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Russian officials rule out attack in building collapse

Jan. 18, 2019 4:40 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are denying reports that a terrorist attack was to blame for an explosion that brought down an apartment block, killing 39 people. The explosion ripped through a building in the city of Magnitogorsk in the Ural mountains on Dec. 31. Sparse official reports and a security...

Strong explosion, fire hits French university building

Jan. 17, 2019 9:27 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A strong explosion and fire hit a science building undergoing repairs at the University of Lyon on Thursday, injuring three people slightly, French officials said. The area was evacuated after the explosion on the roof of the building Thursday morning, and the regional fire service said the...

Death toll in Russia's gas explosion climbs to 4

Jan. 15, 2019 10:06 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The death toll from a gas explosion at an apartment building in southern Russia climbed to four Tuesday after the bodies of three missing people were found in the rubble. The explosion on the top floor of the nine-story building ripped through the structure in the city of Shakhty before dawn...

Gunfire, explosions reported near upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital, Nairobi

Jan. 15, 2019 8:08 AM EST
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunfire, explosions reported near upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

Russian gas explosion kills 1, injures 2 others

Jan. 14, 2019 6:06 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A suspected gas explosion at an apartment building in southern Russia killed at least one person and injured two others early Monday, authorities said. The blast on the top floor ripped through the nine-story building in the city of Shakhty, not far from the Ukrainian border, before dawn. One...

Explosions bring down roof of Milwaukee Bucks' former home

Jan. 13, 2019 2:12 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dozens of small, simultaneous explosions have brought down the steel roof of the Bradley Center, the former home of the Milwaukee Bucks. The controlled demolition Sunday morning left debris scattered in the street. The Bradley Center closed last summer and the Bucks moved next door to the...

Afghan official: Gas cylinder blast leaves 9 dead in Kabul

Jan. 13, 2019 2:38 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least nine people were killed when a gas cylinder exploded in Kabul. Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the Public Health Ministry, says several people were also injured in the late Saturday explosion inside a residential house in the Afghan capital. Such...

The Latest: Paris street is devastated by gas blast; 3 dead

Jan. 12, 2019 3:55 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on blast at Paris bakery (all times local): 10 p.m. A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak has blown apart a Paris bakery and devastated the street it was on, killing three people and injuring dozens. Witnesses described the explosion Saturday morning as deafening. It...

3 dead, dozens injured in Paris bakery gas leak explosion

Jan. 12, 2019 1:30 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a Paris bakery on Saturday and devastated the street it was on, killing three people and injuring dozens as it blasted out windows and overturned nearby cars, French authorities said. Witnesses described the sound of the explosion...

Explosion outside office of German far-right party condemned

Jan. 4, 2019 3:56 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An explosion outside an office of the far-right Alternative for Germany party in an eastern town has damaged windows and doors in the building, drawing condemnation from a senior regional official. No one was hurt. Police told news agency dpa that an unknown substance exploded Thursday...