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Car bomb kills several at busy Mogadishu, Somalia, restaurant

Car bomb kills several at busy Mogadishu, Somalia, restaurant

World
March 5 (UPI) -- A car bomb in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu left at least 10 people dead and dozens of others injured Friday, local police said. The blast took place outside Lul Yemeni, a busy restaurant near the city's seaport, the Somali National News Agency reported. Advertisement Police spokesman Sadaq Adan Ali told Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency that the explosive-laden vehicle struck the restaurant. The news agency reported up to 20 deaths in the blast. "Reports from Hamarjajab district in Benadir region say that there were casualties as a result of the blast," Somali Information Ministry spokesman Ismail Mukhtar Oronjo tweeted. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabab militant group has carried out attacks in the region for y...
At least 18 killed including teenagers in bomb attack at education centre

At least 18 killed including teenagers in bomb attack at education centre

World
At least 18 people have been killed including teenage students following a suicide bombing at an education centre in Afghanistan.Another 57 people were wounded in the blast which struck in a heavily Shia neighbourhood of western Kabul on Saturday. Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Adrian said the attacker was trying to get into the centre before he was stopped by guards.He added that most of the victims were aged between 15 and 26.Hospitals are still being searched for victims of the blast, so the number of casualties could still rise. Advertisement ...
Largest-ever hydrogen bomb blast shown in declassified Russian video

Largest-ever hydrogen bomb blast shown in declassified Russian video

Technology
A declassified video showing the detonation of the most powerful nuclear weapon ever built and tested, the Tsar Bomba, has been published.When the hydrogen bomb was tested over the Arctic archipelago of Novaya Zemlya on 30 October 1961, it created the most powerful man-made explosion ever, equivalent to 50 megatons of TNT. Documentary footage opening with a caption declaring it to be "Top Secret" was released by Russian nuclear energy agency Rosatom in connection with the 75th anniversary of the nuclear industry.[embedded content] The video shows the massive explosion from a range of angles and distances, as well as revealing some of the work that went into building the device.According to the documentary, the Soviet bomber used to drop the device had to be coated with reflective white pai...
Manchester mayor criticises Eminem for rap about Ariana Grande gig bomb

Manchester mayor criticises Eminem for rap about Ariana Grande gig bomb

Entertainment
Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has hit out at Eminem for an "unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespectful" lyric about the 2017 bomb attack in the city.In a song on his new album, the US star raps: "I'm contemplating yelling 'bombs away' on the game/Like I'm outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting."That is followed by the sound of an explosion.Twenty-two people died when a suicide bomber attacked a crowd after Grande's gig at Manchester Arena in May 2017.The lines feature in the song Unaccommodating, in which the star boasts about his impact on hip-hop. It appears on his album Music To Be Murdered By, which was released on Friday.In a statement to BBC News, Mr Burnham said: "This is unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespec...
Japan court rejects radiation lawsuit over 1954 U.S. hydrogen bomb tests

Japan court rejects radiation lawsuit over 1954 U.S. hydrogen bomb tests

World
Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A Japanese appellate court has ruled against a number of fishermen and their families who say they were affected by radiation fallout from a series of tests the U.S. military conducted during the 1950s while developing the hydrogen bomb. The suit, containing 29 plaintiffs, sought $ 387,000 in damages from the Japanese government, arguing it concealed records that indicated fishermen had been exposed to radiation from six hydrogen bomb tests in 1954 at Bikini Atoll of the U.S. Marshall Islands. Thursday, the Takamatsu High Court upheld a 2018 lower court ruling that determined no vital health information was intentionally withheld. It also noted that the 20-year statute of limitations had expired. At least 1,000 Japanese fishing boats were believed to be in the area aroun...