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Beirut port blast crater 43 metres deep: security official

Beirut port blast crater 43 metres deep: security official

The huge chemical explosion that hit Beirut's port, devastating large parts of the Lebanese capital and claiming over 150 lives, left a 43-metre (141 foot) deep crater, a security official said Sunday.

Blast rocks military base in Somali capital, at least eight dead

Blast rocks military base in Somali capital, at least eight dead

A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia's capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14, emergency workers said.

Lebanon president rejects global probe into port blast

Lebanon president rejects global probe into port blast

Lebanon's president has rejected any international probe into the catastrophic Beirut port blast, saying a missile or negligence could have been responsible as rescuers desperately combed the rubble for survivors.

16 held over Beirut blast, Macron calls for international probe

16 held over Beirut blast, Macron calls for international probe

Sixteen staff members at Beirut's port, the site of a massive explosion, have been detained over the deadly blast that devastated large parts of the city, a military prosecutor said on Thursday.

Beirut reels from huge blast, deaths top 100

Beirut reels from huge blast, deaths top 100

Rescuers searched for survivors Wednesday after a cataclysmic explosion at Beirut port sowed devastation across entire city neighbourhoods, killing more than 100 people, wounding thousands ...

More than 50 killed, over 2,700 injured in massive Beirut blast

More than 50 killed, over 2,700 injured in massive Beirut blast

A huge explosion in a port warehouse district near the centre of Beirut killed more than 50 people, injured over 2,700 others and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital on Tuesday ...

Bomb kills two human rights workers in Afghan capital

Bomb kills two human rights workers in Afghan capital

Two employees of Afghanistan's human rights body were killed in a bomb attack in Kabul on Saturday, the agency said.

Roadside bomb kills 7 civilians in Afghanistan

Roadside bomb kills 7 civilians in Afghanistan

Seven civilians were killed by a roadside bomb linked to the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, even as authorities pressed for peace talks with the militants.

Large explosion rocks Texas chemical plant

Large explosion rocks Texas chemical plant

An explosion at a chemical plant in Texas early Wednesday sent a large fireball into the sky, reports and witnesses said, triggering a mandatory evacuation.

German tourist killed in Myanmar landmine blast

German tourist killed in Myanmar landmine blast

A German tourist was killed and an Argentine woman injured in a landmine explosion in Myanmar's eastern Shan state, local police said Wednesday ...

At least seven killed in Kabul car bomb blast

At least seven killed in Kabul car bomb blast

At least seven people were killed and ten wounded, including four foreigners, when a minivan packed with explosives detonated during Kabul's morning rush hour Wednesday, an interior ministry spokesman said.

At least 13 dead in car bomb in Syria border town: Ankara

At least 13 dead in car bomb in Syria border town: Ankara

At least 13 people have died Saturday in a car bomb blast near a market in a Syrian border town controlled by Turkish forces, Ankara and a rights watchdog said.