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Turkey: Suspected Kurdish militants dead after police chase

Oct. 26, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

ANKARA (AP) — A suspected Kurdish militant killed himself by detonating explosives following a police chase Monday near Turkey’s border with Syria, and a second suspect was slain by security forces, officials said. A small number of people were injured in the incident in the town of Iskenderun, in...

Russian oil tanker suffers explosion, 3 crew members missing

Oct. 24, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian oil tanker was hit by an explosion in the Sea of Azov and a rescue operation was underway Saturday for three missing crew members, officials said. The Russian Emergencies Ministry said the explosion on the General Azi Aslanov took place as the tanker was en route from the port of...

Lebanese Prime Minister-Designate Saad Hariri speaks to journalists at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct, 22, 2020. Lebanon's president Michel Aoun asked former premier Saad Hariri to form the country's next government Thursday after he secured enough votes from lawmakers - bringing back an old name to lead the country out of its dire political and economic crises. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

For 4th time, Hariri is back as PM in crisis-hit Lebanon

Oct. 22, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s president tasked former Prime Minister Saad Hariri with forming a new government Thursday, bringing back the veteran politician a year after he was toppled amid nationwide protests against widespread corruption and a flunking economy. President Michel Aoun designated Hariri...

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2020 file photo, political graffiti is visible in front of the scene of the Aug. 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon. On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, Human Rights Watch said a Lebanon-led probe into the devastating explosion has been marred by political meddling and lack of judicial independence, resulting in the failure to yield credible results two months later. HRW called for a United Nations-led inquiry into the blast. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Watchdog says Lebanon probe into port blast flawed

Oct. 22, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A leading international human rights group on Thursday said a Lebanon-led probe into the devastating port explosion in Beirut this summer has been marred by political meddling and lack of judicial independence, resulting in failure to yield credible results two months later. Human Rights...

A firefighter walks through the burning rubble of a shopping center after an explosion in Harrisonburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Three people were transported for injuries from the blast. The cause of the explosion has not been released yet. (Ian Munro /Daily News-Record via AP)

Officials: No more victims in Virginia explosion that hurt 5

Oct. 18, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Fire officials have determined there are no additional victims from a weekend explosion and fire that injured five people in Virginia, the city of Harrisonburg announced Sunday night. Two people were flown to University of Virginia’s medical center in serious condition after...

A firefighter walks through the burning rubble of a shopping center after an explosion in Harrisonburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Three people were transported for injuries from the blast. The cause of the explosion has not been released yet. (Ian Munro /Daily News-Record via AP)

At least 5 injured in blast, fire at Virginia strip mall

Oct. 17, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — An investigation was underway into the cause of an explosion and large fire at a shopping center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, that injured at least five people Saturday morning. Three people were taken to hospitals after the incident that was reported around 8:30 a.m., and two others...

Explosion at New Mexico cannabis plant critically injures 2

Oct. 17, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two men are in critical condition after an explosion at a cannabis manufacturing facility in New Mexico. The explosion Thursday at the New MexiCann Natural Medicine facility in Santa Fe was the second explosion that has injured workers at the plant in the last five years, the...

Riceland Rice says 3 injured, none seriously in plant blast

Oct. 16, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) — Three Riceland Rice employees were injured, none seriously, in an explosion at a Riceland plant in Stuttgart, according to company spokesperson Kevin McGilton. The employees suffered minor injuries that were not life-threatening in the Thursday blast that damaged the building,...

Judge probing Beirut blast receives FBI's investigation

Oct. 13, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The judge investigating a massive blast in Beirut that killed and wounded many people two months ago has received a report from the FBI about their own probe of the blast, state-run National News Agency reported Tuesday. The news agency said Judge Fadi Sawwan received the FBI report on...

Massachusetts home damaged by explosion in street

Oct. 12, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts home has been damaged by an explosion in the street in front of the house, authorities said. No one was injured by the explosion reported to Tyngsborough police at about 6:45 a.m. Sunday and thought to have been caused by some type of firework, Tyngsborough police...