Canary Islands authorities evacuate 4,000 as wildfire spreads

TEJEDA, Spain (Reuters) – A wildfire sweeping across Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of 4,000 people on Sunday and officials warned tackling the blaze... Read more »

Five children die, two teens escape from burning Pennsylvania house

(Reuters) – Five children died and other people were rescued from an early-morning fire at a home that operated as a daycare center in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, officials... Read more »

Five children dead in Pennsylvania house fire

(Reuters) – Five young children died early on Sunday in a house fire in Erie, Pennsylvania, police said. The residence was also a daycare provider, according to GoErie.com, the... Read more »

Watchdog demands answers as power cut causes chaos across Britain

LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Energy regulators on Saturday demanded an urgent report from the operator of Britain’s electricity grid into what caused a power cut that led to... Read more »

Venezuela government to skip Barbados talks to protest U.S. sanctions

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country’s rightful interim ruler, speaks during a gathering with supporters in Caracas, Venezuela August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Manaure... Read more »

Indonesia state power firm estimates Jakarta blackout to end within 3 hours

JAKARTA, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Indonesia’s state power company PLN estimates it will take a further three hours to restore electricity to Jakarta following a major power blackout in... Read more »

Indonesia capital, neighboring provinces in Java hit by major power blackout

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s capital Jakarta and some neighboring provinces on Java island have been hit by a major electricity outage after problems at a number of power stations... Read more »

Gas explosion in rural Kentucky kills one, ignites homes

(Reuters) – A gas line explosion early on Thursday in a residential community in rural Kentucky sent up a ball of flame that could be seen for miles, killing... Read more »

Afghanistan highway blast kills at least 34 on bus, injures 17

KABUL (Reuters) – An explosion on Wednesday hit a bus traveling on a highway between two key cities in western Afghanistan, killing at least 34 passengers, including children, and... Read more »

Accused 9/11 mastermind open to role in victims’ lawsuit if not executed

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The accused mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has indicated a willingness to be deposed by victims who are suing Saudi Arabia for damages,... Read more »