12 dead, 11 injured in Vietnam karaoke bar fire

12 dead, 11 injured in Vietnam karaoke bar fire

A fire tore through a karaoke bar in southern Vietnam killing 12 people and leaving 11 injured, a local official said Wednesday. The blaze engulfed the second and third floors of the building on Tuesday night, trapping customers and staff members as dense smoke filled...
Climate change driving unprecedented forest fire loss

Climate change driving unprecedented forest fire loss

By Patrick GALEY Forest fires supercharged by climate change are burning twice as much global tree cover as 20 years ago, according to a data Wednesday showing the equivalent of 16 football pitches are now lost every minute. The research showed in unprecedented detail...
Europe burns as heatwave breaks temperature records

Europe burns as heatwave breaks temperature records

By Phil HAZLEWOOD with AFP Europe bureaus A fierce heatwave in western Europe on Monday left much of the continent wilting under a scorching sun, smashing temperature records and feeding ferocious forest wildfires. In Britain, the 38.1 Celsius (100.9 Fahrenheit) in...