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In Iraq's Baiji, mines turn farms into killing fields

One man lost his uncle. Another is mourning for two sons. Farmers and herders in Iraq's Baiji say mines left by the Islamic State group turned their beloved orchards into killing fields.

Explosives found in Brussels, no sign Tour targeted: prosecutors

Apo - Belgian police are investigating the discovery of home-made explosives, knives and brass knuckles, but nothing immediately points to an attack plot, including against the Tour de France, prosecutors said Monday.

German police arrest Russian over alleged jihadist bomb plot

Berlin - German police commandos arrested Wednesday a Russian suspected Islamist militant accused of having plotted an explosives attack in the country.Identified only as 31-year-old Magomed-Ali C.

German police arrest Russian over alleged jihadist bomb plot

Berlin - German police commandos arrested Wednesday a Russian suspected Islamist militant accused of having plotted an explosives attack in the country.Identified only as 31-year-old Magomed-Ali C.

Spain terror cell made 100 kilos of TATP explosive: report

Madrid - The terror cell that carried out deadly attacks in Spain in August had been planning to use 100 kilos of TATP explosive to cause even more carnage, a Catalan daily reported Thursday.

Afghan officials seize truck with 16 tonnes of explosives

Kabul - Afghan intelligence officials said Sunday they seized a truck in Kabul carrying more than 16 tonnes of explosives hidden in boxes marked as poultry feed, months after a truck bomb killed about 150 people.

Spanish police uncover ETA 'explosives' stash

Madrid - Police have found a large stash of explosives in northern Spain which they suspect belong to the Basque separatist group ETA, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

Spanish police uncover ETA 'explosives' stash

Madrid - Police have found a large stash of explosives in northern Spain which they suspect belong to the Basque separatist group ETA, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

Spanish police uncover ETA 'explosives' stash

Madrid - Police have found a large stash of explosives in northern Spain which they suspect belong to the Basque separatist group ETA, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

Libya loyalists take IS bomb factory in Sirte

Tripoli - Forces loyal to Libya's unity government said Sunday they had seized a building used by the Islamic State group to manufacture explosives in its coastal stronghold.

Explosives experts checking backpack of dead man in Munich: report

Munich - Explosive experts from the Munich police on Saturday were examining a backpack found on a dead man suspected of being one of the assailants in a shooting rampage, German DPA news agency reported.The body of the man was found about one kilometre (0.

Mice mutated to become ‘super sniffers’

New York - Scientists in the U.S. have undertaken experiments on mice, with the aim of using the rodents to sniff out drugs, explosives and other items required for national security.

Tracking fuel leaks and explosives with novel method

University of Utah engineers have created a novel material that can detect fuel leaks and fuel-based explosives. When commercialized, the material will assist with screening and safety.

No explosives found on EgyptAir hijacker or on plane: police

Larnaca - Searches by Cyprus police found no explosives on the hijacker of an EgyptAir plane diverted to the island or inside the aircraft, a police source told AFP.

San Francisco man accused of seeking 'dirty' bomb pleads guilty

San Francisco - A San Francisco man who allegedly sought to build a "dirty" bomb in his apartment near Fisherman's Wharf pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple felony charges.

Explosives, suicide belts found on suspects at Syria border: Turkish army

Ankara - Turkish security forces seized explosives and four suicide vests in the baggage of a group of suspects stopped at the border with Syria, the Turkish army said on Wednesday.

Quantum science helps track explosives

London - Scientists report on a new step towards a more efficient monitoring method, using quantum dots, to quickly sniff out and identify five dangerous compounds.

Paris suicide vests mark change of tactics and new threat

Paris - The suicide vests used Friday by attackers in Paris -- a first in France -- were made by a highly-skilled professional who could still be at large in Europe, intelligence and security experts say.

Paris suicide vests mark change of tactics and new threat

Paris - The suicide vests used by Friday's attackers in Paris -- a first in France -- were made by a highly skilled professional who could still be at large in Europe, intelligence and security experts say.

French port closed as demining team destroy wartime bombs

Lille - Access to the port of Calais in northern France was closed on Sunday as demining teams prepared to defuse several World War II bombs discovered during construction work.

Security failures at U.S. airports are greater than expected

Air travelers often complain about being frisked and having to go through what they say are demeaning procedures before boarding a plane. But undercover DHS agents were able to sneak fake bombs and weapons past the TSA 95 percent of the time.

Fruit flies can sniff out drugs and explosives

New research suggests that a fruit fly's enhanced sense of smell could potentially be used to sniff out bombs and drugs.

Egyptian suspected of carrying explosives on Paris-Venice train

Besan - French police have detained an Egyptian national on suspicion of carrying explosives on board a Paris-Venice night train, Besancon prosecutor Alain Saffar told AFP on Thursday.The man, who is 33 and lives in Italy, was taken off the train and placed in...

Harvard evacuated over hoax 'explosives' on campus email threat

Cambridge - As students at Harvard, an Ivy League University, sat Examinations Monday morning police received an email warning of explosives on site. The bomb threat was taken seriously and an evacuation quickly took place.

O'fallon, IL highschool put on lockdown due to threat of bomb Special

The Smiley Campus of the O'Fallon Township high school in O'fallon, IL was put on lockdown after police locate large quantities of bomb making materials in the home of a student.

Alabama teen arrested for plotting homemade bomb attack at school

Seale - Alabama officials have arrested a Russell County High School teen who planned to use homemade explosive devises to attack fellow students.

UPDATE: Brookfield Wis. mass shooting Special

Brookfield - Reports are beginning to come in stating that at least eight people have been shot near the Brookfield Square Mall in Brookfield, Wis.

Sardinian coal miners barricade themselves over job security

Cagliari - Around 100 workers in the only Italian coal mine have barricaded themselves in, armed with explosives, seeking reassurance their jobs will continue.

Colorado shooter: Police find 30 explosive devices in apartment

Aurora - Officials said today that the booby-trapped apartment of mass shooting suspect, James Eagan Holmes, was "designed to kill." (Update: video showing disposal of explosives).

Police remove 83 explosive devices from Barrie, Ontario home

Barrie - After having been unable to be in their homes for a week, about 60 Barrie residents were allowed to return home after police removed explosives and other dangerous materials from a house and deemed the surrounding area to be safe.
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