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  • Bucks County DA: Suspect Charged With Weapons Of Mass Destruction In Connection To Mysterious

    06/29/2018 7:31:04 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^ | 6/28/2018 | greg argos
    BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — Police made an arrest Thursday in a series of mysterious explosions that have rocked Bucks County for months. Law enforcement converged on two locations in Quakertown as part of the investigation – a chemical company on Old Bethlehem Pike and the home of the owner of that company on Spinnerstown Road. Police Investigating Another Mysterious Explosion In Bucks County After Tractor Cutting Grass Strikes Device
  • 'Number of Confirmed Fatalities’ After Reports of ‘Explosions’ At UK Ariana Grande Concert

    05/22/2017 4:40:56 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 115 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 May 2017 | Breitbart London
    UK Police have confirmed a number of fatalities in central Manchester in the North of England after reports of one or more “explosions” during an Ariana Grande concert on Monday evening. Greater Manchester Police said there have been a “number of fatalities and others injured” at the Manchester Arena, where Grammy-nominated pop singer Ariana Grande was performing.
  • New Zealand Beach Closed Amid Fears of Hundreds of "Exploding Whales"

    02/14/2017 8:07:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 13 FEB 2017
    "It's not very nice getting a 'gut bomb' on your face." The devastating mass stranding event that saw more than 650 pilot whales beach themselves in New Zealand over the weekend is finally over, with 17 survivors making it back to a large pod of more than 200 individuals seen 6 km (3.7 miles) offshore. But things are just getting started for the clean-up crew, because hundreds of carcasses are now strewn across Farewell Spit beach, and the public has been banned due to fears of spontaneous whale explosions caused by gas build-up. "These things explode from the stomach, and...
  • Thailand blasts target Phuket and Hua Hin tourist spots

    08/11/2016 9:07:13 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12 August 2016
    A series of blasts across Thailand targeted the tourist towns of Hua Hin, Phuket and other locations, leaving at least three dead and many injured. They came hours after twin bombs killed one person in the seaside resort town of Hua Hin, near the capital Bangkok. On Friday, the town was hit again by multiple blasts. Two explosions were also reported in the popular tourist destination of Phuket.
  • Ankara explosions: Reports of multiple blasts and injuries in Turkish capital

    11/25/2015 7:41:46 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 128 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 15:27, 25 Nov 2015 | Anthony Bond
    Ankara explosions: Reports of multiple blasts and injuries in Turkish capital 14:35, 25 Nov 2015 Updated 15:27, 25 Nov 2015 By Anthony Bond Multiple explosions have taken place in the Turkish capital Ankara, it has been reported. Witnesses say the blasts resulted in several popping sounds and caused a number of injuries. Reports from the city said the violence explosions caused panic with many people taking to social media fearing a coordinated attack. Emergency services rushed onto the streets shortly after the blasts at about 1.30pm local time. Military personal and firefighters were also deployed. Local police said they investigated...
  • French police are chasing 'four heavily armed people' in a Citroen

    11/14/2015 6:13:02 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 102 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/14/15 | Emma Glanfield
    Police are reportedly chasing a car containing four 'heavily armed men' who stormed through a motorway toll road as they headed towards Paris. French police are said to be in pursuit of a Citroën Berlingo after it forced its way through a toll on the A10 in the Ablis area of Yvelines in north-west France. The town is approximately 40 miles from the centre of Paris and the incident comes as police remain on high alert following a string of deadly terror attacks across the French capital last night.
  • WSJ: China Evacuates Tianjin Blast Area Amid Fears of Toxic Chemicals in Air vs. NYT:

