A Farmer Holds On, a Fraying Lifeline for a Besieged Corner of Ukraine

Most farmers have fled the Russian advance, but Oleksandr Chaplik has stayed, despite the lethal risks and a lack of workers, water and power.

#agriculture-and-farming, #bombs-and-explosives, #cluster-munitions, #livestock, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sievierodonetsk-ukraine, #ukraine

A Russian Plane Crashed Into a House. Death Was Parceled Out Randomly.

Some fortuitous timing in doing chores saved a family that lived in the Ukrainian city of Chernihiv. A few blocks away, things turned out very differently.

#bombs-and-explosives, #chernihiv-ukraine, #civilian-casualties, #military-aircraft, #pilots, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Russian Guided Weapons Miss the Mark, U.S. Defense Officials Say

The lack of warplanes at Russia’s Victory Day parade underscores President Vladimir V. Putin’s failure to build a capable modern air force.

#bombs-and-explosives, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #military-aircraft, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

In a Ukrainian School, 12 People Await the War’s End, or Their Own

In the basement of a battered school in Kharkiv, a dozen residents have taken shelter. In a neighborhood not far away, life has returned to some sense of normalcy. But they choose to stay.

#bombs-and-explosives, #europe, #humanitarian-aid, #kharkiv-ukraine, #ukraine

How the Yemen War Connects to Saudi Arabia and Iran

Yemen was already the Arab world’s poorest country before its civil war began in 2014. Then a Saudi-led coalition joined the fight against the Iran-backed Houthi militia, spreading the ruin.

#bombs-and-explosives, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #houthis, #iran, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #riyadh-saudi-arabia, #sana-yemen, #saudi-arabia, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-international-relations, #yemen

A Bomb Crater as Business Partner for a Pit Stop on an Afghan Highway

Along a lonely stretch of what was once the most dangerous road in Afghanistan, everyone slows down when they reach Hafiz Qadim’s mud brick shop. It’s not the food. Or the gas. It’s the big hole.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #bombs-and-explosives, #kandahar-afghanistan, #roads-and-traffic, #taliban, #zabul-province-afghanistan

Mariupol Residents Fight to Survive in Bombed and Besieged City

For three weeks, the Ukrainian port city has been without water, heat, electricity and all communication under a merciless Russian assault. Here’s what its residents have been enduring.

#bombs-and-explosives, #mariupol-ukraine, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

‘Just Put the Body Outside.’ The Bloody Siege of Mariupol

Under a relentless Russian barrage, there is no heat or electricity, and people are boiling snow for water. A 6-year-old died of dehydration, the authorities said.

#bombs-and-explosives, #doctors-without-borders, #food, #kharkiv-ukraine, #kyiv-ukraine, #mariupol-ukraine, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #water

Nashville Finds Opportunity in the Hole a Bomber Left in the Heart of the City

Since the explosion last Christmas, the city has grappled with how rebuilding will fit into its larger ambitions of transforming downtown. The hope is to draw more than just tourists.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #bombs-and-explosives, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Ukrainians Set Sights on the New Year, Not a New War

As the government designates bomb shelters and provides guidance on how to tape windows in case of an attack by Russia, Ukrainians carry on.

#bombs-and-explosives, #kyiv-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Liverpool Bomber Had Planned for Months, U.K. Police Say

The authorities named the man they believe to be behind an explosion in a taxi outside a hospital, who was also the only person killed, as Emad Al Swealmeen, 32.

#bombs-and-explosives, #england, #liverpool-england, #liverpool-womens-hospital, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #terrorism

Driver’s Actions Praised After Taxi Blast Outside Hospital in England

The explosion in Liverpool left one man dead and the cabby wounded. Officials said the driver prevented further harm, but did not give more details.

#bombs-and-explosives, #deaths-fatalities, #great-britain, #liverpool-england, #liverpool-womens-hospital

How the U.S. Hid a Deadly Airstrike

Inside the Times Investigation on a bombing that killed dozens of noncombatants in Syria — one of the largest civilian casualty events of the war against the Islamic State.

#audio-neutral-informative, #bombs-and-explosives, #defense-and-military-forces, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #united-states-air-force, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

How a Nuclear Bomb Could Save Earth From a Stealthy Asteroid

An atomic blast is not the preferred solution for planetary defense, but 3-D models are helping scientists prepare for a worst-case scenario.

#acta-astronautica, #asteroids, #bombs-and-explosives, #nuclear-weapons, #research, #space-and-astronomy

Court in Argentina Dismisses Charges Against Kirchner in Bombing Case

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, now the vice president, had been accused of conspiring with Iran to thwart an investigation into a 1994 attack on a Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #bombs-and-explosives, #corruption-institutional, #kirchner-cristina-fernandez-de, #nisman-alberto, #politics-and-government

This Chemist’s Pandemic Hobby? Firing Medieval Cannonballs.

Gunpowder used in cannons helped change the nature of warfare, but it took a while to get the recipe just right.

