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Flood-ravaged Pakistan hit by deadly landslips

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  • August 8, 2010
Landslides have inundated two villages in northern Pakistan, as heavy rain continues to hamper efforts to help millions affected by flooding. Officials said 28 bodies had been recovered and 25 more people were missing after the landslides. Pakistani ...

Fire crews called to chemical leak at Sheffield factory

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  • August 8, 2010
Dozens of firefighters have been dealing with a chemical incident at a factory in South Yorkshire. Crews were called to Betafence, a wire manufacturer on Shepcoate Lane, Sheffield, at about 0940 BST to contain hydrochloric acid leaking from a tank. A...

Resident rescued after arson attack in Northamptonshire

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  • August 8, 2010
A resident has been saved from a Northamptonshire house which was set on fire in an arson attack. The front door of the house in Sissinghurst Drive, Thrapston, was set alight late on Saturday night. Firefighters rescued one person who was trapped in ...

Fire at Leicestershire farm kills thousands of chickens

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  • August 8, 2010
About 60,000 chickens have been killed in a fire at a Leicestershire farm. Crews were called to the business on Desford Lane in Kirby Muxloe late on Saturday night. They found a large barn well alight. At its height the flames were tackled by six eng...

Investigation into fire at church in Devon

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  • August 8, 2010
An investigation is under way into a fire which broke out in the grounds of a church in east Devon. The fire, in School Lane, Newton Poppleford, swept through St Luke's church hall as well as an office and two sheds in the grounds. The church buildin...

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