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Russia contains spread of arms depot fire

Moscow - Hundreds of Russian servicemen on Thursday contained a blaze at an arms depot that left 16 injured and damaged houses in the area, the defence ministry said.

Russia evacuates thousands as munitions explode in fire

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday evacuated more than 2,000 people from nearby villages after a wildfire set off explosions at a munitions depot in the Ryazan region southeast of Moscow, officials said.

Father and son jailed over bomb blast at Vietnam police station

Hanoi - Twenty people, including a father and son, were jailed Tuesday for the bombing of a police station in Ho Chi Minh City that injured three people, state media said.

Lebanon lawmakers back emergency powers assumed after deadly blast

Beirut - Lebanon's parliament on Thursday approved a two-week state of emergency imposed by the government after last week's deadly port explosion that gives it legal authority to suppress resurgent protests.

Lebanon lawmakers debate emergency imposed after blast

Beirut - Lebanon's parliament convened Thursday to approve a two-week state of emergency in Beirut declared by the government following a deadly explosion that has reignited angry street protests.

Two huge Beirut explosions kill 78, injure thousands

Beirut - Rescuers worked through the night into Wednesday after two enormous explosions ripped through Beirut's port, killing at least 78 people and injuring thousands, as they wrecked buildings across the Lebanese capital.

Ammonium nitrate: fertilizer behind many industrial accidents

Washington - Ammonium nitrate, which Lebanese authorities have said caused the devastating Beirut blast, is an odorless crystalline substance commonly used as a fertilizer and has caused numerous industrial explosions over the decades.

World offers support, condolences to Lebanon after devastating blasts

Beirut - Emergency medical aid and pop-up field hospitals were dispatched to Lebanon on Wednesday, as the world offered assistance and paid tribute to the victims of the huge explosion that devastated Beirut.

Two huge explosions rock Beirut, dozens of casualties

Beirut - Two enormous explosions rocked the Lebanese capital's port on Tuesday, killing and wounding dozens of people, shaking buildings and sending huge plumes of smoke billowing into the Beirut sky.

Huge explosion rocks Beirut

Beirut - A huge explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, shaking buildings, shattering windows and sending a huge plume of smoke into the sky, AFP correspondents said.

Two firefighters killed in Argentina perfume shop blast

Buenos Aires - Two firefighters died and another 15 were wounded after two explosions in a perfume shop in Buenos Aires Tuesday as they were trying to extinguish a blaze, the emergency services said.

Afghan capital rocked by four bomb blasts

Kabul - Four roadside bombs detonated in less than 90 minutes Monday in a northern district of Afghanistan's capital, wounding four civilians including a child, police said.

Nigeria gas explosion kills at least 15: emergency services

Lagos - A gas explosion in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Sunday killed at least 15 people, injured many more and destroyed around 50 buildings, emergency services said.Houses, lorries, cars and motorbikes were torched in the blast.

Suicide attackers hit outside US embassy in Tunis

Tunis - Suicide attackers struck outside the US embassy in the Tunisian capital on Friday, killing a police officer, wounding six other people and once again shaking a city repeatedly hit by jihadist violence.

Suicide attackers strike outside US embassy in Tunis

Tunis - A double suicide attack shook the Tunisian capital on Friday as assailants wounded six people including police guarding the US embassy, authorities said.

Death toll in Peru gas tanker blast rises to eight: ministry

- The death toll from a powerful gas tanker explosion that ripped through a district of Lima rose to eight on Friday, after four more victims succumbed to severe burn injuries overnight, Peru's health ministry said.

Death toll in Peru gas tanker blast rises to eight: ministry

- The death toll from a powerful gas tanker explosion that ripped through a district of Lima rose to eight on Friday, after four more victims succumbed to severe burn injuries overnight, Peru's health ministry said.

Over a dozen injured in southern Philippines bombings

Manila - A series of explosions rocked Sunday night a southern Philippine city known for Islamic State-linked violence, wounding at least 17 people including soldiers, a military official said.

One killed, 11 injured in explosion at German housing block

Berlin - One person was killed and at least 11 were injured in an explosion Friday at a residential building in the German city of Blankenburg, authorities confirmed on Friday.

Taliban bombers target key US Afghanistan base as talks resume

Kabul - Taliban suicide bombers targeted a key US military base in Afghanistan Wednesday in a major attack that killed two civilians and wounded more than 70 others, officials said, amid renewed peace talks between the United States and the militants.

Second Rohingya killed in suspected landmine blast near Bangladesh border

Dhaka - A Rohingya man was killed by a suspected landmine blast along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, officials said Monday, the second such incident this month.

Boeing 777X test halted after reports of cargo door failure

Boeing on Saturday announced it has suspended load testing of its new widebody 777X aircraft as media reports said a cargo door failed in a ground stress test.

Nato troops among 10 dead in Taliban Kabul blast

Kabul - The Taliban killed at least 10 people including two NATO troops in a Kabul bombing on Thursday, another attack on the Afghan capital just as a US envoy returned to talks with the insurgents on a troop withdrawal.

Satellite images show Iranian rocket launch ends in failure

A rocket at an Iranian space center that was set to launch a satellite, apparently exploded on its launch pad Thursday, according to satellite images, suggesting the Islamic Republic suffered its third failed rocket launch this year alone.

Toll from Tanzania fuel truck blast rises to 95: hospital

Nairobi - The death toll from a fuel truck explosion in Tanzania has climbed to 95, a hospital spokesman said Sunday.

Taliban kill at least 14, wound 145 in Kabul blast

Kabul - At least 14 people were killed and 145 wounded in a massive Taliban bomb blast Wednesday in Kabul, even as insurgents appear to be closing in on an peace deal with the United States.

At least 95 wounded in Taliban blast in Kabul

Kabul - Scores of people were wounded when a Taliban car bomb detonated in Kabul on Wednesday, sending a massive plume of smoke over the capital and shattering windows far from the blast site.

Deadly Cairo blast caused by explosives-packed car

Apo - A huge blast which killed 20 people in Cairo was caused by a speeding car packed with explosives, Egyptian officials said Monday as witnesses described carnage.

Egypt's Sisi calls deadly car blast 'terrorist incident'

Apo - A huge blast which killed 20 people in central Cairo was caused by a speeding car packed with explosives, Egyptian officials said Monday as the president decried a "terrorist incident".

'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.
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An explosion destroyed a strip club in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Smoke can be seen around the office of the Prime Minister in Oslo, Norway.
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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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New York City firefighters examine the rubble after a building explosion in Harlem
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A gas tanker exploded in Almaty, Kazakhstan causing huge damage.
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Mushroom cloud created by a MOAB
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