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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.

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.
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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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Rescuers work at the site of the explosions in Tianjin on August 14, 2015 as firefighters struggle to extinguish the blaze
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Mean surface temperature profiles of three regions on a battery are shown, as temperature is applied.
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An explosion after an air attack by one of the Gripen warplanes.
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An explosion destroyed a strip club in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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A gas tanker exploded in Almaty, Kazakhstan causing huge damage.
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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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A policeman stands guard by damaged firetrucks after gas explosions in southern Kaohsiung on August 1, 2014
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Researchers detonate an explosive device to test a prototype rail car.
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Mysterious blast over Russia's Urals raises suspicion of Russian military tests
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Hundreds of industrial enterprises and businesses were affected by the explosion, with images showing rows of burned out vehicles
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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 a building in the city of Rosario, Argentina, practically destroyed a building and caused at least 12 people dead. (Screen capture from Clarin.com).
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Six people were injured, four critically, in an explosion in a cannabis grow shop in Madrid, Spain.
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