There are 8,000 companies based at the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), which contributed 23 per cent of Dubai’s gross domestic product last year. It is the Middle East’s largest trade zone.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Guatemala’s capital on Saturday, setting fire to the nation’s congressional building in a show of anger over a budget bill passed this week that cut funding for health care and education.
The demonstrations in Guatemala City, which also included peaceful marches in the central plaza, rocked a nation still recovering from back-to-back hurricanes that displaced thousands of people, destroyed homes and obliterated critical infrastructure.
Luke Owoyesigire, Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, said in a statement that the police are actively investigating a fire at the country’s largest and oldest institution in the capital Kampala, which started at around midnight, burning property and documents.
Nintety-seven large fires were burning Saturday in the West overall, including 12 in Idaho and nine in Montana, the National Interagency Fire Center said.
Sandi Elwood grew up in Detroit, Oregon and went back on Wednesday, September 9, the day after a destructive wildfire nearly leveled the town where her mom stills lives. Her mother escaped before the flames burned her entire home. „It didn’t sink in to anyone that it was really happening,“ Elwood said of the wildfire which took out most of her hometown.
Euahlayi man and ANU researcher Bhiamie Eckford-Williamson told the commission that the Black Summer bushfires created extraordinary public interest in Aboriginal people’s land management practices, especially burning.
On Saturday night, protesters congregated at the site where Brooks was killed, setting the Wendy’s on fire and blocking the highway for hours.
Some 100 firefighters had been called in to tackle the blaze on the Perle, which lasted 14 hours and ended at around 00:50 a.m. (2250 GMT). the ministry said. It confirmed an earlier statement that no nuclear material was aboard when the fire broke out on Friday.
A fire is started outside the Metro Courthouse in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, May 30, 2020, after the “I Will Breathe” rally to protest the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after being pinned down by a white Minneapolis police officer on Memorial Day. Police identified the man shown as Wesley Somers, 25, and charged him with arson on Sunday.
He was there for a “very short period” out of an abundance of caution.
NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said Saturday is likely to bring conditions more dangerous than New Year’s Eve, when bushfires left seven dead and thousands in peril.
„There’ll be real challenges and very real risks associated with what’s being forecast and predicted for fire spread under the sorts of weather conditions we’re expecting as we head into Saturday,“ he said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has fired Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, after reviewing an inspector general’s investigation into Johnson being found passed out behind the wheel of his car in October. CBS 2’s Megan Hickey reports.
A fire has ripped through Shuri Castle, a World Heritage Site in Okinawa, Japan, destroying the main building.
Craig Murray connected the event to imperialism: “France is a country which has spent hundreds of billions of euros on nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction, and hundreds of billions of euros on other military capabilities. France possesses the technological capability to utterly flatten a city the size of Paris in minutes. Yet it does not possess the technological capability to prevent one of its greatest buildings from being destroyed by fire.”
When he left the building about 20 minutes later, Vexo said there was still no evidence of a fire, adding that he thought it was a false alarm.
Monsignor Patrick Chauvet, the rector of Notre Dame, told French radio station France Inter that the cathedral has fire supervisors who go up to the attic to examine the frame three times a day.
While many are mourning the partial destruction of this monument, this article highlights times during the last decade when multiple other equally important historical and cultural sites have also been lost or damaged due to wars, negligence or mere foolishness by human actions.
Paris public prosecutor Rémy Heitz announced on Tuesday that firefighters were called to the world-famous cathedral at 6.20pm CET, almost half an hour before the roof caught fire.
But after an initial inspection they said they were unable to find any evidence of fire.
Staff checked under the roof and saw nothing, according to a Paris judicial official, speaking anonymously.
But 23 minutes later a second smoke detector went off, at which point it was too late to stop the inferno.
„We are favouring the theory of an accident,“ he said, adding that 50 people were working on a „long“ and „complex“ probe into what caused the blaze.
He said they would be interviewing workers from five companies that had been hired to work on renovations to the cathedral’s roof, which was where the fire is thought to have started.
Fire has engulfed the Notre Dame cathedral in the heart of Paris, and the cathedral’s iconic spire has collapsed.
Firefighters are battling a massive blaze at the French capital’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, where flames and black smoke were seen shooting from the base of the medieval church’s spire on Monday.