“Ghost guns”: Firearm kits bought online fuel epidemic of violence – The Denver Post

By Glenn Thrush, The New York Times CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Max Mendoza’s parents awakened just after dawn to the echoing clap-pop of a gunshot and ran from their bedroom to find their 12-year-old son propped against the couch, eyes wide in pain, terror and surprise. “It’s the real one.

Auckland house fire: Blaze damages house in Te Atatu South

Four fire crews battled a fire that severly damaged a house in West Auckland this morning. Northern Fire and Emergency NZ shift manager Paul Radden described the two-storey house as being “well involved in fire” when they arrived at the scene on Harding Ave, Te Atatu South. There were no

Scrap yard on fire in Papakura, Auckland: Multiple cars on fire

Multiple cars on are fire at a scrap yard in Auckland’s Papakura, sending plumes of smoke over the South Auckland suburb. A Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) shift manager said the Parker St blaze was 200 square metres in size. Police and FENZ warned residents to keep their doors

Sri Lanka ship fire sparks fears of country’s ‘worst marine ecological disaster ever’

The sinking of a fire-damaged container ship loaded with chemicals off Sri Lanka’s coast has triggered the “worst marine ecological disaster” the country has ever seen, a volunteers group has said. The MV X-Press Pearl began sinking on Wednesday, a day after authorities extinguished a fire that had raged on

Iran navy’s largest ship sinks after huge fire tears through vessel

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Iran’s largest navy ship has sunk after a devastating fire started onboard. The support ship, named Kharg, was near the Iranian port of Jask, situated on the Gulf of Oman, before the

Fire at Countdown supermarket in Henderson, emergency services responding

A fire has broken out in a West Auckland supermarket. Fire and Emergency NZ confirmed multiple crews are responding to a blaze at the Countdown supermarket in Henderson this evening. The supermarket is located on Level 2 in the WestCity shopping mall. It’s understood the blaze started in an aisle