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One dead, a dozen hurt in Malaysia grenade blast: police

Kuala Lumpur - One man was killed and a dozen other people wounded early Thursday when a hand grenade exploded in a tourist section of Malaysia's capital in what police suspect was related to a gangland turf battle.

15 workers feared dead following massive explosion in Bulgaria

Vidin - Fifteen workers are missing and believed to have been killed after a massive explosion erupted at a Bulgarian explosives factory.

Man burned alive in latest Chile bombing

Santiago - A man was burned alive when a homemade bomb went off in Santiago on Thursday, law enforcement officials said, the latest in a series of explosions in Chile's usually safe capital.

New Chile bombings hit resort city

Santiago - Two homemade bombs have exploded at a shopping center in the Chilean resort city of Vina del Mar, adding to panic after a subway bombing in Santiago wounded 14 people.

Bomb rips through packed Chile metro station, 14 hurt

Santiago - A homemade bomb wounded 14 people when it rocked a food court inside a packed Santiago metro station at lunch hour on Monday, with Chile's government calling it a "terrorist act.

Bomb rocks Chile metro, seven injured

Santiago - A bomb rocked a food court inside a Santiago metro station on Monday, wounding seven people in a blast Chile's government called a "terrorist act.

BP refinery explosion rattles Whiting, Indiana residents

Whiting - Officials are confirming that fire crews are responding to reports of an explosion at the British Petroleum (BP) oil refinery in Whiting Indiana.

Man dies after e-cigarette 'explodes' due to 'unbranded' charger

Ringwood - According to reports from firefighters a 62-year-old man was attempting to charge an e-cigarette when it exploded, igniting some nearby oxygen equipment

Vat of eggnog flavoring injures two workers in New Jersey

Totowa - An explosion reportedly ripped through the Pharmachem Laboratories which originated with a vat of eggnog flavoring. Workers were wearing their safety helmets and only suffered minor injuries.

Safety questioned as China plant blast deaths rise to 71

Kunshan - The death toll from an explosion at a Taiwan-invested car parts factory in China climbed to 71 on Sunday, state media said, as a labour rights group cast doubt on its safety measures.

Taiwan opens investigation into gas explosion disaster

Kaohsiung - Taiwan's president promised on Saturday to launch a swift investigation into the cause of deadly gas explosions that rocked the island's densely populated second city, as residents accused local authorities of failing to avert the tragedy.

China factory explosion kills 68

Kunshan - A massive explosion killed 68 people Saturday as it ripped through a factory in eastern China, officials said, as badly burned victims were rushed to local hospitals.

Gas blasts kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan

Kaohsiung - A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 24 people and injured up to 271 in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, overturning cars and ripping up roads, officials said Friday.

Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 20, injure 270

Taipei - Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 20 people and injuring up to 270, officials said Friday, warning that the toll is expected to rise.

Why West, Texas explosion victims should seek compensation Promoted

On April 17, 2014, residents of West, Texas - a city of 2,800 residents, located 20 miles north of Waco - held a moment of silence at the town's remembrance ceremony for those who lost their lives in an explosion that rocked the town a year ago.

Exploding fireworks store shuts down highway, starts brush fires

Pioneer - A fireworks supermarket in Tennessee exploded Sunday evening, shooting fireworks onto the nearby highway and causing small brush fires.

Gas pipeline blast kills 16 in southern India

Hyderabad - A massive explosion Friday on a state-owned gas pipeline running through the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh killed at least 16 people and gutted scores of homes, a state minister said."At least 16 people are dead.

Kosovo power plant blast kills three

At least three people were killed and many more were injured in a suspected gas explosion at a major power plant outside the Kosovo capital Pristina on Friday.

Kosovo power plant blast kills three

At least three people were killed and many more were injured in a suspected gas explosion at a major power plant outside the Kosovo capital Pristina on Friday.

California utility faces new criminal charges from 2010 explosion

San Bruno - A California utility company indicted over a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight and destroyed dozens of homes in the city of San Bruno is facing even more charges.

Three dead as Champions League fans targeted in Nigeria blast

Jos - At least three people were killed on Saturday in the central Nigerian city of Jos in an explosion targeting football fans watching the European Champions League final, the authorities said.

