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# blast - Friday 7 August, 2020

Lebanon's president rejects global probe into port blast

Michel Aoun today said a missile or negligence could have been responsible for the explosion.

# blast - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

'People just want to burst into tears': Beirut blast sends shockwaves through Lebanon

A large area of the Lebanese capital sits under rubble today following the blast less than 48 hours ago.

Department of Foreign Affairs fielding 'a number of calls' from Irish citizens following Beirut blast

Irish peacekeeping troops are also stationed in Lebanon but have all been accounted for and are ‘safe’.

# blast - Monday 19 March, 2018

Two injured in fresh explosion in Austin as police investigate series of parcel bombings

The head of police has warned residents not to touch any unexpected packages left at their homes.

# blast - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

From The42 'He gave silly instructions for everything, even in training. He was like a robot' Blasted

'He gave silly instructions for everything, even in training. He was like a robot'

Former Man United midfielder Anderson has slammed his ex-boss Louis van Gaal.

# blast - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Over 230 dead and 275 injured in worst single attack in Somalia's history

Doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims following the blast, many burned beyond recognition.

# blast - Sunday 2 April, 2017

18 people hurt in accidental explosion at French carnival

Three of the injured were children.

# blast - Saturday 3 December, 2016

At least 38 killed in two separate Chinese coal mine blasts

China is the world’s largest coal producer and deadly accidents are common.

# blast - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

At least 10 injured in blast in Turkish resort city

An official said it was “too early” to make assumptions as to the cause of the blast.

# blast - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

1 dead and dozens injured as car bomb explodes in Thai nightlife district

The latest blast struck late last night outside a hotel in Pattani, a southern province battered by a long-running rebellion.

# blast - Friday 1 April, 2016

Brussels re-opening delayed as airport police strike over security

The police union says safety concerns have not been addressed.

# blast - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

As it happened: At least 34 dead as Islamic State claims attack on Brussels

A manhunt is on for at least one suspect.

# blast - Monday 14 March, 2016

Ankara bombing: 37 confirmed dead after blast at busy transport hub

The attackers are said to have deliberately targeted the bus stop.

# blast - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Woman suffers burn injuries after toilet explodes

The explosion’s believed to have been caused by a build-up of methane.

# blast - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Man found alive just 50 metres from epicentre of massive China blast Rescued This post contains videos

Man found alive just 50 metres from epicentre of massive China blast

Residents around the explosion site have been evacuated now after highly-poisonous sodium cyanide was found

# blast - Monday 5 January, 2015

Watch: You probably don't want to be this close to an exploding fireworks factory

One person was reportedly injured in the blast

# blast - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Bungling thief caught on camera trying to blow up ATM... and knocking himself over Whoops

Bungling thief caught on camera trying to blow up ATM... and knocking himself over

The man lost his hat and flip-flops in the blast.

# blast - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Explosion at crowded shopping centre kills 21 in Nigerian capital

Another 17 people were injured in the blast.

# blast - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

At least 21 dead in bomb attack on World Cup viewing centre in Nigeria

The blast was the latest in a series at football viewing centres in Nigeria blamed on Boko Haram militants.

# blast - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Booby-trapped car explodes outside bank in Athens

The explosion came as Greece prepared to return to bond markets. No one was injured in the incident.

# blast - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

A bomb from World War II exploded in Thailand today

Workers at a Bangkok scrap facility believed the device had been made safe.

# blast - Friday 24 January, 2014

Blast at church in Rome ahead of Francois Hollande visit

The French President is due to meet with the Pope for the first time later today amid deep divisions in France over issues like abortion and gay marriage.

# blast - Monday 20 January, 2014

Death toll continues to rise following suicide bombing at Pakistan military HQ

At least 13 people died, with 18 others wounded, just a day after one of the deadliest bomb attacks in recent years.

# blast - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Co Derry resident among 21 killed in Kabul suicide attack

Simon Chase had been living in Limavady with his partner and children. It’s understood he was working with an EU police mission.

# blast - Friday 13 December, 2013

Explosion forces evacuation of busy Belfast retail district

The explosion occurred in the Cathedral Quarter, a busy retail district.

# blast - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Irish troops in Syria return fire after being hit by "unknown blast"

An estimated 36 Irish troops were on patrol when their convoy was hit but none sustained any serious injuries.

# blast - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Car bomb in Sinai region kills 10 soldiers, while blast in Cairo leaves 4 police injured

35 people were injured in the car bomb attack, while four police were wounded in the explosion in Cairo.

# blast - Monday 21 October, 2013

Bomb blast on bus in Russia kills 5 people

A further 17 people were injured in the blast.

# blast - Monday 5 August, 2013

Six dead, 26 hurt in Philippines bomb blast

The United States and other governments had earlier warned of a terror threat in the city.

# blast - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

No fatalities after massive Florida gas plant blasts

Massive blasts ripped through the Blue Rhino propane plant late last night.

# blast - Monday 20 May, 2013

At least 14 killed in Afghanistan suicide blast

Reports say the bomber was wearing a police uniform. A senior local politician is believed to have died in the blast.

# blast - Friday 10 May, 2013

Criminal probe launched in Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed 14

Around 200 people were injured in the blast, which decimated the small town of 2,800 people.

# blast - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Bomb in Pakistan kills 47, injures 200

The bomb exploded in Hazara town, an area dominated by Shiites on the outskirts of Quetta.

# blast - Monday 11 February, 2013

Nine trapped after Russia coal mine blast

A total of 259 miners were working underground when the explosion went off at the Vorkutinskaya mine.

# blast - Friday 1 February, 2013

Blast at Mexico oil giant's headquarters kills 25

The company said the cause of the deadly incident was under investigation but it is thought it may have been a gas leak.

# blast - Monday 7 January, 2013

From The42 Exiles: O'Shea blasts ref as McCall signs on until 2015 with Saracens Irish Abroad

Exiles: O'Shea blasts ref as McCall signs on until 2015 with Saracens

The Harlequins director or rugby believes Quins’ referee on Sunday was out of his depth.

# blast - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Afghanistan: Bomb blast at US military base

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed the bomber and three Afghans at the gate to the base.

# blast - Sunday 18 November, 2012

One body found near oil rig in Gulf of Mexico after explosion

Two workers have been missing since the explosion and fire on the oil rig on Friday.

# blast - Friday 19 October, 2012

Two killed as large explosion rattles Beirut

Local media are reporting that at least two people have been killed and 15 injured in the explosion.

15 wedding guests killed in roadside bomb in Afghanistan

The passengers were on their way to a wedding in northern Afghanistan when the bomb went off.

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