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another explosion injures 2 in texas capital; cause unclear


austin, texas — two people were injured in another explosion in texas' capital, and police weren't saying if it was caused by a package bomb like the three that detonated earlier this month elsewhere in the city.the latest blast occurred around 8:30 p.m. sunday in a suburban neighborhood known as travis country in southwest austin — far from the previous three that were all in residential areas in the eastern part of the city — and investigators didn't immediately confirm what caused it. but police chief brian manley repeated previously issued warnings for residents not to touch any unexpected packages left at their homes."what we have right now is a scene where it is obvious that an explosion has taken place," manley said at a hastily organized news conference near the site of the latest






another explosion injures 2 in texas capital; cause unclear


austin, texas — two people were injured in another explosion in texas' capital sunday night, and police weren't saying if it was caused by a package bomb like the three that detonated earlier this month elsewhere in the city.the latest blast occurred around 8:30 p.m. in a suburban neighborhood known as travis country in southwest austin — far from the previous three that were all in residential areas in the eastern part of the city — and investigators didn't immediately confirm what caused it. but police chief brian manley repeated previously issued warnings for residents not to touch any unexpected packages left at their homes."what we have right now is a scene where it is obvious that an explosion has taken place," manley said at a hastily organized news conference near the site of the l






another explosion injures 2 in austin, texas; cause unclear


austin, texas (ap) — two people were injured in another explosion in texas’ capital sunday night, after three package bombs detonated earlier this month in other areas of the city and killed two people and injured two others.austin-travis county emergency management services reported that an explosion in southwest austin injured two men in their 20s who were hospitalized with injuries that didn’t appear to be life-threatening.there was no immediate word on what caused the blast or if it was related to the previous ones. those blasts began when a package bomb exploded at an east austin home on march 2, killing a 39-year-old man.two more package bombs then exploded march 12, killing a 17-year-old, wounding his mother and injuring a 75-year-old woman.most read nation & world storiesunlimited






france carnival explosion injures many


at least 18 people were injured when a bonfire exploded at a carnival held in northern france.the blast occurred at the end of the yellow carnaval in villepinte, north-east of paris, on saturday afternoon.video posted on social media showed the bonfire blowing up seconds after being ignited, sending debris flying.a mother and her child are among those seriously injured and the town's mayor was also hurt, le parisien newspaper reported.agence france-presse said an initial investigation had been opened by prosecutors, but the cause of the explosion was not yet known.a police source told the bfm news network that the explosion may have been caused by the petrol used to help start the fire.france carnival explosion injures many






sri lanka bus explosion injures 19, including 12 soldiers


colombo, sri lanka (ap) — an explosion on a passenger bus in sri lanka injured 19 people, including 12 military personnel, the military said wednesday.brig. sumith atapattu said the explosion occurred near diyatalawa, a former garrison town about 190 kilometers (120 miles) from the capital, colombo. the explosion and fire that followed caused severe damage to the bus.he said the cause of the explosion is still not known, but it is possible that someone was carrying a grenade that went off.atapattu said police and the military are conducting separate investigations.most read storiessale! save up to 90% on subscriptions!there were frequent bomb explosions on public transportation during the country’s long civil war, but atapattu said there was no evidence of terrorist involvement.the militar






lincoln garage explosion injures 2 men


lincoln, neb. (ap) — authorities say two men have been injured in a lincoln garage explosion.the blast occurred just after 8 p.m. saturday. the men were up and walking when police arrived but were soon taken to a hospital. their names haven’t been released.they had been working on a vehicle in a garage at a duplex, which also suffered some damage.the cause of the explosion is being investigated.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






correction: chemical plant fire-texas story


cresson, texas — in a story march 15 about an explosion and fire at a north texas chemical plant, the associated press reported erroneously that a missing worker is named dillon mitchell. his name is dylan mitchell.a corrected version of the story is below:toxic air, explosion risk keeps crews from texas plant firean official says toxic fumes are keeping crews from being able to battle a fire at a texas chemical plant that injured two workers and left a third unaccounted forcresson, texas (ap) — investigators believe a worker dragging his foot along a factory floor sparked a thursday explosion at a texas chemical plant that injured two workers and left a third unaccounted for, and fears of another blast amid the toxic chemicals prevented crews from battling the ensuing blaze, an official s






gas explosion kills 5 workers, injures 9 in southern iran


tehran, iran — state tv is reporting that a gas explosion at an agricultural research site in southern iran has left five workers dead and nine injured.the thursday report by the irna news agency said an electrical short circuit in an underground site led to the explosion a day earlier.the incident happened near the port city of bandar abbas, some 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) south of the capital, tehran.the report did not elaborate, but the disregarding of safety measures is the main cause of such incidents in iran.in january, 26 people including 16 firefighters were killed in a deadly building collapse following a fire in downtown tehran. officials blamed that, too, on an electrical short circuit.






