Somalia: Three killed as fire engulfs Mogadishu’s main market

A massive fire destroyed large parts of Mogadishu’s main market on Monday, leaving three people dead, including two children, and several others wounded, police said. The blaze began early in the morning, sending thick plumes of smoke billowing over the Somali capital as flames devoured market stalls whose hodge-podge placement made it difficult for firefighters […]

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31 people people killed in Mexico’s fireworks market

A massive explosion decimated a fireworks market outside the Mexican capital,  leaving it a charred wasteland and killing at least 31 people with more than a dozens injured. Television images showed a flurry of pyrotechnics exploding on Tuesday into the early afternoon sky as a giant plume of smoke rose above the market. Fireworks detonated […]

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UK construction rises despite Brexit vote

UK construction companies enjoyed a rise in business activity in October, largely thanks to another big increase in residential work, says a survey. The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for the sector moved up to 52.6 from 52.3 in September. IHS Markit’s senior economist Tim Moore said the news was “positive”. But he warned that […]

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