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John Brown jailed for life for 16 Keswick arson attacks

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  • March 28, 2014
A man who "traumatised" a Cumbrian town by carrying out a series of arson attacks has been sentenced to life in prison. John Brown, 48, targeted two houses, a pub, cars, caravans and bins in Keswick between March 2011 and January 2013. He was convict...

Man severely burned in Londonderry fire

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  • March 28, 2014
A man who was severely burned in a fire in Londonderry is critically ill in hospital. The fire happened at Jack Allen Court, a sheltered housing facility for the elderly at Hawkin Street. The Fire and Rescue Service were called to the incident just a...

Fire in Chinese underwear factory kills at least 11 people

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  • March 28, 2014
A fire at an underwear factory in southern China has killed at least 11 people and injured 15 more. The cause of the blaze is still being investigated. According to local reports, there have been at least five similar deadly fires in small factories...

Two firefighters killed in Boston blaze

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  • March 27, 2014
Two firefighters have been killed and several people injured in a fire that destroyed a residential building in Boston's historic Back Bay neighbourhood. Officials said the fire on 26 March broke out about 14:45 local time (18:45 GMT). The dead men ...

Clarendon Academy arson suspect, 12, arrested

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  • March 27, 2014
A 12-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire in toilets at a Wiltshire school. Firefighters dealt with the blaze in the science block at Clarendon Academy, Frome Road Trowbridge, at about midday. After "making the scene safe...

Burns victim Mike Barton to live in tent for 366 days

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  • March 27, 2014
A man who suffered horrific burns in a house fire as a four-year-old has begun a charity challenge to live in a tent for a year-and-a-day. Mike Barton said he lost his childhood after a third of his body was burned in the blaze at his family home in ...

Houston fire: Man rescued as burning building falls

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  • March 27, 2014
A construction worker has been rescued from a burning building in Houston, Texas moments before it collapsed. Footage recorded by an eyewitness shows the man jumping from floor to floor before climbing onto crane. He is then lowered to safety as the...

Washington mudslide death toll reaches 16

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  • March 26, 2014
Authorities say they have recovered the bodies of two more people killed in a massive mudslide in the US state of Washington, bringing the total to 16. The officials said they thought they had located eight more bodies under the mud but were unable t...

Huge Houston apartment building blaze

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  • March 26, 2014
A fire has engulfed a large apartment building in Houston, Texas in the US. The building was under construction at the time and the only people present were thought to be site workers. There are no reports of any injuries. See Video Report.............

Guatemala City fire destroys La Terminal market

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  • March 26, 2014
A fire has destroyed most of Guatemala City's main market, wiping out more than 1,000 stalls. Four people have been injured and dozens more were treated for smoke inhalation. The cause of the blaze is still being investigated. Thousands of traders fr...

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