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  • Explosion at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, Casualties Confirmed

    11/11/2016 9:29:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    abc ^ | 11/11/2016 | David Caplan
    A US official tells ABC News at least 11 have been wounded, by likely a vehicle-borne improved explosive device. An Afghan official tells ABC News that US forces have cordoned off the air base, located in northeastern Afghanistan, about an hour north of Kabul.
  • Gas canister explodes in cafe near Malaga leaving at least 77 people injured

    10/01/2016 2:27:55 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 33 replies
    The Sun ^ | October 1, 2016 | Neal Baker
    Full title: Gas canister explodes in cafe near Malaga leaving at least 77 people injured with five in a serious condition at holiday hotspot A GAS canister has exploded near Malaga, Spain, leaving at least 77 people injured. Five victims are in a serious condition after the blast at a cafe in the town of Velez-Malaga, which sits on the country’s tourist-packed south coast. It is not yet clear whether the explosion, which happened at around 5pm GMT, was unintentional or the work of terrorists. Shocking footage of the aftermath shows panicked crowds screaming outside the cafe as it is...
  • BREAKING: Explosion Rocks Malmo, Sweden Hours After Gun Attack (VIDEO)

    09/25/2016 5:51:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    GP ^ | September 25,2017 | Jim Hoft
    POLICE are on high alert after an explosion rocked Malmo, Sweden just two hours after a gun attack left several people injured. Witnesses reported hearing 20 gunshots during a football derby at around 7pm local time. One eyewitness claimed the shots were fired by people in an Audi which drove off at high speed. Police found shell casings at the scene in Censorgatan and say the suspects may have escaped by moped. Officers said four people were shot in the attack and they are treating the incident as attempted murder. Witnesses told Sweden’s Expressen newspaper the shots were fired in...
  • Terror alert in Budapest as huge explosion rocks centre of city near major hotels

    09/24/2016 5:14:09 PM PDT · by Tours · 40 replies
    Mirror ^ | 9/24/2016 | Sam Adams
    A huge explosion has rocked the centre of the Hungarian capital Budapest sparking fears of a terror attack. At least two people are believed to have been injured with a large police presence at the city's Oktogon intersection. Reports say the blast may have been caused by a gas leak, but this has not officially been confirmed. Footage from the scene shows a queue of police cars rushing down the street with terrified people running in the other direction. Cops have cordoned off a large area around a shop at the corner of Kiraly Utca (King Street) and buildings have...
  • Maybe a new explosion in NewYork

    09/17/2016 9:36:32 PM PDT · by Duke of Milan · 25 replies
    twitter ^ | 9-18-2016 | Mike Cernovich
    "Media was just pushed back by NYPD at the bomb site. Another explosion went off, from the sounds of it." Unconfirmed, awaiting sourcing.
  • IED Explodes in NYC at 23rd Street, 14 Injured

    09/17/2016 8:34:30 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 69 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | September 17, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Manhattan: Box 615, West 23 St & 6th Ave. U/D; IED Explosion in dumpster, multiple injured, photo via @voicehalf
  • Hillary Clinton on her campaign plane responds to explosion in NYC (looks horrible)

    09/17/2016 8:58:12 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 188 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9-17-16 | Kreutz
    Video at the link provided. Hillary looks like she is ready to fall over.
  • Breaking: Explosions in New York City, Charlottesville Virginia

    09/17/2016 8:37:48 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 88 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 17, 2016
    Developing – Earlier today there was a detonation of explosive device in New Jersey. Currently Firefighters are at the scene of an explosion in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, and another in Charlottesville Virginia. The Fire Department of New York said there were reports of 15 patients, all with minor injuries, and there were no reports of fatalities. [Via New York Post] A dumpster blew up at 8:30 p.m. Saturday night in Chelsea, blowing out the lower windows of a 14-story residence for the blind. At least 26 suffered minor injuries from what may have been an explosive device, police...
  • NEWS FDNY confirms they are on the scene of possible explosion in Chelsea

