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  • Blast heard in Toronto's financial district underground, heavy smoke

    05/01/2017 2:59:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2017 | Reuters
    Toronto police have closed off a section of the city's downtown financial district after reports of a loud blast, a spokeswoman said on Monday, and heavy smoke was seen in the area. Heavy smoke was pouring out of sewer grates at the corner of King and Bay Street, in the heart of the city's financial core, according to a Reuters witness.
  • At least 21 dead after blast in Egyptian church

    04/09/2017 3:47:03 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9 April 2017 | Staff
    An explosion on Sunday morning at the Mar Girgis Coptic church in the central Delta city of Tanta has left at least 21 dead and over 40 people injured, according to officials. Worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday.
  • Philippines: 9 injured in bomb blast targeting Duterte's security team

    11/29/2016 7:20:45 AM PST · by csvset · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 29 nov 2016 | Ivan watson
    (CNN)Nine members of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's security team have been injured after their convoy was hit by an explosive device. One person is in a critical condition after the blast in Marawi, in the southern island of Mindanao. President Duterte was not with the convoy. "We assure our brave men and women who put their lives on the line for duty and country that their Commander-in-Chief will never abandon them in their time of need," Duterte's spokesman Martin Andanar told CNN.
  • Indonesia ferry blast kills 2, injures 13

    09/14/2016 10:36:33 PM PDT · by djsunzi · 7 replies
    The Straits Times (Singapore) ^ | September 15, 2016
    JAKARTA (REUTERS, AFP) - An explosion on a ferry between the Indonesian resort islands of Bali and Lombok on Thursday (Sept 15) killed two people, an Indonesian and a Dutch national, and injured 13, police said. The boat was carrying 35 passengers, all of whom were foreigners, and four crew, and had just left Padang Bai port in eastern Bali on Thursday morning when the blast occurred. "Two of them died, 13 were injured," Bali police spokesman Made Sudana said, adding the explosion happened off the coast of Lombok. "It seems there was some sort of explosion on the boat,...
  • Kabul explosion: Huge blast rocks Afghan capital

    07/31/2016 2:16:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    bbcnews.com ^ | 7/31/16 | bbcnews
    Reports on social media indicated that the electricity in parts of Kabul had cut off shortly before the explosion.
  • Germany blast: Ansbach bar explosion 'leaves one dead'

    07/24/2016 4:22:21 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 60 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 Jul 2016
    An explosion at a bar in the southern German city of Ansbach, near Nuremberg, has killed one person and injured several others, reports say. The cause is unclear although the city's mayor is quoted as saying it was an "explosive device". Police have sealed off the area around Eugene's Wine Bar, the Nuernberger Nachrichten newspaper reported. The incident comes amid tension following other bloody events in Germany over the past week.
  • March 17, 2015: Christian burn alive two Muslim in lahore Youhanabad

    11/08/2015 5:39:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Also http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jk6wl
  • Bucharest nightclub fire kills 26 [180 wounded in blast]

    10/30/2015 5:33:40 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 October 2015 | Barney Henderson, and Harriet Alexander
    26 people have been killed and scores injured in a Bucharest nightclub fire • Bucharest nightclub fire kills dozens • 150 wounded in blast • Fireworks reportedly caused the fire • Foreigners thought to be among the victims
  • Blast reported at chemical plant in eastern China (#4!)

    09/07/2015 6:14:42 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-7-15 | BEN BLANCHARD
    An explosion shook a chemical plant in the Chinese province of Zhejiang, state media said on Monday, though there were no immediate reports of casualties in a country on edge after blasts killed more than 160 people last month. The blast caused a fire and thick smoke to bellow from the plant in Lishui city shortly before midnight, state radio said on its official Weibo microblog. Firefighters were on the scene and there were no immediate reports of casualties.
  • Deadly China Blast Disrupts World's 10th Largest Port

    08/13/2015 2:20:02 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Manufacturing.net ^ | Thu, 08/13/2015 - 9:35am
    Photographers walk near the charred remains of a warehouse and new cars after an explosion at a warehouse in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Huge, fiery blasts at a warehouse for hazardous chemicals killed many people and turned nearby buildings into skeletal shells in the Chinese port of Tianjin, raising questions Thursday about whether the materials had been properly stored. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) Explosions that sent huge fireballs through China's Tianjin port have disrupted the flow of cars, oil, iron ore and other items through the world's 10th largest port. The blast sent shipping containers tumbling...
  • Injuries in explosives factory blast in north-west Bulgaria

    10/02/2014 4:09:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Sofia Globe ^ | 10/1/2014
    At least three people were injured in a powerful blast at an explosives factory in Gorni Lom in Bulgarias Vidin region on October 1. Unconfirmed media reports said that about 15 people were on shift at the time of the explosion and it was feared that they were dead. Two of the injured were admitted to hospital in Montana for treatment for fractures while another victim was in hospital in Vidin. None was in critical condition, reports said. The scene of the blast was inaccessible because of secondary explosions. It also emerged that the Midzhur plant had a bad track...
  • Blast shakes Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut suburb

