Tianjin death toll up to at least 50

The massive explosions in China’s northern city of Tianjin are now known to have killed at least 50 people. More than 700 have been injured and hospitals are struggling to cope with the number of casualties. The blasts, at a warehouse storing toxic chemicals, destroyed tower blocks and burned out[…]

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Istanbul hit by explosion and gunfire

Two assailants have opened fire at the US consulate building in Istanbul and engaged in a gunfight with security personnel, according to local media reports. One of the assailants, a female, was wounded in the attack and captured by the police in an apartment nearby, media said, adding that police[…]

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Deadly explosion rocks Kabul

A truck bomb has killed at least 15 people and injured about 400 more in central Kabul, near an Afghan army base in the city’s District 8, police sources have told Al Jazeera. The explosion occurred early on Friday morning, rattling nearby homes. “Moments ago there was a car bomb[…]

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Four killed in Gaza war rocket explosion

At least four Palestinians from the same family have been killed, and 43 people were injured, in the Gaza Strip after Israeli military ordnance left over from last summer’s 50-day war exploded, a Palestinian health official has said. Ashraf al-Qidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman, said on Thursday that the[…]

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Explosion hits Syria intelligence facility in Aleppo

A large explosion struck a Syrian intelligence building in the northern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, setting off heavy clashes between insurgents and government troops, two activist groups said. The Aleppo Media Center and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the massive blast hit a branch of the[…]

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Bombs kill 26 in Nigeria

Two explosions in two northeast Nigerian states on Monday killed at least 26 people and injured 79, rescue and health officials said. A car bomb at a bus station in Gombe city killed at least 20 people and injured 60, according to Red Cross official Abubakar Yakubu. Those killed were “burned[…]

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