Helicopters, firefighters battle 2 forest fires in Japan

Author:  Associated Press article author:  AP ID:  1614234496229151800 Thu, 2021-02-25 06:18 TOKYO: A forest fire broke out in a rural area north of Tokyo on Thursday, near another blaze burning for a fourth day. One man suffered burns and was hospitalized, and firefighters have been deployed, said Hitomi Hirokami, an official at Kiryu in Gunma […]

N Korea: Kim fires senior economic official amid deepening crisis

North Korea’s border closure, drop in trade and raw material shortages may lead to perfect storm, analysts warn. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ripped into the performance of his cabinet and fired a senior economic official he appointed a month ago, saying they had failed to come up with new ideas to salvage […]

Chelsea fires coach Frank Lampard halfway through second season

Lampard leaves with the lowest points-per-game record of the dozen managers since 2003. Frank Lampard has been fired by Chelsea, halfway through his second season in charge, after being unable to replicate his success as the club’s record scorer in his first Premier League managerial job. Chelsea has lost five of its last eight Premier […]

Pakistan fires 12 police officers for not protecting Hindu temple

Policemen fired over acts of ‘cowardice, irresponsibility and negligence’ for not trying to stop the mob as it attacked the temple in Karak district. Pakistani authorities have sacked a local police chief and 11 other policemen for failing to protect a Hindu temple that was set on fire and demolished last month by a mob […]

After Australia’s fires: A devastated community rebuilds together

Wonboyn, Australia – “It was about two months after the fire,” said Ian Williamson. “We’d been into town shopping. And I just collapsed on the ground crying and screaming.” On January 4 this year, the devastating bushfires that made media headlines around the world ripped through Wonboyn, a small lakeside community on Australia’s east coast. […]

Wealthier, Whiter Areas Are More Likely to Get Help After Fires, Data Show

WASHINGTON — Wealthier and whiter neighborhoods stricken by wildfires are more likely to get help to reduce the risk of future fires, new data suggest, the latest evidence that racial and economic inequality leave some Americans more exposed to the worsening effects of climate change. The findings, issued Wednesday by Resources for the Future, a […]

US Army fires, suspends 14 soldiers over violence at base

Texas base Fort Hood has seen murders, harassment, sexual assault and alleged prostitution rings, triggering an investigation. The United States Army on Tuesday said it had fired or suspended 14 officers and enlisted soldiers at the controversy-laden base at Fort Hood, Texas, and ordered policy changes to address chronic leadership failures that contributed to a […]

Donald Trump fires US Defense Secretary Mark Esper #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

The US president announced on Twitter that Christopher Miller will be acting Secretary of Defense starting immediately. US President Donald Trump on Monday said Defense Secretary Mark Esper had been “terminated” and that Christopher Miller, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will be acting Secretary of Defense starting immediately. “Mark Esper has been terminated,” Trump said on […]