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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.

Pakistani Taliban taunts PM after Easter attack

Lahore - Taliban militants who killed more than 70 people, many of them children, in a brutal Easter weekend bombing mocked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday with a taunting tweet that declared war had "reached his doorstep".

Pakistani pastor buries six victims of Easter blast in one day

Lahore - Shakeel Anjum spent Easter Monday burying six victims of the butchery in Pakistan's city of Lahore and says he is in pain, his head is aching. He wonders: How much further will this go? How many more bodies will he lay to rest?

Pope urges better security for religious minorities in Pakistan

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Monday appealed to Pakistani authorities to step up security for religious minorities after the "abhorrent" suicide bombing targeting Christians which killed scores in Lahore.

Pakistan army crackdown as families bury victims of Easter blast

Lahore - Pakistan's army launched raids and arrested suspects Monday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families.

Pakistan army crackdown as families bury victims of Easter blast

Lahore - Pakistan's army launched raids and arrested suspects Monday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families.

Pakistan army crackdown as families bury victims of Easter blast

Lahore - Pakistan's army launched raids and arrested suspects Monday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families.

Pakistan Easter suicide attack kills 72

Lahore - A suicide bomber who attacked a park thronging with families celebrating Easter killed at least 72 people in Pakistan, with children among the dead.

Pakistan Easter suicide attack kills 72

Lahore - A suicide bomber who attacked a park thronging with families celebrating Easter killed at least 72 people in Pakistan, with children among the dead.
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