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Fire razes six shops in Kano market

Six temporary shops were burnt down at Kofar Ruwa Market (Kasuwar ‘Yan Rodi) in Kano on Sunday night as firefighters battled to curtail its spread.

Brazil bus accident kills 17

A bus carrying 40 people crashed into several cars killing at least 17 people in southeast Brazil Sunday night, according to firefighters and local media.

Four injured, commuters suffer as fire guts bus on Lagos bridge

Hundreds of commuters were stranded and, at least, four people injured on Tuesday as a commercial bus, maneuvering near a fallen fuel tanker, burnt beyond recognition, blocking the ever-busy Oke Afa-Isolo Bridge in Lagos.
French President Emmanuel Macron reacts as he arrives at the front entrance of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris, as flames engulf its roof on April 15, 2019. – A colossal fire swept through the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, causing a spire to collapse and threatening to destroy the entire masterpiece and its precious artworks. The fire, which began in the early evening, sent flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the Paris sky as stunned Parisians and tourists watched on in sheer horror. (Photo by PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP)

Emmanuel Macron vows to build a more beautiful Notre-Dame in five years

With over €700 million pledged by French businessmen and Apple CEO Tim Cook, President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral “even more beautifully” within five years.
Damage to the exterior of the Cathedral on Tuesday morning.BERTRAND GUAY-AFP-Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain to lead French football fundraising after Notre Dame fire

Paris Saint-Germain have promised fundraising initiatives to aid the restoration of Notre Dame cathedral following Monday's fire.
Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre-Dame counts cost as daylight reveals damage

Shards of stained glass from priceless medieval windows, and a gaping hole above the choir area where the spire crashed down: daylight reveals the extent of damage at Notre-Dame cathedral on Tuesday morning as firefighters put out the last smouldering remains of the fire.
Thousands of firefighters and soldiers are starting to contain wildfires in South Korea which have killed one person and forced more than 4,000 people to flee their homes.

Thousands flee wildfire in South Korea’s eastern coast

Thousands of firefighters and soldiers are starting to contain wildfires in South Korea which have killed one person and forced more than 4,000 people to flee their homes.
Police officers stand around the charred remains of a bus that caught fire in an interprovincial bus station in a populous district north of Lima and left 20 people dead on March 31, 2019. – At least 20 people were killed and about a dozen injured Sunday night in a bus fire at a Peruvian transport terminal, the emergency services said. A number of the victims died trapped on the second level of the interprovincial bus in the capital Lima, firefighters said, and passersby (Photo by Luka GONZALES / AFP)

At least 20 dead in Peru bus fire

At least 20 people were killed and about 10 injured Sunday night in a bus fire at an illegal transport terminal in the Peruvian capital, emergency services said.
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Dozens evacuated as fire strikes French Alps hotel

A fierce fire broke out at a hotel in the upscale French Alps ski resort of Megeve, forcing the evacuation of around 180 people though no injuries were reported, officials said Friday.

Death toll rises to 64 in China factory blast

The death toll in a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 64 Saturday but rescuers found a survivor among more than two dozen still missing in the debris of one of the country’s worst industrial accidents in recent years.
Flames and smoke rise from building after a fire broke out in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on February 21, 2019. – At least 69 people have died in a huge blaze that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, fire officials said on February 21. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Inferno kills at least 70 in Dhaka apartment blocks

At least 70 people were killed when fire tore through crumbling apartment blocks in a historic part of Dhaka, setting off a chain of explosions and a wall of flames down nearby streets, officials said Thursday.
Hotel Arpit Palace

Fire at New Delhi hotel kills at least 17 – officials

A fire at a hotel in New Delhi has killed at least 17 people, including a child, according to officials.
An investigation has been opened into the criminal charge of causing death by arson [Christophe Ena-AP]

Eight dead, dozens injured in Paris apartment fire

A woman has been arrested after eight people have died in a fire which ripped through an apartment building in a wealthy Paris neighbourhood.
This recent undated handout picture provided by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and received by AFP on February 3, 2019 shows floodwaters as they rush over the Aplins Weir in Townsville after days of torrential rain. Once in a century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of further downpours over the next few days. Handout / QUEENSLAND FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES / AFP

‘Once-in-a-century’ floods hit northeast Australia

Once-in-a-century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of tornadoes and more rain over the next few days.
A resident stands amid the debris of buildings left after the passage of a tornado in Havana, on January 28, 2019. – A rare and powerful tornado that struck Havana killed three people and left 172 injured, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said early Monday. (Photo by YAMIL LAGE / AFP)

Four dead, 195 injured in Havana tornado

A rare and powerful tornado has devastated sections of Havana, killing four people and injuring 195, as it overturned cars, uprooted trees and destroyed dozens of homes.
Police and firefighters at the scene

Fire at workers’ accommodation in French ski resort kills two people

Two people have been killed after a large fire broke out in the upmarket French ski resort of Courchevel.

30 die in New Year accident in Ibadan

About 15 minutes to the new year, 30 lives were reportedly lost in a road accident on Monday night near Bola Ige International market along new Ife-Ibadan expressway, Gbagi, Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
French President Emmanuel Macron said violent protesters would be 'brought to justice' [Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt-AFP]

Emmanuel Macron visits Arc de Triomphe after worst Paris riots in a decade

French President Emmanuel Macron has visited the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, a day after the famous landmark was defaced during riots, as the government considers imposing a state of emergency.

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