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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.

Blast at Russian explosives plant injures 79

Moscow - A blast at a major explosives plant in central Russia Saturday injured 79 people and damaged nearly 200 buildings nearby, local officials told Russian news agencies.

Niger tanker truck blast toll rises to 76

Niamey - The death toll from a May 6 tanker truck explosion near the international airport in Niger's capital has risen to 76, state television reported late Sunday.

Taliban conduct deadly assault on US-funded aid group in Kabul

Kabul - Taliban militants stormed a US-funded aid group's central Kabul compound Tuesday, having targeted the organisation for promoting Western culture and the "inter-mixing" of men and women.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule exploded during engine test

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule on Saturday during an engine test fire.

Suicide bombers in deadly attack on Afghan ministry

Kabul - Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, officials said, in a deadly, hours-long assault that destroyed weeks of relative calm in the capital.

Loud explosion, gunfire rock downtown Kabul

Kabul - A loud explosion and follow-up gunfire were heard near the Afghan communication ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, officials said.

Three detained over China chemical blast that killed 78

Bejing - Police have detained three suspects linked to a chemical plant blast in China, which killed 78 people and left hundreds injured, local officials said Wednesday.

Blast wounds four at Russian military academy

Sanktpeterburg - A blast caused by an explosive device wounded four people on Tuesday at a military academy in Russia's northwestern city of Saint Petersburg, investigators said.

Five killed in factory explosion in eastern China

Bejing - Five workers were killed and three injured in a factory explosion caused by a gas leak in eastern China, local authorities said Saturday. The blast happened Friday night at a perlite workshop in Shandong province, city officials said in a statement.

Gas explosion kills 16 in Myanmar's remote Wa state: Wa army

Yangon - A gas explosion in a secretive enclave run by the ethnic Wa in Myanmar's eastern borderlands has killed 16 people and injured dozens, the United Wa State Army (UWSA) said Sunday.

China factory blast death toll jumps to 64, man rescued after 40 hours

Bejing - The death toll in a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 64 Saturday but rescuers found a survivor among more than two dozen still missing in the debris of one of the country's worst industrial accidents in recent years.

China factory blast death toll jumps to 64, man rescued after 40 hours

Bejing - The death toll in a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 64 Saturday but rescuers found a survivor among more than two dozen still missing in the debris of one of the country's worst industrial accidents in recent years.

China probes factory blast after 62 killed

Yancheng - Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered local governments Friday to prevent any more industrial disasters after a chemical plant blast left 62 people dead, injured hundreds and flattened an industrial park in the latest such catastrophe to hit the country...

Death toll in China chemical plant blast rises to 12

Yancheng - The death toll from a huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China rose to 12 on Friday after rescuers pulled dozens of people from the area, state media said.

At least 10 dead in Egypt chemical plant blast

Apo - At least 10 people were killed Thursday in an explosion at a chemical plant in Ain Sokhna on Egypt's Red Sea coast, security and medical sources said.Two medics told AFP that 10 bodies had been received at a morgue in Suez.

Six dead, dozens injured as blast rocks China chemical plant

Bejing - A huge explosion rocked a chemical plant in eastern China on Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens as it knocked down factory buildings, damaged homes and sent a huge plume of smoke skyward.

Two policemen killed in Cairo explosion: interior ministry

Apo - An explosion in Cairo on Monday killed two policemen who were chasing a man believed to have planted an explosive device last week near a mosque, Egypt's interior ministry said.

Mine blasts kill farmer, 3 security personnel in Jordan

Apo - A Jordanian farmer and three members of the security forces were killed Thursday when two old mines exploded, a security source said.

Nine injured in Dutch gas blast building collapse

Den Haag - A suspected gas explosion in The Hague has caused a home to partially collapse, injuring at least nine people including four who were plucked from the rubble, Dutch emergency services said Sunday.

Two injured in Nairobi explosion: police

Nairobi - Two people suffered light injuries in an explosion in central Nairobi on Saturday, police said, with the Kenyan capital on edge nearly two weeks after a jihadist attack claimed 21 lives.
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (2-R) and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (3-R) stand in front of a man...
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (2-R) and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (3-R) stand in front of a mangled dumpster while touring the site of an explosion that occurred in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York
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ASHES: Photo from 2010 shows the aftermath of an underground pipe explosion that killed eight and destroyed 38 homes in the city of San Bruno, Calif.
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Smoke continues to billow from behind rows of burnt out Volkswagen cars the second morning after a s...
Smoke continues to billow from behind rows of burnt out Volkswagen cars the second morning after a series of explosions at a chemical warehouse hit the Chinese city of Tianjin on August 14, 2015
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Six people were injured  four critically  in an explosion in a cannabis grow shop in Madrid  Spain.
Six people were injured, four critically, in an explosion in a cannabis grow shop in Madrid, Spain.
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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: Residents run from a fire at a gasoline and oil shop in Aleppo s ...
Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: Residents run from a fire at a gasoline and oil shop in Aleppo's Bustan Al-Qasr neighborhood, on October 20, 2013
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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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NASA s Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25  2010 using its Moderate...
NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25, 2010 using its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument. With the Mississippi Delta on the left, the silvery swirling oil slick from the April 20 explosion and subsequent sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform is highly visible. The rig was located roughly 50 miles southeast of the coast of Louisiana.
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At least 200 people have been injured in a fire at an amusement park outside Taiwan s capital  Taipe...
At least 200 people have been injured in a fire at an amusement park outside Taiwan's capital, Taipei. A spokesman for the fire service said it was believed colored powder being sprayed on to a crowd had ignited.
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A 7 year old girl living in Astana  Kazakhstan  has received serious burns and injuries to her legs ...
A 7 year old girl living in Astana, Kazakhstan, has received serious burns and injuries to her legs after her Samsung Galaxy S2 in her pocket exploded.
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Train derailment in Eastern Quebec  forces 1 000 from homes as several reported missing
Train derailment in Eastern Quebec, forces 1,000 from homes as several reported missing
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People stand in front of a hospital as they wait for news from her relatives after a coal mine explo...
People stand in front of a hospital as they wait for news from her relatives after a coal mine explosion in the Turkish province of Manisa, on May 14, 2014
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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 policeman stands guard by damaged firetrucks after gas explosions in southern Kaohsiung on August ...
A policeman stands guard by damaged firetrucks after gas explosions in southern Kaohsiung on August 1, 2014
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An explosion ripped apart an apartment building in Reims  France causing it to collapse.
An explosion ripped apart an apartment building in Reims, France causing it to collapse.
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Victims of the bombing are expected to pass 100 injured or dead from terrorist related bombings duri...
Victims of the bombing are expected to pass 100 injured or dead from terrorist related bombings during the World Cup final being viewed by fans in Kampala, Uganda.
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Researchers detonate an explosive device to test a prototype rail car.
Researchers detonate an explosive device to test a prototype rail car.
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