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Passengers on bombed Somalia plane 'meant for Turkish Airlines'

Nairobi - A man suspected of detonating a bomb on a Somali passenger plane had initially intended to board a Turkish Airlines flight, the company's chief said Monday.

Somali plane bomb 'was hidden in laptop': Intelligence officials

Mugadishu - Somali intelligence officials investigating a bomb blast on a commercial jet released surveillance footage Sunday appearing to show a passenger being given a laptop in which the bomb was concealed.

Blast on Somalia airplane Tuesday 'was caused by bomb'

Mugadishu - A bomb caused the explosion that ripped a hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane shortly after it took off from Somalia's main airport on Tuesday, killing one person, the government said.

China calls for more than 120 to be punished over chemical blast

Bejing - China on Friday released the findings of an inquiry into its worst industrial accident in years, calling for 123 people connected to the deadly chemical blast to be punished.

One passenger missing after mystery Somalia plane blast: airline

Mugadishu - One passenger is missing after a blast on a commercial airliner that ripped a hole in its fuselage shortly after take-off from Somalia's capital, the airline said Thursday.

China jails 14 over factory blast that killed 146

Shanghai - Chinese courts have jailed 14 government officials and company executives for up to seven-and-a-half years over a 2014 factory explosion that killed 146 workers, the official Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday.

Blast on Somalia airliner points to bomb: pilot, expert

Mugadishu - A blast that ripped a hole in a commercial airliner shortly after take-off from Somalia's capital was probably caused by a bomb, aviation experts and the pilot who landed it safely said Wednesday.

U.S. remembers astronauts killed, pledges to reach Mars

Washington - The US space agency marks the 30th anniversary Thursday of the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger with a pledge to remember lost astronauts as it presses on toward Mars.

Christmas 'cancelled' in Nigerian town as gas blast kills nine

Lagos - Christmas was "cancelled" in the southeastern Nigerian town where a huge explosion at an industrial gas plant killed nine people and left three critically injured.

Nigerian gas plant blast claims 'tens' of lives, president says

Lagos - "Tens" of people were killed in a huge Christmas Eve blast at an industrial gas plant in southeastern Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said Friday.

One dead, several missing in gas blast at Russia apartment block

Moscow - At least one person was killed on Sunday and several others were missing after a gas explosion ripped through an apartment block in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, authorities said.

Explosion hits controversial Tokyo war shrine, no injuries

Toukyo - A suspected explosive device damaged a bathroom at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine on Monday, but no one at the controversial war memorial was hurt, officials and news reports said.

Fresh blast rocks Chinese town: state media

Bejing - A fresh explosion rocked a Chinese town Thursday, a day after 17 parcel bombs killed at least seven people and wounded scores more, state media reported.

Seven killed by multiple China letter bombs: Reports

Bejing - Seven people were killed on Wednesday when 15 letter bombs exploded in southern China, state media said, with blasts reported in multiple locations including government offices.

Big China payouts for Tianjin firefighters' families

Bejing - China will give unusually large payouts to the families of firefighters killed in giant explosions in Tianjin last month, local media reported, after the disaster raised questions over whether the young men's training was inadequate.

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.
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People stand in front of a hospital as they wait for news from her relatives after a coal mine explosion in the Turkish province of Manisa, on May 14, 2014
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Researchers detonate an explosive device to test a prototype rail car.
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A policeman stands guard by damaged firetrucks after gas explosions in southern Kaohsiung on August 1, 2014
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Researchers detonate an explosive device to test a prototype rail car.
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An explosion has been reported at a chemical plant in Zibo, China's eastern province of Shandong.
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Coal Miner Memorial Statue at the Capitol Building Charleston, WV
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Around 24 NATO supply trucks were destroyed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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Shipping containers sit piled up next to a badly damaged building on the second morning after a series of explosions at a chemical warehouse hit the Chinese city of Tianjin on August 14, 2015
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An explosion after an air attack by one of the Gripen warplanes.
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Explosion at a building in the city of Rosario, Argentina, practically destroyed a building and caused at least 12 people dead. (Screen capture from Clarin.com).
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ASHES: Photo from 2010 shows the aftermath of an underground pipe explosion that killed eight and destroyed 38 homes in the city of San Bruno, Calif.
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A huge explosion caused much damage in Indianapolis on Saturday.
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The widows waiting at the Fairmont Mine Disaster in 1907
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