An explosion in a residential building thought to be storing weapons and ammunition in Syria's rebel-held Idlib killed at least 39 people including 12 children on Sunday, a war monitor said.
The driver, Andrea Anzolin, who was transporting hazardous material, lost his life in the fiery accident on Monday afternoon on the road to Bologna airport in northern Italy.
Police said they had closed off the road where the crash took place as well as the surrounding area in Borgo Panigale, on the outskirts of Bologna.
Police said a car bomb parked in front of a restaurant at the busy street of Maka al Mukaram had exploded.
A bomb exploded outside the US embassy in Beijing on Thursday, wounding the lone assailant, the embassy said in a statement, although police described the weapon merely as a "firework device".
Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab have used car bombs to target government buildings in the capital.
The explosion in the eastern city of Jalalabad also left at least four people wounded and set a nearby petrol station alight.
Eleven people were killed and nine injured Tuesday in an explosion at an iron-ore mine in northeast China's Liaoning province, state media reported.