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New York City firefighters stand near the site of an explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 17, 2016. REUTERS/Rashid Umar Abbasi

New York City Shaken By ‘Intentional’ Explosion

An explosion rocked the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring at least 29 people, authorities said, adding that they are investigating the blast as a criminal act not immediately linked to any terror organization.

September 18, 2016
Injured people are seen at the scene of explosions at Zaventem airport near Brussels

Attacks On Brussels Airport, Metro Kill 34: Public Broadcaster

British Sky News television’s Alex Rossi, at the airport, said he heard two “very, very loud explosions”.

March 22, 2016

Orbital Rocket Explodes After Launch

An unmanned rocket that was designated to resupply the International Space Station exploded in a giant fireball after launch.

October 29, 2014

Syrian Rebel Group Names New Chief After Blast Wipes Out Leadership

By Weedah Hamzah and Pol O Gradaigh, dpa BEIRUT — One of Syria’s largest rebel groups hurriedly named new commanders after its leadership was wiped out in an explosion, hours before the U.S. president was to outline a plan to combat the Islamic State and discuss support for the moderate Syrian opposition. In a major […]

September 10, 2014

Bomb Blast In Nigeria Capital Kills 21, Wounds 17, Say Police

Abuja (AFP) – A bomb exploded in a crowded shopping center in Nigeria’s capital Abuja on Wednesday, killing at least 21 people and wounding 17, police and the government said. “The casualty figure for now is 21 persons dead, 17 injured,” national police spokesman Frank Mba said, adding that an arrest had been made. Senior […]

June 25, 2014

Dozens Killed In Central Nigeria Market Bombing

By Akanbi Thani and Kristin Palitza KANO, Nigeria — Dozens of people were killed in a twin bombing at a crowded market in the Plateau state capital Jos in central Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday. Scores of torched bodies were being evacuated from the scene of the blasts, witnesses told the German news agency dpa. “Two […]

May 20, 2014

At Least Five Dead, Hundreds Trapped In Collapsed Turkey Coal Mine

Istanbul (AFP) – At least five miners were killed and as many as 400 others remain trapped underground after an explosion in a coal mine in the western Turkish province of Manisa on Tuesday, officials said. “We have been informed that five people died and 30 people were rescued,” said Manisa mayor Cengiz Ergun, as […]

May 13, 2014

Landmark Syrian Hotel Destroyed As Rebels Set Off Underground Blast

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — A huge blast destroyed a hotel in the historic heart of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday after rebels detonated explosives in a tunnel dug beneath government lines, according to opposition and government accounts. The explosion ripped through the Carlton Citadel Hotel, near the landmark […]

May 8, 2014

18 Killed In Syria Blasts Include 11 Children

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — A pair of car bombs in Syria’s central Hama province killed 18 people, including 11 children, the state media reported Friday. The bombings were the latest in a series of attacks by both sides that have caused escalating numbers of civilian casualties. The recent attacks fit a […]

May 2, 2014

Florida Jail Explosion Kills Two Inmates, Injures Dozens

Miami (AFP) – At least two inmates were killed and more than 100 people injured when an apparent explosion destroyed part of a jail in the southern U.S. state of Florida, officials said Thursday. The blast “resulted in a partial building collapse” at Escambia County Central Booking Facility in Pensacola, Florida, officials said on the […]

May 1, 2014

Fire Rages At Wyoming Natural Gas Plant; Town’s Evacuation Lifted

By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times Soaring flames kept a major natural gas plant in southwestern Wyoming closed Thursday, affecting fuel supplies across the West. The fire followed an explosion Wednesday afternoon at one of the five natural gas processing units at a Williams Cos. plant near the town of Opal. About 40 workers immediately left […]

April 24, 2014

Death Toll In Fiery Bus Crash Rises To 10; Five Are High School Students

By Matt Stevens, Paige St. John and Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times ORLAND, Calif. — The death toll in a head-on collision between a FedEx truck and a bus full of Los Angeles-area high school students rose to 10 early Friday, officials said. The victims included five students, three adult chaperons, the driver of the truck […]

April 11, 2014

Natural Gas Firm Downplays Threat To Washington Town After Explosion

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times The owner of a natural gas facility downplayed the danger to residents after an explosion at the facility injured four people and forced the evacuation of a small town in southern Washington on Monday morning. The processing facility is owned by Northwest Pipeline, a subsidiary of Williams Partners, a […]

March 31, 2014

Photo Of The Day — March 15

Firefighters battle a blaze at the site of a possible explosion and building collapse on corner of 116th Street and Park Avenue, in the Harlem section of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA/MCT)

March 15, 2014

New York Blast Death Toll Rises To Seven

New York (AFP) – The death toll from a thunderous gas explosion rose to seven on Thursday as rescue workers combed through the rubble of two flattened Manhattan apartment buildings. A spokesman for the New York Police Department told AFP four women and three men had been found dead at the scene of Wednesday’s building […]

March 13, 2014

15 Hurt After Reported New York City Explosion

By William Murphy, Newsday NEW YORK — Firefighters were pouring water onto billowing smoke in East Harlem on Wednesday morning after a reported explosion and possible building collapse that injured about 15 people, officials said. A Harlem Hospital spokesman said there was one patient so far in a “condition reported as serious trauma.” “We are […]

March 12, 2014

New York Building Explodes, Collapses: Police

New York (AFP) – A residential building in New York’s East Harlem neighborhood exploded and collapsed on Wednesday, sparking a serious fire and engulfing the area in thick smoke, officials said. Local TV stations reported that several people had sustained minor injuries in the incident at 116th Street and Park Avenue. TV footage showed debris […]

March 12, 2014

Norway And The Fear Of Al Qaeda

It seemed obvious: An attack on a Western target in the wake of the constant pressure that the US and NATO forces have been applying to Al Qaeda. The group and its various offshoots have had a rough couple of months. They suffered the killing of bin Laden; the killing of Ilyas Kashmiri, Al Qaeda’s […]

July 22, 2011