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China arrests 12 over Tianjin blasts as toll rises

Tianjin - Chinese police have arrested 12 people over giant explosions that killed at least 145 people and devastated a swathe of a Chinese port city, state media said Thursday as prosecutors probe 11 officials for neglecting their duties.

Toyota to restart Tianjin operations after giant blasts

Toukyo - Japanese auto giant Toyota said Wednesday it would gradually restart operations in Tianjin after halting production in the wake of deadly explosions at a hazardous goods facility in the Chinese port city.

Death toll from Tianjin blasts rises to 135

Bejing - The death toll from huge explosions in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin nearly two weeks ago has risen to 135, officials said Tuesday.

China blast death toll rises to 123

Bejing - The death toll from a series of explosions earlier this month that rocked the northern port city of Tianjin rose to 123, state media reported Sunday.

China blast death toll rises to 121 as probe pledged

Shanghai - China's powerful State Council, or cabinet, has vowed to conduct a "rigorous" investigation into the cause of last week's explosions in the northern port city of Tianjin as the death toll rose to 121, state media reported on Saturday.

'Kids on the frontline': China firefighters in spotlight after blasts

Bejing - As the child of poor Chinese farmers Yang Weigang never dreamt of being a firefighter. But when he grew up, the chance of making a little more money than his poverty-stricken parents outweighed the dangers.

Cyanide 356 times limits found at China blast test point

Bejing - Cyanide levels more than 350 times standard limits have been detected in water close to the site of deadly explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, officials said Thursday.

China's disaster playbook falls short in Tianjin blasts

Bejing - Chinese authorities' handling of the Tianjin explosions bears many of the hallmarks of their standard approach to the litany of disasters in the country -- a clampdown on discussion, official obfuscation, and carefully targeted media condemnation.

Rain in China blast city raises pollution fears

Tianjin - Heavy rain fell Tuesday on the remains of a Chinese industrial site devastated by giant explosions, complicating clean-up efforts and heightening fears about toxic contamination as ceremonies were held to mark the disaster's 114 deaths.

Rain on China blast city raises pollution fears

Tianjin - Rain fell Tuesday on the remains of a Chinese industrial site devastated by giant explosions, complicating clean-up efforts and heightening fears about toxic contamination as ceremonies were held to mark the disaster's 114 deaths.

Homeless Tianjin residents demand compensation, answers

Tianjin - Residents who fled their homes near vast and deadly explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin gathered in anger on Monday to demand redress from a government they say is ignoring their plight.

China moves to contain cyanide after blasts kill 114

Tianjin - Rescuers trying to contain vast amounts of toxic cyanide at a Chinese industrial site combed Monday through thousands of shipping containers crushed in giant explosions, as state-run media lambasted local authorities' response to the disaster that kill...

'Hundreds of tonnes' of cyanide at China blasts site: military

Tianjin - Hundreds of tonnes of highly poisonous cyanide were being stored at the warehouse devastated by two giant explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin which killed 112, a senior military officer said Sunday.

Families' fury over China blast missing

Tianjin - Furious, frustrated and fearful, relatives of the missing in giant explosions in Tianjin besieged officials Saturday demanding answers on their loved ones’ fates – only for security to intervene instead.

China blasts death toll rises over 100 as residents evacuate

Tianjin - The death toll from the giant chemical explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin reached 104, the official Xinhua news agency said, as residents around the site of the disaster were evacuated Saturday over fears of highly-poisonous sodium cyanide.

China blasts death toll hits 85 as firefighters battle blaze

Tianjin - The death toll from giant blasts in a northern Chinese port city has risen to 85, officials said Saturday, as firefighters battled to finally extinguish the days-long blaze at the devastated industrial site.

China battles fires, contamination at chemical blast site

Tianjin - Chinese authorities struggled Friday to extinguish fires and identify dangerous chemicals at a devastated industrial site, two days after giant explosions killed dozens and left residents in fear of being cloaked in a toxic cloud.

China blast toll rises to 44: Xinhua

Tianjin - The death toll from massive explosions at an industrial area in the Chinese port of Tianjin has risen to 44, the official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday.

300 hurt as huge blast hits China's Tianjin: reports

Bejing - A massive explosion at a warehouse in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin Wednesday sent a fireball ripping through the sky while injuring at least 300 people, local media reported.

Several injured in German chemical plant blast

Berlin - An explosion at a German chemical plant Wednesday left several people injured, some of them seriously, authorities said as they tried to determine the cause.

12 dead in Nigeria oil pipeline explosion: Italy's Eni

Rome - An accidental explosion on an oil pipeline In Nigeria operated by Italian energy giant Eni left 12 people dead and three injured, the company said in a statement Friday.

Four dead in Swedish car explosion

Stockholm - A car explosion outside the southwestern Swedish city of Gothenburg on Friday evening has left four dead, police said Saturday. The explosion took place as the car with four passengers entered a roundabout.

Car explodes at Swedish roundabout killing one

Stockholm - A car exploded at a roundabout outside the Swedish city of Gothenburg on Friday killing at least one person and seriously injuring several others, according to police.

Exploding batteries caught in spectacular 3D video

London - Scientists have captured a detailed three dimensional series of images, together with a spectacular video, of overheated lithium-ion batteries failing and exploding. The aim is to highlight safety concerns should batteries overheat.

30,000 evacuated in China chemical plant fire

Zhangzhou - Almost 30,000 people living near a Chinese chemical plant where a huge fire blazed for a total of nearly 50 hours were evacuated before the flames were finally extinguished on Thursday, media saidThe fire at the factory producing paraxylene -- a chemic...

Explosion and fire engulfs two buildings in New York

The explosion and collapse of a building in New York's East Village was reported at around 3:20 p.m. at 7th Street and Second Avenue Thursday afternoon., according to CNN. The seven-alarm fire was fully engaged.

Military satellite explodes in orbit after 'catastrophic event'

A US Department of Defense satellite named DMSP-13 exploded in orbit, scattering 43 pieces of debris, after what the Air Force terms "a catastrophic event associated with a power system failure."

Police dashcam captures NJ home explosion caused by gas leak

Atlantic City - A huge blast that was captured on a police dashcam ripped apart a home under renovation and shattered the quiet in a New Jersey neighborhood on Tuesday. Firefighters and gas company employees were already on the scene when the detonation occurred.

Mexico eyes homicide charges in maternity blast

- A Mexican gas company could face homicide charges and a $2.9 million fine over a tanker truck explosion that destroyed a maternity hospital, killing two babies and three adults, officials said Monday.

Death toll from Brazil rig explosion rises to five

Oslo - The death toll from a blast which ripped through a Petrobras oil rig off Brazil has risen to five, with another four people still missing, the rig's owner said Thursday.
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