.

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Search resumes for Indonesia ferry fire victims

The search has resumed for 17 people reported missing after a ferry fire off the coast of Indonesia. At least five ships and a number of smaller craft have been deployed in the search, according to of

The search has resumed for 17 people reported missing after a ferry fire off the coast of Indonesia. At least five ships and a number of smaller craft have been deployed in the search, according to of

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Pakistan hotel blaze kills 11 as guests jump from windows

At least 11 people were reported dead on Monday, with a further 75 injured, as fire swept through a luxury hotel in Pakistan.

At least 11 people were reported dead on Monday, with a further 75 injured, as fire swept through a luxury hotel in Pakistan.

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Confirmed dead rises to 33 in Oakland fire

The search for bodies continues in the burnt out ruins of an Oakland warehouse. Investigators are still uncertain what started the blaze.

The search for bodies continues in the burnt out ruins of an Oakland warehouse. Investigators are still uncertain what started the blaze.

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Oakland warehouse fire: building had history of complaints and violations

The warehouse's previous health and safety discrepancies have come to light as authorities say death toll could rise to as many as 40 while they try to locate the missing.

The warehouse's previous health and safety discrepancies have come to light as authorities say death toll could rise to as many as 40 while they try to locate the missing.

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Nine dead, dozens missing after fire breaks out at California warehouse party

At least nine people have been killed and more than two dozen are still unaccounted for after a massive fire broke out at a warehouse in the city of Oakland in…

At least nine people have been killed and more than two dozen are still unaccounted for after a massive fire broke out at a warehouse in the city of Oakland in…

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Turkey: Fire at schoolgirls' dormitory kills 12

A fire at a dormitory for schoolgirls in southern Turkey on Tuesday left twelve people dead, eleven of them teenagers.

A fire at a dormitory for schoolgirls in southern Turkey on Tuesday left twelve people dead, eleven of them teenagers.

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Israel's wildfires spread as homes and woods in Haifa are burnt down

Wildfires tore across central and northern Israel on November 25 forcing thousands of residents to flee the city of Haifa, as leaders blamed arsonists for some of the blazes and branded them…

Wildfires tore across central and northern Israel on November 25 forcing thousands of residents to flee the city of Haifa, as leaders blamed arsonists for some of the blazes and branded them…

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Kenya burns illegal firearms

Kenya destroyed some 5,250 illegal firearms by fire on Tuesday as part of efforts to fight crimes like cattle rustling, carjackings and to eliminate threats from…

Kenya destroyed some 5,250 illegal firearms by fire on Tuesday as part of efforts to fight crimes like cattle rustling, carjackings and to eliminate threats from…

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Romania marks anniversary of deadly nightclub fire

Thousands of Romanians on Sunday paid their own silent tribute to the 64 people who died one year ago in a nightclub fire in the capital Bucharest.

Thousands of Romanians on Sunday paid their own silent tribute to the 64 people who died one year ago in a nightclub fire in the capital Bucharest.

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Dramatic scenes as plane engine catches fire in the US

Watch footage from inside the plane as passengers exit via the emergency slides after it ground to a halt at Chicago's O'Hare airport.

Watch footage from inside the plane as passengers exit via the emergency slides after it ground to a halt at Chicago's O'Hare airport.

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Calais 'Jungle' camp clearance finished, prefect says

French authorities have finished clearing the shanty town known as the “Jungle” outside Calais, saying were confident of dispersing the last of its inhabitants around…

French authorities have finished clearing the shanty town known as the “Jungle” outside Calais, saying were confident of dispersing the last of its inhabitants around…

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Samsung gives latest cost estimates for Note 7 disaster

Samsung says will take a hit to its operating profit of about 2.7 billion euros in the next two quarters from scrapping the Note 7 smartphone.

Samsung says will take a hit to its operating profit of about 2.7 billion euros in the next two quarters from scrapping the Note 7 smartphone.

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Samsung abandons production of Note 7

In a statement, the company says it has made a "final decision" to stop making its star product. It comes in the wake of reports of devices spontaneously catching fire.

In a statement, the company says it has made a "final decision" to stop making its star product. It comes in the wake of reports of devices spontaneously catching fire.

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Samsung suspends production of Note 7 - reports

News comes after reports of fires in replacement devices. Sources have not specified if specific problems identified or when production was halted.

News comes after reports of fires in replacement devices. Sources have not specified if specific problems identified or when production was halted.