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Deadly Japan fire: Arson suspect said animation studio ‘stole his novel’

Deadly Japan fire: Arson suspect said animation studio ‘stole his novel’

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter A man suspected of killing 33 people in an arson attack at an animation studio in Japan reportedly started the fire because "he had been plagiarised".According to local media reports, the 41-year-old told police he planned the deadly blaze after the company stole his novel. A witness told reporters that he "seemed to be discontented, he seemed to get angry, shouting something about how he had been plagiarised". Image: Investigators are scouring the building for clues about what happened The blaze in Kyoto is the worst mass killing since a suspected arson attack in Tokyo killed 44 people in 2001.It is believed the suspect shouted "die!" as he poured a liquid, believe...
Kyoto Animation fire: At least 23 dead after suspected arson attack

Kyoto Animation fire: At least 23 dead after suspected arson attack

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Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 26 people are dead and dozens injured after a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan, local emergency officials have said. Local media quoted police as saying a man broke into the Kyoto Animation Co studio on Thursday morning. Police say the suspect, a 41-year-old, sprayed petrol before igniting it.Some people still remain unaccounted for, broadcaster NHK reported. The suspect has been detained and was taken to hospital with injuries.Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the incident was "too appalling for words" and offered condolences to those affected.How did the incident unfold?The fire broke out at the three-storey building at around 10:30 local time (01:35 GMT...
At least 30 dead in fire at home used as matchstick factory

At least 30 dead in fire at home used as matchstick factory

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At least 30 people have been killed - including three children - in a fire at a house which was used as a matchstick factory in Indonesia's North Sumatra province.Irwan Syahri, from the local disaster mitigation agency in Langkap district, said many of the victims were burned beyond recognition. North Sumatra police spokesman MP Nainggolan said the cause of the fire, which broke out at around midday local time, was being investigated and remains unclear.TV footage showed the burned-out property, situated in a residential area, its floor covered with twisted metal and its corrugated iron roof blackened with soot.One man could be seen desperately trying to help put the fire out by scooping water up from a muddy puddle with a large tub. ...
Apple recalls some MacBooks over battery fire risk

Apple recalls some MacBooks over battery fire risk

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Apple is recalling some of its older generation MacBook Pro laptops which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a fire risk. The recall only affects the 15-inch laptops sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017. No other 15-inch MacBook Pro units or other Mac notebooks are being recalled.People can find out if their device is affected by visiting the Apple website and entering their product serial number.The technology giant confirmed that the laptops in question contain a battery which "may overheat and pose a safety risk". Advertisement The firm has asked people to stop using the affected devices. "If you have 'MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)', enter your computer's serial num...
Hong Kong extradition: Police fire rubber bullets at protesters

Hong Kong extradition: Police fire rubber bullets at protesters

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong where anger at a new extradition bill has spilled over into violence. Protesters have blocked key roads around government buildings and threw bricks and projectiles at police. The government is still pushing for the bill which would allow extradition to mainland China and it is expected to pass its final vote on 20 June.But the Legislative Council (LegCo) has now delayed its second reading.Follow live: Hong Kong protesters and police face offThe pro-Beijing LegCo said Wednesday's scheduled meeting would instead be held at an unspecified "later time". This is the first time rubber bullets have been used in Hong Kong for decades. What's happe...