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21 Killed in Polish Homeless Shelter Fire

20 injured in blaze; cause unknown

(Newser) - A fire at a Polish hostel for the homeless has killed at least 21 people and injured 20 more, many of whom jumped three stories to escape the flames, the BBC reports. Emergency teams are on the scene, as is the prime minister, assessing damages and offering comfort. Some 77... More »

Jumbo Hostel: In This Plane, It's Safe to Crash

Swede converts jumbo jet into hostel

(Newser) - Once, jumbo jets were simply a way from point A to point B—but a new Swedish hostel makes a grounded plane a destination in itself, Wired reports. The 25-room, 85-bed Jumbo Hostel, situated by the Stockholm airport, opens next week. For $45, you can stay in a dorm; if... More »

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