Tag: Fire

Australia on standby for fire threat as heat, winds return

Australian authorities warned on Friday of severe fire danger in densely populated areas this weekend, declaring a state of emergency in the capital, Canberra, as soaring temperatures and strong whipped up huge, unpredictable blazes.

After fire, dust and hail play havoc on Australian summer

Drought-ravaged parts of rural Australia have been hit by dust storms that threaten to drift over more heavily populated cities including Sydney, bringing a new element to the extreme weather that has dominated the country over summer.

Smoke stalls rescues as Australia plans for next fiery onslaught

Australian officials took advantage of better weather on Monday to reopen roads blocked by wildfires and move some people to safety although thick smoke stalled rescue efforts and hundreds of people remained stranded.

Car ablaze, residents evacuated, in Valletta

Residents had to be evacuated from their homes after a car was set ablaze during the earlier hours of Sunday morning.

Man sets himself on fire outside U.N. refugee agency – spokeswoman

A man set himself on fire outside the U.N. refugee agency headquarters in Geneva on Wednesday and was evacuated by medical services,...

Cooking incident leads to hospitalisation

A 49-year-old woman was hospitalised for smoke-inhalation after a cooking incident.She was evacuated from her residence in Pembroke after a pot caught fire. Due...

Bolsonaro-backed highway targets heart of Brazil’s Amazon

 Deforestation in Brazil is the story of highways.For more than 50 years, the destruction has almost always begun...

Migrants protest for their freedom at Ħal Safi detention centre

Migrants detained at Ħal Safi Detention Centre on the pretext of medical screening have protested the arbitrary detention on Monday.Police and CPD officials were...

Photos: At least 23 killed in suspected attack on bar in...

At least 23 people died in a bar fire in the southeastern Mexican port of Coatzacoalcos late on Tuesday after a suspected attack, authorities...

Pope calls for universal commitment to save planet’s lungs

Pope Francis has said that if there is universal commitment to put the Amazon Rainforest fires, they ‘might be contained as soon as possible.’The...