July 20, 2012
Spanish police fired rubber bullets and charged protestors in central Madrid early Friday at the end of a huge demonstration against economic crisis measures.
The protest was one of over 80 demonstrations called by unions across the county against civil servant pay cuts and tax hikes which drew tens of thousands of people, including police and firefighters wearing their helmets.
Some threw bottles at police and set up barriers [...]
The grieving parents of a toddler who was among 13 children killed when a massive fire tore through Qatar’s largest shopping centre have told how firefighters did not arrive at the scene for one hour and, even then, they had to try to bribe them to help.
Zeinah Aouani, aged two-and-a-half, from Atlanta, Georgia, died when the blaze destroyed the child care facility in Doha’s upmarket Villaggio mall on Monday.
The girl’s mother, [...]
RESERVE, N.M. (AP) — A massive wildfire in the New Mexicowilderness that already is the largest in state history spread in all directions Thursday, and experts say it’s likely a preview of things to come as states across the West contend with a dangerous recipe of wind, low humidity and tinder-dry fuels.
The erratic Gila National Forest blaze grew overnight to more than 190,000 acres, or nearly 300 square miles, as it [...]
The mayor of Newark, New Jersey was taken to the hospital tonight after he bravely entered a burning building and helped bring a woman to safety.
Though Mayor Cory Booker was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and second-degree burns, he was well enough to tweet: ‘I will b (sic) ok.’
The mayor ran to the second floor of the burning house to rescue a woman trapped inside.
Hero: Newark, New Jersey [...]
Up to a dozen smaller fires were reported from the northeast Colorado plains to the southern part of the state
Gusts of up to 55 mph spread the fire and kept air craft from being used to extinguish it
A person has died in a Colorado wildfire that destroyed at least five homes as raging flames sweep across the state.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, which hasn’t released the victim’s name or any other [...]