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'Just a prank' says couple after setting homeless man on fire

Albuquerque - An Albuquerque, New Mexico couple are now in custody after allegedly setting a homeless native American man on fire by throwing lit fireworks on July 11, 2015.

Op-Ed: Amari Brown: Fireworks for some, mourning for others

Chicago - They already tried banning the sale guns and it was deemed unconstitutional. What's Chicago to do in the wake of yet another child murder?

Secrets of fireworks revealed

Many people enjoy firework displays: loud bangs and bursts of spectacular color. But what makes fireworks so colorful? A scientist explains how and why.

Man dies after trying to shoot firework off the top of his head

Calais - A young man in Calais, Maine was drinking with his friends and celebrating the Fourth of July Saturday night when he decided to launch a firework off the top of his head. The firework exploded, fatally injuring him.

Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up in Edmonton Special

Edmonton - The annual Christmas on the Square Holiday Light Up took place on November 15 in Edmonton's Sir Winston Churchill Square.

Exploding fireworks store shuts down highway, starts brush fires

Pioneer - A fireworks supermarket in Tennessee exploded Sunday evening, shooting fireworks onto the nearby highway and causing small brush fires.

American Apparel mistakes Challenger disaster photo for fireworks

American Apparel has apologized for a photo posted on its Tumblr account that an employee thought was of fireworks. It was actually a photo of the Challenger disaster in 1986.

Authorities seize more than 2,500 pounds of illegal fireworks

Pittsburg - Last Thursday law enforcement officials arrested three people and they seized illegal fireworks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Run! 'Osama' has a sparkler!

A new document from the Department of Homeland Security discusses the potential misuse of fireworks that are readily available for not only the average Independence Day fanatic but dangerous terrorists as well!

102nd Canada Day celebration for Greenfield Park, Quebec Special

Greenfield Park - The City of Greenfield Park, Quebec Canada Day celebrations were a success including the Firework's show that went on despite the rainfall that started minutes before the fireworks were launched.

Extreme pollution doesn’t deter Chinese celebrations

Beijing - Record breaking levels of air pollution in China haven’t stopped people from buying and setting off thousands of fireworks for the Chinese New Year’s week-long festivities.

The world celebrates the dawning of a New Year

People around the world turned out in cities and towns, in fields, on beaches, water fronts and city blocks, all to ring out the old and welcome the arrival of 2013, a year many hope proves to be better than 2012.

Video: Fireworks around the world celebrate the entry of 2013

As the world turned, bringing 2013 to each country, fireworks lit the sky in incredible displays. Despite austerity, many major cities represented in the video offered pyrotechnic extravaganzas. Let us hope for peace and prosperity in the new year.

Spectacular video of Sydney's New Year fireworks

Sydney - While many of us are still waiting for the New Year to start, Sydney is already living in 2013. They held a spectacular firework extravaganza to mark the event.

Photo Essay: Inside Sydney’s New Year’s Eve firework celebrations Special

Sydney - With only about three days to go before Sydney’s New Year’s Eve firework celebrations the media were given a sneak preview behind the scenes.

Video: Fireworks explosion during Spain festival injures 28

Elche - A rogue firework set off thousands of others in a church bell tower in Elche, Spain during a town festival on Monday, injuring 28 people.

Fireworks mark the end of London 2012 Olympics (video)

London - The London 2012 Olympics closed on Sunday with an impressive firework display which beautifully lit up the sky above the city. Music filled the stadium and the Olympic flag was handed on to Rio de Janeiro.

Video: UFO seen amid fireworks at Olympics 2012 opening ceremony

London - At the Olympics opening ceremony watched by an estimated one billion people, several sharp-eyed viewers saw a UFO in the night sky amid the fireworks. The UFO was the typical flying saucer with the "egg-yolk bulge" in the middle.

Barcelona's Merce Festival: A Photo Essay Special

Barcelona - Eight meter high human pyramids, getting showered with fireworks, a parade of five meter tall giants, public art and the best music Spain has to offer, what is there not to love about Barcelona’s Merce Festival.

San Pedro celebrates 4th of July Special

San Pedro - In a bit of belated Independence Day news, the town of San Pedro, CA held its annual fireworks show at Cabrillo Beach in honor of the 4th of July holiday.

