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Bangladesh: at least 44 school children die in crash

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  • July 11, 2011
At least 44 schoolchildren died after their vehicle crashed into a pond in south-east Bangladesh, police say. A group of about 60 boys was returning from a soccer tournament in an open truck when it skidded and fell into the pond, they say. The accid...

Cyprus: Zygi naval base munitions blast kills 12

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  • July 11, 2011
A massive blast at a munitions dump in southern Cyprus has killed 12 people, including the commander of the country's navy, officials say. A fire reportedly ignited about 100 containers holding confiscated Iranian explosives at the naval base at Zygi...

Fire death man Terence McGlade 'killed in attack'

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  • July 11, 2011
A 77-year-old widower whose body was pulled from his burning home on Teesside was killed in a "despicable" attack, police have revealed. Grandfather Terry McGlade, from Pennine Crescent, Redcar, was thought to have died in a fire early on Saturday. B...

Cyprus blast: 'There's debris all over the area'

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  • July 11, 2011
At least 12 people have been killed and 64 injured in a massive blast at a munitions dump in Cyprus. A fire reportedly ignited about 100 containers holding confiscated Iranian explosives at the naval base at Zygi. It spread to the island's largest po...

Man kicked helping drowning pony in Hampshire

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  • July 11, 2011
A man who tried to rescue a drowning pony from a Hampshire lake described being kicked in the head by the animal. Luke Young from Farnborough took off his clothes and jumped into Hawley Lake on Saturday with the pony, which was harnessed to a trap. M...

Two charged with Eastbourne retail park arson

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  • July 11, 2011
Two 17-year-old boys have been charged with arson after an investigation into a fire at a retail park in East Sussex. Millions of pounds worth of damage was caused to four stores at the Crumbles Retail Park, in Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, on 11 De...

Derbyshire fire engine cuts petition is signed by 2,000

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  • July 11, 2011
More than 2,000 people have signed a petition against plans to scrap four fire engines in Derbyshire. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service wants to remove its second fire engines in Ashbourne, Buxton, Clay Cross and Shirebrook as they are rarely used. ...

Swindon tower block fire: Woman arrested

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  • July 11, 2011
A 54-year-old woman has been arrested over a fire at a tower block in the centre of Swindon. Emergency services were called to the David Murray John building, on Canal Walk, on Saturday after reports the woman was trapped. The woman was arrested on s...

Jersey Fire Service: Three escape bedroom fire unharmed

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  • July 11, 2011
Three people escaped unharmed from a fire after an early warning from their smoke alarm. A fire broke out in the bedroom of a home at Clos Gosset on Saturday, and threatened to spread to the roof. Firefighters made sure the smoke did not affecte a ne...

Rihanna concert cut short in Dallas after small fire

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  • July 11, 2011
Rihanna has been forced to cut short a gig in Dallas after a fire broke out on stage (Friday 8 July). The crowd at the American Airlines Center was evacuated after a small blaze broke out on the lighting rig. It happened as the singer finished her tr...

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