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Police, health officials say gas explosion in sewage system kills at least 10 in southern Pakistan city

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Police, health officials say gas explosion in sewage system kills at least 10 in southern Pakistan city.

Pakistan: Suspected gas explosion kills at least 12

Police in Pakistan are trying to determine what caused a deadly blast near a bank in Karachi on Saturday, which killed at least 12 people. Sabir Memon from the Karachi Trauma Center first told the ...

Italy: One dead, several missing after buildings collapse in Sicily

One person died and several others, including children, were missing after several buildings collapsed in the Sicilian town of Ravanusa following a gas explosion, Italian emergency services said early...

Death toll in French apartment blast reaches 3; search over

PARIS (AP) — French rescuers retrieved two more bodies Wednesday from the rubble of an apartment building in southern France that collapsed in a suspected gas explosion, bringing the overall death tol...

Blast levels French building; at least 1 dead, baby found

PARIS (AP) — French rescue workers dug out the body of a man but rescued his baby and the child's mother alive from the rubble of a three-story apartment building that collapsed Tuesday in a suspected...

Business Highlights: Holiday shopping, Christmas markets

___ Holiday season moves into high gear but challenges remain NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers buoyed by solid hiring, healthy pay gains and substantial savings are returni...

Russia: Death toll in Siberian coal mine blast raised to 52

MOSCOW (AP) — A devastating explosion in a Siberian coal mine Thursday left 52 miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said. Hours after a...

Gas explosion in Nigeria's Lagos kills 5, including a child

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A gas explosion in Lagos, Nigeria’s biggest city, on Tuesday killed at least five people, including a child, an emergency services official told The Associated Press. ...

1 dead, 12 injured in apparent gas explosion in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosion apparently caused by an accumulation of cooking gas caused a multi-family dwelling to collapse in Mexico City on Saturday, killing one person and injuring 12. ...

At least 3 dead in apparent gas explosion in north China

BEIJING (AP) — An apparent gas explosion gutted part of a high rise in northern China on Thursday morning, killing at least three people and injuring 30. It occurred at a hotel in Sh...

Taiwan volunteer embalmer detained on murder charge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head coordinator of a team of renowned volunteer embalmers that is helping victims of Kaohsiung's Cheng Chung Cheng building fire, has been detained following accu...

2 firefighters killed, 4 injured in Czech gas explosion

PRAGUE (AP) — Two firefighters were killed in a gas explosion that leveled a family house in southeast Czech Republic, officials said on Wednesday. The head of the regional governmen...

China pledges harsh penalties ahead of party anniversary

BEIJING (AP) — China is pledging to harshly punish anyone responsible for major industrial accidents or outbreaks of violence in coming days as the ruling Communist Party prepares lavish celebrations ...

Gas explosion in central China kills at least 12

BEIJING (AP) — At least 12 people were killed and 39 seriously injured Sunday after a gas line explosion tore through a residential neighborhood in central China. Responders to the ...

China: Several dead, scores hospitalized after gas explosion

A natural gas explosion in central China has left nearly a dozen people dead and scores more injured, state media reported on Sunday. The blast happened in Shiyan, a city of more than 3 million peopl...