    01/21/2014 6:56:17 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    BEIRUT - Four people were killed in a blast in Beirut's southern suburbs on Tuesday, a security source told Reuters, attributing the blast to a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt. The source said another 20 people were wounded in the explosion, which occurred in a stronghold of the military and political movement Hezbollah. Images broadcast on the Shi'ite Muslim militant movement's Al Manar channel showed flames erupting from a building and a large plume of smoke billowing over a street near the charred remains of cars as a crowd gathered at the site of the blast. Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6nmy6mghpQ Al...
  • Police: Illegal weapons found in house of Palestinian diplomat who died after blast

    01/02/2014 4:08:16 PM PST · by RedStateRocker · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 1.3.14 | Ivana Kottasova
    llegal weapons have been found inside the northern Prague residence of a Palestinian diplomat who died Wednesday of injuries suffered when he opened a safe in the living room and an explosion occurred, police said Thursday.
  • Blast kills Palestinian diplomat in Prague

    01/01/2014 9:27:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/1/14 | BBC
    A Palestinian diplomat has been killed by an explosion at his home in the Czech capital Prague. Jamal al-Jamal, the head of the Palestinian mission, had been taken to hospital after the explosion but died of his injuries some four hours later. Palestinian officials said the blast happened when Mr Jamal was moving a safe. Czech police say there is no evidence that it was a planned attack. ... Mr Jamal had only recently moved into the property. Palestinian officials have been quoted as saying the blast took place when Mr Jamal attempted to move a safe from an old...
  • After 3 months , blast effected traders still wait for compensation in peshawar

    12/27/2013 2:26:26 AM PST · by musarratullah · 1 replies
    own work | 27 december 2013 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar , The traders of the Qissa Khawani Bazaar still waiting for government compensation in pesahwar. The even provincial government has completed the survey of traders and local labor whose suffers in the 29 September blast. 22 shops destroyed and 100 people injured in blast at qissa khawani three months back but only 17 people get compensation from the government. According to the investegation 13 blasts occurred in the historical market of the peshawar city Qissaa Khawani bazaar and more than 40 millions rupees loss face traders in the 29 September blast. Chief Minister of Khyber pukhtoonkhwa province visited the...
  • Blast at Pakistan Church Kills More Than 70

    09/22/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/22/13 | Saima Mohsin
    Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A blast at a Protestant church in northwest Pakistan killed at least 72 people and wounded more than 120, a local hospital said Sunday. The attack took place at the All Saints Church of Pakistan, in the violence-plagued city of Peshawar, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the country's capital, Islamabad. Witnesses told CNN affiliate Geo News that at least one suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded bazaar near the church entrance as crowds of worshipers were leaving a Sunday morning service. Some of the victims were children, the witnesses said. The outside of...
  • Police identify intruder shot to death by a Northland homeowner

    09/08/2013 4:08:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | September 5, 2013 | CHRISTINE VENDEL and GLENN E. RICE
    Robinson allegedly stole three vehicles in a pre-dawn crime spree that ended with his death inside a residential garage in the 9000 block of North Garfield Avenue in Kansas City, North. He allegedly fought with the homeowner, who killed him with two shotgun blasts after Robinson stole keys and tried to drive off in the familys vehicle. The homeowners wife held their child and hid in a closet while calling 911 after Robinson broke into their home, police said.
  • Wow: Runner Escapes Boston Bombs, Texas Blast

    04/19/2013 8:15:21 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    Newser ^ | 04/18/2013 | By John Johnson
    Not too many people can relate to this week better than Austin's Joe Berti. He raced in the Boston Marathon and figures he crossed the finish line about 30 seconds before the first bomb went off, reports AP. His wife got hit with shrapnel but escaped serious injury. The Bertis returned to Texas on Tuesday, and the next night, as he drove home from a meeting in Dallas on I-35, Joe's car got rocked by the explosion of the fertilizer plant in West, Texas. He survived that, too, even pulling over to snap a photo of the plumeas debris hit...
  • Did An 8th Century Gamma Ray Burst Irradiate Earth?

    01/21/2013 7:50:06 AM PST · by blam · 51 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 1-21-2013 | Science Daily
    Did An 8th Century Gamma Ray Burst Irradiate Earth?Science DailyJanuary 21,2013 A nearby short duration gamma-ray burst may be the cause of an intense blast of high-energy radiation that hit the Earth in the 8th century, according to new research led by astronomers Valeri Hambaryan and Ralph Neuhӓuser. The two scientists, based at the Astrophysics Institute of the University of Jena in Germany, publish their results in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. In 2012 scientist Fusa Miyake announced the detection of high levels of the isotope Carbon-14 and Beryllium-10 in tree rings formed in 775 CE,...
  • Taliban Blasts Kabul Hours After Obama Visit

    05/02/2012 6:57:19 AM PDT · by TopDeadCenter · 6 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Associated Press
    KABUL, Afghanistan A suicide car bomber and Taliban militants disguised in burqas attacked a compound housing hundreds of foreigners in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing seven people, officials and witnesses said. The Taliban said the attack was a response to President Barack Obama's surprise visit just hours earlier. At least 17 people were also wounded in the assault, most of them Afghan children on their way to school, the Interior Ministry said. The second major assault in Kabul in less than three weeks, the attack highlights the Taliban's continued ability to strike in the heavily guarded capital even...