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HK violence is ‘life-threatening’, claim police, citing bomb explosion

Law enforcers are speaking up after an officer’s neck was slashed, an explosive was detonated.  

16 hurt as helium-filled balloons explode

Police say someone had tried to cut the string tied to a bunch of balloons with a cigarette lighter.

Bomb blast hits police bus in Turkey, five wounded

Investigation launched, culprits yet to be determined.

1 hurt as blast rocks southern Swedish city

A woman in her twenties, who was passing by when the explosion occurred, was found injured at the scene and taken to hospital.

Market blast wounds 7 in southern Philippines

There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, but a militant group operating in the area is among the suspects.

12 dead, 50 injured in chemical factory blast in western India

A barrel filled with 200 litres of chemicals exploded and the fire spread to other parts of the factory.

Nuclear sensors in Russia offline after mystery blast

Russia's state nuclear agency Rosatom has acknowledged that nuclear workers were killed in the explosion, which occurred during a rocket engine test near the White Sea in northern Russia.

Gas explosion victim in critical condition, says son

Family to move out from their home of 15 years while extensive repairs are carried out to the flat.

Penang flat blows up as man lights up cigarette

The man, 62, was thrown against a wall and suffered 80% burns. Leaking cooking gas is believed to have caused the explosion.

Tanzania fuel tanker blast kills 60

The explosion was reportedly triggered when a man tried to pull out the truck's battery, while witnesses say one of the people looting the fuel was smoking a cigarette.

Blast rocks Copenhagen police station, no injuries reported

It is the second explosion in less than a week to hit the Danish capital following a similar blast at the city's national tax agency building.

95 wounded in Kabul blast, Taliban claim responsibility

A witness says he heard a big bang and all the shop windows around him broke with glass flying everywhere.

Thai army destroys thousands of landmines in jungle

Thailand is one of more than 160 countries to have signed the Ottawa Treaty, which prohibits the use and stockpiling of the destructive weapon and aims to clear all mines by 2025.

Thailand links Bangkok bombs to southern insurgents

Thailand remains deeply divided after a controversial election in March returned a junta to power as a civilian government, but it is also locked in a violent rebellion in the south that has killed thousands over the past 15 years.

Thailand seeks over 10 suspects for Bangkok’s recent bombings

The violence has largely been confined to the Narathiwat region in the south, although militants have been blamed for bomb attacks in the capital in the past.

Fiery Cairo car crash claims 19 lives

Egypt's prosecutor general orders an investigation to determine the causes of the crash.

Blasts hit Bangkok as city hosts major security meeting

There is no immediate claim of responsibility.

Afghan VP candidate injured as Kabul blast kills 2, wounds another...

No militant group has claimed responsibility.

Death toll rises to 10 after China gas plant blast

Friday's blast at the Henan Coal Gas Group factory has left another 19 people seriously injured and more with light injuries.

NZ police report ‘serious’ incident in Christchurch

The incident comes four months after a lone gunman killed 51 people and wounded dozens in shooting attacks on two Christchurch mosques.

NZ defence defuses hazardous chemical at biotech site

New Zealand's defence force conducts a controlled explosion at a biotech facility after being called to deal with a hazardous chemical incident.

Gas explosion at US mall injures 21

The explosion sent debris flying across the parking lot of the Fountain Plaza shopping centre.

19 injured, buildings damaged in apparent explosion in Swedish town of...

A suspected explosion injures 19 people in the centre of Linkoping, a town in southern Sweden.

17 students hurt, 70 taken ill after suspected chemical leak at...

Some 100 students are reportedly showing symptoms of inhaling chemical vapours.