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Firefighters grounded in risky season
Firefighters grounded in risky season
Six weeks ago, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa) suspended helicopter and small aircraft operating licences for the government-funded job creation programme, Working on Fire, for failure to comply with legal requirements for holders of an air operator...
In pictures: Cape Town catching fire
In pictures: Cape Town catching fire
Fires have been wreaking havoc in the Cape Peninsula, where weather extremities have hampered disaster management efforts....
Nairobi airport fire in pictures
Nairobi airport fire in pictures
The fire at Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has shut down one of the region's most important transport hubs and caused serious damage....
'Massive' fire at Kenya's Nairobi international airport
'Massive' fire at Kenya's Nairobi international airport
A "massive" fire broke out at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport [JKIA] on Wednesday, an official said, shutting down one...
Relatives plead for answers after 120 killed in China fire tragedy
Relatives plead for answers after 120 killed in China fire tragedy
The blaze, which swept through a poultry slaughterhouse, is one of China's worst industrial disasters in recent years.
Fire guts historic Holy Family College hall
Fire guts historic Holy Family College hall
The blaze broke out on the first floor shortly before 9pm on Wednesday and destroyed the building's roof, which crashed into the ground...
[Slideshow]No time for change in a warming world
[Slideshow]No time for change in a warming world
North America's first climate refugees and threatened polar bears are the result of carbon dioxide levels at its highest in two-million years.
[Slideshow]Your world in pictures: January 7 -- 11
[Slideshow]Your world in pictures: January 7 -- 11
A Free Syrian Army fighter feeds a stray cat, heart-shaped flags fly at India's Kite festival and a wildfire rages in Australia, as the new year gets underway.
Khayelitsha to be revamped after New Year's fire
Khayelitsha to be revamped after New Year's fire
"Any suggestions that the City has not been active in the community to ensure that it is upgraded in a caring and dignified manner are...
[Slideshow]Khayelitsha fire leaves thousands homeless
[Slideshow]Khayelitsha fire leaves thousands homeless
A devastating fire on New Year's Day has left three people dead and 4 000 homeless in Khayelitsha and Thembeni in the Western Cape.
Overstrand fire blazes through fynbos
Overstrand fire blazes through fynbos
"A cottage has burnt down on a farm and there has been damage to a building," said municipal spokesperson Fanie Krige.
Over 100 killed in Bangladesh's worst-ever factory fire
Over 100 killed in Bangladesh's worst-ever factory fire
Working conditions at Bangladeshi factories are notoriously poor, with little enforcement of safety laws, and overcrowding and locked fire doors are...

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