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19 hurt as blast, then fire, bring down New York buildings

New York - Nineteen people were hurt when three New York buildings collapsed and a blaze tore through another in what preliminary indications suggested was a gas-related explosion.

One dead, 3 wounded in blast at Turkish radical magazine: Report

Istanbul - One person was killed and three people were wounded Wednesday when a blast ripped through the offices of a magazine linked to a Turkish radical Islamist group in Istanbul, the Dogan news agency reported.

Researchers hack computers by firing blasts of hot air

Researchers have found a way to hack into secure computer systems by firing blasts of hot air, tricking the computer's thermal sensor and allowing the researchers access to the computer even when not connected to the internet.

Suicide attack on Turkish embassy vehicle kills two in Kabul

Kabul - A Taliban suicide attack targeting a Turkish diplomatic vehicle killed two people in Kabul Thursday, highlighting the fragile security situation as the Afghan government presses for peace talks with the militants.

Blast 'kills three' during pro-govt march in eastern Ukraine

Kharkiv - An explosion killed three people and wounded more than 10 on Sunday in Ukraine's government-controlled eastern city of Kharkiv, officials told AFP.

Mother, son killed in Croatia hand grenade blast: police

Zagreb - A seven-year-old boy and his mother were killed and three other children were injured Saturday when a hand grenade exploded at their home in eastern Croatia, police said.

Blast hits pilgrim bus in Damascus, killing seven

Birut - At least seven people were killed when a blast ripped through a bus carrying Lebanese Shiite pilgrims in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, a monitoring group said.

Pakistan's Shiites mourn 61 killed in mosque bombing

Shikarpur - Thousands of Shiite Muslims rallied Saturday to protest against the killing of 61 people in a suicide bombing at a mosque, as southern Pakistan shut down to mourn the nation's worst sectarian attack in nearly two years.

Bomb attack at Pakistani mosque kills over 60

Karachi - A powerful bomb tore through a busy Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan on Friday, killing more than 60 people in the country's deadliest sectarian attack in nearly two years.

Suicide bombers kill nine in Lebanon's Tripoli

Tripoli - Two suicide bombers killed nine people and wounded 37 others in an attack on a cafe in a flashpoint Alawite neighbourhood of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli Saturday, officials said.

Four killed in Mogadishu suicide car bombing

Mugadishu - A huge suicide car bomb blast shook Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Sunday near the heavily-fortified international airport, killing four people, officials said.

Car bomb hits diplomatic security building in Libyan capital

Tripoli - A car bomb exploded Saturday outside the diplomatic security building in Tripoli but caused no casualties, a Libyan official said, with the Islamic State group claiming responsibility.

Five bombs hit Yemen capital, Shiite militiaman killed

Sanaa - Five small bombs on Tuesday hit the centre of the Yemeni capital, mostly controlled by Shiite militiamen since September, killing one of them and wounding two others, a medic said.

Dozens dead, wounded in car bomb attacks on Yemen Shiite militia

Sanaa - Twin car bomb attacks in Yemen's western port city of Hodeida targeting Shiite militiamen left dozens of people dead and wounded on Thursday, a security official said.

Taliban suicide blast kills six Afghan soldiers in Kabul

Kabul - A suicide bomber killed at least six Afghan soldiers in the suburbs of Kabul Thursday morning, officials said, the latest in a spate of Taliban attacks in the capital.

Suicide attack at Afghan funeral kills nine: Police

Kunduz - A suicide attack at a funeral in northern Afghanistan killed at least nine people on Monday, officials said, underlining nationwide insecurity as NATO troops end their 13-year war this month.

Suicide attack at Afghan funeral kills nine

Kunduz - A suicide attack at a funeral in northern Afghanistan killed at least nine people on Monday, officials said, underlining nationwide insecurity as NATO troops end their 13-year war this month.

Video: Mysterious blast 'turns night to day' over Russia's Urals

Yekaterinburg - A massive explosion which lit up the sky over Russia's Urals has become the subject of speculation after the authorities declined comment on it although several locals captured it on camera. According to an eyewitness, the explosion "turned night to day."

Pakistan border ceremony goes ahead despite bomb carnage

Lahore - Pakistan and India went ahead Monday with a colourful military ceremony at a major border post, defying a suicide attack on the event a day earlier that killed 55 people.

Death toll in Pakistan border post bombing rises to 55: police

Lahore - At least 55 people were killed and more than 120 wounded in a suicide bombing at the main Pakistan-India border crossing on Sunday, police said.

Bomb outside Cairo University wounds nine: police

Cairo - A bomb exploded outside the gates of Cairo University Wednesday, an Egyptian police official said, wounding at least nine people, including a senior officer.

Attack at Baghdad Shiite mosque kills at least 11

Baghdad - A suicide bomber detonated explosives Monday outside a Shiite mosque in central Baghdad, killing at least 11 people in the second such attack in the capital in 24 hours, officials said.

School bombing kills 41 children in Syria: monitor

Homs - At least 41 Syrian children aged under 12 were killed Wednesday in a double bombing by a lone assailant at a school in the government-controlled city of Homs, a monitor said.

Boko Haram blamed as 13 die in Nigeria college shooting, blast

Kano - Boko Haram insurgents have been blamed after at least 13 people died during a shoot-out between police and suspected suicide bombers at a teacher training college in northern Nigeria.

Boko Haram blamed as 13 die in Nigeria college shooting, blast

Kano - Boko Haram insurgents were blamed on Wednesday after at least 13 people were killed during a shoot-out between police and suspected suicide bombers at a teacher training college in northern Nigeria.

Lagos fuel depot blast 'no accident': experts, witnesses

Lagos - Nigerian authorities, battling to stem an escalating Islamist insurgency, covered up a bomb attack in the financial capital Lagos by claiming a blast near a major fuel depot was an industrial accident, according to an AFP investigation.

Bahrain police officer killed in 'terrorist' blast

Dubai - A police officer died in a "terrorist" blast in a Shiite-populated village in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, an interior ministry official announced Saturday.

Two dead as bombs hit Cairo telecom centre

Cairo - Two bombings on Saturday in a Cairo suburb killed a teenager and her mother, officials said, the latest in a wave of blasts to hit the Egyptian capital this week.

Suicide bomber wounds 10 in Beirut hotel as police move in

Beirut - A man blew himself up in a Beirut hotel on Wednesday as security forces stormed his room, killing himself and wounding 10 other people, a senior Lebanese official said.

4 bombs in Cairo metro stations, 4 hurt

Cairo - Four makeshift bombs exploded within minutes of each other at three Cairo metro stations during morning rush hour on Wednesday, wounding at least four people, police and health officials said.
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An explosion destroyed a strip club in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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The calm before the ka-boom.
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Police work to control a crowd of onlookers at the scene of an explosion on May 16, 2014 on the outskirts of Nairobi's business district
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A massive truck explosion destroyed a farm nearby in Norway.
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