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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Explosions

This year
Strike on residential building in east Ukraine kills at least 5: officials
The strike hit the entrance of a nine-storey building, turning several floors into smouldering rubble.
Last year
Putin vows more 'severe' attacks after Russian missiles batter Ukraine
The biggest wave of strikes across Ukraine in months killed at least 11 people.
Five wounded in fresh attacks on west Ukraine city of Lviv
There were reports of explosions in the city earlier this afternoon.
All time
Rescuers work through the night as death toll rises following massive Beirut explosions
Lebanon’s prime minister said the blast was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate.
Three dead as gunfire and explosions rock Libya's foreign ministry building
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
'It rained fire' - At least 24 dead after explosions at Mexican fireworks factory
The victims included four firefighters and five police.
At least 119 people killed as bomb attacks rock Baghdad
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement posted online.
Flights cancelled as Europe freezes transport links with Brussels
Airlines across Europe, including Aer Lingus and Ryanair, have cancelled flights.
Al-Qaeda gunmen kill at least 20 people outside African hotel popular with tourists
Around 10 vehicles were on fire in the street where the four-star Splendid hotel is located in a busy, central area of Ouagadougou.
Jakarta attack: Police identify extremist who may have plotted attacks
At least two people were killed in the early morning blasts, the first mass attack in the Indonesian capital since the bombings of two hotels in 2009.
Explosions heard as fire engulfs Mayo factory
Fire services are tackling the fire at McHale Engineering.
Islamic State video shows militants destroying ancient city of Nimrud
The ruins of the city founded in the 13th century BC were one of the most famous archaeological sites in Iraq.
Explosions at four subway stations in Egypt
Two people have been wounded.
Death toll in Nigeria bus station bombs rises to 71
President Goodluck Jonathan is on his way to the scene, where a further 124 commuters were injured.
Have you heard about the 'Not a Martyr' campaign?
The ‘selfie’ protest is ready to move onto its next step in the Lebanon.
Dozens killed, more than 120 injured in Baghdad car bomb attacks
850 people have been killed in September alone as a result of Iraq violence.
Military troops among 40 dead in Yemen attack
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are targeting oil facilities, foreigners and security forces.
Two dead after explosion at fireworks factory
Around 150 firefighters battled the flames to bring them under control.
Updated: Explosions leave 40 dead and 100 injured in Turkey
One of the car bombs exploded outside the city hall while the other went off outside the post office in the town of Reyhanli, a main hub for Syrian refugees and rebel activity in Turkey’s Hatay province, just across the border.
This is how the markets reacted to fake news tweet
The tweet erroneously said there had been two explosions at the White House and President Barack Obama was injured.
Column: I’ll never forget the moment I heard the news of the explosions in my hometown
Boston native, Larry Donnelly reflects on the the horrific events that happened at the Boston Marathon this week, saying he’s been heartened by the expressions of solidarity from countless Irish people who have such a special affinity with the most Irish city in the US.
Column: Downtown Boston is a crime scene and I’m sitting in my office a few miles away
Having just moved to the US, Jan Schneider had planned to go watch the Boston Marathon. Luckily, other things came up and he never made it. Here’s his account of living in the aftermath of the Boston bombings.
Boston, from Heartbreak Hill to Heartbreak Marathon
Stephen O’Byrnes, a veteran marathon runner who completed the Boston Marathon ten years ago, explains how bombing the finishing straight is a particularly wicked and cruel act.
PHOTOS: New Yorkers offer solidarity with Boston after marathon terror
Informal tributes have mushroomed across the USA’s largest city, which has its own experiences of mass terror.
'We thought it was sparklers going off': Irish runners speak of Boston trauma
Irish participants in the Boston Marathon have spoken of the shock at the events at the finish line on Boylston Street.
UPDATED: Three dead, 140 injured in Boston Marathon blasts
US media outlets are reporting that an eight-year-old was killed in the explosions.
Hashtag #BostonHelp offers support to those in need
From a free bed to transport to a shoulder to cry on – the power of social media is put to good use.
President, Taoiseach and Tánaiste extend sympathies to Boston
President Michael D Higgins has issued a brief statement offering thoughts to the people of Boston after today’s explosions at the city’s marathon.
New York City on high alert after Boston explosions
Barack Obama to address the nation on the situation as NYC goes into security lockdown.
Video captures moment Boston Marathon was rocked by two explosions
Videos show the explosion and its immediate aftermath. Warning: Viewers may find some footage distressing.
Boston police: 'This is an ongoing event'
Three explosions have occurred in the city this afternoon. The public has been asked to remain at home and visitors have been asked to return to their place of accommodation.
Police say JFK Library incident was 'fire related'
No injuries were reported at the building. Police said they were treating the event as related to the Boston Marathon blasts.
Gamma-ray burst blasted the Earth in 8th century
Space scientists have built on a study by an astrophysicist of the rings of ancient cedar trees – and concluded that two black holes collided.
NGO: Two blasts kill and injure dozens in Syria
Meanwhile, Kurds say they have taken control of towns in the northeast.
VIDEO: All the things Bruce Willis has ever broken
He takes no prisoners.
Syria: Explosions rock army HQ in Damascus
Witnesses said the blasts set off hours of sporadic gunbattles and a raging fire inside the heavily guarded compound.
Grenade and gun attacks on Kenyan churches kill 10
Two churches were targeted in what officials believe were attacks mounted by Somali militants.
Boko Haram attacks on two churches in Nigeria kill at least seven
A suicide bomber and a gunman attacked churches in the cities of Jos and Biu.
Two explosions in Derry
The PSNI is investigating the possible causes of the two blasts, but say that nobody has been reported injured.
Artist creates incredible display of daytime fireworks
Onlookers were amazed by a daytime fireworks display created by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, who controlled the explosions using a computer.