Germany: Gorilla injured in zoo fire shot dead by police

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say a gorilla that was seriously injured in a zoo fire at New Year's had to be shot dead by a police officer after vets were unable to euthanize it. ...

Taiwan to give 100,000 face masks to Australia amid wildfires

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As wildfires continue to rage in Australia, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (Jan. 14) said that it will donate 100,000 medical-grade face masks ...

Australian wildfire smoke stokes health fears in cities

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Fire alarms have been sounding in high-rise buildings across downtown Sydney and Melbourne as dense smoke from distant wildfires confuse electronic sensors. Modern governmen...

Factory fire breaks out in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A factory in southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung City erupted in flames early Wednesday morning (Jan. 15), sending a massive plume into the air. At 6 a.m. on Wednesday morn...

Fire engulfs nursing home in Croatia, 6 reported dead

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A fire engulfed part of a nursing home in northern Croatia early Saturday, killing at least six people, Croatian media reported. Police confirmed some deaths ...

Mom gets 35 years for insurance fire mistake that kills son

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A mother in South Carolina has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for arranging a fire at her mobile home to get insurance money and killing her son, who she did not know was...

Verified videos show plane in Iran impacted before downing

LONDON (AP) — In the pitch black, pre-dawn sky on the outskirts of the Iranian capital Tehran, a tiny fast-moving light can be seen racing up through the trees, as someone films from the ground. Then ...

As wildfires get worse, smoke spreads, stokes health worries

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — F irst came the flames, a raging firestorm propelled by 50-mile-per-hour winds gusts that incinerated Kelsey Norton’s house and killed 85 people in her comm...

A Californian in Australia shares advice from Paradise fire

SOMERVILLE Australia (AP) — An American living in Australia who has endured wildfires on both continents is sharing heartfelt messages of hope and advice for those who have fled their homes Down Under...

US judge rules survivors can sue over deadly Tennessee fire

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Survivors of a historically deadly Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people can sue the National Park Service for failing to warn them of the danger, a federal judge has ruled...

Australian family's fortress no match for rapacious fires

BALMORAL, Australia (AP) — With flames climbing as high as a 15-story building and menacing his supposedly fireproof home on three sides, Justin Kam ran to the laundry room and opened the door. Inside...

Pemex: Oil platform fire injures 3 workers in Gulf of Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fire on an oil platform off Mexico injured three workers Tuesday before being put out about an hour later, state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos reported. The co...

Fire at Russia greenhouse farm kills 8 people; 1 injured

MOSCOW (AP) — A fire at a greenhouse farm in a Moscow suburb has killed eight people and injured one other person on Tuesday morning, Russian emergency services said. All eight vict...

Australia bracing for worst as wind, warmth fan raging fires

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia was bracing for one of the worst days in its wildfire crisis Saturday as strong winds and high temperatures were forecast to bring flames to more populated areas, including the...

German zoo reopens after deadly New Year fire at ape house

BERLIN (AP) — Krefeld Zoo in western Germany reopened Friday, two days after a deadly fire swept through a primate enclosure killing dozens of animals. Investigators believe the blaz...