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Israel investigates Jerusalem monastery arson attack

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  • September 4, 2012
Police in Israel have launched an investigation into an arson attack on a Christian monastery near Jerusalem. Vandals also sprayed anti-Christian graffiti on the walls of the Cistercian (Trappist) monastery, the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Sept-Douleurs,...

Uckfield fire : Teenagers arrested in arson inquiry

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  • September 4, 2012
Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with a fire which severely damaged a row of shops in Sussex. The blaze spread from a bin at the rear of a building in Uckfield High Street on Sunday, leading to the evacuation of several homes overnigh...

Newport city centre man rescued from River Usk

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  • September 4, 2012
A rescue operation in Newport city centre has ended with a man being pulled alive from the River Usk. The unnamed man was spotted by a member of the public near the George Street bridge at 15:41 BST on Tuesday. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service sen...

Portugal fires: EU funds water-bombing planes

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  • September 4, 2012
Firefighting aircraft have arrived in Portugal to help tackle scores of forest fires raging across the country. The four aircraft - two from Spain and two from France - are being funded by the EU. In another glimmer of hope, Portuguese officials said...

Two miles of fire hose

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  • September 4, 2012
A fire at a County Armagh scrapyard saw the Fire and Rescue Service roll out more than two miles of heavy duty fire hose. BBC Newsline's district journalist Gordon Adair was taken to see part of the operation. This speeded-up video footage shows 0.8 ...

Dog set on fire - Man arrested over animal cruelty attack in Maghaberry

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  • September 4, 2012
Police investigating an attack in which a dog was set on fire in County Antrim have arrested a 21-year-old man. A three-year-old collie dog, called Cody, suffered serious injuries after it was doused with flammable liquid and set alight in Maghaberry...

Rescue frees driver in Erskine after lorry overturns

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  • September 4, 2012
A major rescue operation has freed a seriously injured driver from an overturned lorry in Renfrewshire. The vehicle came to rest overhanging an embankment on the A726 Barnsford Road in Erskine at about 09:43 on Tuesday. Fire crews from Clydebank and ...

Fire breaks out in Arsenal's Emirates Stadium kitchen

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  • September 4, 2012
A fire broke out earlier in the kitchen of Arsenal's Emirates Stadium. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said about 20 firefighters had been sent to the stadium in Highbury, north London, at 02:15 BST. The blaze was brought under control in about an hour. Tw...

Arvalee Special School fire: No definite cause found

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  • September 4, 2012
No definite cause for a fire that destroyed a County Tyrone special school has been found, the police have said. Forensic officers and police carried out a detailed examination of the scene at Arvalee Special School in Omagh, following a blaze on Fri...

Hawick sheltered housing fire trio require treatment

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  • September 4, 2012
Three pensioners have been treated for smoke inhalation after a fire in a flat at a sheltered housing complex. Fire crews were alerted shortly before 13:00 on Monday to the incident at Douglas Haig Court in Linden Crescent in Hawick. The three men - ...

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