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Greek police fire teargas at protesters

Greek police fire teargas at protesters

ATHENS: Greek police fired teargas at stone-throwing youths marching in Athens to mark the anniversary of the police killing of a 15-year-old, which had triggered the country’s worst riots in decades in 2008.
About 3,000 mostly hooded youths marched through central Athens, with a few hundred throwing stones, sticks, oranges and bottles at police. Some smashed bus stops and shop windows.
“Protesters threw three petrol bombs,” said a police official who declined to be named.

Thousands battle Israel’s worst fire as toll hits 41

HAIFA: Thousands of Israeli firemen and rescuers fought Friday to control a massive forest fire that has killed 41 people, as global help poured in to battle the biggest inferno in the country’s history.
As high winds drove the blaze towards the northern port city of Haifa, police and medical officials said rescuers had recovered another body, taking the toll to 41, and warned the number of dead could still rise.
“As of this morning, we have recovered 41 bodies, and there

Fire breaks out at Mayo Hospital ICU

LAHORE: Panic spread in the Mayo Hospital’s Emergency Ward after a fire broke out in the main electricity board in the hospital basement on Friday. The fire also caused sparks in the switch board in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the emergency ward producing a lot of smoke in the emergency ward. But the news of the incident created panic in the emergency ward, as patients and attendants rushed towards the exit gates, trying to vacate the building and shift their patients.

At least eight dead in Shanghai high-rise fire

SHANGHAI: At least eight people died as fire engulfed a Shanghai high-rise building Monday, sending panicked residents stumbling over each other as they fled and spreading thick smoke over China’s commercial hub.
The 28-storey building in one of the most densely-populated districts of the city of nearly 20 million people was under renovation when the blaze broke out around lunchtime. Spectacular bright orange flames could be seen enveloping the scaffolding and spreading to the

Landlord sets labourer on fire for stealing cotton

KARACHI: A farmer was hospitalised with severe burn injuries after he was allegedly set on fire by a landlord and his aides in Kot Ghulam Mohammad taluka of Mirpurkhas district on Saturday.
Thirty-year-old Roopchand Bheel, a resident of Mithi taluka in Tharparkar district had travelled to Kot Ghulam Mohammad to find work. According to Mirpurkhas Action Committee chairman and human rights activist Kanji Rano Bheel, a landlord named Mir Abdul Rehman Talpur in Rabo village, Deh 308,

Fire breaks out in Services Hospital’s CCU

LAHORE: Yet another fire broke out at the Services Hospital on Tuesday, this time in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU), suspending emergency services for more than two hours, Pakistan Today has learnt.
This was the third such incident of electric short circuiting at the Services Hospital as the first two took place in the ICU and Bano Meraj Surgical Operation Theatre. Although, the magnitude of the fire and the ensuing damage was not as much as the earlier incidents when equipment

Fire at a cafe near PTV station

Two were injured as Sui gas leakage resulted in fire eruption at Shaheen complex’s cafe in front of the Pakistan Television (PTV) station at Abbot Road on Wednesday.
The incident happened around 3 PM. The Fire brigade, Rescue 1122 and bomb disposal squad rushed at the scene instantly and shifted the injured namely Javed Shah and Adnan to the Mayo hospital. Their condition is said to be stable.
According to bomb disposal squad officials, the fire erupted in the