A team of researchers have used simple silicone wristbands to analyse firefighters' exposure to harmful chemicals while on duty, which will potentially decrease their vulnerability to cancerous diseases.
Hailing from around the country, 37 female firefighters have gone through intensive psychological and physical training to become ready to join their male peers in Istanbul.
More than 247,000 acres have been burned by wildfires raging across Greece over the last two weeks, data from European Forest Fire Information System shows.
The Dixie Fire has ravaged 446,723 acres in four counties, up from the previous day's 434,813. That area is larger than Los Angeles, and has surpassed the sweep of the vast Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon.
This year’s fires have torn through 4.2 million hectares of Yakutia’s swampy coniferous taiga, sending enormous plumes of smoke as far as the North Pole.
Raging wildfire surrounds a monastery and a dozen villages on Evia Island, just one of over 100 blazes burning in heatwave-hit country.
More than 200 firefighters have been battling the flames as weather officials warned climate conditions were unlikely to bring quick relief.
Oregon is the hardest-hit state in the western US, where nearly 100 extreme wildfires are burning, even as forecasters say some weather relief is in sight.
Villages, small settlements and a summer camp have been evacuated as wildfire burns olive and pine trees in the country's south.
A fire at a resort hotel in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin kills at least 19 people and injures another 18, say officials.
Some 3,400 firefighters on the ground and in helicopters and airplanes are battling the raging fire after it destroyed hundreds of structures and sent thousands of frantic residents racing from their homes.
Dozens of firefighters were on the scene trying to contain the huge blaze which broke out in the outer area of the Tsukiji market.
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