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Train derails in Egyptian capital Cairo

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  • July 17, 2012
A train has derailed south of Egypt's capital Cairo, injuring at least 15 passengers, officials have said. There are differing reports on what caused the crash, and on the number of people hurt. One passenger told BBC Arabic in Cairo that some people...

Two lorries crash in Berkshire closing the A34 northbound

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  • July 17, 2012
Two lorries have collided on the A34 in Berkshire closing the northbound carriageway. The accident happened at about 10.30 BST by the bridge of the M4 at Chievely near Newbury. A diversion route is in operation. One person was taken to the John Radcl...

Fire-hit Felsted School's history 'goes up in smoke'

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  • July 17, 2012
Staff at a private school hit by a "terrifying" fire have told how they watched as 90 years of history went "up in smoke". About 25 children were evacuated from the girls' boarding house at Felsted School, near Great Dunmow, on Sunday evening, after ...

Suspected arson at West End Primary School, Morecambe

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  • July 17, 2012
A fire at a Morecambe school is being treated as arson, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said. The blaze broke out in storage sheds at West End Primary School on Chatsworth Road at about 23:00 BST on Monday. Head teacher Steve Wetherill said one sh...

US military agency uses sound to put out fires

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  • July 17, 2012
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is investigating ways to put out fires using sound. Fires in enclosed spaces such as warships, ground vehicles and cockpits, are a big problem for the military. Rather than use the age-old theo...

House demolished after blaze in West Linton

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  • July 17, 2012
A house is being demolished in Midlothian following a fire which left the one-storey building destroyed. The blaze happened at a property which was under construction at Roseview, south of the Leadburn Inn, in West Linton. It took firefighters eight ...

Girl, three, rescued by turntable ladder in Edinburgh

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  • July 17, 2012
A three-year-old had to be rescued from a top-floor flat in Edinburgh following a fire in a stairwell. Firefighters reached the girl by turntable ladder before plucking her from a window of the flat in Argyll Place just after 21:00 on Monday. Lothian...

Workington arson attack: Two women arrested

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  • July 17, 2012
Two women have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a mother and daughter escaped from a fire at their home in Cumbria in the early hours. Deborah Donald, 34, and her daughter, two, were awoken by a fire alarm when the blaze broke out at the doo...

Large fire sweeps through Istanbul 42-storey building

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  • July 17, 2012
A large fire has swept through a 42-storey building in the centre of the Turkish city of Istanbul. Television footage showed the Polat Tower building engulfed in thick black plumes of smoke, with pieces of debris falling to the ground. Firefighters -...

Workers rescued after New Zealand mine fire

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  • July 17, 2012
Workers trapped underground in a New Zealand gold mine have been rescued, seven hours after a truck engine caught fire. All 28 miners were ''accounted for and well'', a spokesman for Newmont Waihi Gold, which operates the Trio mine on the North Islan...

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