    09/17/2016 6:09:10 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 85 replies
    abc7ny.com ^ | September 17, 2016
    NEWS FDNY confirms they are on the scene of possible explosion in Chelsea Email FDNY confirms they are on the scene of possible explosion in Chelsea (@voicehalf/Twitter ) Updated 7 mins ago CHELSEA, Manhattan (WABC) -- The FDNY confirms they are on the scene of a possible explosion at 135 West 23rd Street in Manhattan. As a result, E and F trains are currently bypassing 23 St in both directions.
  • Authorities Investigating Reported Explosion On Downtown Mall In Charlottesville, Virginia

    09/17/2016 7:14:51 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 73 replies
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Charlottesville Fire Department is now investigating a reported explosion on the Downtown Mall. The local fire chief says there was no fire or smoke from the reported explosion near the Downtown Mall between 3rd street and Water street.
  • Bomb explodes near Marine Corps race in New Jersey

    09/17/2016 2:37:43 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 12 replies
    An explosion that went off in a garbage can Saturday morning in a New Jersey beach town likely was timed to disrupt a Marine Corps charity run, authorities said. Three pipe-bomb-type devices wired together were found near the boardwalk in Seaside Park. No injuries were reported, and a four-block area was evacuated, authorities said. An initial examination showed the devices were rudimentary, with some type of timer, and only one of them detonated, two federal law enforcement officials told CNN. Al Della Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County prosecutor's office, said he believes the blast was meant to affect...
  • Explosion Evacuates Seaside Park, NJ Boardwalk Area At Jersey Shore

    09/17/2016 1:11:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Patch ^ | September 17, 2016 | Tom Davis
    Breaking: The boardwalk area in Seaside Park was evacuated Saturday because of an explosion, authorities say. A lockdown was in place. The boardwalk area in Seaside Park was evacuated - and a lockdown was in place - on Saturday because of an explosion as authorities searched well into the afternoon for any possible suspects. No one was injured in the blast and no additional devices were found after a search at a charity 5K race that was expected to draw 3,000 people, many of them veterans of the armed services, authorities said. No one has been arrested in connection with...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Pipe Bomb explodes on route of charity 5k run for military ...

    09/17/2016 9:29:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2016
    Complete Headline: BREAKING NEWS: Pipe Bomb explodes on route of charity 5k run for military: Thousands of runners evacuated from Jersey Shore after explosion inside trash can — and there 'may be a second device' Authorities say pipe bomb exploded shortly before the Semper Five Run at Seaside Park, New Jersey The bomb was in a garbage can when it exploded, leaving no injuries The race, which is a 5K to benefit marines and sailors, was canceled because of the blast A pipe bomb exploded in a Jersey Shore town shortly before thousands of runners were due to take part...
  • Explosion in Seaside Park, New Jersey, near 5K under investigation

    09/17/2016 8:50:18 AM PDT · by knak · 27 replies
    wabc ^ | 9-17-16
    SEASIDE PARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police are investigating an explosion in Seaside Park at the site of a 5K race to benefit Marines and sailors. The incident, which occurred around 9:30 a.m., happened on the route of the Third Annual 5K Semper Five race. The Ocean County Sheriff's Department confirmed that no one has been injured and that there was no damage to the surrounding area. The investigation is still active. Officials said participants in the run to benefit Marines and sailors had been scheduled to pass by the area around the time the blast occurred. But the start...
  • Indonesia ferry blast kills 2, injures 13

    09/14/2016 10:36:33 PM PDT · by djsunzi · 7 replies
    The Straits Times (Singapore) ^ | September 15, 2016
    JAKARTA (REUTERS, AFP) - An explosion on a ferry between the Indonesian resort islands of Bali and Lombok on Thursday (Sept 15) killed two people, an Indonesian and a Dutch national, and injured 13, police said. The boat was carrying 35 passengers, all of whom were foreigners, and four crew, and had just left Padang Bai port in eastern Bali on Thursday morning when the blast occurred. "Two of them died, 13 were injured," Bali police spokesman Made Sudana said, adding the explosion happened off the coast of Lombok. "It seems there was some sort of explosion on the boat,...
  • Elon Musk Asks for Help Solving SpaceX Rocket Explosion

