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Explosion at French Nuclear Site Kills 1, Injures 4

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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An explosion at a nuclear site in southern France has killed one person and injured four others, one seriously. France’s ASN nuclear safety agency says the blast Monday happened at the Centraco nuclear waste treatment center on the grounds of another nuclear site, Marcoule, near the city of Nimes. An ASN spokesman says the blast […]

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Dozens Killed in Nairobi Pipeline Explosion

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Kenya’s capital say dozens of people have been killed by a gasoline pipeline explosion. Nairobi police officials say 61 bodies have been recovered so far but they expect the death toll to rise. More than 100 burn victims were taken to local hospitals after the pipeline exploded Monday in the densely populated Sinai […]

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Explosion at French Nuclear Site Kills 1, Injures 3

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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An explosion at a nuclear site in southern France has killed one person and injured at least three others. France’s ASN nuclear safety agency says the blast Monday at the Marcoule nuclear installation in the city of Nimes happened near a furnace. Firefighters say a security perimeter has been set up around the area. Marcoule […]

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Explosion at French Nuclear Plant

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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An explosion has rocked a nuclear site in southern France. France’s nuclear safety body says the blast occurred Monday at the Marcoule nuclear plant in the city of Nimes. It was not immediately clear how serious the blast was. No other information was immediately available.

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Dozens Killed in Nairobi Explosion

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Kenya say dozens of people have been killed by a gasoline pipeline explosion in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Kenyan police say the death toll from the blast and a subsequent fire is likely more than 100. Many others were burned or injured and taken to local hospitals. The explosion erupted Monday in the Lunga […]

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Cyprus President Addresses Deadly Munitions Blast

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Cyprus President Demetris Christofias told an investigating committee Monday that a deadly munitions blast at a naval base in July was a “failure of the system.” The blast killed 13 people and triggered an economic crisis and calls for Mr. Christofias to resign. He said officials initially underestimated the risk the munitions posed and that […]

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UN To Reasses Security Threats After Nigeria Bombing

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the United Nations will review security threats to its buildings around the world in the wake of last week’s bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Nigeria. Mr. Ban told the U.N. Security Council Tuesday that the international organization will be undertaking a full review of the bombing itself as […]

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Turkish Soldiers Injured by Roadside Bomb

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish authorities say a roadside bomb exploded in southeastern Turkey Thursday, wounding several soldiers traveling in a minibus. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in Hakkari province, near the border with Iraq. Kurdish rebels fighting for autonomy in the region have killed some 40 Turkish soldiers since July. Turkish troops retaliated with six […]

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Turkish Soldiers Injured by Roadside Bomb

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish authorities say a roadside bomb exploded in southeast Turkey Thursday, wounding several soldiers traveling in a mini bus. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in Hakkari province, near the Iraq border. Kurdish rebels fighting for autonomy in the region has killed some 40 Turkish soldiers since July. Turkish troops retaliated with six […]

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Ammunition Explosion Kills Russian Soldiers

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian emergency officials say an ammunition explosion at a military installation in southern Russia Tuesday killed six soldiers. Another 12 soldiers were injured in the incident at the Ashuluk base in the Astrakhan region. Officials say the explosion probably occurred as the soldiers were disposing of old ammunition. The exact cause is yet to be […]

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