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Scores hurt as balloons explode at Armenia rally

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  • May 5, 2012
Scores of people have been injured in the Armenian capital Yerevan after clusters of gas balloons exploded at a political rally. Crowds were attending a government campaign event in the city's central square ahead of parliamentary polls. Health offic...

Eight teenagers sentenced over Barnet arson attacks

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  • May 5, 2012
Eight teenagers have been given suspended sentences over arson attacks in a north London borough. Five of these youths were tried over a fire at a scrapyard in Mill Hill which resulted in the closure of a stretch of the M1 motorway in April last year...

Lorry crashes through Swadlincote kitchen wall

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  • May 5, 2012
A lorry has crashed into the kitchen of a house in Derbyshire. Police said the semi-detached property, on Lincoln Way in Midway, Swadlincote, had been struck by the vehicle just before 08:00 BST. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue sent a crew to the scene bu...

Three injured in Taunton house fire

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  • May 5, 2012
Two people in Taunton have been treated in hospital after breathing in smoke during a house fire. A third person suffered minor burns in the blaze in Wordsworth Rd on Friday. Fire crews were called to the semi-detached house at about 05:30 BST but th...

Former Cornwall fire vehicles to be given to Kosovo

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  • May 5, 2012
Vehicles formerly used by Cornwall fire service are to be given to fire departments in Kosovo. The three Land Rover vehicles will be driven 1,800 miles to Gjakovë, Pejë and Podujevë where some stations deal with up to 400 forest fires each year. T...

Man arrested after house fire death in Birmingham

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  • May 5, 2012
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a house fire in Birmingham in which a man died. Firefighters were called out to the property in Church Road, Erdington, at about 21:00 BST on Thursday to find the flames had spread through two floo...

Essex floods: Environment Agency warnings stay in place

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  • May 5, 2012
Five flood warnings issued by the Environment Agency remain in place in Essex. Riverside properties in Colchester, Chelmsford and Maldon are still vulnerable and warnings have also been issued for towns well inland. Warnings still cover Halstead, Le...

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