early-morning pipeline explosion lights up south texas sky


refugio, texas — a natural gas pipeline has exploded in south texas, in a fiery display that lit up the sky and could be seen for miles.texas department of public safety sgt. nathan brandley says the explosion occurred early wednesday near refugio (ray-fyoo'-ee-oh), a rural community north of corpus christi, about 15 miles from the texas coast.brandley says no one was hurt and that there are no refineries or plants nearby.he says it's too early to know what triggered the explosion.brandley says crews are working to close the line and extinguish the flames.mishaps with transmission lines are not uncommon. in the past two decades, the u.s. government has recorded more than 2,000 accidents on gas transmission lines across the country.






observers: large explosion rocks syrian capital


beirut — a large explosion rocked the syrian capital early thursday, followed by a fire near the damascus airport, syrian opposition activists and a monitor said.the explosion was heard across the capital, jolting residents awake, the head of the syrian observatory for human rights rami abdurrahman said. he said the explosion was reported to have happened near the damascus airport road.the dawn explosion was also reported by other activists' networks but the source was unclear.activist-operated diary of a mortar, which reports from damascus, said the explosion near the airport road was followed by flames rising above the area. a pro-government site damascus now said the explosion was near the city's seventh bridge, which leads to the airport road.syria is in the sixth year of a bloody civi






syrian capital damascus rocked by large explosion


beirut (ap) — a large explosion rocked the syrian capital early thursday, followed by a fire near the damascus airport, syrian opposition activists and a monitor said.the explosion was heard across the capital, jolting residents awake, the head of the syrian observatory for human rights rami abdurrahman said. he said the explosion was reported to have happened near the damascus airport road.the dawn explosion was also reported by other activists’ networks but the source was unclear.activist-operated diary of a mortar, which reports from damascus, said the explosion near the airport road was followed by flames rising above the area. a pro-government site damascus now said the explosion was near the city’s seventh bridge, which leads to the airport road.syria is in the sixth year of a bloody






observers: large explosion rocks syrian capital


beirut (ap) — a large explosion rocked the syrian capital early thursday, followed by a fire near the damascus airport, syrian opposition activists and a monitor said.the explosion was heard across the capital, jolting residents awake, the head of the syrian observatory for human rights rami abdurrahman said. he said the explosion was reported to have happened near the damascus airport road.the dawn explosion was also reported by other activists’ networks but the source was unclear.activist-operated diary of a mortar, which reports from damascus, said the explosion near the airport road was followed by flames rising above the area. a pro-government site damascus now said the explosion was near the city’s seventh bridge, which leads to the airport road.most read storiesunlimited digital acc






another explosion injures 2 in austin


at least two people were injured in another explosion in texas’ capital sunday night. that comes after three package bombs detonated earlier this month in other parts of the city, killing two people and injuring two others.austin-travis county emergency management services tweeted that an explosion in southwest austin had injured two men in their 20s, who were hospitalized. there were preliminary reports of two possible explosions, but officials later tweeted that only one had been confirmed.there was no immediate word on what caused the blast. police blocked off the entrance to the suburban neighborhood where it took place and urged neighbors to stay in their homes.a package bomb exploded at an east austin home on march 2, killing a 39-year-old man. two package bombs in other parts of the






observers: large explosion rocks syrian capital


the explosion was heard across the capital, jolting residents awake, the head of the syrian observatory for human rights said.        






factory blast in china port injures 30, wrecks buildings


there was no immediate word of possible deaths in the explosion in ningbo.        






russia: explosion injures 4 at st. petersburg supermarket


russian news reports say at least four people have been injured by an explosion at a supermarket in st. petersburg.russian news agencies quoted st. petersburg's branch of the emergencies ministry as saying that a device containing 200 grams of explosives went off on wednesday at a storage area for customers' bags.no one has claimed responsibility for the explosion at the market in the city's northwest kalininsky district.the investigative committee has sent experts to look into the explosion.russian president vladimir putin telephoned u.s. president donald trump earlier this month to thank him for a cia tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in st. petersburg.in april, a suicide bombing in the st. petersburg's subway left 16 people dead and wounded more than 50.






explosion at imf’s paris bureau injures staff member


an international monetary fund staff member was injured in an explosion at the institution’s paris bureau, the head of the imf said thursday. managing director christine lagarde said the imf was working with french authorities to investigate the cause. “i condemn this cowardly act of violence and reaffirm the imf’s resolve to continue...






