[TOKYO] Police and fire officials on Monday were searching for the cause of a dramatic explosion in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo that collapsed a building and injured 42 people.

[BEIJING] An explosion and fire near a chemical factory left at least 22 people dead and 22 others injured in northern China on Wednesday, authorities said.

[MONTREAL] An explosion and fire ripped through Canada's largest refinery Monday, injuring several workers in what its owner called a "major incident."...

[NEW YORK] Mass evacuations from US towns north of Boston were underway Thursday after dozens of fires and suspected gas explosions erupted, police said, leaving at least six injuries.

[COTABATO, Philippines] A bomb blast tore through a crowd at a festival in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, killing one person and wounding dozens more in the second deadly attack in under a...

[COTABATO, Philippines] A blast at an army checkpoint in the southern Philippines killed at least five people on Tuesday, authorities said, the latest deadly incident in the restive region.

[BEIJING] An explosion at a chemical plant in southwest China left 19 dead and injured another 12, authorities said Friday, the latest industrial accident in a country where lax regulations often...

[CAIRO] A strong explosion at a chemical tank near Cairo airport in the east of the Egyptian capital has left at least a dozen people injured, the army said on Thursday night.

[MEXICO CITY] Two explosions at fireworks workshops outside Mexico City on Thursday killed at least 24 people, including rescue workers, and injured dozens more, officials said, in the latest...

[LONDON] A "minor" explosion at an underground train station in London late Tuesday left five people injured, none seriously, British police said, adding that the incident appeared to be...