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Australian, Cambodian trainers die in demining accident

Siem Reap - An Australian and a Cambodian were killed Thursday when war-era ordnance exploded during a demining training exercise in southern Cambodia, police said, adding three others were injured in the accident.

18 killed in massive explosion at Indian wedding: official

Ajmer - Rescuers discovered nine more bodies Sunday beneath the ruins of a Indian hotel, bringing the known death toll from an explosion which tore through a wedding party to 18, an official said.

Bangladeshi loses legs as mine explodes on Myanmar border

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi farmer lost both legs when he stepped on a landmine reportedly planted by Myanmar security forces in a buffer zone between the two countries, officials said Sunday.

14 injured in suspected gas explosion in Belgium's Antwerp

Belgique - Fourteen people were taken to the hospital, including one in critical condition, after an explosion collapsed or severely damaged buildings in Belgium's port city of Antwerp, said police, who ruled out terrorism as a cause.

Austrian gas hub back online after explosion

Vienna - The major European gas pipeline hub in Austria that suffered a deadly explosion on Tuesday has resumed pumping gas abroad, its operator said Wednesday.

Italy calls gas emergency after Austria blast

Milan - Italy declared a state of emergency for its gas sector Tuesday after supplies were disrupted by a deadly blast at one Europe's biggest pipeline hubs in neighbouring Austria.

Deadly explosion at major European gas hub in Austria

Zwerndorf - A large explosion rocked one of Europe's main gas pipeline hubs on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and stoking concerns about the continent's winter supplies.

Explosion at major Austrian gas hub, one dead, 18 injured

Vienna - An explosion rocked one of Europe's biggest gas pipeline hubs in Austria on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and 18 injured, emergency services said.

'Terror' bomber strikes NY subway, three hurt

New York - A man carrying a pipe bomb strapped to his body detonated it in a crowded New York subway passageway during the morning rush hour Monday, seriously injuring himself but only lightly injuring three others.

Indian power plant explosion kills at least 16: police

Lucknow - An explosion at an Indian power plant Wednesday killed at least 16 workers and seriously burned dozens of others, police said.

12 wounded in bomb attack on Turkish police bus: reports

Istanbul - A bomb attack targeting a police bus rocked the southern Turkish city of Mersin on the Mediterranean coast Tuesday, leaving at least 12 people wounded, local media reported.

China gives Tianjin ex-mayor 12 years for graft

Bejing - An official who was mayor of a northern Chinese city when a massive chemical explosion killed at least 165 people was Monday sentenced to 12 years in prison for graft, state media said.

Chemical plant in Crosby, Texas is expected to explode

Crosby - The potential for an explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Crosby, Texas shut down because of flooding from Hurricane Harvey has grown. This has prompted a mandatory evacuation of all employees and anyone within a 1.5-mile radius of the plant.

Colombia: Final death toll put at 13 in mine explosion

Estanzuela - Colombian authorities on Sunday put the final death toll at 13 in an explosion Friday at an illegal coal mine in the center of the country.

Eight dead, five missing after Colombia mine blast

Estanzuela - Rescuers scrambled Saturday to find five people still missing after an explosion at an illegal coal mine in central Colombia left at least eight people dead.

Brussels train station attack: what we know

Brussels - Belgian soldiers shot dead a suspected bomber who set off an explosion in one of the busiest train stations in Brussels on Tuesday.Here is what we know so far about the incident, the latest in a wave of attacks to hit European cities:- What happened?

Brussels train station attack: what we know

Brussels - Belgian soldiers shot dead a suspected bomber who set off a small explosion in one of the busiest train stations in Brussels on Tuesday.

Brussels train station 'terrorist' bomber shot dead

Brussels - Belgian soldiers shot and killed a suspected "terrorist" bomber after an explosion rocked a central Brussels train station Tuesday in the latest attack to hit Europe.

Colombia hunts 'terrorists' behind deadly mall bombing

Estanzuela - Colombia's leaders and main rebel groups pledged Sunday that a mall bombing that killed three women would not disrupt the country's peace process, even as authorities scrambled to find out who was behind the carnage.

