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Brazilian nightclub fire kills hundreds

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Workers combing through the charred wreckage of Kiss nightclub in southern Brazil on Sunday encountered the eerie sound of ringing cell phones.

Tourists escape as luxury hotel in Phuket burns down

PHUKET, Thailand - Tourists staying at a luxury hotel in Phuket ran for their lives after waking up to smoke and fire in the pre-dawn dark today.

4 killed, 20 injured in Phuket nightclub inferno

A fire ripped through a nightclub popular with foreign tourists in Thailand early Friday, leaving at least four people dead and more than 20 others injured, officials said.

Bangkok hotel fire injures several tourists, causes evacuation

Several visitors were injured when fire broke out at a high-rise hotel in Bangkok's main tourist district.

Israeli tourist who started massive fire in Chile released

An Israeli tourist charged by Chile with accidentally starting a massive forest fire in a popular national park was fined and released.

National park fire destroys safari lodge

UGANDA (eTN) - A raging bush fire, allegedly set by staff of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, has devastated the Kyambura Game Lodge earlier in the week, according to reports from a source close to the

Norwegian cruise ship explosion, fire kill two

The three couples, in their 50s, were among more than 200 passengers evacuated, many on lifeboats, after the blaze in the engine room sent smoke billowing through the ship.

Tragedy strikes Nairobi

(eTN) - A major fire near or at a Kenya Pipeline Company depot in the industrial area on the outskirts of Nairobi has claimed over a hundred lives, at least 130, according to breaking news from Kenya

Bermuda Tourism Board fires Tony Brannon

Entertainer Tony Brannon said yesterday that he was fired from the Bermuda Tourism Board following conflicts with Tourism Minister Patrice Minors.

TSA to can 36 Honolulu airport screeners

Washington - The Transportation Security Administration took steps Friday to fire 36 screeners and bosses at Hawaii's Honolulu International Airport after an investigation substantiated allegations th

15 dead, 12 hurt in Philippines hotel blaze

Manila, Phillipines - A fire ravaged a hotel in northern Philippines on Sunday, killing 15 people, most burned beyond recognition, authorities said.

Diving center and beach bungalows destroyed by fire on Zanzibar

(eTN) - An internationally-recognized diving school and several neighboring bungalow-type beach resorts, along with private beachside residences, burned down last Thursday when strong winds from the o

Airline bomber dismisses court-appointed lawyers

Accused airline bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab fired his court-appointed lawyers on Monday and asked a U.S. judge about the process for him to plead guilty to some of the charges against him.

Samos fire that forced evacuation of tourists contained

ATHENS, Greece — Fire Service officials say they have contained a fire on the island of Samos that had forced an evacuation of tourists from a beach resort.

Tour boat burns and sinks, 17 tourists rescued, 1 missing

A Spanish tourist remains missing after a Turkish tour boat was engulfed by flames while sailing in the Mediterranean.

607 cruise passengers evacuated as MS Deutschland catches fire in Norway

OSLO, Norway — A machine room fire on a German cruise ship at a port in western Norway forced the evacuation of 607 people Sunday, rescue officials said.

Bangkok emerges from curfew to smoke and gunfire

Plumes of smoke hung overhead and gunfire crackled Thursday as Bangkok emerged from an curfew aimed at quelling mayhem unleashed by enraged anti-government protesters targeted in an army offensive.

Resort sued for fire damages

It was learned that last week a suit was filed by a beach resort company in the High Court of Dar es Salaam over the fire damage sustained a year ago, when a neighboring resort failed to bring a kitch

Recent Entebbe Airport fire an accident

Investigators have completed their report into the recent fire at the fuel depot at the Entebbe International Airport and have concluded that the event was purely an accident with no sinister backgrou

Entebbe Airport fire engulfs fuel tankers

Reports from usually reliable sources within the aviation industry and the Civil Aviation Authority came in late morning last Saturday that two fuel trucks apparently burst into flames when approachin

British tourist set on fire by Greek woman

Marina Fanouraki, a Greek woman, will appear in court today after being charged with assault for setting fire to a British tourist in Crete after he allegedly pulled down his trousers in front of her.

Fire devastates section of gorilla park forest

RWANDA, Africa - A forest fire over the weekend destroyed nearly 10 hectares of prime forest inside the famed Parc de Volcanoes, home to the mountain gorillas found along the border triangle of Rwanda

Malindi fire destroys over 250 holiday homes

A fiery blaze over the weekend, reportedly the biggest fire ever seen in Malindi, has claimed more than 250 holiday residences and over 50 cars parked in the compounds, as the flames went out of contr

Tire fire forces plane’s emergency evacuation

HOUSTON - Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight were forced to slide down emergency chutes after a tire caught fire as the plane landed in Houston.

Tanzania leading beach tourist hotel gutted by fire

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Paradise Hotel, Tanzania’s leading posh resort on the Indian Ocean beach, has been gutted by fire Monday, bringing shock to the East African tourist sector that has s

Bangkok nightclub fire kills 54, injures 100

Bangkok, Thailand – A fire swept through a high class nightclub jammed with hundreds of New Year's revelers in the Thai capital, killing at least 54 people and injuring about 100, officials said ear

GPS guides Norwegian tourists into trouble in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO - Three Norwegian tourists came under fire and one was shot after the satellite navigation system in their car guided them straight into one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous slums.

Flight attendant accused of setting fire on airplane

FARGO, N.D. - A flight attendant angry about his work route smuggled a lighter aboard an airplane and set a fire in a bathroom, forcing an emergency landing, authorities said Thursday.