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Former cab driver to get K116,000

Tax payers’ money will once again be diverted to pay damages to a former Comfort taxi driver at the cost of K116, 745.30.

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Explosion shakes downtown Port Moresby

Residents were taken by surprise when a bomb exploded this morning at Ela Beach, Port Moresby.

At least 3 dead in explosions, shooting in Jakarta

Gunshots were heard after the midmorning explosion in front of the Sarinah shopping mall and a police station. The area also has many luxury hotels, and offices and embassies, including the French.

It was not clear who was shooting but police had cordoned off the area, preventing reporters from going near the scene.

Chinese chemical factory blast death toll rises to 13

A factory that produces adhesive materials exploded on Aug. 31 in Lijin county in Shandong province.

Two days after the blast, the official death toll stood at five. The Dongying city government, which administers the area, said the toll had risen to 13 following the completion of search and rescue efforts Saturday. It said all 13 bodies had been identified, but gave no further details. It said 25 other people had been injured, 11 of whom were still hospitalized.

Huge blast at Spanish fireworks factory kills 5, wounds 6

The blast occurred around 2 p.m. (1200 GMT) at the Pirotecnia Zaragozana factory in the small town of Pinseque, sending a dense plume of white smoke into the sky that could be seen for kilometers (miles).

The injured were taken to a hospital in the nearby regional capital of Zaragoza, said Gustavo Alcalde, the central government's top Interior Ministry official for the region.

Explosion in Bahrain kills police officer, wounds 7 others

The explosion took place west of the capital, Manama, in a predominantly Shiite village called Karanah.

The explosion, described by the ministry as a "terrorist blast," wounded four policemen as well as a married couple and their child. The statement did not disclose further details on the location or target of the explosion.

Explosion rips through chemical plant in eastern China

Xinhua says no casualties were immediately reported following the blast Saturday night in Shandong province on Saturday night.

The news agency says the explosion triggered a fire and that a dozen fire engines are battling the fire.

The blast follows the Aug. 12 chemical warehouse explosion in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin. At least 121 people were killed in that disaster, while another 54 remain unaccounted for.

Life sentence ordered in deadly Indianapolis house blast

 

A judge ordered the sentence for 46-year-old Mark Leonard, saying he was the main person behind the November 2012 blast that killed the couple and destroyed or damaged more than 80 homes.

"I do think he was the prime mover of these events," St. Joseph County Superior Court Judge John Marnocha said. "He orchestrated them."

Large explosion rocks southeast Missouri aluminum plant

The explosion and fire occurred around 12:30 p.m. at the Noranda Aluminum plant near the town of Marston in New Madrid County, about 170 miles south of St. Louis.

Noranda spokesman John Parker said all workers had been accounted for and there were no life-threatening injuries. He said some people suffered what appeared to be non-critical burns and smoke inhalation.

Parker said one of the injured workers was taken to a hospital for treatment. Others were treated at the scene.

Workers look for 4 missing after explosion at UK wood mill

The four — three men and a woman — are believed to have been at the industrial site when an explosion Friday ripped through the mill in the village of Bosley, in Cheshire. Firefighters with a sniffer dog entered the site Saturday.

Paul Hancock, chief fire officer for the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, says the longer the four remain missing, the more "it is looking more like a recovery than a rescue operation."