Anger over death of girl set ablaze in India
Police say the man poured kerosene on the victim through her house window when she was asleep and set her on fire.
Hundreds of firefighters battle blaze near Lisbon
Like other European nations, Portugal experienced a scorching heatwave in recent weeks, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius in various parts of the country.
Wildfires rage across Europe as climate alarm sounded
Hundreds fled in central Italy as gas tanks exploded in a forest fire near the Tuscan town of Lucca, while similar numbers fled in Greece as a blaze fuelled by gale-force winds raged in mountains north of Athens.
Mexican schoolboy set on fire for being indigenous
Two classmates are accused of pouring alcohol on Juan Zamorano's seat at a high school in the central state of Queretaro in June.
900 firefighters battle 'mega-fire' in southern France
Thousands of hectares of heavily wooded land are under threat, as winds gusting at up to 80km/h fan the flames through the dried-out trees.
5 killed, at least 100 injured in Bangladesh depot fire
Of the injured, some 20 people were in critical condition with burns covering between 60 to 90% of their bodies.
Seven killed after fire engulfs Philippine ferry
The Philippines, an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands, is plagued by poor sea transport, with its badly regulated boats and ships prone to overcrowding and accidents.
27 killed in fire in Indian capital
There was no fire exit and most of the people died due to asphyxiation, emergency services say.
Firefighters battle blaze in London tower block
It took more than 100 firefighters over three hours to bring the blaze under control.
Prayer items damaged in Penang temple fire
The fire department says the blaze did not affect the temple structure.
‘Victims on every floor’: Nine kids among 19 dead in New York fire
Witnesses reported seeing trapped residents screaming for help from windows during the deadly inferno that the city's fire chief said had been caused by a portable electric heater.
At least 20 trapped after blast causes building collapse in China
Authorities have sent around 260 rescue workers and 50 vehicles to the site, state broadcaster CCTV reported, adding that the cause of the blast is under investigation.