suspected suicide bomb in indonesia’s capital kills policeman, injures 4 others


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressjakarta, indonesia (ap) — suspected suicide bomb in indonesia’s capital kills policeman, injures 4 others.the associated press






gas explosion rocks brooklyn neighborhood, injures 4


new york (ap) — authorities say a gas explosion ripped through a new york city apartment over the weekend and injured four people.the new york fire department says the blast blew out a window and set a small fire in the brooklyn apartment saturday morning. officials say four tenants were injured in the explosion.one of the tenants, 41-year-old juan carlos baquaix, was taken to staten island university hospital north with serious injuries to his legs. the fdny says baquaix’s three roommates suffered minor injuries and refused treatment.the fire was under control around 8:30 a.m. authorities say it is believed that a small gas leak in the apartment sparked the explosion.most read storiessale! save over 90% on digital access.a national grid spokeswoman says workers were trying to determine wh






west virgina: industrial plant explosion kills 2, injures 1


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the latest: israeli minister says strike in line with policy


beirut — the latest on syria (all times local):10:25 a.m.israel's intelligence minister says a large explosion near the damascus airport is in line with israeli policy but stopped short of taking responsibility for it.yisrael katz wouldn't comment directly on the strike thursday morning but said "it absolutely matches our declared policy, a policy that we also implement."israel has repeatedly warned against "game-changing" weapons reaching hezbollah from syria, which along with iran supports the militant group. hezbollah fired more than 4,000 rockets on israel in the 2006 war.the explosion was heard across the syrian capital, jolting residents awake, the head of the syrian observatory for human rights rami abdurrahman said.israel has been largely unaffected by the syrian civil war. it has






bangladesh garment factory explosion kills 10, injures 50


dhaka, bangladesh — a boiler explosion at a garment factory in bangladesh owned by export-oriented multifabs ltd. has killed 10 people and injured 50, officials said tuesday.local police chief aminul islam said the explosion occurred monday evening at kashimpur in gazipur district, outside the capital, dhaka. by tuesday afternoon, 10 deaths had been reported.islam said the search for more victims was continuing. relatives said about six people remained missing.the injured were being treated at hospitals, islam said.authorities have ordered an investigation into the cause of the explosion.relatives waited outside the four-story building tuesday for news about their loved ones as firefighters searched for victims.the company's website says it produces about 140,000 pieces of knitted apparel






the latest: explosion, fire reported near damascus airport


beirut — the latest on the conflict in syria (all times local):7 a.m.syrian opposition activists and a monitor say a large explosion has rocked the syrian capital, followed by a fire near damascus airport.the head of the syrian observatory for human rights rami abdurrahman says the explosion early thursday has been heard across the capital, jolting residents awake. he says the explosion is reported to have occurred near the damascus airport road.the dawn explosion has also been reported by other activists' networks but the source was unclear.activist-operated diary of a mortar, which reports from damascus, says the explosion near the airport road was followed by flames rising above the area. a pro-government site damascus now says the explosion was near the city's seventh bridge, which lea






france carnival explosion injures many


at least 18 people were injured when a bonfire exploded at a carnival held in northern france.the blast occurred at the end of the yellow carnaval in villepinte, north-east of paris, on saturday afternoon.video posted on social media showed the bonfire blowing up seconds after being ignited, sending debris flying.a mother and her child are among those seriously injured and the town's mayor was also hurt, le parisien newspaper reported.agence france-presse said an initial investigation had been opened by prosecutors, but the cause of the explosion was not yet known.a police source told the bfm news network that the explosion may have been caused by the petrol used to help start the fire.






'electrical explosion' on oxford street injures one man


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionfootage shows part of the pavement scorched after the explosionpart of oxford street was closed after a suspected electrical explosion. the met police said one man had been left with minor injuries after a small "power network explosion" at about 19:00 bst.a police cordon was put in place blocking traffic and part of the pavement, but has since been lifted.eyewitnesses described "screaming, crying and shouting" after a loud explosion, followed by "heat and light" coming from a box of electrical wires.image [email protected]_lloydwilliamsimage caption eyewitnesses described seeing "burnt ground" after the suspected electrical explosion bronte aurell tweeted: "i saw the explosion on #oxfordstreet i was right there - if that's an electrical e






3 dead in new mexico battery tank explosion


carlsbad, n.m. (ap) — authorities in new mexico say three people were found dead in a battery tank explosion.the explosion was reported friday morning near carlsbad in far southeastern new mexico.the eddy county sheriff’s office says it took about three hours to contain the blaze before the bodies were found, though they haven’t been identified.a tank battery is used to store and process oil wells.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.it’s unclear what caused the explosion.






kabul blast: huge explosion hits afghan capital


a huge explosion has hit the afghan capital, kabul.reports say the explosion happened in an area close to foreign embassies and the presidential palace.it was not immediately clear whether there were casualties, but reports say houses hundreds of metres away were damaged by the force of the explosion. images circulating on social media appeared to show a large cloud of black smoke over the city.there have been sporadic deadly attacks on kabul in recent months, all of which have highlighted the worsening security situation across afghanistan.earlier this month at least eight civilians were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a nato convoy as it was passing the us embassy.






