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Sydney New Year's Eve 'rainbow' fireworks to fete gay marriage

Sydney - A rainbow waterfall of fireworks will cascade off the Sydney Harbour Bridge on New Year's Eve as Australia heralds a new era of gay marriage, officials said on Tuesday.

North Korea holds mass celebrations for latest missile test

Seoul - North Korea held mass celebrations for its latest successful long-range missile test, Pyongyang's state media said Saturday, with the regime accusing Washington of "begging for nuclear war" over planned military drills.

Mexico village farewells dead from fireworks blast

San Isidro - Screams and tears burst forth in this Mexican village on Wednesday when small white coffins arrived for the bodies of nearly a dozen children killed in an accidental fireworks warehouse explosion two days before.

Mexico fireworks blast kills 14, 11 of them children

Puebla - An explosion at a fireworks warehouse killed 14 people, all but three of them children, in a poor Mexican village as it celebrated a religious festival.

Blast at Mexico fireworks warehouse kills at least 14

Puebla - An explosion at a fireworks warehouse in Mexico has killed at least 14 people and wounded 22 in the second such tragedy in a matter of months.

Family passion sparks Sydney's spectacular New Year fireworks

Sydney - When Fortunato Foti dreams up his designs for Sydney's dazzling New Year's Eve fireworks display, he's drawing on more than 200 years of pyrotechnics expertise.

Death toll rises to 36 in Mexico fireworks blasts

Mexico - The death toll from an explosion at Mexico's largest fireworks market rose to 36 after a woman with burns on 90 percent of her body died, hospital officials said.

Death toll rises to 35 in Mexico fireworks blasts

Tultepec - The death toll in a fiery wave of blasts at Mexico's largest fireworks market has risen to 35, authorities said Thursday as mourners held funerals for people killed in the tragedy.

Mexico probes deadly fireworks blast

Tultepec - Mexico worked to identify charred bodies left by an explosion that killed at least 33 people at its biggest fireworks market, as authorities investigated what caused the multi-colored salvo of destruction.

Mexico fireworks blast 'like a plane crash'

Tultepec - One moment, the afternoon sky was clear. The next, it was echoing with the crack and thunder of exploding fireworks, filled with multicolored smoke.

At least 31 dead, 72 hurt in Mexico fireworks market blast

Tultepec - A massive explosion gutted Mexico's biggest fireworks market, killing at least 31 people and injuring 72, the authorities said.

Nine killed, 70 hurt in Mexico fireworks market blast

Mexico - A massive explosion gutted Mexico's biggest fireworks market Tuesday, killing at least nine people and injuring 70, police said.

Disney's 'Starbright Holidays' features LED-lit dancing drones

Florida's Disney World is offering up a new type of holiday entertainment this year that is sure to create a lot of excitement with children and adults alike. "Starbright Holidays" will feature 300 LED-lit dancing drones in the night sky.

Two dead, 24 hurt in Philippine fireworks blaze

Bocaue - A blaze ripped through a group of fireworks shops in the Philippines Wednesday, killing two people and leaving 24 others injured, officials said.

Two dead, 24 hurt in Philippine fireworks blaze

Bocaue - A blaze ripped through a group of fireworks shops in the Philippines Wednesday, killing two people and leaving 24 others injured, officials said.

Two dead, 24 hurt in Philippine fireworks blaze

Bocaue - A blaze ripped through a group of fireworks shops in the Philippines Wednesday, killing two people and leaving 24 others injured, officials said.

German refugee shelters ban New Year's Eve fireworks

Berlin - Many refugee shelters in Germany have banned firecrackers and pyrotechnics on New Year's Eve for safety reasons and to protect asylum seekers from reliving the trauma of wars they fled.

Death toll in Spain fireworks factory explosion rises to six

Madrid - The death toll from an explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain rose to six after police found a body in the ruins of the plant, local authorities said Tuesday.

Five dead in explosion at Spain fireworks factory

Madrid - At least five people died and another six were injured on Monday in an explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain, local authorities said.

'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.
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Judy and I watched the Red Rock fireworks Canada Day from our bathroom window at the Quebec Lodge on a small hill across the water from the town.
Christmas on the Square on November 15 in Edmonton.
Christmas on the Square on November 15 in Edmonton.
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5,145 fans were treated to a post-game fireworks display, following Arizona's 16-0 win over Coppin State.
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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.
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Fireworks at Xinzha & Xinchang Lu
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Fireworks shown on a barge moored at White Bay, Rozelle with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background.
Christmas on the Square on November 15 in Edmonton. Entertainment on the main stage.
Christmas on the Square on November 15 in Edmonton. Entertainment on the main stage.
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Fireworks on the Thames, New Year 2011-12.
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Foti Fireworks Pyro Crew workers prepare the fireworks for Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, by attaching the fuses, etc.
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General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
Some of the explosives found by the Sheriff s Department in a mobile home in Cook County Illinois.
Some of the explosives found by the Sheriff's Department in a mobile home in Cook County Illinois.
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General pictures of animals  camping  and food.
General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
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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.
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General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
Fireworks display in Sydney  Australia.
Fireworks display in Sydney, Australia.
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Neighbors were shocked and frightened when they learned of the chemicals and gunpowder stored in a mobile home in their gated community.
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Morning after Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) 2010 in Beijing. Notice the gas cans. Photo taken March 1, 2010
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File photo: Fireworks display.
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Firefighters work to put out a fire after a fireworks supermarket explodes.
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