Firefighters found bone fragments from a collection in the still-smoldering National Museum, an official said Tuesday, raising hopes that a famed skull might somehow have survived a massive blaze that turned historic and scientific artifacts to ashes.
By Barry Hatton, Associated Press
Authorities said that more than 1,100 firefighters with 327 vehicles and eight aircraft were battling the blaze that erupted amid a heatwave caused by a mass of hot air from North Africa.
By Associated Press
Flames could be seen rising from the roof of the structure, just after midnight Wednesday, in a neighborhood that is home to some embassies.
By Michael D. Regan and Associated Press
The death toll in a fire at a Guatemalan children's shelter rose to 40 on Sunday. The fire began when mattresses were set ablaze during a protest by residents at the overcrowded youth shelter.
By PBS NewsHour
As the death toll from Friday's Oakland warehouse fire mounts, officials are investigating how the building known as the Ghost Ship was allowed to stay open despite repeated complaints of dangerous conditions. Special correspondent Joanne Jennings interviews a survivor and…
In our news wrap Wednesday, U.S.-backed forces in Libya say they have captured the Islamic State headquarters, located in the city of Sirte. After a weeks-long stalemate, they finally broke through with the help of U.S. airstrikes that began 10…
By PBS NewsHour
Confined spaces, low gravity and high concentrations of oxygen mean any unexpected fire on a space station could well be a death sentence, especially since fire extinguishers aren’t very effective away from Earth. So NASA scientists are trying to develop…
By Twin Cities PBS
For pyrotechnic artist Lisa Friedrich, playing with fire is just part of the artistic process.
By Michael D. Regan
Police have arrested a 23-year-old man for setting a California mosque on fire Friday as congregants were preparing for an afternoon prayer service. He is being held on $150,000 bail.
A fire in an underground nightclub in Romania Friday night claimed the lives of more than two dozen people and injured another 184 others.
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