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Death toll from E. Guinea military camp blasts rises to 98

Malabo - The death toll from accidental explosions that rocked a military camp in Equatorial Guinea and the surrounding area rose sharply Monday to 98 with hundreds wounded, the vice president said, as the scale of the disaster became clearer.

Toll from military camp blasts in E. Guinea rises to 30: state TV

Malabo - The death toll from accidental explosions at a military camp in Equatorial Guinea rose to 30 on Monday, state television said, after 10 more bodies were found in the ruined site.

Dutch Covid test centre hit by 'insane' blast

Bovenkarspel - A suspected pipe bomb hit a Dutch coronavirus testing centre on Wednesday, shattering windows but causing no injuries in what officials branded a "cowardly act of destruction".

Beirut was 'lucky', says German firm clearing blast-hit port

Beirut - After a blast of historic proportions at Beirut's port last year, Lebanon only escaped a second chemical inferno by chance, the German company clearing the dockside has said.

One missing, one seriously hurt in French garage blast

Bordeaux - An 89-year-old man was seriously hurt and one person was still missing Saturday after an explosion in a garage in the French city of Bordeaux, firefighters said.

Investigators name Nashville bomber, say he died in blast

Washington - The man suspected of setting off a bomb in Nashville that ripped through the southern US city's downtown on Christmas morning was named by authorities on Sunday as they confirmed he died in the blast.

Investigators search home in Nashville bomb probe

Washington - Authorities searched a house in the Nashville area on Saturday as they probed the large blast that ripped through the downtown of the southern US city on Christmas morning, injuring several people and damaging dozens of buildings.

Major blast hits Nashville after chilling bomb warning

Washington - A huge blast tore through a section of downtown Nashville early Friday, after police responding to reports of gunfire discovered a parked motorhome blaring a warning that it carried a bomb.

Explosion rocks Singapore-flagged tanker off Saudi port

Apo - An explosion rocked a Singapore-flagged oil tanker off the Saudi port city of Jeddah Monday, the vessel's owner said, in the latest in a series of attacks on energy infrastructure in the kingdom.

Lebanon PM Diab, ex-ministers indicted over port blast

Beirut - Lebanon's lead investigator into the catastrophic Beirut port explosion charged outgoing premier Hassan Diab and three ex-ministers with negligence on Thursday, a judicial source said.

Lebanon judge indicts PM, 3 ex-ministers over port blast: judicial source

Beirut - The lead investigator into a catastrophic August 4 explosion at Beirut port charged outgoing premier Hassan Diab and three ex-ministers with negligence Thursday, a judicial source said.

China jails 53 for deadly factory blast

Bejing - A Chinese court jailed 53 people on Monday after convicting them on charges including bribery and negligence over a massive chemical factory explosion in eastern China last year that killed 78 people.

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.
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