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Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of twin tanker attacks

Jun 16, 2019 - 8:43 AM

(UPDATED) 'We do not want a war in the region. But we won't hesitate to deal with any threat to our people, our sovereignty, our territorial integrity and our vital interests,' says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

TO PORT. This picture taken on June 15, 2019 shows tanker ships in the waters of the Gulf of Oman off the coast of the eastern UAE emirate of Fujairah. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Blast at central Russia explosives plant injures 19

Jun 01, 2019 - 8:22 PM

The blast took place at the 'Kristall' factory in Dzerzhinsk about 400 kilometers east of Moscow

WATCH: CCTV catches planting of bomb, explosion in Sultan Kudarat

Apr 04, 2019 - 6:10 PM

CCTV cameras catch the culprit placing the bomb – and the explosion that followed – right outside Carlitos Chicken restaurant in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat

CAUGHT ON CAMERA. The bomber of the Isulan, Sultan Kudarat restaurant is captured on CCTV cameras as he planted the bomb and left. Screenshot from sourced video

PNP: Extortion 'probable motive' behind Sultan Kudarat blast

Apr 03, 2019 - 6:34 PM

The owner of the restaurant Carlito's Chicken in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat receives threats a week before the blast

BLAST SITE. The scene outside Carlito's Chicken in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat after the explosion on April 3. Photo from AFP 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion.

At least 18 injured in Sultan Kudarat explosion

Apr 03, 2019 - 4:44 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Several minors and a pregnant woman are among the injured in the blast on Wednesday afternoon, April 3

BLAST SITE. The scene outside Carlitos Chicken in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat after the explosion on April 3. Photo from AFP 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion.

DOJ indicts NDF consultant Gamara for illegal possession of firearms, explosives

Mar 28, 2019 - 4:09 PM

Renante Gamara and retired priest Arturo Joseph Balagat are cleared of violating the election rule that bans bringing guns outside the home

NDF CONSULTANT. Renante Gamara is arrested inside a 'safehouse' in Imus, Cavite. Photo from Karapatan

Gas explosion kills 16 in Myanmar's remote Wa state – army

Mar 24, 2019 - 10:37 PM

Emergency workers are seen trawling through debris at the explosion site in Mongmaw town

Blast kills 8 scrap-searching children in Sudan

Mar 24, 2019 - 10:21 AM

The 8 children were searching for scrap to sell

2 killed, child injured in Batangas explosion

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Initial reports revealed that a house used as a manufacturing site for blasting caps and detonators exploded in the municipality of Santo Tomas

BLAST. Recovered from the scene on March 18, 2019, are blasting caps and timed fuse similar to those used for quarrying, mining, and illegal fishing. Photo courtesy of Batangas Provincial Police Office

Duterte inspects Jolo Cathedral, visits wake of blast victims

Jan 28, 2019 - 6:08 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, accompanied by security officials, also interacts with soldiers, cops, and civilians injured by the Jolo explosions

Duterte in Jolo after cathedral bombing. Credit: Malacañang photo

6 persons of interest in Jolo Cathedral bombing

Jan 28, 2019 - 5:15 PM

There were intelligence reports related to these persons of interest as early as August 2018, says National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr

INSPECTION. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde conducts an ocular inspection of the Jolo Cathedral area a day after the twin blasts. PNP photo

Metro Manila police on full alert after Jolo Cathedral blasts

Jan 28, 2019 - 10:09 AM

This means intensified checkpoints, searches, and intelligence operations across Metro Manila

FULL ALERT. Cops are on full alert after the Jolo, Sulu cathedral twin blasts. File photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Military will 'crush' Jolo attackers, says Malacañang

Jan 27, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo and other officials also denounce the bombing of the Jolo Cathedral

AFTERMATH. Two bombs detonate at the cathedral in Jolo, Sulu, killing civilians attending Mass and soldiers who responded to the scene. Photo from AFP-WestMinCom

AFP, PNP on heightened alert after Jolo Cathedral explosions

Jan 27, 2019 - 12:46 PM

'We will use the full force of the law to bring to justice the perpetrators behind this incident,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

THE WOUNDED. Hospital staff attend to the wounds of the Jolo cathedral bombing victims. Photo courtesy of PTV

At least 23 dead in Jolo Cathedral bombing

Jan 27, 2019 - 11:11 AM

(11th UPDATE) More than a hundred others are injured in twin explosions at the cathedral on Sunday morning, January 27

Mexico fuel explosion death toll rises to 107

Jan 25, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The disaster occurs as the government wages an effort to clamp down on fuel theft, which cost Mexico an estimated $3 billion in 2017

PIPELINE FIRE. Firefighters are working at extinguishing the fire at the scene of a massive blaze trigerred by a leaky pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, on January 19, 2019. File photo by Francisco Villeda/AFP

Mexico probes negligence in pipeline blast that killed 91

Jan 22, 2019 - 12:45 AM

(UPDATED) Investigators are trying to determine who tapped the pipeline – whether locals acting alone or one of the criminal gangs that have turned fuel theft into a booming industry in Mexico

