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# explosion - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Explosion kills 17 in Burma

A fire and several explosions at a state-run warehouse in Burma’s largest city, Rangoon, has killed at least 17 people.

# explosion - Sunday 25 December, 2011

Bomb strikes Nigerian church during Christmas service

Local officials could not confirm how many people were injured, but said there were not enough ambulances to convey the wounded to hospital.

# explosion - Friday 16 December, 2011

Irishman, 24, killed in Australian gas explosion

An Irish refrigeration mechanic is killed when a gas bottle explodes in his work van in the Australian city of Darwin.

# explosion - Friday 9 December, 2011

Roadside bomb injures French UN peacekeepers in Lebanon

The Defence Forces say that no Irish peacekeepers were injured in the blast.

# explosion - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Explosion strikes major Syrian oil line: report

The domestic supply pipeline carries around 140,000 barrels of oil a day.

# explosion - Sunday 4 December, 2011

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Explosion outside British embassy in Bahrain

No-one was injured in the blast, which occurred just 50 metres away from the British embassy in Manama.

# explosion - Monday 28 November, 2011

Three killed in bomb attack on Philippines hotel

Officials said that two more devices were planned to explode, but were discovered on a nearby island and defused.

# explosion - Friday 25 November, 2011

Two injured in Irish Oxygen Plant explosion in Cork

Fire services in Cork have been called out to an incident at the plant.

# explosion - Saturday 12 November, 2011

Accidental blast at Iranian arms depot kills 15

The explosion occurred as munitions were being transported.

# explosion - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Irishman working in Australia killed in gas-bottle explosion

The young man, aged in his 20s, had been working as a farmhand near Perth.

# explosion - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Man injured in Waterford explosion

A gas cylinder is thought to have exploded at a Waterford Institute of Technology shed beside an IDA industrial estate.

# explosion - Monday 17 October, 2011

$4 billion paid to BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Anadarko Petroleum Co has agreed to pay $4 billion to BP PLC as part of a settlement related to last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

# explosion - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Overnight explosion on north Dublin street

A witness said the explosion woke up the whole neighbourhood.

# explosion - Sunday 9 October, 2011

Explosions wound at least 11 people in the Philippines

The suspected homemade bombs struck a budget hotel and a cockfighting arena in Zamboanga city, which is currently celebrating a religious festival.

# explosion - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Danish police evacuate hundreds after warehouse explosion

One person is feared dead following a fire at a former civil defence building in the village of Store Andst, near Kolding, about 125 miles west of Copenhagen.

# explosion - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Mogadishu bomb attack kills 70 people

“It is the most awful tragedy I have ever seen,” a doctor dealing with the stream of maimed and dead being brought to hospital in Mogadishu has told the media.

# explosion - Monday 12 September, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Explosion rocks nuclear plant in southern France

Reports say one person has died and three people were injured in the blast.

Dozens burned to death in petrol pipeline explosion

At least 40 bodies have been counted after the blast in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, according to reports.

# explosion - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

9 killed, and 45 wounded, after New Delhi court blast

A suitcase bomb detonates in a crowded waiting area outside the local High Court,

# explosion - Monday 29 August, 2011

TEN TOURISTS HAVE been injured, none seriously, in a bomb attack at a popular tourist beach spot in Antalya, Turkey. The device, which was buried in the sand, exploded at approximately 10am on the beach in the Kemer district, Hurriyet reports. Local police have launched an investigation into the incident.

# explosion - Friday 26 August, 2011

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Video: Explosion strikes UN building in Nigeria, killing 16

One eyewitness says he saw ‘many dead’ after an explosion at the United Nation’s main Nigerian offices at Abuja.

# explosion - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Bomb squad deals with viable device in Tallaght

The Army Bomb Disposal Team says it was called to Donomore Park overnight to deal with a viable device.

Man injured in Navan explosion

Gardaí and the army bomb squad are investigating an explosion outside a house in Beechgrove this morning.

# explosion - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Under-fire Cyprus 'will probably need a bailout' - Fitch

Economic struggler Cyprus’s rating is cut by two notches, though it’s still well above the ‘junk’ threshold for the time being.

# explosion - Friday 5 August, 2011

Army called in after unstable chemical found at Meath school

The Irish Defence Forces carried out a controlled explosion after the chemical was discovered during a routine audit.

# explosion - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Coalition falls apart as Cyprus edges closer to financial collapse

The withdrawal of the DIKO party leaves the President with a parliamentary minority and on the brink of a bailout.

# explosion - Friday 29 July, 2011

Ukraine mine blast kills 16

The blast took place early this morning more than half a mile underground.

# explosion - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Police destroy explosives at Norway attacks suspect’s farm as Oslo alert lifted

Meanwhile, authorities have begun to release the names of the 76 victims of Friday’s bombing in Oslo and gun attack on the island of Utoya.

# explosion - Monday 25 July, 2011

Norway gun and bomb attack accused denied public court hearing

Meanwhile, Polish authorities have launched an investigation into a possible link with the Oslo bombing.

Australian man suffers severe burns after toilet explosion

The cause of the portable toilet explosion at an Australian airport is under investigation.

Bomb explodes under car in Ballyfermot

No injuries have been reported and gardaí say they arrested three men in connection with last night’s explosion.

# explosion - Friday 22 July, 2011

Death toll in Norway rises to 91

Eighty-four people have been shot dead on the Norwegian island of Utoya. Police say the Oslo blast and the shootings are connected.

LIVE: Rolling coverage of Norway attacks from state broadcaster NRK Oslo This post contains videos

LIVE: Rolling coverage of Norway attacks from state broadcaster NRK

Live footage direct from the Norwegian national broadcaster, in the aftermath of Friday’s attacks in Oslo and Utoya.

Take 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

WATCH: First videos of explosion aftermath in Oslo Oslo This post contains videos

WATCH: First videos of explosion aftermath in Oslo

The extent of the devastation is as yet unclear.

Photos: Explosion hits Oslo Oslo This post contains images

Photos: Explosion hits Oslo

Several people have been reported injured following the explosion, which hit central Oslo just before 3.30pm local time.

# explosion - Thursday 14 July, 2011

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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…Gilmore seeks urgent Vatican meeting, Troika chiefs set to deliver verdict, great news for Sligo design students, and a date with Justin Timberlake.

No leads into Mumbai attacks that killed 17

The attacks were the worst terror strike in the country since the siege of Mumbai that killed 166 people in 2008.