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Mexico in Mourning After Dozens Killed in Casino Attack

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican President Felipe Calderon has declared three days of mourning after more than 50 people were killed when suspected drug cartel gunmen set fire to a casino in northern Mexico. Mr. Calderon condemned the violence as barbaric and said it was the worst attack on innocent civilians in Mexico in a long time. He described […]

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Mexico in Mourning After Dozens Killed in Casino Attack

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican President Felipe Calderon has declared three days of mourning after more than 50 people were killed when suspected drug cartel gunmen set fire to a casino in northern Mexico. Mr. Calderon condemned the violence as barbaric and said it was the worst attack on innocent civilians in Mexico in a long time. He described […]

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Mexico in Mourning After Dozens Killed in Casino Attack

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican President Felipe Calderon has declared three days of mourning after more than 50 people were killed when suspected drug cartel gunmen set fire to a casino in northern Mexico. Mr. Calderon condemned the violence as barbaric and said it was the worst attack on innocent civilians in Mexico in a long time. He described […]

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Death Toll Rises in Mexico Casino Fire

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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The death toll from Thursday’s arson attack on a casino in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey now stands at more than 50 people. Nuevo Leon Governor Rodrigo Medina told the Televisa network that 53 people were killed in the attack on the Casino Royale. Monterrey is the capital city of Nuevo Leon. Witnesses say […]

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Death Toll Rises in Mexico Casino Fire

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities say more than 40 people have been found dead inside a casino in the northern city of Monterrey that was set on fire by armed assailants Thursday. Adrian de la Garza, the attorney general for Nuevo Leon state, told reporters more bodies could be found as crew dig through the burned out rubble […]

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Australian House Fire Kills 11 Pacific Islanders, Including Chidren

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Australian authorities say 11 people, including several children, died in a house fire near the eastern city of Brisbane early Wednesday. Police say a total of 14 Pacific Islanders were in the house when the fire broke out after midnight in the town of Logan. Three men managed to escape, with one suffering facial burns […]

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Suspected Colombian Rebels Set Fire to Oil Tank

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Military officials in Colombia say that around 30 suspected FARC rebels have set fire to an oil reservoir owned by Canada’s Alange Energy Corporation. Reports Monday said the rebels set crude explosives to start the fire at the facility, located in the town of Tibu, in Colombia’s Norte de Santander state. Emergency workers later extinguished […]

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Shanghai Court Jails Former Officials Over High-Rise Fire

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese media say a court in Shanghai has given long jail terms to four former city officials linked to a high-rise fire that killed 58 people in November. The reports say the former director of construction in the city district where the fire took place was sentenced to 16 years for abuse of power and […]

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Fire Ravages Uganda’s Largest Market

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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An overnight fire has gutted one of Uganda’s largest markets, devastating traders who lost all of their merchandise in the blaze. Local officials say the fire in Kampala’s Parkyard market broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning, when the market was empty. There were no reported injuries but the flames burned through thousands […]

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17 Dead in Vietnam Shoe Factory Fire

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese authorities said Saturday a fire at a shoe factory in the northern port city of Haiphong killed 17 people and seriously injured 21 others. Police said the fire broke out Friday afternoon by welding sparks. The building had only one exit and the fire spread so fast that many workers were not able to […]

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