MISSING. Relatives of people missing after the blaze triggered by a leaky pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, Mexico on January 20, 2019, look for their beloved ones in a list of disappeared people. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Gun used in killing of bowling coach not registered

Jan 16, 2019 - 6:23 PM

Police say the spent shells recovered in the scene of the crime matched that of the gun it found a day after the killing of Angelo Nathaniel Constantino

UNREGISTERED. Police said the gun used in the killing of  Angelo Nathaniel Constantino was not registered. Photo from San Juan City Police Office

NDF consultant Rafael Baylosis cleared of firearms possession charges

Jan 15, 2019 - 2:09 PM

The peace talks consultant will file countercharges against all police and military men involved in his illegal arrest

CHARGES DISMISSED. Rafael Baylosis was arrested on January 31, 2018 – the first communist leader to be rearrested when President Rodrigo Duterte canceled the peace talks at the time. Rappler file photo

Paris gas blast toll rises to 4 after body found in rubble

Jan 13, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Authorities say the building hit by the blast needed to be reinforced as clearing operations in the area could continue for about a week

Two firefighters killed as gas leak explosion rocks central Paris

Jan 12, 2019 - 5:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Besides the two dead firefighters, 47 people are injured in the blast, 10 of them seriously, the Paris prosecutor's office says

BLAST. A vehicle is overturned amid debris after the explosion of a bakery on the corner of the streets Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise in central Paris on January 12, 2019. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Police release photos of suspects in Cotabato mall bombing

Jan 05, 2019 - 12:51 PM

The photos were culled from CCTV footage on the second floor of South Seas Mall

DO YOU KNOW HIM? Police have asked the public for help in identifying this man, believed to be aged 25 to 30, suspected of involvement in the Cotabato City New Year’s Eve blast. Photo from Special Investigation Task Group SouthSeas

Rescuers pull more bodies from rubble of Russian gas explosion

Jan 02, 2019 - 7:01 PM

(UPDATED) The number of people killed in the deadly New Year's Eve gas explosion rises to 22, while 19 people are yet to be found

SURVIVOR. A 10-month old baby survives the gas explosion in Russia as rescuers continue to look for other remaining bodies. Photo by Ho/Russian Emergency Situations Ministry/AFP

4 dead, dozens missing after gas explosion hits Russia high-rise

Dec 31, 2018 - 4:50 PM

(UPDATED) 70 people are still missing, feared to be trapped under the rubble

2 dead, 34 injured in Cotabato City New Year's Eve blast

Dec 31, 2018 - 4:45 PM

(5th UPDATE) PNP Cotabato Spokesperson Senior Inspector Roel Zafra says the explosion occurred outside the South Seas Mall complex after an unidentified male person dropped a wrapped box

3 students killed in China university lab explosion

Dec 26, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The explosion happened 'during a scientific research experiment' on wastewater treatment, says the Beijing Fire Department

3 killed in Malaysia shopping mall explosion

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:11 PM

A powerful explosion rocks a shopping mall in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, but a fire official said it was not caused by a bomb

Members of a Malaysian rescue team evacuate an injured woman after an explosion at the City One Megamall in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak state, on December 4, 2018. Three people were killed and 24 injured on December 4 when a powerful explosion rocked a shopping mall in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, but a fire official said it was not caused "by a bomb". AFP

Ex-cop arrested in Northern Samar over possession of IED

Nov 24, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Authorities say retired Police Officer 2 Dario Bolandia Ayes owns the site where boxes containing improvised explosive devices have been found

Man wearing explosives and yellow vest surrenders in France

Nov 24, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The man surrenders at a shopping center after hours of negotiations with police

PROTEST. A man holds a flare on November 17, 2018 in Paris, during a nationwide popular initiated day of protest called "yellow vest" (Gilets Jaunes in French) movement to protest against high fuel prices which has mushroomed into a widespread protest against stagnant spending power under French President. Photo by Lucas Barioulet/AFP

Fires, explosions erupt in multiple US towns near Boston

Sep 14, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The Massachusetts State Police says they have responded to 70 reports of fires, explosions and the smell of gas in a widespread zone encompassing the east coast towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover

GAS EXPLOSIONS. Firefighters inspect a home after a gas explosions on September 13, 2018 in North Andover, Massachusetts. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

Negros Occidental town vice mayor, husband surrender

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:57 PM

A police checkpoint in December 2017 found grenades, guns and suspected drugs inside the car of the Yulo couple

Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo and her husband, Felix Mathias Yulo III, were subjects of two arrest warrants issued by La Carlota City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 63 Judge Cyclamen Jison-Fernandez on August 20 after they were charged for illegal possession of explosives, and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

9 dead in Nigeria gas explosion – state governor

Sep 11, 2018 - 11:26 PM

The gas explosion happens in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa state.

