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US troops in Syria came under fire from Turkish positions

US forces report no injuries from the barrage.

We stopped open burning on oil palm estates in 1985, says...

Malaysian Palm Oil Association chief executive Nageeb Wahab says open burning has been replaced with chipping of oil palm trees.

China factory fire kills 19

Industrial accidents are common in China, where safety regulations are often poorly enforced.

Migrants riot after blaze kills 2

Rioters angered because firefighters were too slow to respond to the blaze.

Woman dies of shock as thugs destroy home and cars

Witness says he saw four men set fire to the house, and " was too scared to do anything".

Putrajaya mulls law to punish Malaysian firms behind haze crisis

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the government will also instruct Malaysian firms outside the country to put out fires occurring on their plantations.

‘Dangerous’ air pollution in Indonesia’s Borneo leads to school closures

The air pollution index in Palangka Raya hit 500.

Children to hold funeral for parents after Sungai Lembing fire

Only their mother's remains have been found, father still missing after two weeks.

Production halted at attacked Saudi oil plants

The attacks have led to a production suspension of 5.7 million barrels of crude oil per day, or 50% of total output.

Frontline fight: Indonesia locked in epic battle against jungle blazes

Thousands of personnel and water-bombing helicopters are only keeping the flames at bay.

Houthi drones hit 2 Aramco plants, Saudis say fires contained

The violence is complicating UN-led peace efforts to ease tensions between the Houthis and Saudi Arabia.

Fire at Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq facility under control

The cause of the fire is unknown, and there has been no official confirmation of the Al-Arabiya TV report, which cited its own correspondent.

Charred wreckage of California dive boat raised from ocean floor

The Conception's six crew members were asleep, five in berths behind the wheelhouse and the sixth in the below-decks bunk room when the blaze broke out.

FBI seeks video, pictures as it investigates California dive boat fire

The request comes as divers returned to the charred wreckage of the 23m Conception to begin raising it from the ocean floor, a crucial next step in the investigation.

Bangkok-bound Thai AirAsia flight makes emergency landing in Maldives

A Maldivian news portal says one of the engines was on fire.

34 injured as truck and train collide in Japan

Authorities, including the transport ministry, are investigating the cause of the accident but are unable to provide further details.

California scuba boat fire death toll rises to 25

The scuba boat fire tragedy in California has resulted in 25 deaths so far.

Over 30 trapped on burning boat off California, many feared dead

The US Coast Guard says its too early to confirm casualties.

Firefighters put out 99% of Gelang Patah blaze

Combined operation comes to an end but state fire chief calls for vigilance in view of the hot weather.

Villagers stay strong, vow to rebuild Sungai Lembing

The row of wooden shophouses and single-storey terrace houses destroyed in a fire on Saturday was a symbol of the village and drew visitors, says Yong Siew Meng.

Old couple perish in Sungai Lembing fire a week before son’s...

Firemen look for body of restaurant owner, aged 74, after fire razes 32 wooden shophouses believed to be a century-old.

Woman’s charred body found in Sg Lembing fire, search on for...

20 shophouses, 11 homes and a library destroyed in blaze.

31 premises in Kuantan destroyed in fire

Firemen are trying to ascertain the whereabouts of a married couple said to have been in one of the buildings.

Officials investigating ‘attack’ on 23 killed in Mexico bar fire

Reports say the fire broke out when attackers burst into the bar and threw Molotov cocktails inside.