    09/09/2016 1:26:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 84 replies
    Space.com ^ | 09/09/2016 | Calla Cofield
    Musk tweeted about the loss of the Falcon 9 hours after the incident, noting that the explosion appeared to originate "around upper-stage oxygen tank" but the cause was "still unknown." SpaceX provided more updates about the incident on Sept. 2. Then, Musk's account went quiet until about 12:30 a.m. EDT this morning (0030 GMT), when he began tweeting actively about the explosion. "Still working on the Falcon fireball investigation. Turning out to be the most difficult and complex failure we have ever had in 14 years," Musk wrote. "Important to note that this happened during a routine filling operation. Engines...
  • M5.3 Explosion - 15km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea

    09/08/2016 6:36:24 PM PDT · by amorphous · 38 replies
    USGS ^ | 9 Sep 2016
    Possible explosion, located near the location where North Korea has detonated nuclear explosions in the past. If this is indeed an explosion, the USGS National Earthquake Information Center cannot determine what type of explosion it may be, whether nuclear or any other possible type
  • SpaceX’s Explosion Reverberates Across Space, Satellite and Telecom Industries

    09/05/2016 1:34:08 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 4, 2016 | Steve Lohr
    The explosion of a SpaceX rocket last Thursday will have an impact across the space industry, far beyond the losses on the launchpad at Cape Canaveral. An Israeli satellite operator’s deal to sell itself to a Chinese company is imperiled. Planned launches of communications satellites that support international mobile phone service and digital television are delayed and put in doubt. NASA’s cargo deliveries to the International Space Station will probably be disrupted. All of them are customers of the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX, whose rocket exploded in Florida. The private space launch company, led by the entrepreneur Elon...
  • BREAKING NEWS: One dead after 'powerful blast rocks sports centre in Belgium

    08/25/2016 6:03:20 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 72 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 25 August 2016 | Chris Summers For Mailonline
    One person has been killed after a powerful explosion went off at a sports centre in the Belgian town of Chimay, partially destroying the building. At least one person was killed and two were injured at the Plaine Chalon community centre, an emergency services spokesman told the Belga News Agency. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear and it is not known if it is terrorism-related or whether it was a gas explosion.
  • NTSB Launches Investigation Into Silver Spring Apartment Explosion

    08/17/2016 4:12:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    cbs ^ | 08/17/2016 | George Solis
    All seven victims in the Silver Spring explosion are now accounted for, while the intense investigation into the deadly blast that destroyed an apartment building kicks into high gear. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the explosion at the apartment complex. Investigators have been on scene since last week. Seven bodies have since been recovered from the rubble. Police believe, unfortunately, some of those may belong to people still reported missing. Recovery and rescue efforts continue in Silver Spring. A week later, the rubble and debris is as prominent as ever in the deadly fire and explosion that shook...
  • Two dead, several missing and 34 injured after an explosion ... in a Washington DC suburb [trunc]

    08/11/2016 9:19:10 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 104 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | 11 August 2016 | Liam Quinn and Sarah Dean
    Two people have been killed and more remain missing after a large explosion ripped through an apartment building in a Maryland suburb of Washington. At least 34 people, including three firefighters, have been injured. Residents are reported to have suffered burns from the blaze and fractures from jumping out of windows. Montgomery County Police Assistant Chief Russ Hamill announced two people were killed in the blast in Silver Spring during a media conference on Thursday morning. The explosion was also declared a 'mass casualty incident', and added the building is still in 'extremely dangerous condition'.
  • Militants Blow Up Oil Well in Iraq’s Northern Kirkuk Province

    08/10/2016 9:27:42 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-08-2016 | War reporter
    A group of gunmen blew up a bomb at the Bai Hassan oil field in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk on Wednesday, China’s news agency Xinhua reported, citing a provincial police chief. So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The Kurdish military forces, the Peshmerga, arrived at the scene after the militants had fled and found another two bombs at other installations in the oil field, but managed to defuse them. Last week, ISIS fighters killed five people in an attack on Bai Hassan, and attempted to take down a gas compression station nearby as well, where...
  • Panic as 'people injured' after massive explosion in Glasgow restaurant

    08/06/2016 6:16:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Aug. 6, 2016 | Joshua Nevett
    The blast is thought to have happened near the junction of Benalder Street and Dumbarton Road in West Glasgow. Emergency crews raced to the scene moments after the explosion is said to have partially destroyed a building. One of the walls of the La Riviera Italian restaurant's kitchen has been reduced to rubble, and properties nearby have also been damaged. Pictures shared by eye-witnesses show bricks from the building strewn across the road. Firefighters are reportedly using machinery to pull down the remains of the wall.
  • BREAKING: Explosion at Rio’s Olympic Stadium Just Days Before Opening Ceremony (during rehersals)

