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Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in GazaGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition Sunday after publicly setting himself on fire but his motives remain unclear with family believing he was despairing over Gaza's dire living conditions and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules the territory, alleging personal problems.



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Is the Ring of Fire more active with volcanoes, earthquakes than usual?

Is the Ring of Fire more active with volcanoes, earthquakes than usual?Reports of earthquakes and volcano eruptions in regions along the Ring of Fire might lead some to believe that the level of activity in recent months is above average.



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Fire breathing dragon at Disney World parade bursts into flames

Fire breathing dragon at Disney World parade bursts into flames“I think we have a problem, the dragon’s literally on fire,” says one shocked onlooker in a video circulated on social media. The float was supposed to represent ‘Maleficent’ from Disney classic Sleeping Beauty. Onlookers, including many children, saw the motorised beast continued to lift its head up and down while the flames made their way down its neck.



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4 Troopers Injured, Suspect Dead in Shootout at Home That May Have Been Booby-Trapped to Spark a Fire

4 Troopers Injured, Suspect Dead in Shootout at Home That May Have Been Booby-Trapped to Spark a FireThe blaze has consumed several buildings



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Dragon float catches fire at Disney World

Dragon float catches fire at Disney WorldWalt Disney World Public Affairs said the dragon float in its Festival of Fantasy parade at the Magic Kingdom caught fire Friday afternoon.



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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket fire

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket fireBy Dan Williams and Angus McDowall JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israel said it attacked nearly all of Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria on Thursday after Iranian forces fired rockets at Israeli-held territory for the first time in the most extensive military exchange ever between the two adversaries. It was the heaviest Israeli barrage in Syria since the 2011 start of the civil war in which Iranians, allied Shi’ite Muslim militias and Russian troops have deployed in support of President Bashar al-Assad. The confrontation came two days after the United States announced its withdrawal, with Israel’s urging, from a nuclear accord with Iran.



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India teen fights for life after being raped, set on fire

India teen fights for life after being raped, set on fireA 17-year-old Indian girl was fighting for her life Monday after being raped, doused in kerosene and set alight, the second such case to shake the country this week as it reels from a series of brutal sexual assaults. The two incidents have shone a spotlight on the treatment of rape in India, where authorities are facing renewed pressure to act on sexual crimes after the recent gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl. The cases are some of the most high-profile since the 2012 rape and murder of a student on a New Delhi bus that triggered mass protests.



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Israel's use of live fire in Gaza protests faces legal test

Israel's use of live fire in Gaza protests faces legal testJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Monday heard the first legal challenge of the military's open-fire rules, after 39 Palestinians were killed and more than 1,700 wounded by Israeli fire during mass protests on the Gaza border over the past month.



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Evacuations ordered, structures destroyed as over 8,000-acre Tinder Fire explodes in Arizona

Evacuations ordered, structures destroyed as over 8,000-acre Tinder Fire explodes in ArizonaMore than 500 homes are under threat from the rapidly expanding Tinder Fire in Arizona, which exploded from 500 to 8,000 acres in the span of a few hours on Sunday.



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Palestinian teen dies after being wounded by Israeli fire on Gaza border

Palestinian teen dies after being wounded by Israeli fire on Gaza borderBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – A 15-year-old Palestinian youth died on Saturday after being shot the previous day by Israeli troops during protests along the Gaza border, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. Israeli forces have killed 42 Palestinians since Gaza residents began staging protests along the border fence on March 30.



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