Blast rocks central Nigerian city of Jos: Relief agency

Jos - An explosion rocked the central Nigerian city of Jos on Saturday, the country's main relief agency said, just days after at least 118 people were killed in a twin car bomb attack.

Blast rocks central Nigerian city of Jos: relief agency

Jos - An explosion rocked the central Nigerian city of Jos on Saturday, the country's main relief agency said, just days after at least 118 people were killed in a twin car bomb attack.

Nigeria car bombing death toll at least 118: Relief agency

Lagos - At least 118 people were killed in a car bomb attack in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the country's relief agency said on Tuesday, warning that the death toll could rise further.

46 killed in central Nigeria twin bombings

Lagos - Twin car bombings killed 46 people on Tuesday at a crowded market in the central Nigerian city of Jos, as emergency workers struggled to contain a raging fire, officials said.

Scores dead, hundreds trapped in coal mine disaster in Turkey

Soma - More than 150 miners are dead and hundreds more missing Tuesday after an explosion and fire crippled a coal mine in western Turkey.

7-year-old girl injured by exploding Samsung Galaxy S2

Astana - A 7-year-old girl living in Astana, Kazakhstan, has received serious burns and injuries to her legs after her Samsung Galaxy S2 in her pocket exploded.

Boston Marathon bombing response a world model, governor says

Boston's handling of the bombing attack on its marathon in April has become a model for cities around the world on how to respond to tragedy, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said on Monday, as the city made its final preparation...

Explosion in Manhattan, building collapses

A massive explosion has struck Manhattan's East Harlem. Eleven people reportedly have minor injuries as a result of this blast and building collapse.

Exploding toilet severely injures woman in Barcelona (updated)

Barcelona - If you aren't already a little fussy over the state of public toilets, now would be a good time to start. This poor woman merely sat on the toilet and switched on the light, which caused the toilet to explode under her.
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The double-decker Airbus A380 landed safely with 459 people aboard after one of the Rolls-Royce s en...
The double-decker Airbus A380 landed safely with 459 people aboard after one of the Rolls-Royce's engine blew out.
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The widows waiting at the Fairmont Mine Disaster in 1907
The widows waiting at the Fairmont Mine Disaster in 1907
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New York: Explosion at the Con Ed power plant
New York: Explosion at the Con Ed power plant
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The car of NHRA racer Jack Beckman explodes.
The car of NHRA racer Jack Beckman explodes.
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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: Residents run from a fire at a gasoline and oil shop in Aleppo's Bustan Al-Qasr neighborhood, on October 20, 2013
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ASHES: Photo from 2010 shows the aftermath of an underground pipe explosion that killed eight and de...
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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Mushroom cloud from an explosion as an oil train derails in North Dakota.
Mushroom cloud from an explosion as an oil train derails in North Dakota.
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Mushroom cloud created by a MOAB
Mushroom cloud created by a MOAB
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An explosion after an air attack by one of the Gripen warplanes.
An explosion after an air attack by one of the Gripen warplanes.
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A gas tanker exploded in Almaty  Kazakhstan causing huge damage.
A gas tanker exploded in Almaty, Kazakhstan causing huge damage.
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A gas tanker exploded in Almaty  Kazakhstan causing huge damage.
A gas tanker exploded in Almaty, Kazakhstan causing huge damage.
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Explosion at a building in the city of Rosario  Argentina  practically destroyed a building and caus...
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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A 7 year old girl living in Astana  Kazakhstan  has received serious burns and injuries to her legs ...
A 7 year old girl living in Astana, Kazakhstan, has received serious burns and injuries to her legs after her Samsung Galaxy S2 in her pocket exploded.
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Train derailment in Eastern Quebec  forces 1 000 from homes as several reported missing
Train derailment in Eastern Quebec, forces 1,000 from homes as several reported missing
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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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Aftermath of the West  Texas explosion
Aftermath of the West, Texas explosion
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Researchers detonate an explosive device to test a prototype rail car.
Researchers detonate an explosive device to test a prototype rail car.
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Smoke rises as the Rooivalk helicopters leave the scene.
Smoke rises as the Rooivalk helicopters leave the scene.
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New York City firefighters examine the rubble after a building explosion in Harlem
New York City firefighters examine the rubble after a building explosion in Harlem
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