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Anxious search for missing after deadly Mexico blast

Los Zacatones - Mexican authorities on Friday pursued their search for eight people missing after a petrochemical plant explosion that killed at least 24 and spewed a toxic cloud into the air.

Anxious search for missing after deadly Mexico blast

Los Zacatones - Mexican authorities on Friday pursued their search for eight people missing after a petrochemical plant explosion that killed at least 24 and spewed a toxic cloud into the air.

Explosions at chemical storage company in eastern China

Shanghai - A facility storing chemicals and fuel caught fire and was rocked by explosions in the Chinese city of Jingjiang on Friday, the government and reports said, but no casualties were reported.

Anxious search for missing after deadly Mexico blast

Coatzacoalcos - Anguished relatives nervously awaited news of their loved ones outside a Mexican petrochemical plant where an explosion killed at least 24 people and sent toxic smoke billowing into the air.

Death toll from Mexico plant blast climbs to 24: Pemex

Coatzacoalcos - The death toll from a powerful explosion at a petrochemical plant in Mexico climbed to 24 after authorities were able to enter the facility, state-run oil giant Pemex said.

Anxious search for missing after deadly Mexico blast

Coatzacoalcos - Anguished relatives nervously awaited news of their loved ones Thursday outside a Mexican petrochemical plant where an explosion killed at least 13 people and sent toxic smoke billowing into the air.

Death toll rises to 13 in Mexico petrochemical plant blast

Coatzacoalcos - The death toll from a thunderous blast at a petrochemical plant in Mexico has risen to at least 13, an official said Thursday, in the latest accident plaguing the state-run oil giant Pemex.

Bomb rips through Jerusalem bus, 21 wounded

Jerusalem - A bomb blast ripped through a bus in Jerusalem on Monday and sparked a fire, wounding at least 21 people, Israeli police said, in an apparent escalation in a wave of violence.

Jerusalem bus blast wounds 'at least 16'

Jerusalem - A fire ripped through a bus in Jerusalem on Monday, Israeli police said, with medics reporting an explosion and at least 16 people wounded.

Five dead, 13 injured in Rio gas explosion

Rio De Janeiro - A gas explosion ripped through an apartment complex north of Rio de Janeiro early Tuesday, killing five people and injuring 13, firefighters said.

Pakistan extends deadline for Islamabad protesters to end sit-in

Islamabad - Pakistan has extended a deadline for Islamist protesters to end a days-long sit-in on the streets of the capital after deploying thousands of police and paramilitary forces in a show of force Tuesday night.

Pakistan detains hundreds as militants taunt PM over Easter blast

Lahore - Pakistan has detained more than 200 people since the Easter Sunday park bombing which killed 73 people including many children, officials said Tuesday, as the militants behind the attack taunted the prime minister.

Pakistani Taliban taunts PM after Easter attack

Lahore - Taliban militants who killed more than 70 people, many of them children, in a brutal Easter weekend bombing mocked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday with a taunting tweet that declared war had "reached his doorstep".

Pakistani pastor buries six victims of Easter blast in one day

Lahore - Shakeel Anjum spent Easter Monday burying six victims of the butchery in Pakistan's city of Lahore and says he is in pain, his head is aching. He wonders: How much further will this go? How many more bodies will he lay to rest?

Pope urges better security for religious minorities in Pakistan

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Monday appealed to Pakistani authorities to step up security for religious minorities after the "abhorrent" suicide bombing targeting Christians which killed scores in Lahore.

Pakistan army crackdown as families bury victims of Easter blast

Lahore - Pakistan's army launched raids and arrested suspects Monday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families.

Pakistan army crackdown as families bury victims of Easter blast

Lahore - Pakistan's army launched raids and arrested suspects Monday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families.

Pakistan army crackdown as families bury victims of Easter blast

Lahore - Pakistan's army launched raids and arrested suspects Monday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families.

Pakistan Easter suicide attack kills 72

Lahore - A suicide bomber who attacked a park thronging with families celebrating Easter killed at least 72 people in Pakistan, with children among the dead.

Pakistan Easter suicide attack kills 72

Lahore - A suicide bomber who attacked a park thronging with families celebrating Easter killed at least 72 people in Pakistan, with children among the dead.

Pakistan Easter suicide attack kills 72

Lahore - A suicide bomber who attacked a park thronging with families celebrating Easter killed at least 72 people in Pakistan, with children among the dead.

60 dead in Lahore park explosion

Lahor - Over 60 people have been killed and many more injured in an explosion at a public park. The park is located in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.

Pakistan suicide attack kills 65 celebrating Easter in Lahore

Lahore - At least 65 people were killed and hundreds injured, many of them children, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded park in the Pakistani city of Lahore where Christians were celebrating Easter Sunday.

Seven dead as gas blast in Russia collapses building

Moscow - At least seven people, including two children, were killed in Russia on Tuesday when a gas explosion caused part of a block of flats to collapse, officials said.

Shebab claims bomb attack on Somalia plane

Mugadishu - Somalia's Shebab insurgents on Saturday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack which ripped a hole in a passenger plane shortly after takeoff from the capital Mogadishu earlier this month.

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.
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Firefighters extinguish a fire from a building at the site of an explosion in the Haret Hreik area, in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital Beirut January 21, 2014. The explosion rocked Beirut's southern suburbs hitting a Hezbollah stronghold
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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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An explosion ripped apart an apartment building in Reims  France causing it to collapse.
An explosion ripped apart an apartment building in Reims, France causing it to collapse.
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China explosion: Fires at Shandong chemical plant
China explosion: Fires at Shandong chemical plant
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The car of NHRA racer Jack Beckman explodes.
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A massive truck explosion destroyed a farm nearby in Norway.
A massive truck explosion destroyed a farm nearby in Norway.
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Smoke can be seen around the office of the Prime Minister in Oslo, Norway.
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Explosion at an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, November 16, 2012.
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Mean surface temperature profiles of three regions on a battery are shown, as temperature is applied.
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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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Six people were injured  four critically  in an explosion in a cannabis grow shop in Madrid  Spain.
Six people were injured, four critically, in an explosion in a cannabis grow shop in Madrid, Spain.
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