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Experts remove British WWII bomb from French port city

Saint-nazaire - Hundreds of people had to leave their homes in a coastal French city on Wednesday to allow explosive experts to deal with a 500-kilogram bomb from World War II.

Iranian nuclear facility damaged by explosion and fire

The New York Times reported that an anonymous Middle Eastern intelligence official claimed that Israel was behing the fire at Iran's nuclear facility. The source said that a powerful bomb was used that caused a fire severely damaging the facility.

Roadside bomb kills 7 civilians in Afghanistan

Kunduz - Seven civilians were killed by a roadside bomb linked to the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, even as authorities pressed for peace talks with the militants.

Afghan reporter killed as govt says ready for Taliban dialogue

Kabul - A roadside bomb killed a television journalist in Kabul on Saturday, soon after a top Afghan official appointed to lead peace talks with the Taliban said his team was ready for the long-delayed dialogue.

Bomb kills six, wounds four in southwest Pakistan

Quetta - Six paramilitary soldiers were killed and four wounded in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Balochistan in a roadside bomb attack on their vehicle, officials said early Tuesday.

Taliban claims Afghan bomb attack, demands prisoner release

Ghazni - The Taliban claimed a deadly attack on an Afghan intelligence agency post Monday, even as they urged the new power-sharing government to accelerate a prisoner swap to pave the way for talks.

Afghan capital rocked by four bomb blasts

Kabul - Four roadside bombs detonated in less than 90 minutes Monday in a northern district of Afghanistan's capital, wounding four civilians including a child, police said.

Fuel truck bomb kills more than 20 in northern Syria: monitor

Beirut - A fuel truck bomb killed more than 20 people including at least six Turkey-backed rebel fighters on Tuesday in a northern Syrian city controlled by Ankara's proxies, a war monitor said.

Virus hit 'like a bomb' as toll rises in Ecuador's business capital

Guayaquil - Ecuador's economic capital Guayaquil is reeling from the most aggressive outbreak of COVID-19 in Latin America after the pandemic hit the city "like a bomb," its mayor said.

Tunisian handed ten years for ricin bomb plot in Germany

Berlin - A German court sentenced a 31-year-old Tunisian to ten years in prison Thursday for planning a foiled biological bomb attack with the deadly poison ricin.Islamic State sympathiser Sief Allah H.

Scientists worry about spread of COVID-19 in Africa

Johannesburg - The coronavirus has now been confirmed in at least 30 of Africa’s 54 countries, officials said Monday, and regional power South Africa warned of a new crisis once the virus begins to spread at home and into crowded low-income communities.

Sudan's post-uprising PM unharmed in assassination bid

Khartoum - Sudan's post-uprising Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok survived unharmed after a bomb and gun attack targeted his convoy Monday on the way to work in the capital Khartoum, officials and state media said.

Norway authorises demolition of building with Picasso murals

Oslo - Norway gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the demolition of a bomb-damaged building adorned with drawings by Spanish master painter Pablo Picasso.

Storm Dennis now rivals the most intense North Atlantic storms

The UK is bracing for a second straight weekend of wild winter weather and flooding that's already seen the army deployed to help out residents in northern England and the Royal Navy to assist in a search and rescue operation.

Airline ad about imported Scandi traditions sparks turbulence

Copenhagen - A new commercial from airline SAS challenging the authenticity of Scandinavian traditions has provoked furore in the form of cyber attacks, a wave of social media anger and bomb threats against the ad agency behind it.

Growing bill to fix Britain's Big Ben

London - The bill to repair London's iconic Big Ben clock tower has increased by millions of pounds after the discovery of World War II bomb damage, pollution and asbestos, Britain's parliament said Thursday.

Barrage of mysterious bomb hoaxes plagues Moscow

Moscow - Moscovites are mystified by a flood of bomb hoaxes forcing the evacuation of courts, schools and malls while authorities appear unable to find the culprits even after months of disruption to public life.

War-time bomb made safe in Cologne

Frankfurt Am Main - German experts defused a World War II bomb in Cologne on Tuesday that had forced the evacuation of thousands of office workers and disrupted rail and ship traffic.

US indicts Malian over deadly 2016 attacks in Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso

New York - The US Justice Department unveiled murder and conspiracy charges Thursday against a Malian who played a "central role" in suicide bomb attacks in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast in 2016 that killed 49.

Two WWII bombs made safe in Germany

Berlin - Two World War II-era bombs were made safe in the western German city of Dortmund after around 14,000 people were evacuated, the city said Sunday.
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