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The Latest: French protesters demand attention from Macron

Apr. 20, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the yellow vest protests in France (all times local): 9:55 p.m. French yellow vest protesters have set fires along a march through Paris to drive home their message to the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to...

Officials: Large fire scorches Peru's capital, killing none

Apr. 20, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Officials in Peru say a massive fire has destroyed several buildings near the center of the capital city, but killed nobody. Police Chief Mario Arata said Saturday that it could take a month to clean up the warehouses and shops charred by the fire that started Friday afternoon in downtown...

The Latest: Fire chaplain hailed as hero in Notre Dame blaze

Apr. 17, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 11:50 p.m. For the chaplain of the Paris fire brigade, the hardest thing about the blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral was cracking the security codes to rescue its most precious relic. Fire chaplain...

Officials say bad vent may have spread Bangkok mall fire

Apr. 11, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A small but deadly fire at one of the Thai capital's biggest shopping malls may have started in a basement room before spreading to an eighth-floor document room because of a bad vent, officials in Bangkok said Thursday. City officials said at a news conference that the investigation of the...

Fire at Bangkok mall complex kills 2, forces big evacuation

Apr. 10, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A fire at one of Bangkok's biggest mall complexes spread smoke over the city's central commercial district, caused a large evacuation during the Wednesday evening rush and killed at least two people. Officials said 20 others were hurt. The extent of the fire was small and flames were quickly...

Full reopening of Houston Ship Channel unclear after fire

Apr. 1, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it's unclear when the Houston Ship Channel will fully reopen as crews continue cleaning up chemicals that seeped into one of America's busiest shipping lanes following a fire at a petrochemical storage facility. Coast Guard Capt. Rich Howes said Monday that cleanup...

Bangladesh police arrest building owners over fatal blaze

Mar. 31, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh's capital have arrested two of the owners of a commercial complex that caught fire this past week, killing 26 people and injuring about 70, an official said Sunday. F.R. Tower's owners Tasvir-ul-Islam and S.M.H.I. Faruque were arrested in Dhaka and charged with...

Bangladesh building fire exposes safety vulnerabilities

Mar. 29, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh imposed tougher safety rules after more than 1,100 people died when a garment factory complex collapsed near Dhaka in 2013. But continuing corruption and lax enforcement have resulted in many more deaths from safety lapses since the Rana Plaza disaster,...

Criminal case to be filed in Bangladesh fire that killed 25

Mar. 29, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladeshi housing official said Friday criminal charges would be filed against the owner of a building where a fire killed 25 people and which had four upper floors constructed illegally. Minister for Housing and Public Work S.M. Rezaul Karim also pledged to take action against...

At least 19 killed by Bangladesh high-rise building blaze

Mar. 28, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire swept through a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital on Thursday, killing at least 19 people and injuring about 70 others, officials said. The blaze trapped many people inside the building, with some shouting for help from windows on the building's upper floors...