    08/15/2015 1:02:53 PM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated Aug. 15, 2015 1:01 p.m. ET | Chun Han Wong
    China Evacuates Tianjin Blast Area Amid Fears of Toxic Chemicals in AirCivilians in temporary shelter relocated after wind-change warning, state media says BEIJING—Authorities on Saturday ordered residents to leave the vicinity of the deadly warehouse blasts in the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin, amid concerns over airborne chemical pollutants and fresh fires at the scene. Civilians resettled at a temporary shelter near the blasts, which killed at least 104 people and injured more than 700 others, were transferred to another location after officials received warning of changes in wind direction, China’s official Xinhua News Agency said. Several other Chinese...
  • Tianjin explosions: police order mass evacuations amid further blasts

    08/15/2015 6:58:51 AM PDT · by wtd
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 15 August 2015 08.34 EDT | Fergus Ryan
    Tianjin explosions: police order mass evacuations amid further blasts Everyone within three kilometres of blast site in China urged to get out amid fears of poisoning by sodium cyanide as death toll rises to 85Armed police are evacuating everyone within three kilometres (1.9 miles) of the Tianjin blast site in China after fires reignited and seven to eight explosions rocked the area on Saturday, local media reported. Hundreds of evacuees housed at a temporary shelter for the homeless in a nearby primary school were also being moved away, amid fears that highly toxic chemical sodium cyanide discovered at the...
  • Death Toll in Chinese Fire Rises, Along With Anger at Apparent Safety Lapses

    08/14/2015 6:37:06 PM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 14, 2015 | Andrew Jacobs
    Death Toll in Chinese Fire Rises, Along With Anger at Apparent Safety LapsesBEIJING — The high-rise apartment complex closest to Tianjin’s toxic chemical storage inferno was only 2,000 feet away, despite Chinese laws requiring a 3,200-foot minimum distance from hazardous sites.
  • Explosions, multi-alarm fire reported at Texas chemical plant; residents ordered to seek shelter

    08/14/2015 6:28:08 PM PDT · by wtd · 20 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | August 14, 2015 | Nina Golgowski
    Explosions, multi-alarm fire reported at Texas chemical plant; residents ordered to seek shelter Residents were ordered to seek shelter and turn off their air conditioners after several explosions were reported at a chemical plant near Houston Friday evening. A shelter-in-place order was in effect for about three hours for those within a 2-mile radius of the DrillChem chemical plant in Conroe which burst into flames around 4:44 p.m. local time, fire officials said. While it's not yet clear how the fire started, the company has told authorities that the last employee left about 30 minutes before it erupted and...
  • China defends initial response to chemical fires after port blasts

    08/14/2015 8:56:09 AM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:17am EDT | Adam Rose & Megha Rajagopalan
    China defends initial response to chemical fires after port blasts China on Friday defended fire fighters who initially hosed water on a blaze in a warehouse storing volatile chemicals, a response foreign experts said could have contributed to two huge blasts that killed 56 people. At least 21 fire fighters were among the victims of the explosions at the port in the northeastern city of Tianjin on Wednesday night, the official Xinhua news agency said, calling it possibly the highest death toll among fire crews since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. About 720 people...
  • Tianjin Explosions: Natural Disasters In China Prompt Wave Of Media Censorship

    08/13/2015 2:06:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    ibtimes ^ | August 13 2015 3:28 AM EDT | Mark Hanrahan 
    As Chinese rescue workers and emergency services raced to respond to the deadly explosions that rocked the port city of Tianjin Wednesday, another group of Chinese officials, with a very different purpose, also sprang into action: the country's censors and security officials, intent on limiting coverage of the disaster by conventional media outlets and social media. Authorities in Tianjin have been attempting to tightly control information about the disaster. Journalists and nonessential personnel were being kept six miles away from the scene of the blasts, the Los Angeles Times reported. In addition, a CNN correspondent reporting live from outside a...
  • Explosions Heard in Golan Heights as Syrian Mortars Strike Israel

