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After NYC Blast, Former NYPD Officer Shows What to Do If You're Caught in Subway Terror Attack

After NYC Blast, Former NYPD Officer Shows What to Do If You're Caught in Subway Terror AttackBill Stanton says those who take mass transit should always carry these two items with them.



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Powerful blast rocks Chinese port city, two dead

Powerful blast rocks Chinese port city, two deadAn explosion so powerful it was heard several kilometres away killed two people and injured over 30 in China’s port city of Ningbo on Sunday while toppling several disused buildings, authorities and residents said, but there was no word as to the cause. Local authorities said two people died and two were seriously injured, while state media said more than 30 people were treated in hospitals in Ningbo, just south of Shanghai and one of China’s largest ports. Authorities on Sunday night still had not announced a suspected cause of the explosion, which took place around 9:00am (0100 GMT) in a relatively new residential area in northern Ningbo marked by rows and rows of towering housing blocks.



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Grief, anger as relatives learn of Argentine sub blast

Grief, anger as relatives learn of Argentine sub blastRelatives of the 44 crewmembers aboard Argentina’s missing submarine erupted in a welter of anger and grief Thursday after the navy released news of an explosion onboard, effectively ending hopes of survival. Itati Leguizamon, wife of sonar operator German Suarez, said that days of false hopes had left the families feeling manipulated by the navy which had repeatedly retained information about the crew’s fate. Around 100 family members had been waiting hopefully inside the Mar del Plata naval base, the perimeter fence of which is festooned with messages of encouragement for the crew, religious images and Argentine flags and banners.



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Gold Star Moms Blast Trump For Delayed Response To Soldiers' Deaths

Gold Star Moms Blast Trump For Delayed Response To Soldiers' DeathsThe mother of a soldier killed in Iraq called President Donald Trump’s delayed response to the deaths of U.S. service members in Niger an abdication of his first duty as commander in chief ― “to acknowledge the sacrifice of one of his military members.”



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Ghana gas depot blast kills at least 6 – fire service

Ghana gas depot blast kills at least 6 - fire serviceAt least six people were killed and 35 injured, mostly suffering burns, after an explosion at a fuel distribution site in Ghana’s capital, fire service spokesman Billy Anaglate said on Sunday. The explosion on Saturday evening at the state-owned GOIL site sent a giant fireball into the sky above the eastern part of Accra, causing frightened residents to flee their homes in large numbers. Ghana, a relatively new oil and gas producer, has suffered several recent accidents including an explosion in 2015 that killed around 100 people.



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LGBTQ Groups Blast Jeff Sessions For Reversing Trans Workplace Protections

LGBTQ Groups Blast Jeff Sessions For Reversing Trans Workplace ProtectionsAttorney General Jeff Sessions came under fire from a number of LGBTQ rights groups Thursday after he determined that federal civil rights legislation does not protect transgender people from discrimination in the workplace.



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Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blastMyanmar’s army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning. The unrest comes days after Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi declared troops had ceased “clearance operations” in the border area that have forced more than 430,000 Rohingya refugees to flee for Bangladesh in under a month. The army claims it is targeting Rohingya militants who attacked police posts on August 25.



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UK police make 'significant' arrest in London subway blast

UK police make 'significant' arrest in London subway blastLONDON (AP) — British police made a "significant" arrest Saturday in the manhunt for suspects a day after the London subway was hit by a partially-exploded bomb and launched a heavily armed search of a home southwest of London.



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Twitter Users Blast Donald Trump For Using Hurricane Harvey 'As Political Cover'

Twitter Users Blast Donald Trump For Using Hurricane Harvey 'As Political Cover'Twitter users are calling out President Donald Trump for announcing a raft of controversial measures on Friday night, just as Hurricane Harvey was closing in on the Texas coast.



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Minnesota mosque blast

Minnesota mosque blastA bomb was thrown through the window of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Ind., as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging the imam's office but not injuring anyone.



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