correction: chemical plant fire-texas-the latest story


cresson, texas — in a story march 15 about an explosion and fire at a north texas chemical plant, the associated press reported erroneously that a missing worker is named dillon mitchell. his name is dylan mitchell.a corrected version of the story is below:the latest: search for man missing in plant fire suspendedsearch suspended for the night for worker missing since an explosion and fire at a north texas chemical plant; crews will resume fridaycresson, texas (ap) — the latest on an explosion and fire at a texas chemical plant (all times local):9 p.m.crews have suspended their search for the night for a worker missing since an explosion and fire at a north texas chemical plant and will resume friday.officials now call the search a "recovery" effort, meaning if the missing worker is still






authorities in austin, texas, say an explosion has injured at least 2 people, bu


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressaustin, texas (ap) — authorities in austin, texas, say an explosion has injured at least 2 people, but they haven’t determined the cause.the associated press






police: man caused apartment explosion in attempted suicide


new york — new york city police say a man tried to kill himself by cutting a gas line to blow up his manhattan apartment.wnbc-tv reports crews responded to a small explosion on the upper west side around 11 p.m. thursday. authorities say firefighters quickly contained the blaze that was sparked by the explosion before the home was seriously damaged.authorities say the 52-year-old man who caused the explosion was treated for minor injuries at a hospital. no other injuries were reported.authorities say the man's family wasn't home during the explosion.police say the man is emotionally disturbed. it's unclear why he tried to kill himself.no charges have been filed. police say they are interviewing the man, whose name was not released.






large explosion heard in somali capital mogadishu | news


a loud explosion was heard in the somali capital mogadishu on monday, followed by gun fire.local reports said a bomb-packed vehicle targeted the entrance of the weheliye hotel. three people were wounded in the blast, according to media.more soon.






gas explosion at ghana factory injures at least 80 people


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explosion on st. petersburg subway in russia injures several


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2 workers hurt, 1 missing in texas chemical plant explosion


cresson, texas — a fire at a texas chemical plant thursday injured two workers and left a third unaccounted for, and fire crews weren't able to battle the blaze because of the toxic fumes being spewed into the air, an official said.investigators believe the fire at the tri-chem industries plant in cresson was sparked by a worker dragging his foot on the floor while chemicals were being mixed, said bob cornett, the mayor of cresson.he said that worker caught fire from the waist up and was airlifted with critical burn injures to a hospital in dallas, which is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the northeast. another worker with less severe injuries was treated at a hospital and a third worker is missing. cornett identified the missing worker as 27-year-old dillon mitchell.nine emergency-rescu






explosion on st. petersburg subway train kills at least 10, injures 50, on day o


at least 10 people were killed and 50 others injured monday when an explosion ripped through a subway train in st. petersburg, the spokesman for the city’s governor told russian television.president vladimir putin, who was visiting the city on an unrelated trip monday, said investigators were looking into whether the explosion was a terror attack or if there might have been some other cause. he offered his condolences to the families of those killed.russia’s national anti-terrorist committee said an unidentified explosive device went off on a train that was travelling between two stations. maxim liksutov, moscow’s deputy mayor, told interfax that moscow authorities were tightening security on the subway in the russian capital.the agency that runs the subway said several stations in the nor






syria conflict: 'huge explosion' rocks damascus airport


a large explosion has hit an area near damascus international airport, the syrian observatory for human rights says."the blast was huge and could be heard in damascus," said rami abdel rahman, head of the uk-based monitoring group.the airport lies about 25 km (15 miles) south-east of syria's capital.the blast was reportedly followed by a large fire. there is no word on casualties. the cause is unclear.syria has been embroiled in a civil war since 2011.the conflict has killed more than 320,000 people and, after more than six years, no political solution to the fighting is in sight.while damascus has remained relatively insulated from the violence, fighting between the military and rebels has erupted near the capital in recent months.last month, there were reports that syrian government forc






south metro police blotter, feb. 19


burnsvillejan. 4drunken driving. a 61-year-old burnsville man was arrested for drunken driving following a traffic stop on the 12100 block of county road 11.jan. 6theft. a 20-year-old burnsville man was arrested for theft after he was caught shoplifting at cub foods, 300 travelers trail e.jan. 7drugs. a 28-year-old eagan man was arrested for possession of marijuana, driving after suspension and giving police a false name following a traffic stop on the 3300 block of cliff road e.jan. 10drugs. a 34-year-old apple valley woman was arrested for possession of marijuana on the 14300 block of nicollet court.jan. 19disorderly conduct. an 18-year-old burnsville man was arrested for disorderly conduct on the 600 block of hwy. 13 e.jordanjan. 31harassment. officers responded to an individual on vall