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Seventeen dead in toxic gas leak at South African camp

At least 17 people including three children have been killed by a leak of toxic nitrate gas being used by illegal miners to process gold in a settlement in South Africa.

SpaceX rocket explodes after lift-off

SpaceX's next-generation Starship spacecraft has exploded minutes after lift off in an uncrewed test flight from  Texas, cutting short a key step in Elon Musk's development of a rocket vessel to eventually take humans to the moon.

Sixth body recovered from collapsed French buildings

French rescue workers have found a sixth body in the rubble of buildings in the southern city of Marseille that collapsed following an explosion, a spokesman for the police says.

Four bodies recovered from collapsed French buildings

French rescue workers have found four bodies in the rubble of buildings in the southern city of Marseille that collapsed following an explosion.

Ireland’s leader visits fatal petrol station blast site

Tributes are being paid to the 10 victims of a devastating explosion at a petrol station in Ireland.

Cuba hotel blast death toll rises to 27

Crews have worked through a second night searching for victims of a hotel explosion that killed at least 27 people in Cuba's capital and left more than a dozen missing amid the rubble.

Cuba hotel death toll rises to 18

A powerful explosion apparently caused by a natural gas leak has killed at least 18 people and injured dozens more when it blew away a luxury hotel's outer walls in Cuba's capital, Havana.

At least 33 dead in Afghan Sunni mosque blast

A blast has torn through a Sunni mosque in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, killing at least 33 people and wounding dozens more.

Uganda explosion ‘likely a terrorist act’

An explosion at an eatery in Uganda's capital was an apparent terrorist act, President Yoweri Museveni has said.

Fuel tank explosion in Lebanon kills 28

At least 22 people have been killed and 79 injured when a fuel tank exploded in northern Lebanon, the health minister says.

Officials knew risk of Beirut blast: Human Rights Watch

A report released by Human Rights Watch says there is strong evidence to suggest Lebanese officials knew of and tacitly accepted the lethal risks posed by ammonium nitrate stored at Beirut port before the fatal blast there last year.

One dead in blast at German chemical site

One person is dead and four are missing after an explosion rocked an industrial park in the western German city of Leverkusen, sending dark plumes of smoke into the sky.

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