At least 20 people were killed and about a dozen injured on Sunday night in a bus fire at a Peruvian transport terminal, the emergency services said.
Classes were suspended in federal universities and secondary schools across Brazil's 27 states in the first nationwide protests against the far-right president since he took office on January 1.
A fire broke out in a four-storeyed building on Friday in south Kolkata's bustling Chowringhee Road, an official said
French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, after a colossal fire tore through the building, sending the spire crashing to the ground and wiping out centuries of heritage.
The Sharjah Civil Defence firefighters saved a crew of 13 from a burning dhow at Sharjah Creek near Khalid Port on Wednesday morning.
Pledges from French billionaires, businesses and the public sector to help rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral reached some 700 million euros (790 million dollars) on Tuesday amid an outpouring of public support for one of Europe’s most iconic monuments.
Some 400 firefighters tackled the huge blaze at the 12th century Gothic masterpiece and, oblivious to the danger they faced, saw their efforts rewarded as they saved the main structure.
An eight-month-old boy was killed and three persons sustained minor injuries after they inhaled smoke from a fire that broke out in their house in Bani Yas area, east of Abu Dhabi, according to Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Department.
Macron expressed relief that “the worst had been avoided” in a blaze that had at one point threatened the entire edifice, and left France in shock over the damage to a building described as the soul of the nation.