Fire kills 5 at Indian coronavirus vaccine producer – National

At least five people were killed in a fire that broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, officials said. The company said the blaze would not affect production of the COVID-19 vaccine. Murlidhar Mohol, mayor of Pune city in southern Maharashtra state, said […]

Alberta government staff member under fire for Hawaii trip during pandemic

Social media posts appear to show the press secretary for Alberta’s education minister on vacation in Hawaii during the COVID-19 pandemic. After more than 24 hours, Global News has still not received a response from the UCP government on the issue. Images of Michael Forian, who is press secretary for Adriana LaGrange, were shared […]

1 Kentucky police officer in Breonna Taylor case fighting move to fire him – National

At least one Kentucky police officer connected to the fatal shooting of a Black woman, Breonna Taylor, is fighting a police move to terminate his employment. An attorney for Louisville Metro Police detective Joshua Jaynes told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his client hasn’t done anything wrong and shouldn’t be disciplined in connection […]

Calgary couple escapes house fire without injury: fire department – Calgary

The Calgary Fire Department (CFD) is investigating after a garage fire spread into a home in Chinook Park Tuesday night. Officials said the couple was able to get out of the two-storey home on their own, before crews arrived. Read more: Calgary fire crews battle apartment blaze According to a news release Tuesday night, […]

Historic church housing New York’s Liberty Bell gutted by massive fire – National

NEW YORK — A historic church in lower Manhattan that houses New York’s Liberty Bell and whose congregation dates to the city’s earliest days was gutted by a massive fire early Saturday that sent flames shooting through the roof. The Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village burned before dawn after a fire spread […]

Paris protest descends into chaos as intruders set fire to cars, pillage bank – National

Thousands of people around France protested a proposed bill that could make it more difficult for witnesses to film police officers, with tensions quickly rising at the Paris march Saturday as intruders set fire to several cars, pillaged a bank and tossed objects at police. The protest-crashers, who disrupted a similar demonstration a week ago, formed […]

At least 5 dead after fire breaks out at Indian hospital treating COVID-19 patients – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted November 26, 2020 11:24 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ NEW DELHI — A fire broke out early Friday in a privately-run hospital treating coronavirus patients in western India, killing […]

7 dead, 11 injured after fire breaks out at Hong Kong apartment building – National

Hong Kong authorities said a fire at an apartment building in a crowded residential district has killed at least seven people and injured another 11. The blaze occurred Sunday night in Yau Ma Tei, a usually bustling area in Kowloon packed with old apartment blocks, shops and businesses. The fire broke out in what […]

10 dead after fire breaks out in Romanian COVID-19 intensive care unit – National

BUCHAREST, Romania — A fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in northeastern Romania killed 10 people Saturday and injured 10 others, seven of them critically, officials said. The blaze spread through the intensive care ward designated for COVID-19 patients at the public hospital in the city of Piatra Neamt, local Emergency Situations Inspectorate […]

Armenians set fire to their homes in village ceded to Azerbaijan – National

In a bitter farewell to his home of 21 years, Garo Dadevusyan wrenched off its metal roof and prepared to set the stone house on fire. Thick smoke poured from houses that his neighbours had already torched before fleeing this ethnic Armenian village about to come under Azerbaijani control. The village is to be […]