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Cyprus sentences Lebanese to six years on bomb charges

Nicosia - Cyprus on Monday sentenced to six years in jail a Lebanese man who pleaded guilty to terror charges linked to 8.2 tonnes of potential bomb-making material found in his home.

Egypt top prosecutor killed in Cairo bombing

Cairo - Egypt's state prosecutor was killed in a powerful bombing that hit his Cairo convoy on Monday following jihadist calls for attacks on the judiciary to avenge a crackdown on Islamists.

Syria regime barrel bombs kill 37 as IS pushes Hasakeh offensive

Birut - At least 37 people were killed in government barrel bomb attacks in northern Syria, a monitoring group said, while in the northeast Islamic State jihadists neared the gates of provincial capital Hasakeh.

German city evacuates 20,000 people to defuse WWII bomb

Berlin - German authorities evacuated around 20,000 people from their homes in the western city of Cologne Wednesday before defusing a World War II bomb unearthed during construction work.

ECOWAS says no plans for April 8 summit on Boko Haram

Abuja - West African bloc ECOWAS on Sunday withdrew an earlier statement announcing a regional summit on April 8 to discuss the Boko Haram threat, saying no such meeting was planned for that day.

IS claims deadly Yemen mosque bombings

Dubai - The Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility for suicide bombings Friday in the Yemeni capital that killed at least 77 people at mosques attended by Shiite militiamen.

How the CIA encouraged Iran to build a nuclear trigger

A CIA plan may have allowed US intelligence to claim that it had solid proof Iran was actively trying to build the final critical component of a nuclear weapon, had Iran fallen for the deception.

11 wounded, one critically, in bomb blast near Egypt court: Medics

Cairo - Eleven people were wounded, one critically, in a bomb explosion outside the Egyptian supreme court in Cairo on Monday, hospital officials said.

Cairo blasts target restaurant, cell phone companies

Cairo - One person was killed in a bombing outside a pizzeria in the Egyptian capital Thursday as other blasts hit a police station and offices of cell phone companies, a health official said.

Fishing boats finds WW2 mustard gas bomb in catch

Danish fishermen fishing around the island of Bornholm, south of Sweden, found a dangerous mustard gas bomb among their catch after trawling the hazardous region of the Baltic Sea.

'Training device' sparked bomb scare, Sydney harbour closure

Sydney - An unattended package left on a Sydney ferry that sparked a lockdown of Australia's iconic harbourfront was on Friday revealed to be training equipment used by the transport company.

Booby-trapped honey jar kills Ukrainian soldier

Kiev - An elderly man pretending to bring Ukrainian troops a jar of honey turned out to be an attacker in disguise, with the gift exploding and killing a soldier, a local official said Saturday.

10,000 evacuated after WWII dud bomb found near Berlin

Berlin - About 10,000 people had to be evacuated on Thursday after an unexploded 250-kilogramme (550-pound) World War II bomb was discovered in a city near the German capital.

Thousands evacuated after WWII bomb found in French city

Rennes - Three thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the centre of the French city of Rennes Sunday while a huge British bomb from World War II was defused.

New bomb detector launched

Salt Lake City - A new type of bomb detector which uses a carbon nanotube has been produced. The detector is said to be superior to others on the market in terms of speed and the range of explosives that it can detect.

Egypt president says suicide bomber had outside support

Cairo - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a suicide bombing, by a suspected jihadist, which killed 30 soldiers in the Sinai peninsula was carried out with "external support".

Egypt's Sinai in lockdown after bomb kills 30 troops

Cairo - Egypt imposed a state of emergency Saturday across parts of the Sinai Peninsula as the military pounded suspected jihadists after a suicide car bombing there killed 30 soldiers.

Egypt's Sinai in lockdown after bomb kills 30 troops

Cairo - Egypt imposed a state of emergency Saturday across parts of the Sinai Peninsula as the military pounded suspected jihadists after a suicide car bombing there killed 30 soldiers.

Bomb in Egypt's Sinai kills 25 soldiers

Cairo - A car bomb in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 25 soldiers Friday, in one of the deadliest attacks against security forces since the military deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year.

Bomb kills two near Egypt foreign ministry: Police

Cairo - At least two policemen were killed when a bomb exploded near a checkpoint outside the foreign ministry headquarters in Cairo Sunday, officials said, shattering a months-long respite from deadly attacks in the capital.

SF judge denies bail for bomb suspect

San Francisco - A San Francisco political consultant jailed after authorities found alleged bomb-making materials in his home will not be transferred to a mental hospital for treatment before trial, a federal judge ruled July 22.

SF bomb possession suspect appears in court

San Francisco - A San Francisco political consultant — arrested last month after alleged chemical bomb-making materials were found in his residence in the city's tony Nob Hill district — could be released on bail to seek psychological treatment in a hospital.

Mosquito trap prompts bomb investigation

Rock Springs - A bomb squad was called in to investigate a suspicious device found inside a Wyoming power plant early Wednesday morning. The device in question turned out to be just a common trap used for mosquitoes.

Australian senator brings 'bomb' to parliament

Sydney - A long-standing Australian senator on Monday brought what he said could be a pipe bomb to the national parliament to demonstrate his view that new security regulations are unsafe.

