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Five detained over fire at Brussels lab

Belgium's criminal forensics laboratory was set alight in the early hours of Monday in an attack that prosecutors said was more likely linked to organised crime than terrorism. Five people were detained near the National Insti

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Brussels flights, train services suspended post deadly blasts

All flights and train services to and from Brussels have been cancelled following twin attacks, which killed 34 people, at the city's main international airport and Maelbeek Metro station on Tuesday morning. According to publi

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Up to 10 dead in Brussels airport blast

As many as 10 people died in explosions at Brussels airport on Tuesday, Belgian public broadcaster RTBF said, citing sources at the nearest hospital, where casualties were taken. Thirty people were also wounded and taken to the hospital

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Loud explosions at Brussels airport

Two explosions tore through the departure hall of Brussels airport on Tuesday morning killing several people and wounding others, the Belgian news agency Belga said. The agency said shots were fired and there were shouts in Arabic

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Loud explosions at Brussels airport

Two explosions tore through the departure hall of Brussels airport on Tuesday morning killing several people and wounding others, the Belgian news agency Belga said. The agency said shots were fired and there were shouts in Arabic

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Explosion near Kabul airport, casualties feared

An explosion was reported on a road near the airport in the Afghan capital on Monday and casualties were feared, officials in Kabul said. Police and emergency services were at the scene. – Reuters

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At least 100 killed in Nigeria gas plant explosion

Tens of people were killed in an explosion at a gas plant in southern Nigeria, the presidency said on Friday, with one journalist putting the death toll at 100. The blast occurred on Thursday when a truck was discharging butane ga

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Explosive kills 16 at Cairo restaurant

A Molotov cocktail hurled at a Cairo restaurant killed 16 people and wounded two on Friday, Egyptian security officials said. One of the officials said the attacker was an employee who had been fired from the restaurant in the Ago

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Explosion in eastern Iraq cuts power line from Iran

An explosion targeting a power installation in eastern Iraq has disrupted the flow of electricity from neighbouring Iran, the electricity ministry said on Thursday, aggravating energy shortages amid a weeks-long heatwave.  

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Bahrain urges death sentence for bombers

Bahrain’s scholars and clerics yesterday urged capital punishment for the perpetrators of the terrorist explosion which killed two policemen and injured six others, said a report in Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

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