Colombia hunts 'terrorists' behind deadly mall bombing

Estanzuela - Colombia's leaders and main rebel groups pledged Sunday that a mall bombing that killed three women would not disrupt the country's peace process, even as authorities scrambled to find out who was behind the carnage.

Three killed in blast at upscale Bogota mall

Estanzuela - Three people including a young Frenchwoman were killed and nine wounded Saturday when an explosion rocked an upscale mall in Bogota, as Colombia's only active guerrilla group condemned the blast.

China kindergarten blast kills 7, injures dozens

Bejing - An explosion rocked a kindergarten in eastern China on Thursday, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens, authorities said, as state media published images showing bloodied and unconscious victims.

Trump offers help as London grapples with attacks

Washington - President Donald Trump offered US help Saturday to Britain in response to twin attacks in London that killed six people, after a van plowed into pedestrians and assailants stabbed others.

The remains of hundreds of huge methane domes found on sea floor

Huge craters on the floor of the Arctic Ocean are the remains of collapsed methane domes that exploded at the end of the last Ice Age, some 12,000 years ago as the glaciers retreated. But even now, methane gas is still seeping out of the seafloor.

World leaders condemn Manchester concert attack

Paris - World leaders expressed shock and horror on Tuesday after the suicide bombing in Manchester, noerthwest England which killed at least 22 people, including children.

World leaders condemn Manchester concert attack

Paris - World leaders expressed shock and horror on Tuesday after the suicide bombing in Manchester, noerthwest England which killed at least 22 people, including children.

World leaders condemn Manchester concert attack

Paris - World leaders expressed shock and horror on Tuesday after the suicide bombing in Manchester, noerthwest England which killed at least 22 people, including children.

Colombia shipyard blasts kill six: officials

Estanzuela - Explosions at a shipyard in Colombia killed at least six people, including one on the premises of a US company, and injured 23 others on Wednesday, officials said.

Badly burned New Hampshire man thanks Siri for saving his life

Wilmot - A man who was badly injured in an explosion is crediting the iPhone app Siri for saving his life. His hands were too badly burned to be able to dial 911 for assistance.

Mexico village farewells dead from fireworks blast

San Isidro - Screams and tears burst forth in this Mexican village on Wednesday when small white coffins arrived for the bodies of nearly a dozen children killed in an accidental fireworks warehouse explosion two days before.
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Smoke continues to billow from behind rows of burnt out Volkswagen cars 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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Around 24 NATO supply trucks were destroyed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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Train derailment in Eastern Quebec, forces 1,000 from homes as several reported missing
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An explosion after an air attack by one of the Gripen warplanes.
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New York City firefighters examine the rubble after a building explosion in Harlem
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Smoke can be seen around the office of the Prime Minister in Oslo, Norway.
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At least 200 people have been injured in a fire at an amusement park outside Taiwan's capital, Taipei. A spokesman for the fire service said it was believed colored powder being sprayed on to a crowd had ignited.
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Those two New York buildings where eight people died in an explosion were served by a very old gas main -- 127 years old to be exact. It's the latest incident in what experts warn is a dangerous trend plaguing the nation's oldest cities: natural gas leaks and aging infrastructure. March 17, 2014.
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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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Mysterious blast over Russia s Urals raises suspicion of Russian military tests
Mysterious blast over Russia's Urals raises suspicion of Russian military tests
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This is a satellite image of Dai Ichi Power Plant showing damage after an Earthquake and Tsunami. This photo was taken on March 14, 2011 at 11:04 am local time, 3 minutes after an explosion.
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Explosion at an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico  November 16  2012.
Explosion at an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, November 16, 2012.
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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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A train carrying chemicals derailed in Ghent  Belgium on May 4  2013.
A train carrying chemicals derailed in Ghent, Belgium on May 4, 2013.
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China explosion: Fires at Shandong chemical plant
China explosion: Fires at Shandong chemical plant
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