    07/31/2016 5:13:30 PM PDT · by drewh · 90 replies
    Express UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 00:11, Mon, Aug 1, 2016 | UPDATED: 01:04, Mon, Aug 1, 2016 | Charlie Bayless
    AN EXPLOSION has rocked the Olympic stadium in Rio just days before it’s set to host the opening ceremony after police found a suspicious toolbox.Authorities sent in a robot to investigate the toolbox on Sunday at the Maracana Stadium as rehearsals for the ceremony were underway. The toolbox is believed to have exploded when the robot touched it. No injuries have been reported.The controlled explosion raises serious concerns about the safety of athletes and spectators alike at the Rio Olympics, with the opening ceremony starting in just five days. The Games have been blighted by controversies amid fears for the...
  • Explosion Near Migration Office In Germany

    07/27/2016 7:47:14 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 51 replies
    sky news ^ | 7/27 | sky news
    An explosion has been reported near a reception centre for migrants in Zirndorf, Germany. More follows...
  • Germany blast: Ansbach bar explosion 'leaves one dead'

    07/24/2016 4:22:21 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 60 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 Jul 2016
    An explosion at a bar in the southern German city of Ansbach, near Nuremberg, has killed one person and injured several others, reports say. The cause is unclear although the city's mayor is quoted as saying it was an "explosive device". Police have sealed off the area around Eugene's Wine Bar, the Nuernberger Nachrichten newspaper reported. The incident comes amid tension following other bloody events in Germany over the past week.
  • One person is killed and at least a dozen more are injured after an explosion... in Germany

    07/24/2016 4:23:55 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 67 replies
    UK Mail ^ | AMIE GORDON | AMIE GORDON
    An explosion at a restaurant has killed at least one person and injured several others in the German city of Ansbach, near Nuremberg. Although the cause of the blast remains unknown, early local media reports suggest the explosion could have been caused by a gas leak. One person has been confirmed dead and at least 11 more are injured. A nearby music festival has now been cancelled as Germany remains on high alert in the wake of a series of incidents in recent days. A police spokesman in Ansbach confirmed that an explosion had been reported, but had no further...
  • Did Oil Kill The Dinosaurs?

    07/19/2016 3:00:57 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 53 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 19-07-2016 | Dino
    What killed the dinosaurs? It’s a question as old as – well the dinosaurs themselves, and one that everyone from school children to scientists have been asking for decades. Movies like Jurassic Park and the Land Before Time only heighten that sense of wonder and raise the stakes behind that question. Now according to a new scientific study, it seems that black gold may have been the source of the dinos’ demise. Japanese researchers at Tohuku University and the Meteorological Research Institute authored a recent study in the research journal Scientific Reports suggesting that a meteor impact 66 million years...
  • Massive fire seen in Ankara, Turkey

    07/19/2016 8:41:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 19 , 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    DEVELOPING: A fire broke out in Turkey's capital city of Ankara Tuesday with initial reports indicating a large explosion, but Twitter reports later suggesting it was a fire in a large residential building.
  • BREAKING: Explosions heard in Brussels as huge fire rips through Belgian capital

    07/13/2016 3:57:17 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 154 replies
    AN EXPLOSION has rocked the Saint-Gilles area of the Belgian capital Brussels.
  • Explosion Reported in Medina, Saudi Arabia

    07/04/2016 10:50:20 AM PDT · by struggle · 83 replies
    twitter | 7/4/2016 | various
    News arrived through twitter that an explosion occurred in Medina. Probably the Snackbars again.
  • Explosive That Injured Man in New York's Central Park Likely 'an Experiment,' Cops Say

    07/04/2016 4:36:09 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 3, 2016 | Dean Schabner
    The explosive that severely injured a man in New York's Central Park today was likely "an experiment with fireworks or explosives," but did not seem like a device made deliberately to hurt anyone, officials said. It was still not clear exactly what the explosive was, but police said they did not believe it was connected to terrorism. Mark Torre, commanding officer of the NYPD bomb squad, added that investigators are leaning toward considering this the work of an explosive "hobbyist," an amateur or someone who knows chemistry. It could have even been some sort of "experiment" that was not meant...
  • HUGE EXPLOSION AT HOTEL IN SOMALI CAPITAL; GUNMEN INSIDE

