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‘Rockets falling, explosions over sea’: Witnesses recall moment of Israeli raid in Latakia (VIDEO)

Witnesses have described the Israeli raid in Syria’s Latakia that saw the Russian Il-20 plane tragically downed by an anti-aircraft rocket. Speaking to RT’s agency Ruptly, residents recalled rockets raining down and huge blasts. Local man Ammar Altounji said the incident unfolded when he was walking with his friends on Monday. “Suddenly we heard a sound, but we didn’t recognize ...

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Gas explosions set homes north of Boston on fire (PHOTOS)

At least 70 buildings north of Boston, Massachusetts have been set ablaze by what appears to be a ruptured gas line, police have confirmed. Authorities are evacuating residents from parts of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. The residents of the three communities north of Boston, serviced by Columbia Gas, have been ordered to evacuate immediately after a reported gas line ...

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Reported airstrike targets Damascus military airport, multiple explosions heard (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Several powerful explosions have rocked a military airport in Damascus, hitting an ammunition depot there. Media reports suggest the airport was targeted by an Israeli airstrike. The blasts occurred at the Mazzeh military airport late Saturday night, according to multiple reporters on the ground. Explosions can be heard in footage from Damascus posted on social media. According to unnamed officials ...

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Caracas explosions were household gas, not drones sent to kill Maduro, AP sources claim

Sources who spoke to AP on condition of anonymity have claimed that there was no assassination attempt behind the blasts that rocked the Venezuelan capital on Saturday. The commotion was caused by a gas tank explosion, they said. A version purporting to explain the loud blasts and resulting chaos during Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro speech has emerged, contradicting the official ...

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Wildfire causes ammunition explosions at former Russian military range (PHOTO, VIDEO)

An evacuation of a garrison town was ordered and traffic put on hold after a wildfire caused shells to detonate at a former military range in Russia’s Republic of Udmurtia. Social media users posted photos and videos online of a huge cloud of thick white smoke coming from the abandoned military range. The incident happened near the village of Pugachevo ...

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72 baffling bright & fast explosions spotted in space

Baffled astronomers are struggling to explain their discovery of 72 exceptionally rapid flashes of light which are unlike anything previously observed in space. The events resemble a supernova – the explosion of huge stars at the end of their lives – but are far more fleeting, visible for only a week to a month. For comparison, supernova events last for ...

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Fire and explosions rock Texas chemical plant

A blaze has erupted at a Texas chemical plant along with a series of powerful blasts. One person is missing following the incident and believed to be buried under the wreckage. The fire at the Tri-Chem Industries Plant, which manufactures products like soap and acid, erupted at the building along with a series of violent explosions. According to NBC Dallas-Fort ...

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Military university in Kabul rocked by explosions & gunfire – reports

Published time: 29 Jan, 2018 02:37 Edited time: 29 Jan, 2018 02:51 The Marshal Fahim Military Academy in the Afghan capital of Kabul has come under attack with a series of explosions and heavy gunfire heard at the compound, according to local media. Armed militants launched the assault on the entrance to the academy around 5am local time, TOLO News ...

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Deadly explosions at funeral leaves at least 12 dead and 18 injured

The explosions hit the funeral of a senator’s son, who was one of five victims of clashes between Afghan police and protesters the day before. Witnesses at the scene in Kabul said at least 12 people have been killed, but Tolo News TV and other Afghan media reported that the death toll was as high as 18. Another witness said ...

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BREAKING: Horror as gunmen storm tourist resort in Philippines – explosions heard

The shooting unfolded at around midnight local time at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City. Eywitnesses heard explosions and gunfire around the resort. The attack was carried out by “unidentified men” the resort said.  And an eyewitness told NBC that “there are quite a few injured people.” Cops have rushed to the scene in a bid to investigate further. ...

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