Honolulu high-rise fire kills three, including mother and son
16 July 2017 | 4:00 am
Flames ripped through three floors of a Honolulu tower block, killing three people including a mother and her adult son on Friday.
18 Jul 2021
Her friends and family tell her to pack up and flee Afghanistan without waiting for the possible return of the Taliban, but sitting on a terrace, smoking a cigarette, Laila Haidari - founder of a rehabilitation centre for drug addicts - is determined to stay.
23 Jul 2021
A firefighter drives through flames and sparks from the Tamarack Fire in Markleeville, California, as he races to protect a housing development from the blaze. Wildfires continue to ravage the western US and Canada amid oppressively hot, dry weather.
8 Aug 2021
Flames and smoke rise above a forest in the Athens suburb of Varympompi as a fire broke out, cutting a section of the main motorway linking Athens to northern and southern Greece, as the nation reels under a severe heatwave.
22 Aug 2021
After the devastating fires that have ravaged Greece's second-largest island, many of its residents are angry with their government. They believe the disaster could have been prevented.
18 Aug 2021
Flames surge into the air as firefighters try to contain the Dixie Fire near Milford, California. The wildfire in Northern California has grown to become the largest single wildfire in California state history.
7 Sep 2021
Shamim Mwanaisha was bitten by the coding bug while helping her son, a young pilot, with his lessons. She went on to start the Supersonic Aviators club in her home to help children, especially girls, develop their interests in aviation, astronomy, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Mwanaisha has taken the club's activities online to work around Uganda's strict COVID lockdown.
12 Sep 2021
For two months, Yunior Consuegra, 24, has been locked up along with hundreds of others arrested at historic anti-government protests in Cuba on July 11. His mother, Mayda Yudit Sotolongo, has seen him only once, and is beside herself with worry.
18 Sep 2021
One by one, Seditra Brown lost her three sons to gun violence in Washington: first Paris in 2018, then Montray in 2019, and Kalif just last month. With 14 grandchildren, Brown says she is staying "strong" for her three daughters and extended family. Gun violence is on the rise in the United States, official statistics show, and African-Americans living in underserved, high-crime communities are affected the most.
5 Nov 2021
Will Smith’s new memoir has been all about explosives. After revealing to the world that he contemplated suicide amid a dark past, the Hollywood actor has now come out and spoken about his abusive father. Titled ‘Will’ and scheduled for November 9, Will Smith spoke about his complicated relationship with his father. According to an excerpt from the memoir, Will wrote, "My father was violent, but he was also at every game, play, and recital. He was an alcoholic, but he was sober at every premiere of every one of my movies.”
19 Dec 2021
Falling pregnant at 15 caused Sara to drop out of school. Determined to support her and her child, Sara has since built up a successful business selling fried bananas.
22 Dec 2021
Falling pregnant at 15 caused Sara to drop out of school. But determined to support herself and her child, Sara has built up a successful business selling fried bananas.
30 Dec 2021
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature compiled a list of some 138,000 assessed as species threatened with extinction. The latest figures show that nearly 30% are on the verge of disappearing forever.
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