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12 dead in Nigeria oil pipeline explosion: Italy's Eni

Rome - An accidental explosion on an oil pipeline In Nigeria operated by Italian energy giant Eni left 12 people dead and three injured, the company said in a statement Friday.

Four dead in Swedish car explosion

Stockholm - A car explosion outside the southwestern Swedish city of Gothenburg on Friday evening has left four dead, police said Saturday. The explosion took place as the car with four passengers entered a roundabout.

Car explodes at Swedish roundabout killing one

Stockholm - A car exploded at a roundabout outside the Swedish city of Gothenburg on Friday killing at least one person and seriously injuring several others, according to police.

Exploding batteries caught in spectacular 3D video

London - Scientists have captured a detailed three dimensional series of images, together with a spectacular video, of overheated lithium-ion batteries failing and exploding. The aim is to highlight safety concerns should batteries overheat.

30,000 evacuated in China chemical plant fire

Zhangzhou - Almost 30,000 people living near a Chinese chemical plant where a huge fire blazed for a total of nearly 50 hours were evacuated before the flames were finally extinguished on Thursday, media saidThe fire at the factory producing paraxylene -- a chemic...

Explosion and fire engulfs two buildings in New York

The explosion and collapse of a building in New York's East Village was reported at around 3:20 p.m. at 7th Street and Second Avenue Thursday afternoon., according to CNN. The seven-alarm fire was fully engaged.

Military satellite explodes in orbit after 'catastrophic event'

A US Department of Defense satellite named DMSP-13 exploded in orbit, scattering 43 pieces of debris, after what the Air Force terms "a catastrophic event associated with a power system failure."

Police dashcam captures NJ home explosion caused by gas leak

Atlantic City - A huge blast that was captured on a police dashcam ripped apart a home under renovation and shattered the quiet in a New Jersey neighborhood on Tuesday. Firefighters and gas company employees were already on the scene when the detonation occurred.

Mexico eyes homicide charges in maternity blast

- A Mexican gas company could face homicide charges and a $2.9 million fine over a tanker truck explosion that destroyed a maternity hospital, killing two babies and three adults, officials said Monday.

Death toll from Brazil rig explosion rises to five

Oslo - The death toll from a blast which ripped through a Petrobras oil rig off Brazil has risen to five, with another four people still missing, the rig's owner said Thursday.

Three dead in Petrobras rig blast off Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - An explosion ripped through a Petrobras rig off Brazil Wednesday, killing three people, injuring 10 and leaving six others missing in a new blow to the embattled state oil giant.

Mexico maternity blast's death toll rises to five

- The death toll from a gas explosion that leveled a Mexico City maternity hospital rose to five on Friday after a stretcher-bearer who saved several babies succumbed to his injuries."I lament the death of stretcher-bearer Jose Luis Tinoco.

Mexico maternity blast death toll rises to four

- A nurse who was injured while saving several babies after a gas explosion destroyed a Mexican maternity hospital last week has died, raising the death toll to four, officials said Wednesday.

Mexico hospital blast kills two babies, nurse

- A gas truck explosion demolished a maternity hospital in Mexico City, killing two babies and a nurse, injuring dozens and prompting desperate mothers to grab their newborns as the building crumbled around them.

Video: Mysterious blast 'turns night to day' over Russia's Urals

Yekaterinburg - A massive explosion which lit up the sky over Russia's Urals has become the subject of speculation after the authorities declined comment on it although several locals captured it on camera. According to an eyewitness, the explosion "turned night to day."

New bomb detector launched

Salt Lake City - A new type of bomb detector which uses a carbon nanotube has been produced. The detector is said to be superior to others on the market in terms of speed and the range of explosives that it can detect.

One dead, a dozen hurt in Malaysia grenade blast: police

Kuala Lumpur - One man was killed and a dozen other people wounded early Thursday when a hand grenade exploded in a tourist section of Malaysia's capital in what police suspect was related to a gangland turf battle.

15 workers feared dead following massive explosion in Bulgaria

Vidin - Fifteen workers are missing and believed to have been killed after a massive explosion erupted at a Bulgarian explosives factory.

Man burned alive in latest Chile bombing

Santiago - A man was burned alive when a homemade bomb went off in Santiago on Thursday, law enforcement officials said, the latest in a series of explosions in Chile's usually safe capital.

New Chile bombings hit resort city

Santiago - Two homemade bombs have exploded at a shopping center in the Chilean resort city of Vina del Mar, adding to panic after a subway bombing in Santiago wounded 14 people.

Bomb rips through packed Chile metro station, 14 hurt

Santiago - A homemade bomb wounded 14 people when it rocked a food court inside a packed Santiago metro station at lunch hour on Monday, with Chile's government calling it a "terrorist act.

Bomb rocks Chile metro, seven injured

Santiago - A bomb rocked a food court inside a Santiago metro station on Monday, wounding seven people in a blast Chile's government called a "terrorist act.

BP refinery explosion rattles Whiting, Indiana residents

Whiting - Officials are confirming that fire crews are responding to reports of an explosion at the British Petroleum (BP) oil refinery in Whiting Indiana.

Man dies after e-cigarette 'explodes' due to 'unbranded' charger

Ringwood - According to reports from firefighters a 62-year-old man was attempting to charge an e-cigarette when it exploded, igniting some nearby oxygen equipment

Vat of eggnog flavoring injures two workers in New Jersey

Totowa - An explosion reportedly ripped through the Pharmachem Laboratories which originated with a vat of eggnog flavoring. Workers were wearing their safety helmets and only suffered minor injuries.

Safety questioned as China plant blast deaths rise to 71

Kunshan - The death toll from an explosion at a Taiwan-invested car parts factory in China climbed to 71 on Sunday, state media said, as a labour rights group cast doubt on its safety measures.

Taiwan opens investigation into gas explosion disaster

Kaohsiung - Taiwan's president promised on Saturday to launch a swift investigation into the cause of deadly gas explosions that rocked the island's densely populated second city, as residents accused local authorities of failing to avert the tragedy.

China factory explosion kills 68

Kunshan - A massive explosion killed 68 people Saturday as it ripped through a factory in eastern China, officials said, as badly burned victims were rushed to local hospitals.

Gas blasts kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan

Kaohsiung - A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 24 people and injured up to 271 in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, overturning cars and ripping up roads, officials said Friday.

Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 20, injure 270

Taipei - Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 20 people and injuring up to 270, officials said Friday, warning that the toll is expected to rise.
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A section of the highway collapsed after a fireworks truck exploded in China.
A section of the highway collapsed after a fireworks truck exploded in China.
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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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New York City firefighters examine the rubble after a building explosion in Harlem
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.
A gas tanker exploded in Almaty, Kazakhstan causing huge damage.
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Explosion at the Con Ed power plant
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Aftermath of the West, Texas explosion
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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 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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Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010. A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors.
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The car of NHRA racer Jack Beckman explodes.
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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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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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A massive truck explosion destroyed a farm nearby in Norway.
A massive truck explosion destroyed a farm nearby in Norway.
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New York: Explosion at the Con Ed power plant
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Researchers detonate an explosive device to test a prototype rail car.
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Researchers detonate an explosive device to test a prototype rail car.
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Train derailment in Eastern Quebec, forces 1,000 from homes as several reported missing
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