Dozens of people tweet 'joke' bomb threats to American Airlines

Dozens of people are now known to have tweeted joke 'humorous' bomb threats to American Airlines after the incident on Sunday night when a Dutch teenager tweeted the company.

Egypt police general 'killed in Cairo blast'

Cairo - An Egyptian police general was killed and an assistant interior minister wounded in twin bombings targeting security posts near Cairo University on Wednesday, police said.

Bomb squad pays visit to Bob Barker's home

Los Angeles - On Friday afternoon a bomb squad paid Bob Barker's home a visit, after a suspicious package arrived at the TV icon's home.

Video: 500 pound bomb dropped on U.S. soldiers by mistake

It happened in Paktika Province in Afghanistan. Apparently after spotting Taliban forces on a distant ridge, U.S. Army mortar teams engaged with 60mm mortars. In a simultaneous airstrike, the U.S. dropped a 500-pound bomb on their own guys.

Jihadist group claims bombing of tourist bus in Egypt

Cairo - Jihadist group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis on Tuesday claimed the suicide bombing in Egypt of a tour bus that killed three South Koreans and their local driver."One of the heroes of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis carried out the attack on a tourist bus heading towards...

S. Korea 'shocked' as citizens killed in Egypt bus bombing

Cairo - South Korea voiced shock and outrage Monday at the bombing of a tourist bus in Egypt that killed three of its nationals as well as the Egyptian driver.The bomb tore through the bus carrying 31 South Korean tourists and their guide near an Egyptian bord...
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Smoke rises after an explosion in the village of Ghajar in southern Lebanon.
Smoke rises after an explosion in the village of Ghajar in southern Lebanon.
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A Boeing built bomb known as MOAB
A Boeing built bomb known as MOAB
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Photo of the Swiss Embassy in Rome  shooted from Google Street View. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
Photo of the Swiss Embassy in Rome, shooted from Google Street View. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
A 500-pound bomb was dropped on US forces by mistake in Afghanistan
A 500-pound bomb was dropped on US forces by mistake in Afghanistan
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Faisal Shahzad has been detained by police in connection with the failed car bomb attack in NYC s Ti...
Faisal Shahzad has been detained by police in connection with the failed car bomb attack in NYC's Times Square. This is his profile photo from the social network Orkut
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Mushroom cloud created by a MOAB
Mushroom cloud created by a MOAB
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Victims of the bombing are expected to pass 100 injured or dead from terrorist related bombings duri...
Victims of the bombing are expected to pass 100 injured or dead from terrorist related bombings during the World Cup final being viewed by fans in Kampala, Uganda.
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Dave Byron who  despite the tragic loss of his fifteen year-old daughter Chloe in the Bali Bombings ...
Dave Byron who, despite the tragic loss of his fifteen year-old daughter Chloe in the Bali Bombings, was determined to remain cheerful and be filled only with love.
Jane Mavroudis  gave a moving account of the loss of her brother  David  in the Bali bombings. He wa...
Jane Mavroudis, gave a moving account of the loss of her brother, David, in the Bali bombings. He was one of six members of the Coogee Dolphins Rugby League club that died in the terrorist attack.
FBI photos of San Francisco resident Ryan Chamberlain  suspected of possessing bomb-making materials...
FBI photos of San Francisco resident Ryan Chamberlain, suspected of possessing bomb-making materials in his Nob Hill apartment.
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88 white doves were released  representing the 88 Australians that died in the Bali bombings.
88 white doves were released, representing the 88 Australians that died in the Bali bombings.
RCMP release pictures of the bombs that were taken from the BC Legislature
RCMP release pictures of the bombs that were taken from the BC Legislature
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RCMP release pictures of the bombs that were taken from the BC Legislature
RCMP release pictures of the bombs that were taken from the BC Legislature
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Around 24 NATO supply trucks were destroyed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Around 24 NATO supply trucks were destroyed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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The back of Cactus Joes bar in Barboursville WV where a bomb exploded killing man. Police found thre...
The back of Cactus Joes bar in Barboursville WV where a bomb exploded killing man. Police found three more bombs, two of them in alley beside the bar between the buildings.
Bomb damage during the Blitz in 1940. Most of Coventry s city centre was destroyed.
Bomb damage during the Blitz in 1940. Most of Coventry's city centre was destroyed.
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Orange colored version of the MOAB  Mother of all bombs
Orange colored version of the MOAB, Mother of all bombs
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Greek Minster Chryssohoidis speaks to journalist about the bomb that missed him
Greek Minster Chryssohoidis speaks to journalist about the bomb that missed him
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Dignitaries attended the Bali memorial commemoration ceremony at Dolphins Point  Coogee  including M...
Dignitaries attended the Bali memorial commemoration ceremony at Dolphins Point, Coogee, including Mayor of Randwick, Tony Bowen (left), NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell (centre) and Malcolm Turnbull MP (right).
The devastation caused by the atom bomb on Hiroshima  which had no military targets  is without para...
The devastation caused by the atom bomb on Hiroshima, which had no military targets, is without parallel.
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