US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

Oct 19, 2017

The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic explosion and fire

Explosion at firecracker factory in India kills 8 workers

Oct 19, 2017

An explosion at an unlicensed firecracker factory killed 8 workers and injured 20 other people in eastern India

Swedish police station damaged in explosion, no injuries

Oct 18, 2017

Swedish authorities say a powerful explosion outside a police station in southern Sweden has caused significant damage to the building

Authorities suspend search for missing worker after blast

Oct 17, 2017

Authorities have suspended the search for a Texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near New Orleans

The Latest: Coast Guard suspends search for missing man

Oct 17, 2017

The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the man who was unaccounted for after an explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner, Louisiana

AP video journalist describes Somalia's deadliest attack

Oct 16, 2017

AP video journalist describes Somalia's deadliest attack, which tore the roof from his home

Explosion of cooking gas cylinder kills 7 in southern India

Oct 16, 2017

Indian police say seven people were killed and seven others injured when a cooking gas cylinder exploded in a residential building in southern India

Explosion at Turkish oil refinery kills 4, injures 2

Oct 11, 2017

Turkey's state-run news agency says four people have died in an explosion at an oil refinery in Izmir

Death toll rises to 7 in gas station explosions in Ghana

Oct 8, 2017

Authorities in Ghana say at least 7 people have died and dozens were injured after an explosion at a gas station in a suburb of the capital

Residents say tests find toxic chemicals after plant fire

Oct 3, 2017

Houston-area residents say in a newly filed class-action lawsuit that tests have detected toxic substances in soil, water and ash samples taken miles from a chemical plant that flooded during Hurricane Harvey several weeks ago, caught fire and exploded

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