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100 Dead in Nigeria Fuel Truck Fire

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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At least 100 people were killed after a gasoline tanker crashed in southern Nigeria and exploded. A VOA reporter on the scene says the truck, carrying about 33,000 liters of fuel, collided with another vehicle in southern Rivers state Thursday. Authorities say most of the victims rushed to the scene to scoop up the spilled […]

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Dozens Killed in Nigeria Fuel Truck Fire

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Nearly 100 people were killed after a gasoline tanker crashed in Nigeria’s southern oil-producing Niger Delta region Thursday. Police say the truck tipped over in southern Rivers state and people rushed to the scene to scoop up the spilled fuel. The tanker then caught fire, leaving more than 92 people dead and several seriously injured. […]

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Fire Breaks Out On US Nuclear Sub

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Fire broke out late Wednesday aboard a nuclear-powered U.S. Navy submarine docked at a shipyard in Maine. Officials at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in the town of Kittery say the fire started in the USS Miami’s forward compartment. The submarine’s nuclear reactor was not operating at the time of the fire, and was unaffected. Seven […]

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Fire Breaks Out On US Nuclear Sub

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Fire broke out late Wednesday aboard a nuclear-powered U.S. Navy submarine docked at a shipyard in Maine. Officials at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in the town of Kittery say the fire started in the USS Miami’s forward compartment. The submarine’s nuclear reactor was not operating at the time of the fire, and was unaffected. At […]

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Fire Rips Through Burmese Refugee Camp in Thailand

Posted February 23rd, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Fire swept through a Burmese refugee camp on the Thai border Thursday, destroying hundreds of makeshift homes and displacing thousands of people seeking safety from fighting between Burmese government troops and separatist rebels in their homeland. Television footage showed smoke and flames rising from a vast area of the Umpiem Mai camp, which is home […]

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Burma Nears Peace Deal with Mon Separatists

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Peace mediators say Burmese government negotiators and ethnic Mon separatists have reached a preliminary deal ending decades of low-level warfare. The cease-fire deal is the seventh such truce between Burma’s new, nominally-civilian government and rebels from 11 ethnic groups, since the country’s long-ruling military junta ceded power and permitted national elections last year. A spokesman […]

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Burma Nears Peace Deal with Mon Separatists

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Peace mediators say Burmese government negotiators and ethnic Mon separatists have reached a preliminary deal ending decades of low-level warfare. The cease-fire deal is the seventh such truce between Burma’s new, nominally-civilian government and rebels from 11 ethnic groups, since the country’s long-ruling military junta ceded power and permitted national elections last year. A spokesman […]

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Fire in New Delhi Slum Destroys 500 Dwellings

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in the Indian capital, New Delhi, said Tuesday a massive fire in the densely populated Ghazipur area destroyed nearly 500 dwellings. Fire officials said the fire broke out early morning and quickly spread. They said it took 20 fire trucks and several water tanks to contain the blaze. No fatalities have been reported and […]

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Niger Fire Burns Anti-Corruption Files

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A fire at Niger’s justice ministry has destroyed files on anti-corruption cases against a number of judges. The fire in the capital, Niamey, broke out early Tuesday, seriously damaging the justice ministry building and many paper archives inside. Authorities say the documents included evidence collected to prosecute allegedly corrupt magistrates. Some of the information had […]

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Russian Nuclear Submarine Fire is Extinguished

Posted December 30th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say firefighters have finally put out a blaze aboard a nuclear submarine docked in northern Russia, and that there has been no radiation leak. Authorities said Friday an undisclosed number of crew members monitoring temperatures and carbon dioxide levels inside the Yekaterinburg nuclear submarine were not in danger. At least seven people, including firefighters, […]

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