    04/28/2015 5:22:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 04/28/15 | Lea Speyer
    Air raid sirens sounded across the Golan Heights on early Tuesday afternoon, warning of possible incoming rockets from Syria or Lebanon. Initial reports indicate local residents heard explosions in the area following the sirens, which were triggered around 12 pm. It is believed that two mortars landed near the Ein Zivan kibbutz, Channel 2 reported. After a brief investigation, the IDF concluded that rocket fire was spillover from the civil war in Syria and was unintentionally shot towards Israel. The Golan Regional Council said in a statement: “As a result of spillover from fighting between rebels and the Syrian army,...
  • North Koreans among 40 dead at Iran nuke plant

    02/04/2013 12:37:35 PM PST · by Perseverando · 36 replies
    WND ^ | February 3, 2013 | Reza Kahlili
    Meanwhile, Tehran's official news agency calls WND 'mouthpiece of CIA' The explosions at Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility Jan. 21 killed at least 40 people, including two North Koreans, WND learned Sunday. Meanwhile, the Islamic regime is labeling WND a “mouthpiece of the CIA” for its exclusive reporting of the blasts. The bodies of 11 of the technicians and scientists are beyond recognition, a member of the security forces at the facility told WND. According to the source, 60 others are in critical condition and have been transferred to the central base of the 27th Division of Mohammad Rassool Allah. The...
  • Underground Blasts Fire Indianapolis Manhole Covers Into Air

    03/19/2015 2:46:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | March 19, 2015 | Jeni O'Malley
    Underground explosions caused by electrical arcing shot manhole covers into the air at a busy downtown Indianapolis intersection on Thursday, disrupting commuters, closing businesses and raising concerns about safety as the city prepares to host the Final Four next month. Indianapolis Power & Light officials said Thursday that the arcing — electrical current jumping a gap in a circuit — occurred in 120-volt underground cables and caused the system to short-circuit.
  • Odd Byproduct of Legal Marijuana: Homes That Blow Up

    01/17/2015 3:22:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 17, 2015 | Jack Healy
    When Colorado legalized marijuana two years ago, nobody was quite ready for the problem of exploding houses. But that is exactly what firefighters, courts and lawmakers across the state are confronting these days: amateur marijuana alchemists who are turning their kitchens and basements into “Breaking Bad”-style laboratories, using flammable chemicals to extract potent drops of a marijuana concentrate commonly called hash oil, and sometimes accidentally blowing up their homes and lighting themselves on fire in the process.
  • Hash oil explosions rise with legalized marijuana

    05/06/2014 12:08:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2014 2:07 AM EDT | Sadie Gurman
    The opening months of Colorado’s first-in-the-nation recreational marijuana industry have seen a rise in fiery explosions and injuries as pot users try to make the drug’s intoxicating oil in crude home-based laboratories. Since Jan. 1, when sales began, the state’s only certified adult burn center has treated 10 people with serious injuries they suffered while making hash oil, compared with 11 in 2013 and one in 2012. Law enforcement and fire officials, meanwhile, are grappling with how to respond, as the questionable legality of the process has made it difficult to punish amateur chemists. Some prosecutors are charging them with...
  • Japan: 2 Explosions Heard Near US Naval Base

    11/28/2013 11:48:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 82 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/13
    Two explosions were heard near the US Air Force base located near the Japanese capital of Tokyo. Japanese police and US officials reported that remnants of two IED's (Improvised Explosive Device) had been found in the area. No caualties...
  • Blasts rock Iranian Embassy in Beirut

    11/19/2013 3:51:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 11.19.13, 10:12 | Roi Kais
    At least 23 people were killed and 146 were injured Tuesday morning in two strong explosions near the Iranian Embassy in Lebanon. A senior Lebanese official said the cultural attaché at the embassy was among the dead. According to one report, several rockets were fired at the area and at least one of them hit the building. The area of the blasts in southern Beirut is considered a Hezbollah stronghold. The Shiite organization is a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad and is helping him in his war against Syrian rebels. …
  • Evacuations ordered after fire, explosions rock plant in Oklahoma

    09/19/2013 4:34:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    THOMAS, Okla. — Firefighters are battling a fire and officials are ordering nearby areas evacuated after a fire and explosions rocked a manufacturing site northwest of Oklahoma City.