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Bahrain police open fire on Shia sit-in

Bahrain police open fire on Shia sit-in

Bahrain police on Tuesday opened fire on a long-running sit-in in support of a leading Shia cleric in the Sunni-ruled Gulf state, hit by years of unrest. Eyewitnesses told AFP there were multiple civilians wounded in the raid targeting the months-long sit-in in Diraz, the hometown of cleric Isa Qassim. Qassim was sentenced on Sunday […]

Man sets himself on fire, live streams his death on Facebook

Man sets himself on fire, live streams his death on Facebook

By News Desk A man live streamed his death on Facebook as he set himself on fire and ran into a crowded bar on Saturday. The 33-year-old man, Jared McLemore, had drenched himself in kerosene and burst into flames. The body was identified by the Memphis police department, which said McLemore had been taken to […]

Saeeda Khatoon details life of son who died in Baldia factory fire

Saeeda Khatoon details life of son who died in Baldia factory fire

By Our Corr Saeeda’s resilience is a feat few can achieve. After losing her only son to the deadly blaze five years ago, she has dedicated her life to the fight for justice. PHOTO: ATHAR KHANKARACHI: Aijaz Ahmed was Saeeda Khatoon’s only son. Her husband had passed away when Aijaz was only two years old. Since then, […]

Schweinsteiger leaving Manchester United for Chicago Fire

Schweinsteiger leaving Manchester United for Chicago Fire

Schweinsteiger leaving Manchester United for Chicago Fire Web Desk   Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to join Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire, the Chicago Tribune has reported. The German footballer, who signed for United at the start of last season, has found himself out of favour since manager Jose Mourinho arrived at […]

Kansas Construction Site Fire Spreads to Homes

Kansas Construction Site Fire Spreads to Homes

Kansas Construction Site Fire Spreads to Homes A huge fire at an apartment building under construction in suburban Kansas City sparked fires at several homes blocks away. The Overland Park, Kansas fire chief says he hopes to keep the fire contained to one area overnight. (March 21) AP

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati set attacked, set on fire

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati set attacked, set on fire

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati set attacked, set on fire DESK REPORT The set of the period drama was subject to vandalism yet again, this time in Kolhapur. After Jaipur, the set of Padmavati has again fallen victim to violence. The set of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama was set on fire by a fringe group […]

Lawyer, lawyer pants on fire

Lawyer, lawyer pants on fire

Lawyer, lawyer pants on fire By News Desk PHOTO: REUTERS Things often proverbially get heated in courts of law, but in a courtroom in Miami, it is safe to say that the heat of the moment literally got to a defence lawyer. Stephen Gutierrez’s pants burst into flames on Wednesday afternoon as he began his […]

NAB officer’s house set on fire in Gilgit

NAB officer’s house set on fire in Gilgit

GILGIT: A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officer’s house was attacked on Wednesday (today). Unidentified people opened fire on investigation officer, Abdul Majid’s house, following which it was set on fire. The officer, who is working on high-profile corruption cases, remained unharmed. The incident has been reported to the local police station.

Eighteen killed in massage parlour fire in China

Eighteen killed in massage parlour fire in China

BEIJING: Police detained one person Monday in connection with a fire at a foot massage parlour in China that killed at least 18 people and injured another 18, media said. The fire broke out at around 5:26 PM (9:26 AM GMT) Sunday in eastern Zhejiang province, the official Xinhua news agency reported. It was extinguished […]

Gas leakage ignites fire in Lahore house, woman killed

Gas leakage ignites fire in Lahore house, woman killed

LAHORE: A woman succumbed to her injuries on Monday after a house caught fire in Johar Town. According to the police, Lahore Development Authority school teacher Shumaila, was cooking in the kitchen when a fire broke out due to gas leakage. Husband Asif and four-year old daughter Aila sustained injuries while attempting to save Shumaila. […]

More than $900,000 raised to rebuild Texas mosque destroyed in fire

More than $900,000 raised to rebuild Texas mosque destroyed in fire

More than $900,000 has been raised in an online fundraiser for a south Texas mosque destroyed by fire over the weekend, exceeding the amount needed to rebuild the place of worship, according to the fundraising page on Monday. The GoFundMe page for the Victoria Islamic Center received donations from more than 19,000 people in the […]

NASA unveils spaceship hatch 50 years after fatal Apollo 1 fire

NASA unveils spaceship hatch 50 years after fatal Apollo 1 fire

NASA on Friday marked the 50th anniversary of its moon program’s fatal Apollo launchpad fire with the first public display of the scorched hatch that trapped three astronauts inside their spaceship during a routine pre-launch test. NASA astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee died when thick smoke filled the crew module of […]