Tibetan schoolboy who set himself alight dies in India

Tens of thousands of Tibetan refugees live in Indian settlements.

My son was murdered because he was a Hindu: Pune teen's father

A 17-year-old ragpicker was allegedly murdered by three persons in Pune after setting him afire.

Bushfire destroys nearly 100 homes in Western Australia, missing people found

Australia experienced its fifth hottest year on record in 2015, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, which has been keeping statistics since 1910.

China bus arson suspect threatened violence: Media

China bus arson suspect threatened violence: Media

A man suspected of setting a public bus on fire in northern China, burning 17 people to death, had told friends he planned violence, reports said on Wednesday, citing social media postings in which he agonised over unpaid debts.

Twitteratti slams couple who took selfie with burning Dubai hotel

Twitter users have slammed a couple who took a selfie with the burning Dubai hotel in the background and posted it on social media.

Wife set on fire by husband for not cooking mutton curry properly; dies

A 40-year-old woman on Thursday succumbed to injuries here after she was set on fire allegedly by her alcoholic husband for not cooking mutton curry properly four days ago, police said.

Naxal leader killed, four ultras held, at least 20 vehicles torched in Chhattisgarh

Naxals on Tuesday set on fire at least 20 vehicles and machines engaged in mining work in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police said.

Delhi fire kills five of family

A couple and their three children were on Monday burnt to death in a major fire that broke out in a shanty in west Delhi, the Delhi Fire Service said.

Dalit killings in Faridabad: Fire started in room, not outside, say Haryana forensics experts

Dalit killings in Faridabad: Fire started in room, not outside, say Haryana forensics experts

Jitender had claimed that his house in Sunped village near Ballabgarh was set on fire by a group of upper caste people after throwing petrol from an open window.

Mumbai eatery catches fire after gas blast, 8 dead

Mumbai eatery catches fire after gas blast, 8 dead

At least eight people were killed in a blaze that swept a crowded restaurant in Mumbai after a gas cylinder exploded on Friday.

Fire in Kolkata power substation

A fire broke out in a substation of power utility CESC here on Friday but has been brought under control, an official said. There are no reports of any injury.

Six firemen injured battling blaze on truck in Delhi

Six firemen sustained minor burn injuries while battling a fire that broke out in a truck carrying chemicals here, an official said on Saturday.

Eight bogies damaged after fire broke out in car-shed in Mumbai

Fire broke out in two trains, standing in car shed of Kandiwali here on Friday night.

German police say five people hurt in fire at refugee shelter


Berlin: The German Police said on Friday five people were injured when a fire broke out at a refugee shelter in the town of Heppenheim in the West German state of Hesse.

Fire at Saudi oil workers' compound kills 10, many injured

Fire swept through an oil workers' residential compound in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, killing 10 people, the Civil Defence agency said.

Fire at Venezuela nursing home kills eight

A major fire ripped through a private nursing home in Venezuela`s capital Caracas on Sunday killing eight elderly people, authorities said, calling it "a miracle" there were not more victims.

Upset over harsh words by official, man attempts suicide in Tamil Nadu

A 31-year old man attempted self-immolation near the tahsildhar office here on Wednesday, upset over alleged foul language used by revenue officials when he approached them pleading for change of ration shop, police said.

California brings in reinforcements to fight wildfires

Crews battling 23 tenacious wildfires in drought-stricken California rushed in reinforcements on Tuesday and girded for weather that could ignite more blazes.

One crew still missing on burning ferry off Japan coast

Rescuers on Saturday launched an onboard search for a missing crew member after a fire broke out on a ferry off the coast of northern Japan prompting the evacuation of dozens of passengers, the coastguard said.

Fire at CRPF building in Delhi; head constable killed

A fire broke out at a CRPF installation in the wee hours here on Saturday, killing a force personnel and damaging numerous official records and goods.