    06/25/2016 7:46:12 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 128 replies
    AP ^ | 6-25-16 | ABDI GULED
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel, followed by a second explosion heard inside the hotel as gunmen fought their way inside, police said Saturday. At least four bodies were seen outside the hotel, one officer said.
  • Egypt rejects report that crash evidence points to explosion

    05/24/2016 12:55:10 PM PDT · by wtd · 38 replies
    knoxnews ^ | 12:40 pm EDT May 24, 2016 | Jane Onyanga-Omara and John Bacon
    Egypt rejects report that crash evidence points to explosionThe chief of Egypt's forensics authority denied reports Tuesday that an initial examination of human remains from doomed EgyptAir Flight 804 pointed to an explosion, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported. “Everything published about this matter is completely false and mere assumptions that did not come from the forensics authority,” MENA quoted Hesham Abdelhamid as saying in a statement.
  • Forensic expert: EgyptAir human remains suggest explosion

    05/24/2016 7:20:50 AM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 5/24/2016 | Sam Magdy
    Forensic expert: EgyptAir human remains suggest explosion CAIRO (AP) — Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 have burn marks and are very small in size, suggesting an explosion on board may have downed the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said Tuesday. "The logical explanation is that an explosion brought it down," the official told The Associated Press. The official, who is part of the Egyptian team investigating the crash that killed all 66 people on board the flight from Paris to Cairo early last Thursday, has personally examined the...
  • BREAKING - Explosions at Brussels Airport

    03/22/2016 12:33:36 AM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 73 replies
    20 Minutes ^ | 22.03.2016 | unknown
    Just the banner
  • Turkey explosion: Reports of wounded in central Ankara

    03/13/2016 10:39:54 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | March 13 | Staff
    A huge explosion has taken place in the Kizilay neighbourhood of the Turkish capital Ankara, with reports of injuries. Turkish broadcaster NTV said the blast was caused by a car bomb, but this has not been confirmed. Witnesses say the explosion happened near the main bus station on Ataturk boulevard and close to many government ministries. Some vehicles were on fire.
  • Fire reported at Oconee Nuclear Station (March 6 event)

    03/09/2016 7:57:57 PM PST · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    link prohibited | March 6, 2016 | Ron Barnett
    According to a GreenvilleOnline news report, a transformer exploded and burned at Oconee Nuclear Station. The article can't be linked but should you choose to search on it, includes cell phone footage. The fire burned a power line that connected the transformer to a switch yard (sends power to the grid). This triggered an alert classified as the "second least serious" level of emergency for a nuke plant. The level of severity was due to its capacity to affect plant operations. They shut down Unit 1 because without the damaged transformer, other transformers would not have been able to carry...
  • Coal mine explosion in Russia kills 5 rescuers, no survivors among 26 miners trapped underground

    02/28/2016 11:46:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    .rt.com ^ | 28 Feb, 2016 16:20
    A new explosion has rocked a coalmine in Vorkuta, northern Russia, killing five rescuers and one miner. The blast occurred during efforts to rescue workers trapped underground after the first blast at the mine earlier this week. ... The Emergencies Ministry has officially confirmed that none of the 26 miners whom the rescuers were trying to save from the first blast had survived. That brings the total death toll from the two explosions to 36 people. The first blast happened on Thursday. Four people were killed immediately and the rescue operation for those trapped started. Coalmine rescuers were operating at...
  • At least 1 dead and several injured after explosion at Didcot power station

    02/23/2016 10:09:39 AM PST · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/23/2016 | Euan McLelland and Mark Duell
    Full Title: BREAKING NEWS: At least one dead and several injured after major explosion at Didcot power station destroyed building A major explosion at a power station today is said to have killed one person and injured several more after causing part of the building to collapse. Witnesses said Didcot Power Station in Oxfordshire was felt 'shuddering' following the blast at about 4pm this afternoon, while Thames Valley Police confirmed its officers are at the scene. Six ambulances and two air ambulances have been sent by South Central Ambulance Service, which described the explosion in the north-west of the town...
  • Remains of two people found after Port Orchard explosion (WA)

