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Chile blames Mapuche Indians for deadly forest fires

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  • January 7, 2012
Chile's government has suggested indigenous Mapuche activists may have been responsible for a forest fire that killed seven firefighters on Thursday. The interior minister named a Mapuche group involved in land disputes with forestry companies. Presi...

Eleven dead in New Zealand hot air balloon crash

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  • January 7, 2012
Eleven people have died in a hot-air balloon crash near the town of Carterton in New Zealand. Police and witnesses say the balloon struck power lines and burst into flames, before plunging to the ground. The incident occurred in the Wairarapa region,...

Mexico arrests 'mastermind' of Monterrey casino fire

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  • January 7, 2012
Mexican authorities have captured the man they believe organised an arson attack on a casino in Monterrey that killed 52 people last year. Baltasar Saucedo Estrada - known as the "dog-killer" - is alleged to be a local leader of the Zetas drugs carte...

Northampton building suffers internal collapses after fire

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  • January 7, 2012
There are fears for the future of a listed building in Northampton after a fire damaged its roof. The grade II listed former Angel Hotel in Bridge Street has suffered internal collapses since the blaze was extinguished on Monday. It has now been cove...

Telford fire: Newborn baby and four others hurt in fire

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  • January 7, 2012
Two adults and three children, one of them a newborn baby, were taken to hospital after a serious house fire in Shropshire. The fire started at about 01:35 GMT in a two-storey house in Teal Close, near Brookside, Telford. The five people escaped from...

Great Lever arson attack: Mother's appeal over deaths

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  • January 7, 2012
A woman whose daughter and mother were killed in an arson attack in Bolton has appealed to those responsible to "search their consciences." Alana Mian, four, and Hameeda Begum, 71, died after a bin was set alight outside the door of Mrs Begum's home....

Man dies and woman in hospital after Darlaston fire

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  • January 7, 2012
An 82-year-old man has died in a fire at a house in the West Midlands. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the property off St Lawrence Way, in Darlaston, at about 02:45 GMT. The ambulance service said the man had been confirmed dead at the...

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