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New explosion hinders rescue efforts in Iranian tanker fire

New explosion hinders rescue efforts in Iranian tanker fire

The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil from Iran, has been in flames since colliding with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, 160 nautical miles east of Shanghai last Saturday.

Two children die in Vietnam explosion

Two children die in Vietnam explosion

A baby boy and a five-year-old girl were killed in an explosion east of Vietnam's capital Hanoi early Wednesday that destroyed several houses and wounded at least eight other people.

Italy calls gas emergency after Austria pipeline blast

Italy calls gas emergency after Austria pipeline blast

Italy declared a state of emergency for its gas sector Tuesday after supplies were disrupted by a deadly blast at one Europe's biggest pipeline hubs in neighbouring Austria.

Septic tank at centre of huge China blast

Septic tank at centre of huge China blast

A septic tank was the epicentre of a massive explosion that rocked one of China's largest port cities at the weekend, killing two people and injuring at least 19, authorities have said.

Blast rocks Chinese megaport city, two dead

Blast rocks Chinese megaport city, two dead

A major explosion hit China's megaport city of Ningbo on Sunday, killing at least two people, injuring dozens and wrecking buildings, state media and local authorities said.

Truck bomb in northern Iraq kills at least 20

Truck bomb in northern Iraq kills at least 20

At least 20 people were killed and 40 wounded when a suicide bomber set off a truck bomb near a crowded marketplace in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu, police and medical sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Fuel tanker explosion kills eight in Afghan city: officials

Fuel tanker explosion kills eight in Afghan city: officials

At least eight people were killed after a bomb attached to a fuel tanker exploded in a city in northern Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, in the latest attack to hit the country.

Emir directs aid plane be sent to Somalia

Emir directs aid plane be sent to Somalia

The plane carried medical equipment and first aid to help the injured following the terrorist explosions that took place in the Somali capital recently, killing and injuring hundreds.

More than 90 dead after suicide bombing in Mogadishu

More than 90 dead after suicide bombing in Mogadishu

Police officer Mohamed Dahir told DPA on Sunday that many of the dead were pulled out of rubble of buildings damaged by the blast.

Turkey arrests four people over explosion at Tupras refinery

Turkey arrests four people over explosion at Tupras refinery

Turkish authorities arrested four people over Wednesday's explosion in a storage tank at a Tupras refinery which killed four people, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Saturday.

Seven killed by car bomb explosion in Mogadishu

Seven killed by car bomb explosion in Mogadishu

Seven people were killed when a car bomb exploded near a bus stop in a district of Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday, police said.

China says N Korean quake 'suspected explosion', S.Korea says likely natural

China says N Korean quake 'suspected explosion', S.Korea says likely natural

China's earthquake administration said on Saturday it had detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that was a ‘suspected explosion’, raising fears the isolated state ...