Deadly asbestos found in 78% of pre-ban buildings

Out of nearly 130,000 buildings constructed before the asbestos ban in 1999, an alarming 78 per cent contained asbestos. Of these, seven in 10 were deemed a “high risk” to human health. The findings, presented in Parliament last week, help explain the

Deadly Gaza Strip house fire kills 21

A fire set off by stored gasoline in a residential building killed 21 people Thursday evening in a refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, the territory’s Hamas rulers said, in one of the deadliest incidents in recent years outside the violence

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