    02/23/2016 12:01:29 PM PST · by jimtorr · 30 replies
    KING 5 NEWS ^ | 2/23/2016 | King 5 News
    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. – The Kitsap County Sheriff said that the remains of two people were found at a house destroyed in an explosion early Tuesday morning in Port Orchard. Detectives believe they are the homeowners, but says the coroner will determine identity. The first reports came in at 4:10 a.m. from the 3500 block of SE Soholt Lane. The explosion happened at a triple-wide mobile home, according to the sheriff's office. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.
  • Dozens killed as large explosion rocks Turkish capital Ankara

    02/17/2016 1:42:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | February 17th, 2016 | Unattributed
    Twenty-eight people were killed and dozens wounded in Turkey's capital Ankara on Wednesday when a car laden with explosives detonated next to military buses near the armed forces' headquarters, parliament and other government buildings. The Turkish military condemned what it described as a "contemptible and dastardly" attack on the buses as they waited at traffic lights in the administrative heart of the city. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said 28 people including soldiers and civilians had been killed and 61 wounded in the blast, which took place near a busy intersection less than 500 metres from parliament during the evening...
  • Explosion in Turkish capital Ankara, cause unclear

    02/17/2016 8:54:41 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 28 replies
    hurriyetdailynews.com ^ | february 17, 2016
    A loud explosion was heard in the Turkish capital Ankara on Feb. 17. According to private broadcaster CNN Türk, the explosion occurred near military buildings in central Ankara and injuries are reported.
  • Plane Forced to Land After Apparent Blast Causes Hole in Aircraft

    02/02/2016 4:35:52 PM PST · by wtd · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 2, 2016, 6:36 PM ET | ABC News
    A passenger plane bound for Djibouti was forced to make an emergency landing today, minutes after taking off from Mogadishu, due to a hole opening up in the plane after an apparent explosion, according to aviation experts. On its Facebook page, Daallo Airlines, the national airline of Somalia, said in a statement that an Airbus 321 had "experienced an incident shortly after takeoff" from the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia.
  • German Man fatally injured blowing up Condom machine

    12/29/2015 5:35:26 PM PST · by njslim · 18 replies
    Ansa- Nuova Europa ^ | 12/29/15 | Staff
    Police in Germany say a man has died after he and two others blew up a condom machine and he was hit in the head by a flying piece of metal.
  • Deadly explosion hits Istanbul metro station

    12/01/2015 8:20:27 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 44 replies
    aljazeera ^ | 12/01/15 | staff
    Cause of blast remains unknown, but at least one killed and a number injured in incident, Turkish media reports.
  • Over A Thousand Years Ago, The Sun Exploded — And Changed Life On Earth Forever

    11/16/2015 7:03:45 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    BI - Slate ^ | 11-16-2015 | Phil Plait
    Phil PlaitNovember 16, 2015 A new study says that violent space weather that could cost $2 trillion in damage is more common than previously thought In the years 774 and 993, the Earth was attacked from space. Not by aliens, but by a natural event—and it was very, very powerful. Whatever it was, it subtly altered the chemistry of our planet’s atmosphere, creating trace amounts of radioactive elements like chlorine-36, beryllium-10, and carbon-14. And those provide the clue to what the event was: Those isotopes are created when high-energy protons slam into our air. That means the source must have...
  • Apparent mortar shell strikes jihadi on camera

    11/11/2015 10:09:28 AM PST · by Utilizer · 88 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07 November 2015 | Unknown
    Muzzie/islamist/jihadi blown up on camera from some manner of explosive round. You can hear it arriving just before it hits.
  • Possible explosion closing several streets in downtown Denver east of State Capitol

    11/03/2015 3:34:09 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 31 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | November 3,2015 | Oscar Contreras
    DENVER - A possible explosion has closed several streets in Denver, according to officials with the Denver Police Department.
  • Bucharest nightclub fire kills 26 [180 wounded in blast]

    10/30/2015 5:33:40 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 October 2015 | Barney Henderson, and Harriet Alexander
    26 people have been killed and scores injured in a Bucharest nightclub fire • Bucharest nightclub fire kills dozens • 150 wounded in blast • Fireworks reportedly caused the fire • Foreigners thought to be among the victims