San Diego fireworks go off all at once, over in seconds [VIDEO]

San Diego - Yesterday the city of San Diego was all set to have their annual Fourth of July fireworks show, but a glitch caused all of the fireworks scheduled for the 18-minute show to ignite all at once.

Video: Fireworks light the sky in Washington, DC on July 4

Washington - The sky was lit by a magnificent firework display last night over Washington, DC, as the country celebrated Independence Day.

Oregon town cancels fireworks due to effect on sea birds

Depoe Bay - Officials in an Oregon town have canceled its annual fireworks show out of concern the pyrotechnics will scare the protected sea birds roosting in the area.

Spectacular fireworks display plus protests in Hong Kong (video)

Hong Kong - As Hong Kong celebrated the 15th anniversary of its return to China, a spectacular fireworks display was seen over the Victoria Harbor. On the same day, thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered.

First public speech by Kim Jong-Un followed by rockets in the sky

Pyongyang - North Korea's new supreme leader made his first televised speech today, followed by rockets flaring over Pyongyang tonight, but this time it was in celebration and not a failed rocket test.

450 injured in fireworks accident in Philippines

Officials in the Philippines say that hundreds of people were left injured as a result of celebratory gunfire and illegal fireworks.

Op-Ed: New Year's Eve in London's Trafalgar Square

London - London saw in the New Year in its usual style with huge crowds and spectacular pyrotechnics, and with the usual caveats, a good time was had by all.

Fireworks ban in Texas leads to change of plans, lost revenues Special

Bandera - Millions of acres of charred land in Texas, along with an ever-worsening drought of exceptional proportions has led to a few dampened holiday spirits as most of the state’s towns and cities' fireworks shows were cancelled, adding to its economic woes.

Fireworks ban in effect in Texas, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona

Austin - Most of Texas will be celebrating the Fourth of July without the rockets red glare or pyrotechnics bursting in the air, after fireworks bans went into effect in the majority of the state where wildfires have claimed over three million acres

Op-Ed: A toast to Canada's yesteryear

Ottawa - For Canadians July 1 is a special date on the calendar. This year Canadians celebrated the country's 144th birthday in their usual manner: downtown celebrations, concerts, fireworks, erratic flag waving and of course, above all, a royal visit.
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General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
General pictures of animals  camping  and food.
General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
Firefighters work to put out a fire after a fireworks supermarket explodes.
Firefighters work to put out a fire after a fireworks supermarket explodes.
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Fireworks display in Adelaide  Australia.
Fireworks display in Adelaide, Australia.
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Fireworks display in Sydney  Australia.
Fireworks display in Sydney, Australia.
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General pictures of animals  camping  and food.
General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
fireworks at Barcelonas Merce Festival
fireworks at Barcelonas Merce Festival
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General pictures of animals  camping  and food.
General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
General pictures of animals  camping  and food.
General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
Fireworks shown on a barge moored at White Bay  Rozelle with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the backgr...
Fireworks shown on a barge moored at White Bay, Rozelle with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background.
Morning after Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) 2010 in Beijing. Notice the gas cans. Photo taken  ...
Morning after Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) 2010 in Beijing. Notice the gas cans. Photo taken March 1, 2010
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General pictures of animals  camping  and food.
General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
Fireworks light up the sky in Toronto for Canada Day
Fireworks light up the sky in Toronto for Canada Day
Christmas on the Square on November 15 in Edmonton.
Christmas on the Square on November 15 in Edmonton.
New Year s Eve celebration in Moscow s Red Square Jan. 1  2013
New Year's Eve celebration in Moscow's Red Square Jan. 1, 2013
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More fireworks from the San Pedro fireworks show
More fireworks from the San Pedro fireworks show
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General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
Fireworks over the Washington Monument in Washington D.C.
Fireworks over the Washington Monument in Washington D.C.
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New Year’s Eve fireworks director Fortunato Foti (left) with daughter  18-year-old Elena (centre) ...
New Year’s Eve fireworks director Fortunato Foti (left) with daughter, 18-year-old Elena (centre) speaking to the media with producer Aneurin Coffey (right) at White Bay, Berth 3, Robert Street, Rozelle, in Sydney’s inner-west.