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August 20, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Hundreds of curio sellers salvaged merchandise Tuesday from the charred rubble of a market destroyed by gasoline bombs--apparently a politically motivated attack against new residents. The arsonists struck the 700-stall complex in this Indian Ocean resort late Monday. Several Kenyans were injured.
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August 6, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Flames roared through Kenya's major international airport in Nairobi early Wednesday, gutting the entire structure, Kenyan officials said. Flights were diverted as the main terminal was engulfed in a wall of fire and thick black smoke poured into the sky. The terminal  appeared to have been destroyed. Kenya's Interior Ministry said on Twitter shortly after 9 a.m. that the fire was under control: UPDATE: Fire is now under control. Thumbs up to the brave first response teams on site.
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September 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Police used tear gas and clubs to subdue thousands of frustrated traders who rioted after a mysterious fire in the Kenyan capital's sprawling Gikomba market reduced their stalls and inventory to ashes. The protesters, many of whom had seen their livelihoods destroyed, rampaged through narrow streets that normally bustle with commerce. The fire consumed millions of dollars worth of inventory. It was the second major market fire in Nairobi in the last 10 days.
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January 31, 2009
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March 27, 2001 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fire swept through a crowded boarding school dormitory in rural Kenya on Monday, burning 58 teenage boys to death and seriously injuring 28 others. The cause of the blaze, which started about 1:40 a.m. in the main boys' dormitory at the Kyanguli secondary school, was not immediately known. But Julius Narangui, the local police chief in Machakos, a farming town about 30 miles southeast of Nairobi, the capital, said there was reason to suspect arson.
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April 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A headmaster, his deputy and two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with a fire set in a school dormitory last month that killed 67 students, Kenyan police said. The boys were both students of Kyanguli Secondary School near Nairobi, the capital. Police said they would recommend that the boys be charged with arson and that the school officials be charged with failing to prevent a felony.
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July 4, 2001 | From Associated Press
A fire at a school dormitory in Kenya left one student dead and injured dozens of others, police said Tuesday. The headmaster said assailants threw a Molotov cocktail into the dorm, setting off the blaze. The fire broke out early Monday at Lelmokwo High School in Nandi district, about 125 miles northwest of Nairobi, the capital, police spokesman Peter Kimanthi said. He said the fire, in a dormitory housing 116 students, left 56 students hospitalized, four of them with serious injuries.
WORLD
August 6, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Flames roared through Kenya's major international airport in Nairobi early Wednesday, gutting the entire structure, Kenyan officials said. Flights were diverted as the main terminal was engulfed in a wall of fire and thick black smoke poured into the sky. The terminal  appeared to have been destroyed. Kenya's Interior Ministry said on Twitter shortly after 9 a.m. that the fire was under control: UPDATE: Fire is now under control. Thumbs up to the brave first response teams on site.
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January 31, 2009
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January 16, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The space shuttle Columbia's astronauts on Monday photographed North Africa for a film documenting damage to Earth's environment, checked a navigational aid that sounded a false alarm and wrapped a makeshift diaper around a leaky humidity unit. The astronauts shot pictures of Lake Chad, the Nile Valley and fires in Kenya for the giant-screen IMAX film. Shuttle commander Daniel C. Brandenstein said the crew "got fires and deforestation and ocean phenomenon."
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July 4, 2001 | From Associated Press
A fire at a school dormitory in Kenya left one student dead and injured dozens of others, police said Tuesday. The headmaster said assailants threw a Molotov cocktail into the dorm, setting off the blaze. The fire broke out early Monday at Lelmokwo High School in Nandi district, about 125 miles northwest of Nairobi, the capital, police spokesman Peter Kimanthi said. He said the fire, in a dormitory housing 116 students, left 56 students hospitalized, four of them with serious injuries.
NEWS
April 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A headmaster, his deputy and two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with a fire set in a school dormitory last month that killed 67 students, Kenyan police said. The boys were both students of Kyanguli Secondary School near Nairobi, the capital. Police said they would recommend that the boys be charged with arson and that the school officials be charged with failing to prevent a felony.
NEWS
March 27, 2001 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fire swept through a crowded boarding school dormitory in rural Kenya on Monday, burning 58 teenage boys to death and seriously injuring 28 others. The cause of the blaze, which started about 1:40 a.m. in the main boys' dormitory at the Kyanguli secondary school, was not immediately known. But Julius Narangui, the local police chief in Machakos, a farming town about 30 miles southeast of Nairobi, the capital, said there was reason to suspect arson.
NEWS
September 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Police used tear gas and clubs to subdue thousands of frustrated traders who rioted after a mysterious fire in the Kenyan capital's sprawling Gikomba market reduced their stalls and inventory to ashes. The protesters, many of whom had seen their livelihoods destroyed, rampaged through narrow streets that normally bustle with commerce. The fire consumed millions of dollars worth of inventory. It was the second major market fire in Nairobi in the last 10 days.
NEWS
August 20, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Hundreds of curio sellers salvaged merchandise Tuesday from the charred rubble of a market destroyed by gasoline bombs--apparently a politically motivated attack against new residents. The arsonists struck the 700-stall complex in this Indian Ocean resort late Monday. Several Kenyans were injured.
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