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Hotel fire breaks out as guests are sleeping, killing 17

Hotel fire breaks out as guests are sleeping, killing 17

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter Seventeen people were killed and four were injured when a fire engulfed a hotel in New Delhi while most guests were sleeping.The blaze at the Arpit Palace Hotel in western New Delhi has been extinguished and authorities are investigating what caused it. "We have to check the stability of the structure, check every room," deputy police commissioner Mandeep Singh Randhawa said.Most of the victims were sleeping when the fire broke out, engulfing every floor of the five-story hotel but the ground floor, a fire official said.Officials said hotel guests had tried to escape the fire through the hotel's narrow corridors, panelled in wood. Some were able to break through the windows of their rooms. Around 35 people were resc...
Woman arrested as fire in Paris kills eight people

Woman arrested as fire in Paris kills eight people

World
A woman has been arrested after at least eight people were killed in a fire which broke out in a wealthy neighbourhood in Paris.The blaze started in the early hours of Tuesday at an eight-storey building in the French capital's trendy 16th arrondissement. One person has been seriously injured, while 30 others - including six firefighters - have suffered minor injuries. The area is popular with tourists and is home to several upmarket shops and restaurants.A 40-year-old female resident of the block in rue Erlanger was detained and French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said she was known to have had mental health issues. Image: The fire broke out in an eight-storey block Firefighters are still searching apartments for other victi...
Fast food giants under fire on climate and water usage

Fast food giants under fire on climate and water usage

Science
A coalition of investors is calling on McDonalds, KFC, and other fast food suppliers to take swift action on climate change.The group, with around $ 6.5 trillion under management, want the chains to cut carbon and water risks in their dairy and meat suppliers. Animal agriculture, they argue, is one of the highest emitting sectors without a low CO2 plan.They're calling for public, time limited targets for reducing impacts.The investors group have targeted some of the largest companies in the global fast food sector that's said to be worth $ 570bn.These include the owners of McDonalds, Domino's Pizza, Burger King, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Wendy's, Pizza Hut and KFC. More than 80 investors have signed a letter to the fast food giants asking them to "enact mea...