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Anime studio fire 'an arson attack,' Japan police say

Jul 20, 2019 - 6:44 PM

'We have determined that this is an arson attack... and murder,' says a senior Japanese police officer

ARSON. Residents pray for victims of a fire which hit the Kyoto Animation company studio the day before, killing 34 people, in Kyoto on July 19, 2019. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

'Hell' fire in Japan anime studio killed dozens trying to escape

Jul 19, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Eyewitnesses describe a fire that was like 'looking at hell,' after a man apparently doused the production company office in the city of Kyoto with flammable liquid and set it alight

INFERNO. Residents pray for victims of a fire which hit the Kyoto Animation company studio the day before, killing 33 people, in Kyoto on July 19, 2019. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

33 dead in suspected arson attack on Japan animation studio

Jul 18, 2019 - 2:45 PM

(4th UPDATE) A motive for the apparent attack remains unclear hours after the blaze. If arson is confirmed, the attack will be among the deadliest criminal acts in decades in Japan, where violent crime is extremely rare.

Overview of an animation company building which caught fire in Kyoto on July 18, 2019. A fire at an animation company in Japan's Kyoto on July 18 killed one person and injured dozens more, several of them seriously, a fire department spokesman said.  JIJI PRESS / AFP

'Serious' signs arson started deadly Greek wildfire

Jul 27, 2018 - 10:38 AM

Authorities are also examining whether another fire, which broke out hours earlier on July 23 near Kineta to the west of the Greek capital, was 'intentionally' lit

WILDFIRE. A picture taken on July 26, 2018 shows burnt cars parked outside a football stadium following a wildfire at the village of Rafina, near Athens. Photo by Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP

Man held for causing major wildfire in Spain

Jul 26, 2018 - 11:49 PM

The unidentified man is believed to have deliberately started the fire that broke out on August 21 last year in the county of La Cabrera in the northern region of Leon, the Guardia Civil police force says in a statement

WILDFIRE. Shutterstock file photo.

Police nab fireman for arson as Italy blazes rage

Aug 11, 2017 - 10:03 PM

The 28 year old arsonist is filmed on a security camera setting hedges and rubbish bins alight before returning to base sounding the alarm and rushing along with the colleagues to put the fire out

Israeli settlers flee as West Bank wildfires spread

Nov 27, 2016 - 7:58 AM

Israeli and Palestinian firefighters helped by foreign aircraft have been battling dozens of bush blazes fed by drought and high winds that have seen tens of thousands of people evacuated

A picture taken on November 24, 2016 shows a fire raging in the northern Israeli port city of Haifa. Jack Guez/AFP

Germany sees more arson fires at refugee centers

May 14, 2016 - 9:45 PM

German authorities report an increase in the number of arson fires at shelters for refugees who flooded Germany last year raising concerns about anti migrant violence

BURNT OUT. This file photo taken on February 21, 2016 shows fire fighters trying to extinguish a fire at a former hotel that was under reconstruction to become a home for asylum seekers on February 21, 2016 in Bautzen east of Dresden, eastern Germany. Photo by Rico Loeb / DPA / AFP

14 dead in suspected China bus attack – media

Jan 05, 2016 - 2:26 PM

Police have identified a suspect in the incident according to a post on a verified social media account of state broadcaster CCTV

Palestinian toddler dies in suspected settler arson attack

Jul 31, 2015 - 3:23 PM

According to Palestinian security officials 4 assailants thought to be Jewish settlers set a house on fire at the entrance to the village scrawling graffiti on a wall before fleeing to a nearby Jewish settlement

Police in Germany detain 9 over newspaper arson attack

Mar 05, 2015 - 1:29 AM

The group of local area youths and adolescents were also suspected of having vandalised a nearby high school a day before

Firebombing at German paper that ran Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Jan 11, 2015 - 3:19 PM

UPDATED The regional tabloid daily the Hamburger Morgenpost had splashed three Charlie Hebdo cartoons on its front page after the massacre at the Paris publication

ARSON ATTEMPT. A firefighters truck is seen in front of the headquarters of German daily Hamburger Morgenpost (MoPo) after an arson attack on parts of its archive, in Hamburg, Germany, early 11 January 2015. Bodo Marks/EPA

Eight-year-old suspected of torching four cars in France

Nov 09, 2014 - 11:47 PM

An investigation is launched and will continue next week to see if the boy is also responsible for 4 burned cars in the same area

US flight chaos after Chicago air-traffic control arson

Sep 27, 2014 - 11:06 AM

Almost 2 000 flights were canceled including more than 1 500 from O Hare leaving thousands of frustrated passengers stranded and unsure when they d be able to travel

ARSON. Travelers wait on line to book and reschedule travel plans after flights were delayed or cancelled at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 26, 2014. A fire at a nearby Federal Aviation Administration control facility in Aurora, Illinois, USA, reportedly started by a contract employee who was found with self inflicted non-gunshot. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Fire scars big nature reserve in Ecuador's capital

Sep 24, 2013 - 8:23 AM

Fire blamed on arson has charred vast areas of a nature reserve in Ecuador s capital officials said Monday

Fire destroys ferry terminal in Misamis

Jun 24, 2013 - 2:42 PM

The blaze started just after the first ferry left the terminal in Balingoan Misamis Oriental at about 4 am on June 24

Arsonists attack Microsoft office in Athens

Jun 27, 2012 - 5:12 PM

Attackers targeted the Microsoft main office in the Greek capital in a pre dawn arson attack Wednesday June 26 smashing the entrance with a mini van and setting off gas canisters police said

Fire engulfs market in BGEI lot

Apr 01, 2012 - 12:41 PM

The old Sampaloc Market which sits on the controversial BGEI lot in Manila was engulfed by fire early morning of Sunday April 1