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Explosions, Fire Reported At Sudan Arms Factory

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A huge fire was reported early Wednesday following explosions at the site of an arms factory near Sudan’s capital Khartoum. News reports quote witnesses as saying they heard explosions late at night before the fire broke out. Initial media reports said the site of the incident was the Yarmouk ammunition factory. The reason for the […]

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144 Injured in Armenia Election Rally

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Armenia say at least 144 people were injured Friday when gas-filled balloons exploded at an election campaign concert in the Armenian capital Yerevan. Most of the people suffered burns when many promotional balloons burst into flames at a concert staged by the ruling Republican Party of Armenia in Yerevan’s central Republic Square. Health […]

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Twin Explosions Kill at Least 13 in Russia’s North Caucaus Region

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian police say twin explosions in the Republic of Dagestan, in the North Caucasus region, killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 30 others late Thursday. Authorities say the first blast involved a car, which exploded as police approached it at a check point in Makhachkala, Dagestan’s capital. The second explosion occurred as […]

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3 Killed in Blast Outside Catholic Church in Nigeria

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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A suspected suicide bomber struck a Catholic church in Nigeria’s central city of Jos, killing at least three people. The explosion took place Sunday outside St. Finbar’s Church in the restive city, which has been shaken by violence between Christians and Muslims. Emergency officials say a car laden with explosives detonated as it approached the […]

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Blast Strikes Catholic Church in Nigeria

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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A suspected suicide bomber struck a Catholic church in Nigeria’s central city of Jos, killing at least one person. The explosion took place Sunday outside St. Finbar’s Church in the restive city, which has been shaken by violence between Christians and Muslims. Emergency officials say a car laden with explosives detonated as it approached the […]

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Republic of Congo to Hold Mass Funeral For Blast Victims

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Republic of Congo will hold a mass funeral for about 200 people killed during a series of blasts at an arms depot in the capital, Brazzaville. Government officials say the funeral will take place on Sunday, exactly one week after powerful explosions rocked the capital, destroying businesses, churches and homes. Government officials believe an […]

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Fire Threatens Second Arms Depot in Republic of Congo

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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. WEB: None TYPE: CN )) Republic of Congo government and aid officials say fires are threatening a second munitions depot in the capital, one day after blasts at another depot killed an estimated 200 people. Officials say small blasts and fires continued to break out in and around the first munitions site in Brazzaville […]

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Fire Threatens Second Arms Depot in Republic of Congo

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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. WEB: None TYPE: CN )) Republic of Congo government and aid officials say fires are threatening a second munitions depot in the capital, one day after blasts at another depot killed an estimated 200 people. Officials say small blasts and fires continued to break out in and around the first munitions site in Brazzaville […]

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More Blasts, Fires Reported at Arms Depot in Republic of Congo

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Emergency crews in the Republic of Congo are trying to prevent more fires and blasts at an arms depot, where officials say explosions on Sunday killed an estimated 200 people. Witnesses reported a series of smaller blasts and fires at the munitions site in the capital, Brazzaville, early Monday. But army spokesman Colonel Robert Obargui […]

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Officials: Death Count Soars in Republic of Congo Blasts

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Diplomats and government officials say at least 150 people, including Chinese workers, have been killed in a series of blasts in the Republic of Congo capital, Brazzaville. Authorities say a series of powerful explosions at a weapons depot along the Congo River rocked the city early Sunday. A Chinese consulate official in Brazzaville told Beijing’s […]

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