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# Explosion

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I knew of chemicals weeks before Beirut blast, says Lebanon’s president
Michel Aoun said he ordered action to be taken at the time but he has no authority over the port.
Lebanon's president rejects global probe into port blast
Michel Aoun today said a missile or negligence could have been responsible for the explosion.
Macron urges reform as Lebanese officials seek to shift blame over blast
It is unclear how much support the international community will offer the notoriously dysfunctional government.
Emergency aid arrives in Beirut as city reels from massive explosion
Lebanon’s prime minister has called on “friendly countries” to lend their support.
Port officials under house arrest after explosion in Lebanon’s capital
At least 100 people died and thousands were injured in the blast which caused damage over a large area of Beirut.
Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'
Prior to the devastating blasts, Lebanon was already dealing with its worst economic recession in decades.
'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.
Ammonium nitrate: What is the chemical that has been blamed for the Beirut blast?
Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said 2,750 tonnes of the agricultural fertiliser had blown up.
At least 73 dead and 3,700 wounded in Beirut blasts
“It is a disaster in every sense of the word,” Health Minister Hamad Hassan said.
Ten killed and 117 injured after oil truck explodes in China
The force of the blast caused nearby homes and factories to collapse.
One person killed and six injured after explosion at chemical plant in north-east Spain
The incident happened in Tarragona in Catalonia.
'A splinter of a splinter of a splinter group': Officers suspect a handful of dissidents behind border bomb
This has been the fifth dissident attack so far this year.
Explosion near border was deliberate attempt to kill police officers, PSNI says
The explosion has been condemned by politicians on both sides of the border.
Islamic State claims suicide-bomber attack that killed 63 people at Afghan wedding
“I will never see happiness in my life again,” the groom told a local TV station.
Two killed and radiation levels rise in second incident at a Russian military base this week
The far-north town of Nyonoska was affected by the blast during the testing of a jet engine.
Multiple injuries after parcel bomb explodes near bakery in Lyon
French President Emmanuel Macron said it appeared that there were no fatalities.
17 people injured after explosion hits tourist bus near Egyptian pyramids
It comes months after a similar explosion killed three tourists in the region.
At least 18 people killed in two bomb blasts on Catholic church in Philippines
President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman condemned the incident as an “act of terrorism and murder”.
Three people injured in large explosion and fire at University of Lyon
The explosion hit days after a blast apparently caused by a gas leak hit a Paris bakery.
At least six dead as Islamist suicide bomber and gunmen attack Nairobi complex
Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Third person confirmed dead following powerful explosion at Paris bakery
Around 200 firefighters were mobilised to battle a fire at the bakery before the explosion happened.
'Not aliens': New York sky lights up blue after blown transformer at power plant
New York Police Department said there was “no evidence of extraterrestrial activity”.
Weapons believed to belong to the New IRA explode in back garden boiler fire
“This is simply reckless and shows a total disregard for the safety of the local residents.”
Death toll from attack at Crimean college rises to 17
“There’s a lot of them, the ambulances did not have enough stretchers,” one student said.
Explosive detonated outside US embassy in Beijing
A man has been arrested after the incident and is belived to have injuries to his hand.
Japanese rocket crashes and explodes shortly after take off
No injuries were reported in the spectacular explosion.
25 people injured in explosion at German apartment building
The cause of the explosion is not known.
'Battery short circuit' caused blast in London Underground which injured a number of people
The incident happened in Southgate station in northwest London.
A massive explosion at a grain silo in Strasbourg has injured four people
A large fire broke out in the aftermath of the explosion and dozens of firefighters rushed to the scene.
15 people injured in Ontario restaurant explosion
Police are looking for two males who were caught on CCTV moments before the blast.
At least six dead and several seriously injured following explosion at Czech chemical plant
The incident happened in the northern town of Kralupy-nad-Vltavou.
Boy whose laptop exploded has €20,000 settlement approved
A judge said the incident was “scary”.
Five people dead after explosion in Leicester
The cause of the explosion is not yet known, but police have said there is no evidence it’s linked to terrorism.
Birmingham Repertory Theatre evacuated following explosion in basement
Police say initial indications are that the explosion was caused by a technical fault in a staff-only area of the theatre.
Pakistan accused of supporting militants who killed nearly 100 in suicide bombing yesterday
The Afghan government the attack was carried out by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network with Pakistani backing.
At least two dead and over a dozen injured in Belgium 'gas explosion'
The incident happened last night.
Explosion at Stockholm metro station leaves one dead and one injured
Local police say there is nothing to suggest the explosion was terror-related.
Islamic State claims Kabul suicide bombing that killed over 40 people
Some anguished relatives were so distraught they crawled on the ground pulling their hair.
Vladimir Putin says St Petersburg supermarket explosion was 'an act of terror'
13 people were injured in the blast.
One person killed and 18 injured after explosion at gas pipeline in Austria
The cause of the explosion is not yet known.