World News | Ian Lovett, The New York Times | Monday November 23, 2015
An apparent explosion at Japan's controversial Yasukuni Shrine for the war dead in Tokyo on Monday damaged the ceiling and the wall of a public bathroom near the south gate of the shrine, Kyodo news agency reported.
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday August 21, 2015
A gas line explosion during construction work at a high school in the US has injured three people and severely damaged the school building, authorities said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday March 30, 2015
New York police recovered a body Sunday from the rubble of a Manhattan site rocked by a massive gas explosion.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday March 27, 2015
Two people were missing on Friday after an explosion brought down three buildings and damaged a fourth property in New York's popular East Village, injuring 25 people, city officials said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday March 27, 2015
A major blaze tore through a commercial and residential block in New York's East Village on Thursday following a building collapse and possible explosion, the fire department said.
World News | Associated Press | Friday March 14, 2014
Rescue workers using dogs and thermal-detection gear to search rubble for more victims of a gas explosion found an eighth body on Thursday while investigators tried to pinpoint the leak and determine whether it had anything to do with the city's aging gas and water mains, some from the 1800s.
World News | Reuters | Thursday March 13, 2014
The death toll from an explosion that collapsed two New York apartment buildings after an apparent gas leak rose to seven on Thursday, and the number of injured is close to 60, police said.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday March 13, 2014
A gas leak triggered an earthshaking explosion that flattened two apartment buildings on Wednesday, killing at least six people, injuring more than 60 and leaving four others missing.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday March 12, 2014
An explosion has leveled two New York City apartment buildings, killing one person and injuring 15 others. A utility company says a resident in a nearby building reported smelling gas shortly before the explosion.
World News | Reuters | Friday July 12, 2013
At least 10 people were injured when part of a five-story building containing businesses and residences in Manhattan's Chinatown district collapsed after an explosion, fire officials said on Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 4, 2013
Several people were injured in a gas explosion on Tuesday at a university in Nyack, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of New York, police and local media said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday October 30, 2012
Superstorm Sandy hurled crippling floods onto New York streets on Monday, provoking a power plant explosion that blacked out much of Manhattan and leaving widespread storm devastation.
World News | NDTV.com | Tuesday October 30, 2012
As Superstorm Sandy made landfall along the eastern seaboard in the US, there were reports of an explosion at a substation in Manhattan. At least 660,000 people in New York had lost power because of the explosion and a planned power shut-down.
World News | Isabel Kershner and Michael Schwirtz, The New York Times | Tuesday February 14, 2012
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed Iran and Hezbollah for the bombings that targeted Israeli Embassy personnel in New Delhi and Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. "In the past few months we have witnessed several attempts to attack Israeli citizens and Jews in a number of places - Azerbaijan, Thailand and others," Mr Netanyahu said ...
World News | Elisa Mala, J David Goodman, The New York Times | Saturday July 23, 2011
A loud explosion has shattered windows at the government headquarters in Oslo which includes the prime minister's office, injuring several people. Norwegian news agency NTB says the prime minister is safe.
World News | Clifford J Levy and Michael Schwirtz, New York Times | Tuesday April 12, 2011
An explosion tore through a subway station near the office of the authoritarian president of Belarus during evening rush hour on Monday, killing at least two people and wounding numerous others, according to news agencies.The cause of the blast at the station in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, was not immediately clear.Several witnesses told The Ass...
World News | William J. Broad and Hiroko Tabuchi, The New York Times | Tuesday March 15, 2011
Even as workers race to prevent the radioactive cores of the damaged nuclear reactors in Japan from melting down, concerns are growing that nearby pools holding spent fuel rods could pose an even greater danger. The pools, which sit on the top level of the reactor buildings and keep spent fuel submerged in water, have lost their cooling systems and...
World News | Hiroko Tabuchi, David E Sanger and Keith Bradsher, New York Times | Tuesday March 15, 2011
Japan's nuclear crisis verged toward catastrophe on Tuesday after an explosion damaged the vessel containing the nuclear core at one reactor and a fire at another spewed large amounts of radioactive material into the air, according to statements from Japanese government and industry officials.In a brief address to the nation at 11 am Tokyo time, Pr...
World News | Martin Fackler, The New York Times | Monday March 14, 2011
One couple rode out the tsunami on top of an irrigation tower, crammed in with three other people. A man had to abandon his car in a field and run for it. Another couple simply got lucky, riding out the torrents in their house, one of the few in a swath of destruction that inexplicably held together. They began streaming back to this stricken rice ...
World News | David E Sanger and Matthew L Wald, New York Times | Monday March 14, 2011
As the scale of Japan's nuclear crisis begins to come to light, experts in Japan and the United States say the country is now facing a cascade of accumulating problems that suggest that radioactive releases of steam from the crippled plants could go on for weeks or even months. The emergency flooding of two stricken reactors with seawater and the r...
World News | Joe Sharkey, New York Times | Tuesday January 25, 2011
How do you fully secure something as big and sprawling as an international airport against a terrorist bombing like the one on Monday at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow?You cannot, security experts I spoke with on Monday say. Airports are by definition public places requiring relatively free access. The experts have long contended that serious holes i...
World News | Meraiah Foley and Nicola Clark, New York Times | Friday December 3, 2010
A report by Australian aviation investigators on Friday provided fresh insight on the challenges faced by a Qantas A380 jet that experienced a mid-air engine explosion last month, describing in vivid detail the damage sustained to the plane's wing and fuel systems and lauding the crew's calm and professionalism in bringing the crippled jet with 469...
World News | Kevin Drew, Nicola Clark, New York Times | Friday November 5, 2010
Three airlines suspended flights of Airbus A380 superjumbo jetliners on Thursday after an engine on a Qantas plane blew apart shortly after takeoff from Singapore.Debris fell on an Indonesian island, and the plane, with more than 450 people aboard, spent 90 tense minutes circling with its three remaining engines, dumping fuel and preparing for an e...
World News | Campbell Robertson, Jack Healy, New York Times | Thursday September 2, 2010
An offshore oil platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday morning, injuring one worker, the United States Coast Guard said. The platform, which was owned by the Houston-based Mariner Energy, was floating in relatively shallow waters 340 feet deep to the west of where a drilling rig leased by BP blew up and sank this spring, killing 11 peo...