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India building collapse in Vadodara 'kills 11'

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  • August 28, 2013
At least 11 people have been killed in a building collapse in the western Indian city of Vadodara, officials say. More people are feared trapped under the debris of the three-storey building, home to about a dozen families. An official told the BBC a...

Anarchists say they started fire at Portishead police gun centre

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  • August 28, 2013
An anarchist group has claimed it started a fire which ripped through a police firearms training centre being built in Somerset. A passing officer spotted the blaze at the Black Rock centre in Portishead in the early hours of Tuesday. In a post on th...

Harlow Islamic centre arson CCTV released by police

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  • August 28, 2013
CCTV footage of three men suspected of carrying out an arson attack at an Essex Islamic centre has been released. Police said the attack happened at the centre on Paringdon Road, Harlow, where insulation foam was sprayed around the doors and windows ...

Man dies after Poole house fire

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  • August 28, 2013
A man has died following a fire at his home in Poole, Dorset. The fire broke out in the kitchen of the semi-detached home in Beamish Road, Canford Heath just before 17:00 BST on Tuesday. The man in his 60s was rescued from the property by firefighter...

Pennygillam Industrial Estate chemical spill

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  • August 28, 2013
More than 40 firefighters are tackling a chemical spill at an industrial estate in Cornwall. Roads around the Pennygillam Industrial Estate in Launceston have been closed because of the spill. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said four pumping applia...

California Rim Fire is 'one fifth contained'

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  • August 28, 2013
Firefighters are slowly making progress against a sprawling wildfire that is now 20% contained in and around California's Yosemite National Park. But the Rim Fire continues to spread and now encompasses more than 288 sq miles (746 sq km), officials s...

Brazil: Sao Paulo building collapse 'kills seven'

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  • August 28, 2013
A commercial building has collapsed in a suburb of the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, killing at least seven people and injuring many more, officials say. Rescue workers have been searching for survivors in the rubble. A fire service spokesman said 26 ...

Brandon house explosion after 'portable gas heater leak'

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  • August 28, 2013
A leak from portable gas heating equipment has been discovered by the team investigating an explosion which killed a man at a County Durham house. The 52-year-old, named locally as Stuart Taylor, died in the blast in Moor Edge, Brandon on Sunday even...

Northern Ireland Fire Service chairman Joe McKee resigns

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  • August 28, 2013
The chairman of Northern Ireland's Fire and Rescue Service has announced he is stepping aside from the post. Dr Joe McKee was half-way through a four-year term. He said the past number of years had seen the service under a great deal of public scruti...

Fire at Portishead police firearms training centre

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  • August 28, 2013
A fire has ripped through the site of a new police firearms training centre. The centre, which is being built at Black Rock Quarry in Portishead, is to be used by the Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire forces. A police officer travellin...

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