Explosion hits southern Turkey’s Antalya
Oct25

Explosion hits southern Turkey’s Antalya

An explosion outside a chamber of commerce building in Turkey’s southern resort city of Antalya wounded several people today but the mayor said there were no life-threatening injuries and the blast may have been an accident. Turkey is on high alert after repeated bombings blamed on Islamic State and Kurdish militants this year. Authorities in the capital Ankara banned public meetings this month for fear of further attacks, and...

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‘Illegal’ coal mining cause of deadly explosion killed 19 in northern China
Sep28

‘Illegal’ coal mining cause of deadly explosion killed 19 in northern China

Chinese authorities blamed illegal mining activities for a gas explosion at a coal mine that killed 19 people and left one other miner missing, Chinese state media reports. The explosion on Tuesday morning occurred at a small coal mine when 20 miners were working underground in the city of Shizuishan, in the northwestern region of Ningxia, Xinhua said on today. State broadcaster CCTV said the blast had killed 19 people. Local...

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Global charity attacked in deadly wave of Kabul violence
Sep06

Global charity attacked in deadly wave of Kabul violence

Explosions rang out today during an hours-long attack on an international charity in Kabul, the latest assault in a wave of violence in the Afghan capital that has killed at least 24 people and wounded dozens. The assault on CARE International began late Monday with a massive car bombing, just hours after the Taliban carried out a brazen double suicide attack near the defence ministry. A plume of smoke rose over the upscale...

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Syria bomb blasts ‘kill 48’
Sep05

Syria bomb blasts ‘kill 48’

A string of bomb attacks hit across mostly government-controlled areas of Syria on Monday, killing several dozen people including at least 35 in Tartus, state media said. At least 48 people died in the multiple blasts, with dozens also wounded in the double bombing outside of Tartus city. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the blasts, but the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group has regularly targeted several of the...

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Suspected gas explosion kills one at Belgium sports centre
Aug26

Suspected gas explosion kills one at Belgium sports centre

An explosion at a sports centre in the southern Belgian town of Chimay early on Friday (Aug 26) killed one person and wounded four others, two of them seriously, Belgium’s Crisis Centre said. “It is probably a gas explosion,” an official at the agency told Reuters, adding that there was no indication of it being a militant attack. Local media reported the blast occurred just after midnight local time at a sports...

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