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Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

Civilians inspect the site of a massive bomb attack in Hillah, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 9, 2014. A suicide car bomber set off his explosive-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint in southern Iraq on Sunday, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. Iraq has seen a spike in violence since last April, with the death toll climbing to its highest levels since the worst of the country’s sectarian bloodletting in 2006-2008. The U.N. says 8,868 people were killed in 2013, and more than 1,400 people were killed in January and February of this year. (AP Photo/Str)

Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Blast rips up busy bus station in Nigerian capital

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An explosion has blasted through a busy commuter bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, as hundreds of people were traveling to work.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bomb explodes outside Bank of Greece

Police bomb disposal experts search for evidence next to remains of a car after a car bomb explosion in central Athens on Thursday, April 10, 2014. A bomb exploded outside a Bank of Greece building in central Athens before dawn Thursday, causing some damage but no injuries. The blast came hours before Greece was to return to the international bond markets for the first time in four years, and a day before German Chancellor Angela Merkel was to visit Athens. AP

A bomb exploded outside a Bank of Greece building in central Athens before dawn Thursday, causing some damage but no injuries.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bomb explodes on Musharraf’s route from hospital

Police officers arrive at the residence of Pakistan's former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, April 3, 2014. A bomb exploded Wednesday near a convoy carrying Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, but the former ruler was not harmed, a police official and his spokeswoman said Thursday. AP

A bomb struck along a route used by Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf, going off shortly after he drove by it on his way home from the hospital, a police official and the former ruler’s spokeswoman said Thursday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Old bomb explodes in Bangkok scrap shop, killing 7

A World War II bomb is seen in Szekesfehervar, about 60 km west from the Hungarian capital Budapest on July 18, 2013 as the police began evacuating around 10,000 people in the central city of Szekesfehervar after the bomb was discovered next to a kindergarten. AFP PHOTO / NORBERT NAGY / FMH / HUNGARY OUT

Police say workers at a scrap shop in Thailand’s capital accidentally detonated a large bomb believed to have been dropped during World War II, killing at least seven people and injuring 19 others.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

All 8 missing in NYC blast recovered – officials

A firefighter applies water to rubble a day after a gas leak-triggered explosion, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in East Harlem, New York. Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled additional bodies Thursday from the rubble of two apartment buildings that collapsed Wednesday. AP

All eight people reported missing have been found and their bodies identified at the site of a deadly gas explosion that leveled two New York City buildings, although the rescue operation will continue in case there are unknown survivors still in the rubble, the city fire commissioner said.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New York gas blast death toll rises to eight

Responders work at the site of a gas leak-triggered explosion in East Harlem, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in New York. Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled additional bodies Thursday from the rubble of two apartment buildings that collapsed Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Marcus Santos, Pool)

Rescuers scouring the rubble of two Manhattan apartment buildings leveled in a gas explosion found the body of an eighth victim on Thursday, nearly 36 hours after the disaster.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Crews scour rubble after NY gas explosion kills 6

Firefighters continue to spray water on the smoldering debris from an explosion in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in New York. A gas leak triggered an explosion that shattered windows a block away, rained debris onto elevated commuter railroad tracks close by, cast a plume of smoke over the skyline and sent people running into the streets. AP/Bebeto Matthews

Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled three additional bodies overnight from the rubble of two New York City apartment buildings, as the death toll rose Thursday to at least six from a gas leak-triggered explosion that reduced the area to a pile of smashed bricks, splinters and mangled metal.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Gas blast destroys 2 NY buildings; 5 people dead

Alecia Thomas, left, is comforted by her friend Shivon Dollar, center, after she lost her home following an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The blast happened after a neighbor reported smelling natural gas. The woman on the right is unidentified. AP

A fifth person has been confirmed killed by an explosion that flattened two New York City apartment buildings.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Landmine victims slam NPA for ‘insincere’ apology

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Victims of the recent landmine attack in Davao del Sur, together with police and military representatives, face the media at Digos Doctors Hospital.

The apology of the New People’s Army in the recent landmine blast did not appease victims.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Soldier wounded in landmine blast

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Lieutenant Colonel Norman Zuniega of the Army's 39th Infantry Battalion, at the site of the recent landmine blast in Bansalan, Davao del Sur, says their pursuit against the communist rebels continue.

One soldier was wounded in a landmine attack by members of the New People’s Army in Davao City early Friday.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NPA apologizes for Davao Sur attack that wounded civilians

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The communist New People’s Army (NPA) on Wednesday afternoon apologized for the landmine explosion that hit an ambulance and injured four rescuers in Barangay (village) Managa in Bansalan, Davao del Sur on Sunday.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

1 dead, 7 injured after US gas leak explodes

In this image provided by Josh Forst, flames and smoke shoot up after an explosion at a townhouse complex Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Ewing, N.J. A gas line damaged by a contractor exploded "like a bomb" while utility crews worked to repair it Tuesday at the complex, injuring at least seven people while several homes were destroyed or damaged. AP

A gas leak and explosion in a U.S. neighborhood killed one person and injured seven workers Tuesday while destroying 10 homes and damaging 45 others, authorities said.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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