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One dead after blasts at eastern Ukraine arms depot

Kiev - Ukraine on Friday said one person has died as a result of a fire that broke out at an arms depot in the country's east, sparking explosions and forcing a mass evacuation.

Ukraine struggles to contain arms depot fire, blames 'sabotage'

Ukraine - Ukraine said Thursday that a fire raging at a munitions depot in the country's east, which the military blamed on an "act of sabotage", could continue for up to a week.

Ukraine probes arms depot explosion, military blames 'sabotage'

Kiev - Ukraine on Thursday was probing a series of explosions that hit a munitions depot in the country's east overnight as the military blamed the incident on an "act of sabotage"."A fire broke out ...

Mexico firework village parties again after tragedy

Tultepec - A Mexican village specializing in making fireworks that was devastated by a deadly pyrotechnic explosion moved to put the tragedy behind it with a spectacular fiery fiesta.

Deadly blast rips through Ukraine coal mine

Kiev - Eight miners died Thursday when a methane gas explosion tore through a pit in western Ukraine, in the latest mine disaster in the ex-Soviet state.

Deadly blast rips through Ukraine coal mine

Kiev - Eight miners died Thursday when a methane gas explosion tore through a pit in western Ukraine, in the latest mine disaster in the ex-Soviet state.

Deadly blast rips through Ukraine coal mine

Kiev - Eight miners died Thursday when a methane gas explosion tore through a pit in western Ukraine, in the latest mine disaster in the ex-Soviet state.

Explosion at Colombia bullring injures dozens

Estanzuela - An explosion injured at least 26 people in the Colombian capital Sunday, most of them police guarding a bullring that had been targeted by protests on reopening last month, officials said."We condemn the attack with explosives.

Explosion at Colombia bullring injures dozens

Estanzuela - An explosion injured at least 26 people in the Colombian capital Sunday, most of them police guarding a bullring that had been targeted by protests on reopening last month, officials said."We condemn the attack with explosives.

Explosion at Colombia bullring injures dozens

Estanzuela - An explosion injured at least 26 people in the Colombian capital Sunday, most of them police guarding a bullring that had been targeted by protests on reopening last month, officials said."We condemn the attack with explosives.

Explosion at French nuclear plant, 'no radiation risk'

Caen - An explosion at a nuclear power plant on France's northwest coast on Thursday caused minor injuries, but the authorities said there was no risk of radiation.

Damascus says Israel missiles caused airbase explosions

Damascus - The Syrian army said on Friday that Israeli missile strikes caused a series of explosions at an airbase outside Damascus before dawn.

Two dead in blast at Aleppo ammo store: Syrian state media

Damascus - Two people were killed Saturday in a blast at an ammunitions warehouse formerly used by rebels in the battered Syrian city of Aleppo, state media reported.

Largest US oil pipeline shut off after deadly blast

Washington - The largest gasoline pipeline in the United States remained shut off Tuesday in the southern state of Alabama following an explosion that killed one and injured five, as crews battled to control the resulting wildfire.

China blast toll climbs to 14: state media

Bejing - The toll from a powerful explosion in China rose to 14 dead and 147 injured Tuesday, state media said, as authorities censored discussion of the incident online.

One killed, two injured in Japan park blasts

Toukyo - One person was killed and at least two injured by twin near-simultaneous blasts in a Japanese park on Sunday, the local fire department said.

Warning over exploding Samsung washers

Some top-load washing machines made by the Samsung between March 2011 and April 2016 are at risk from catching fire. The news comes at a bad time for Samsung, given the various Galaxy 7 smartphones that have caught fire.

Homemade bomb attack on Hungary police 'attempted execution'

Budapest - Hungarian police said Sunday that an explosion in downtown Budapest that seriously injured two of its officers was caused by a homemade, shrapnel-laden device intended to kill the pair.

Brussels crime lab attacked, five arrested

Brussels - Several attackers rammed a car through the gates of Belgium's national crime laboratory on Monday in Brussels and then started a fire in what prosecutors said may have been an attempt to destroy evidence.

A timeline of recent explosions in Thailand

Bangkok - Twin blasts in a seaside resort town in Thailand killed one and wounded 21 others, including foreigners, the latest explosions in the region's top tourist destination.

One dead, 19 injured in Thailand resort town blasts

Bangkok - Twin blasts in Thailand killed one woman and injured 19 people, including foreigners, in the popular seaside resort town of Hua Hin, police said.

One dead, 19 injured in Thailand resort town blasts

Bangkok - Twin blasts in Thailand killed one woman and injured 19 people, including foreigners, in the popular seaside resort town of Hua Hin, police said.

One dead, 19 injured in Thailand resort town blasts

Bangkok - Twin blasts in Thailand killed one woman and injured 19 people, including foreigners, in the popular seaside resort town of Hua Hin, police said.

China power station explosion 'kills at least 21'

Bejing - A pipeline explosion at a power station in China killed at least 21 people and injured five more on Thursday, the official Xinhua news service reported.

Ukraine rebel leader Plotnitsky 'injured in car blast'

Kiev - The leader of a self-proclaimed separatist republic in eastern Ukraine was injured in a suspected car bombing Saturday, local media reported.

Explosion near German migrant centre, no sign of bomb: police

Berlin - A suitcase exploded outside a migrant reception centre in southern Germany Wednesday, police said, adding there was "no indication" there was a bomb inside.

One dead, 11 injured by blast in German city of Ansbach: report

Berlin - One person was killed and 11 injured by an explosion at a restaurant in the southern German city of Ansbach on Sunday night, DPA reported, citing local police.

China police say airport bomber was gambler with heavy debts

Shanghai - Chinese police on Monday identified the suspect in a bombing at Shanghai's main international airport which injured four people as a 29-year-old man with heavy debts from online gambling.

Man hurls explosives inside Shanghai airport, injuring four

Shanghai - A man hurled a bottle containing home-made explosives inside the main international airport in China's commercial hub of Shanghai on Sunday, injuring four people before attempting to kill himself, authorities said.

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.
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An explosion after an air attack by one of the Gripen warplanes.
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File photo: A hand grenade
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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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A sewer explosion in Beihai, south China destroys a road.
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A section of the highway collapsed after a fireworks truck exploded in China.
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Researchers detonate an explosive device to test a prototype rail car.
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