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Monitoring Group: Sudanese Factory Hit by Airstrike

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based monitoring group says satellite images suggest an airstrike caused an explosion at a Sudanese arms factory last week. The Satellite Sentinel Project released images Tuesday that show six 16-meter-wide craters near the center of the explosion. The group said the holes are consistent with impact craters created by air-delivered munitions. It said 40 […]

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Indian Police Detain Suspects Following Deadly Factory Blaze

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Indian police have made arrests in connection with a fire in a fireworks factory that killed at least 39 people in southern India. Indian media had earlier put the death toll from Wednesday’s fire at more than 52. Firefighters worked for hours to control the blaze at the factory on the outskirts of Sivakasi in […]

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At Least 52 Killed in Fire at Indian Factory

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern India has triggered a massive blaze that killed at least 52 people. Officials say Wednesday’s blast swept through a fireworks plant on the outskirts of Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu state. Another 50 people were injured. Local media reported that about 300 people were working in the factory […]

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Deadly Blast Hits Indian Fireworks Factory

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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An explosion at a fireworks factory in southern India has killed at least 30 people. Officials say Wednesday’s blast triggered a massive blaze that swept through the fireworks plant in Tamil Nadu state. Witnesses say huge plumes of smoke could be seen rising from the factory in the town of Sivakasi. Authorities were pulling bodies […]

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Deadly Blast Hits Indian Fireworks Factory

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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An explosion at a fireworks factory has killed at least 20 people in southern India. Officials say Wednesday’s blast triggered a massive blaze that swept through the fireworks plant in Tamil Nadu state. Witnesses said huge plumes of smoke could be seen rising from the factory in the town of Sivakasi. Authorities were pulling bodies […]

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Europe’s Airbus to Open US Plant

Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The world’s largest aircraft manufacturer, Europe-based Airbus, says it is planning to build its first U.S. manufacturing plant. Airbus said Monday it intends to open an assembly plant in the southern U.S. city of Mobile, Alabama. The company said it plans to start producing A320 passenger jets by 2015 — a direct challenge to its […]

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US Car Maker Ford to Expand in China

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The second biggest U.S. car maker, Ford Motor Company, says it is again expanding its manufacturing operations in China. Ford said Thursday it plans to build a $760 million factory in Hangzhou in eastern China, part of the automaker’s largest expansion in 50 years. Just two weeks ago, Ford said it is also building a […]

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Nigeria Bomb Factory Blasts Kill 3; Authorities Blame Boko Haram

Posted March 2nd, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in northern Nigeria say three young men were killed Friday when explosions went off at a secret bomb factory in the restive city of Maiduguri. A commander of Nigeria’s anti-terrorism Joint Task Force, Colonel Victor Oheneme, told VOA the three men were members of the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram. Joint Task Force members […]

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Pakistan Factory Collapse Kills 11

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescue workers in the northeastern Pakistani city of Lahore struggled into the night to reach dozens of people still trapped in the ruins of a factory that collapsed early Monday following an explosion, killing at least 11 people and injuring scores of others. Police said they believe the three-story factory, which produced veterinary medicines, came […]

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Factory Collapse in Pakistan Kills 9, Traps Dozens

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescue workers in Pakistan struggled into the night to reach dozens of people still trapped in the ruins of a factory that collapsed Monday, killing at least nine people. Police said they believe the three-story factory, which produced veterinary medical products in the eastern city of Lahore, caved in after a gas cylinder inside exploded. […]

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