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HP recalls more than six million power cords

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  • August 30, 2014
HP has ordered a worldwide recall of power cords that had been sold with its laptop computers and other accessories, including docking stations. The callback affects products sold between September 2010 and June 2012. The US Consumer Safety Commissi...

Ten overcome by BBQ used to 'warm Sawston home'

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  • August 30, 2014
Ten people had to be taken to hospital after being overcome by carbon monoxide fumes from a barbecue thought to have been used to warm a house. All 13 people escaped from the property in Plantation Road in Sawston, Cambridgeshire, at about 01:30 BST,...

Mother-of-two admits setting fire to home in Lisburn

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  • August 30, 2014
A County Antrim woman has admitted setting fire to her home while she and her two children were inside. Aine Kennedy, 38, of Milltown Avenue, Lisburn, was remanded in custody after a judge said he needed time to consider several reports ahead of sent...

DIY warning over Norwich toddler Trinity Coward fireplace death

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  • August 30, 2014
A coroner has warned parents of the dangers of DIY after a toddler was hit by a falling fire surround her father had installed. Trinity Coward, two, was found injured at her home in the Lakenham area of Norwich on 6 July, an inquest heard. Trinity's ...

Tommy Sheldon dies in hospital from Hursley car fire injuries

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  • August 30, 2014
A five-year-old boy has died following a car fire that left his mother and sister severely injured. Tommy Sheldon, from Southampton, died on Monday two weeks after the fire in Merdon Castle Lane, Hursley, Hampshire, on 11 August. His mother, 37, and ...

Wreaths laid in Glasgow to Kilbirnie Street fire dead

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  • August 30, 2014
Seven firefighters who perished in a warehouse blaze in Glasgow have been remembered in a wreath-laying service in Glasgow. The ceremony - on the 42nd anniversary of the Kilbirnie Street fire - was held at a memorial for the fireman in the city's Nec...

California begins clear-up after San Francisco Bay quake

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  • August 25, 2014
Workers are assessing damage and have begun to clear up after a 6.0 magnitude quake in California's San Francisco Bay area, the strongest there in 25 years. No-one has been killed but scores of people sought medical care after Sunday's quake, which s...

Robert Ross: The NI man who started the White House fire 200 years ago

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  • August 25, 2014
Sunday 24th August marks the 200th anniversary of the Burning of Washington, and the instrumental role played by a County Down man. British Army Maj Gen Robert Ross, from Rostrevor, will forever be remembered as the man who burned down the White Hous...

Twelve rescued from tenement fire in Govanhill

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  • August 25, 2014
Twelve people have been rescued from a fire, thought to have been deliberate, at a tenement in Glasgow. The fire service received several calls about a blaze in Chapman Street in the Govanhill area just before 06:00. A number of families were trapped...

Kentucky firefighters injured in ice bucket challenge

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  • August 23, 2014
Two Kentucky firefighters are being treated for severe burns after suffering electric shocks while helping students participate in the "ice bucket challenge", local media report. The ladder from which they dumped water on a marching bad on Thursday w...

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