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Pakistan floods: Rain brings more misery

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  • August 4, 2010
Poor weather is bringing more misery to Pakistan as authorities battle to contain record flooding, with yet more heavy rain forecast. Rain is falling in parts of the north and east, with villages badly damaged and crops destroyed in fertile Punjab. M...

Firefighters tackle blaze at Burnley terraced houses

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  • August 4, 2010
More than 30 firefighters tackled a large fire at a row of terraced houses in Lancashire. Six fire engines and a number of other specialist appliances were sent to the scene on Accrington Road, Burnley, on Wednesday evening. A number of properties su...

Flooding follows heavy downpour in Surrey and Sussex

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  • August 4, 2010
Flash floods have been reported in parts of East Sussex and Surrey following heavy rainfall. Fire and rescue services said roads and shops were affected in Uckfield and water had to be cleared from The Mall in Camberley after drains overflowed. It i...

Inquiry after fire at Aldermaston's atomic weapons site

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  • August 4, 2010
An inquiry has begun after a fire broke out at Berkshire's atomic weapons base which maintains warheads for Trident, the UK's nuclear deterrent. The incident started in a non-nuclear explosives area inside a concrete bunker at Aldermaston's Atomic We...

Medvedev sacks officers over Russia fire failures

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  • August 4, 2010
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev has sacked several top military officials for failing to stop wildfires from destroying a naval base outside Moscow. He made the announcement after halting his summer holiday to return to Moscow for emergency talks ...

Three children found dead in Edinburgh blast flat

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  • August 4, 2010
The deaths of two young boys and a girl in an incident at an Edinburgh flat are being treated as suspicious by police. A woman who is thought to be the children's mother was taken to the city's Royal Infirmary after apparently falling from the buildi...

Woman is rescued after Portglenone shop fire

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  • August 4, 2010
Firefighters have rescued a woman from a flat in Portglenone, County Antrim, after a blaze which is being treated as suspicious. Emergency services were called to the fire at a shop at Main Street in Portglenone at about 0300 BST on Wednesday. A woma...

Witness appeal after Redcar arson attack

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  • August 4, 2010
Police are appealing for witnesses after a arson attack on a house on Teesside. Emergency services were called to Soppett Street in Redcar after a fire was reported in the early hours. The occupant, an 81-year-old woman, was helped to safety by firef...

'Drunk' youths in woods fire risk

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  • August 4, 2010
Police have warned parents that "boozing" children are risking their lives by trying to set fire to woodland in Bedfordshire. Bluebell Woods in Leighton Buzzard has been "plagued with rowdy, boozing youngsters gathering and camping" late at night, of...

Council workers set fire to shop front in Oldham

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  • August 4, 2010
Council staff have been banned from using blow torches after workers accidentally set fire to a carpet shop in Oldham, Greater Manchester. Two employees were burning weeds at the front of Jon Riley's business, Roll-End Carpets, when the front of his ...

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