DSWD giving P245,000 in aid to victims of Sultan Kudarat blasts

Sep 06, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says P177,000 was given to those affected by the first blast, while P68,000 will be given to those affected by the second blast

FATAL. Scene at the blast site in Isulan town, Sultan Kudarat, on August 29, 2018. Background Photo by AFP

Man throws explosive device by U.S. embassy in Cairo

Sep 04, 2018 - 11:08 PM

No one was wounded in the explosion and no significant damage was caused, security and judicial sources say, without specifying the type of device involved

PNP admits 'security lapses' in Sultan Kudarat

Sep 03, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Despite martial law in Mindanao, PNP spokesman Benigno Durana, says 'obviously, there were gaps in the security measures'

PNP'S VOICE. Police Spokesperson Senior Superintendent Benigno Durana at his office in Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

3 killed in blast at Russian explosives plant

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:58 PM

The blast rocks the Sverdlov plant in the city of Dzerzhinsk about 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of Moscow.

Robredo: No to martial law extension in Mindanao

Aug 29, 2018 - 3:05 PM

'Where's our assurance that if we extend martial law, it would prevent violence in Mindanao?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo

NO TO MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Vice President says martial law in Mindanao has so far been 'ineffective' in stopping terrorist activities there. File photo by OVP

PNP on full alert in Mindanao after Sultan Kudarat blast

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:45 AM

'This is the response until martial law ends: We will maintain our full alert status in Mindanao,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

INTENSIFIED. The PNP declares full alert status in Mindanao effective on Wednesday, August 29. Graphic by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler; Photo by Ferdinand Cabre/Rappler

Extending martial law 'an option' after Sultan Kudarat bombing

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:21 AM

(4th UPDATE)Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says the deadly explosion is a worrisome development given that Mindanao is still under martial law

3 dead, 36 hurt in Sultan Kudarat blast

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:23 PM

(6th UPDATE) The improvised explosive device detonates at around 8:34 pm in Barangay Kalawag 3, Isulan town

One dead after tanker truck explodes near Bologna

Aug 06, 2018 - 11:20 PM

The blast engulfs the area with flames and black smoke and causes a bridge to partially collapse. The explosion occurs near Borgo Paginale to the west of the city, close to Bologna airport, the Italian fire service says on Twitter.

EXPLOSION. A firefighter walks at the site where a tanker truck exploded on a motorway just outside Bologna, northern Italy, on August 6, 2018. Photo by AFP

At least 2 hurt in Antipolo City explosion

Jul 31, 2018 - 2:41 PM

(3RD UPDATE) Calabarzon cops say members of the New People's Army are responsible for the 'roadside bombing'

INTERNAL CLEANSING. A police officer at a crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Child, women among 10 dead in Basilan blast

Jul 31, 2018 - 9:21 AM

(7th UPDATE) Authorities say an improvised explosive device exploded while soldiers were inspecting a white van parked near a Cafgu detachment in Lamitan City

BASILAN BOMBING. An explosion occurred near the Magwakit Detachment in Barangay Colonia, Lamitan, Basilan, on July 31, 2018. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Militants attack Afghan midwife training center

Jul 28, 2018 - 5:21 PM

There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest attack, but most of the recent assaults in the city have been carried out by the Islamic State group (ISIS), which has a stronghold in Nangarhar.

TARGETED. Afghan volunteers carry an injured youth on a stretcher to a hospital following an attack that targeted an education department compound in Jalalabad on July 11, 2018. Photo by Noorullah Shirzada / AFP

Chinese man sets off explosive outside U.S. embassy

Jul 26, 2018 - 2:48 PM

(UPDATED) The explosion is set off by a man from China's Inner Mongolia region surnamed Jiang, police say, adding that his injuries are not life-threatening

US EMBASSY. Security officials (C, in black) work at the scene of a blast outside the US embassy in Beijing on July 26, 2018 following a blast near the embassy premises. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

CCTV captures alleged iPhone 6S explosion in Las Vegas repair shop

May 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The incident shows that any device with a lithium-ion battery can potentially explode if damaged, mishandled or defective


2 families staged Indonesian suicide bombings – police

May 14, 2018 - 10:58 AM

(4th UPDATE) The spate of bombings has rocked Indonesia, with the Islamic State group claiming both the church and police station attacks

EXPLOSION. Screenshot of explosion from CCTV courtesy of Surabaya police office

Two explosions rock Koronadal City – reports

Apr 29, 2018 - 2:52 PM

(UPDATED) Reports say IEDs were planted in different public areas: one near Christ the King Cathedral along Rizal Street, another near a convenience store

Indonesia oil well explosion death toll climbs to 21

Apr 26, 2018 - 3:59 PM

Three dozen victims remain in hospital

EXPLOSION. An illegal oil well (R) bursts gas into the air as houses burnt down in Peureulak on April 26, 2018. Photo by Ilyas Ismail/AFP

Blast targets Palestinian PM's convoy during rare Gaza visit

Mar 13, 2018 - 5:57 PM

Hamdallah was not injured in the explosion, which occurred shortly after his convoy entered the territory run by Islamist movement Hamas, a security source in the convoy says

RAMI HAMDALLAH. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (2nd-R), escorted by his bodyguards, is greeted by police forces of the Islamist Hamas movement (L) upon his arrival in Gaza City on March 13, 2018. Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP