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Foxconn factory explosion in China kills two

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  • May 20, 2011
An explosion at a Chinese factory owned by Foxconn has killed at least two people and injured 16, three of them seriously. The incident happened on a production line for Apple's iPad 2 in Chengdu in the south-eastern province of Sichuan, according to...

Canada PM Harper tours Slave Lake wildfire devastation

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  • May 20, 2011
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has toured by helicopter a Canadian town ravaged by wildfires this week. The Conservative leader flew over Slave Lake with Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, and the two were expected to walk through the town from whe...

Kent boy impaled on javelin at Ashford secondary school

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  • May 20, 2011
An inquiry is under way after a 14-year-old boy became impaled through his shoulder by a javelin at a Kent school. Ed Stuckey was airlifted to hospital on Thursday after the incident at Norton Knatchbull secondary school in Ashford. Fire crews cut of...

Fire in Mexican prison ward kills 14

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  • May 20, 2011
At least 14 inmates at a prison in northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon have died after a fire, officials say. The blaze swept through the psychiatric care wing of the prison, in the town of Apodaca, causing a roof to collapse. Some 35 other inmates ...

Crews tackle Mullins heating company fire in Shrewsbury

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  • May 20, 2011
Dozens of firefighters have been tackling a fire at a heating system business in Shropshire. The roof of Mullins heating systems on London Road in Shrewsbury has been destroyed by the fire which started at about 1400 BST. Surrounding roads have been ...

Jersey fire service issues wildfire alert

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  • May 20, 2011
Jersey's Fire and Rescue service has warned people of the dangers of wildfires. With almost no rain and record-breaking temperatures in April, the island is now officially on wildfire alert. In 2009 there were large fires at Val De La Mare, St Aubin,...

Firefighters tackle blaze at former Aberdeen school

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  • May 20, 2011
Firefighters have been called out to tackle a blaze at a former Aberdeen primary school. Several units of Grampian Fire and Rescue Service were dispatched to the Causewayend building, at about 1430 BST. Grampian Police officers were also at the scene...

Gas cylinder 'risk' in BT van fire

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  • May 20, 2011
The Fire and Rescue Service has said a van targeted in an arson attack in Londonderry had a gas cylinder inside. The BT vehicle was set on fire near homes in Joyce Court in Ballymagoarty at about 2330 BST on Thursday. It was the fifth vehicle to be s...

Selkirk dye factory fire 'not suspicious'

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  • May 20, 2011
Investigators examining a fire which destroyed a factory in the Borders have ruled out any suspicious circumstances. Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said the cause of the blaze at Bridgehaugh Dyeworks in Selkirk was probably electrical. T...

Police helicopter in Brecon Beacons grass fire probe

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  • May 20, 2011
Police will use a helicopter to assess if a grass fire in the Brecon Beacons National Park was started deliberately. Park managers said 2,000 acres were destroyed earlier this month in the worst fires for 30 years. The Dyfed-Powys Police helicopter w...

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