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Crowds View New Year Fireworks as Dubai Hotel Burns; VOA Is on the Scene

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Hundreds of thousands of people witnessed one of the world’s largest New Year’s fireworks displays, in Dubai, as fire continued to rage in a high-rise luxury hotel. All residents had been evacuated from the 63-floor Address Hotel after it became engulfed in flames late Thursday.  Initial reports say at least 14 people were hurt. United Arab Emirates authorities say the fire is now 90 percent contained. The hotel had been packed with New Year’s Eve revelers when the fire broke out...

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