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Singapore smog worst in 3 years as forest fires rage

Singapore smog worst in 3 years as forest fires rage

Singapore's air quality deteriorated to "unhealthy" levels on Saturday for the first time in three years, data from the National Environment Agency (NEA) showed

Brazil says thousands of troops available to combat forest fires

Brazil says thousands of troops available to combat forest fires

Brazil has 44,000 troops stationed in its northern Amazon region that are available to combat forest fires and could send more from elsewhere in the country

Siberia forest fires spark potential 'disaster' for Arctic

Siberia forest fires spark potential 'disaster' for Arctic

Gigantic forest fires have regularly raged through the vast expanses of Russia's Siberia, but the magnitude of this year's blazes has reached an exceptional level with fears of a long-term impact on the environment.

Train passengers stranded by fires in southern France

Train passengers stranded by fires in southern France

Forest fires east of Marseille have left thousands of travellers stranded across southern France, French rail officials and media reported on Sunday.

Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal

Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal

Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled on Thursday to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said.

State of emergency extended in Canada's fire-hit west

State of emergency extended in Canada's fire-hit west

Firefighters were battling more than a hundred blazes in western Canada on Saturday as authorities in British Colombia province were forced to extend a state of emergency for a second time.

Portugal wildfires kill 4 people, 1,000 evacuated on Madeira

Portugal wildfires kill 4 people, 1,000 evacuated on Madeira

Wildfires raging in Portugal killed at least four people and more than 1,000 people were evacuated on the tourist destination island of Madeira, where flames spread to its regional capital, Funchal, authorities said on Wednesday.

Thousands battle deadly forest fires in India

Thousands battle deadly forest fires in India

Thousands of labourers backed by water-carrying helicopters were battling to control fires that have killed two people in India's northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, officials said ...