Thousands of refugees and migrants left without shelter on the Greek island of Lesbos after fires destroyed the notoriously overcrowded Moria camp have held a brief protest demanding to be allowed to leave.
By Iliana Mier, Elena Becatoros, Associated Press
A huge fire broke out Thursday at the Port of Beirut, triggering panic among residents traumatized by last month's massive explosion there that killed and injured thousands of people.
By Zeina Karam, Associated Press
On the Greek island of Lesbos, a fire ripped through the Moria refugee camp Tuesday night and reignited Wednesday. The camp was overcrowded and unsanitary, but it was the only place its thousands of inhabitants called home. Special correspondent Malcolm…
By Malcolm Brabant
Florida firefighters are hoping to hold containment lines around a 2,000-acre fire in the state’s Panhandle that has been burning since Monday. Residents were allowed back to the most heavily devastated areas on Friday, but officials say they should be…
By Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press
By Elaine Ganley, Associated Press
A year after a devastating fire, the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral has been halted by a lockdown in Paris to battle the coronavirus.
By Sheikh Saaliq, Ashok Sharma, Associated Press
A fire believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit engulfed a building in India’s capital on Sunday where handbags and other items were made by workers earning as little as 2 dollars per day, killing at least 43…
By Stephanie Sy
California utility company Pacific Gas & Electric is cutting power to customers for the fourth time this month, as wildfires rage and high winds persist. The measure aims to keep downed power lines from sparking new blazes. Many residents have…
The power is still out across a wide swath of Northern California. Officials from utility company PG&E are conducting a planned blackout to reduce the risk of wildfire from high winds mixing with dry weather. But anger is building among…
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz
The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest and a critical line of defense against climate change. But it’s been steadily deforested since the 1970s, with nearly 20 percent of its land area wiped out. This year, pervasive forest fires destroyed…
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