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'Explosion' near China-North Korea border causes small quake

Bejing - A "suspected explosion" near the China-North Korean border caused a small earthquake on Monday, Chinese seismology authorities said, less than an hour after news broke about Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming trip to Pyongyang.

Blast at Russian explosives plant injures 79

Moscow - A blast at a major explosives plant in central Russia Saturday injured 79 people and damaged nearly 200 buildings nearby, local officials told Russian news agencies.

Niger tanker truck blast toll rises to 76

Niamey - The death toll from a May 6 tanker truck explosion near the international airport in Niger's capital has risen to 76, state television reported late Sunday.

Taliban conduct deadly assault on US-funded aid group in Kabul

Kabul - Taliban militants stormed a US-funded aid group's central Kabul compound Tuesday, having targeted the organisation for promoting Western culture and the "inter-mixing" of men and women.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule exploded during engine test

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule on Saturday during an engine test fire.

Suicide bombers in deadly attack on Afghan ministry

Kabul - Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, officials said, in a deadly, hours-long assault that destroyed weeks of relative calm in the capital.

Loud explosion, gunfire rock downtown Kabul

Kabul - A loud explosion and follow-up gunfire were heard near the Afghan communication ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, officials said.

Three detained over China chemical blast that killed 78

Bejing - Police have detained three suspects linked to a chemical plant blast in China, which killed 78 people and left hundreds injured, local officials said Wednesday.

Blast wounds four at Russian military academy

Sanktpeterburg - A blast caused by an explosive device wounded four people on Tuesday at a military academy in Russia's northwestern city of Saint Petersburg, investigators said.

Five killed in factory explosion in eastern China

Bejing - Five workers were killed and three injured in a factory explosion caused by a gas leak in eastern China, local authorities said Saturday. The blast happened Friday night at a perlite workshop in Shandong province, city officials said in a statement.

Gas explosion kills 16 in Myanmar's remote Wa state: Wa army

Yangon - A gas explosion in a secretive enclave run by the ethnic Wa in Myanmar's eastern borderlands has killed 16 people and injured dozens, the United Wa State Army (UWSA) said Sunday.

China factory blast death toll jumps to 64, man rescued after 40 hours

Bejing - The death toll in a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 64 Saturday but rescuers found a survivor among more than two dozen still missing in the debris of one of the country's worst industrial accidents in recent years.

China factory blast death toll jumps to 64, man rescued after 40 hours

Bejing - The death toll in a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 64 Saturday but rescuers found a survivor among more than two dozen still missing in the debris of one of the country's worst industrial accidents in recent years.

China probes factory blast after 62 killed

Yancheng - Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered local governments Friday to prevent any more industrial disasters after a chemical plant blast left 62 people dead, injured hundreds and flattened an industrial park in the latest such catastrophe to hit the country...

Death toll in China chemical plant blast rises to 12

Yancheng - The death toll from a huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China rose to 12 on Friday after rescuers pulled dozens of people from the area, state media said.

At least 10 dead in Egypt chemical plant blast

Apo - At least 10 people were killed Thursday in an explosion at a chemical plant in Ain Sokhna on Egypt's Red Sea coast, security and medical sources said.Two medics told AFP that 10 bodies had been received at a morgue in Suez.

Six dead, dozens injured as blast rocks China chemical plant

Bejing - A huge explosion rocked a chemical plant in eastern China on Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens as it knocked down factory buildings, damaged homes and sent a huge plume of smoke skyward.

Two policemen killed in Cairo explosion: interior ministry

Apo - An explosion in Cairo on Monday killed two policemen who were chasing a man believed to have planted an explosive device last week near a mosque, Egypt's interior ministry said.

Mine blasts kill farmer, 3 security personnel in Jordan

Apo - A Jordanian farmer and three members of the security forces were killed Thursday when two old mines exploded, a security source said.

Nine injured in Dutch gas blast building collapse

Den Haag - A suspected gas explosion in The Hague has caused a home to partially collapse, injuring at least nine people including four who were plucked from the rubble, Dutch emergency services said Sunday.

Two injured in Nairobi explosion: police

Nairobi - Two people suffered light injuries in an explosion in central Nairobi on Saturday, police said, with the Kenyan capital on edge nearly two weeks after a jihadist attack claimed 21 lives.

Suspected car bomb explodes in N. Ireland

London - A suspected car bomb exploded in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry on Saturday, police said, with leading politicians alleging the blast was terror-related.

Explosion from illegal pipeline tap kills 66 people in Mexico

A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in Tlahuelilpan, Mexico, on Friday. The body count has reached 66 people with at least 78 left badly burned.

21 dead in car bomb attack on Colombian police academy

Apo - Colombia' s government declared three days of mourning after at least 21 people died in a car bomb at a Bogota police cadet training academy, and 68 were wounded -- the worst such incident in the city in 16 years.

Eight dead in car bomb attack on Colombian police school

Apo - A car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in the Colombian capital Bogota left at least eight people dead and 10 injured on Thursday, the defense ministry said.

One dead, two missing after oil tanker blaze off Hong Kong

Fpo - One man was killed and two others declared missing after an oil tanker caught fire while it was being refuelled off Hong Kong on Tuesday, sending a huge cloud of dark smoke billowing into the air.

One dead in oil tanker blaze off Hong Kong

Fpo - At least one person has died after an oil tanker caught fire off Hong Kong on Tuesday, police said, sending a huge cloud of dark smoke billowing into the air.

Bomb kills two Vietnamese tourists, guide near Egypt pyramids

G - Two Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian tour guide were killed Friday when a roadside bomb blast hit their bus as it travelled close to the Giza pyramids outside Cairo, officials said.

Thirteen dead after fire in Czech mine

Prague - Thirteen miners died and 10 were injured after a methane gas fire erupted in a coal mine in the east of the Czech Republic, the worst accident of its kind there in nearly three decades.

Japan police investigate cause of blast that hurt 42

Apo - Japanese police were investigating Monday the cause of a powerful blast that ripped through a restaurant in the country's north overnight, injuring 42 people and damaging surrounding buildings.
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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 sewer explosion in Beihai, south China destroys a road.
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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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Mean surface temperature profiles of three regions on a battery are shown, as temperature is applied.
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A massive truck explosion destroyed a farm nearby in Norway.
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Mushroom cloud from an explosion as an oil train derails in North Dakota.
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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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