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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...
Plane, helicopter collision in Italian Alps kills 5

Plane, helicopter collision in Italian Alps kills 5

World
Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A tourist plane and a helicopter collided Friday in the Italian Alps, killing at least five people, Italian emergency officials said. The collision over the Rutor Glacier in the Aosta Valley of northern Italy also left two people -- Swiss and French nationals -- injured, the Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico rescue agency said on Twitter. The group suspended rescue operations Friday evening and planned to return to the site of the crash Saturday morning. Medical professionals and specialists in sheet metal cutting also responded to the scene. Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - UPI.com
Nepal storm kills several climbers in Himalayan peak Gurja

Nepal storm kills several climbers in Himalayan peak Gurja

World
At least eight climbers died when a violent snowstorm destroyed their camp on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal.A five-member South Korean expedition team and four Nepali guides were at the base camp of Mount Gurja when the storm struck, police said on Saturday.A rescue helicopter at the scene confirmed seeing eight bodies in the ruins of the camp, but was unable to stay due to bad weather conditions.The ninth climber has yet to be found but is feared dead."Five South Korean climbers are dead, three Nepalese nationals are also dead. One Nepali guide is missing," police spokesman Sailesh Thapa told the BBC. Local media report that South Korean climber Kim Chang-ho, the fa...
The stress that kills American workers

The stress that kills American workers

Finance
WORK can make you sick and shorten your life. That is the argument of a hard-hitting book* by Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In an obvious way, that claim is outdated. Health-and-safety rules help explain why deaths from accidents in American workplaces fell by 65% between 1970 and 2015. But one problem has not gone away: stress. As many as 80% of American workers suffer from high levels of stress in their job, according to a survey entitled “Attitudes in the American Workplace”. Nearly half say it is so debilitating that they need help.Firms are at least aware of the issue. A study in 2008 by Watson Wyatt (a consultancy that is now part of Towers Watson) found that 48% of organisations said job-related stress affected performance. But...