#bombs-and-explosives, #chemistry, #middle-ages-historical-period, #omega-journal, #research, #united-states-military-academy, #your-feed-science

In U.S. Drone Strike, Evidence Suggests No ISIS Bomb

U.S. officials said a Reaper drone followed a car for hours and then fired based on evidence it was carrying explosives. But in-depth video analysis and interviews at the site cast doubt on that account.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #bombs-and-explosives, #children-and-childhood, #civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #drones-pilotless-planes, #immigration-and-emigration, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kabul-afghanistan, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Capitol Police Investigate Suspicious Vehicle Near Library of Congress

The Capitol Police closed off several streets and sent alerts to congressional staff members, prompting evacuations near the Library of Congress.

#bombs-and-explosives, #library-of-congress, #washington-dc

Dreams in the Rubble: An Israeli Airstrike and the 22 Lives Lost

The bombing of a Gaza apartment building has become a focus of debate over civilian casualties in the Hamas-Israel war. For the people who lived there, it was much more than that.

#arab-israeli-war-1948, #bombs-and-explosives, #bridges-and-tunnels, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Man Pleads Guilty to Plotting to Bomb Amazon Data Center

Prosecutors said that Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, of Wichita Falls, Texas, had also boasted that he was at the Capitol on Jan. 6 when Trump supporters stormed the building.

#amazon-com-inc, #ashburn-va, #bombs-and-explosives, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-centers, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fort-worth-tex, #justice-department, #pendley-seth-aaron, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

MOVE Bombing Bones, Believed to Have Been Discarded, Are Found in Storage

City officials said that remains from the 1985 bombing, which were believed to have been cremated without the family’s permission, had apparently been saved in a box in storage.

#black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #bones, #cremation, #farley-thomas-a, #gulino-sam-p, #kenney-james-f-1958, #move, #philadelphia-pa

Philadelphia Health Chief Resigns Over Cremation of Remains From MOVE Bombing

The revelation that unidentified remains from at least one of the victims of a 1985 police bombing had been discarded without regard to the family’s wishes touched off fresh waves of pain and anger.

#apologies, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #bones, #cremation, #farley-thomas-a, #gulino-sam-p, #kenney-james-f-1958, #move, #philadelphia-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-philadelphia-pa

Village Caught in Czech-Russia Spy Case Just Wants Things to Stop Blowing Up

Was a huge blast at a Czech weapons depot sabotage by Russian spies? The villagers where it happened aren’t sure, but they do know they only want to watch James Bond films, not live inside one.

#babis-andrej, #bombs-and-explosives, #cold-war-era, #czech-republic, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #gru-russia, #politics-and-government, #russia, #zeman-milos

Russian Spy Unit Investigated for Links to Bulgarian Explosions

The probe will look at whether Unit 29155, an elite group of Russian intelligence operatives, is connected to a series of blasts at ammunition depots over the past 10 years.

#bombs-and-explosives, #bulgaria, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #gebrev-emilian, #poisoning-and-poisons, #politics-and-government, #russia, #sabotage-crime, #skripal-sergei-v, #ukraine, #unit-29155-russian-intelligence-group

Man Charged in Bomb Plot Targeting Amazon Data Center

Seth Aaron Pendley was arrested on Thursday and charged with plotting to blow up an Amazon data center in Virginia, prosecutors said.

#amazon-com-inc, #bombs-and-explosives, #data-centers, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fort-worth-tex, #justice-department, #seth-aaron-pendley, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia

Blasts Hit Military Barracks in Equatorial Guinea

Many people were feared injured when a succession of explosions rocked the Central African nation.

#bombs-and-explosives, #civilian-casualties, #equatorial-guinea, #war-and-armed-conflicts

3 Wichita Officers Hurt in ‘Possible Explosion,’ Officials Say

The officers were checking on a vacant home when they were injured by “a possible explosion from an unknown device,” the police said.

#attacks-on-police, #bombs-and-explosives, #wichita-kan

Police in Malta Say Arrests Are Complete in Journalist’s 2017 Murder

The force’s commissioner said everyone believed to be involved in the car bombing that killed Daphne Caruana Galizia was in custody. But a motive remains unclear.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #bombs-and-explosives, #caruana-galizia-daphne, #malta, #muscat-joseph-1974

Celebratory Cannon Salute at Baby Shower Ends in Death, Police Say

The authorities are trying to determine why a device exploded, hurling shrapnel into a Michigan backyard.

#bombs-and-explosives, #deaths-fatalities, #michigan, #parties-social, #social-media

Assadollah Assadi, Iranian Envoy, Found Guilty in France Bomb Plot

A court in Belgium sentenced Assadollah Assadi, an envoy based in Vienna, to 20 years in prison for his role in a thwarted attack on a group that seeks to overthrow the Iranian leadership.

#assadi-assadollah, #belgium, #bombs-and-explosives, #decisions-and-verdicts, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #france, #iran, #mujahedeen-khalq, #rajavi-maryam, #targeted-killings, #terrorism

Bombing at California Church Known for Its Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Views

Officials said no one was injured in the attack. The church had been the target of protests over its messages against women, Jews, L.G.B.T.Q. people and the Black Lives Matter movement.

#baptist-churches, #bombs-and-explosives, #churches-buildings, #discrimination, #first-works-baptist-church-el-monte-calif, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #los-angeles-county-calif, #mejia-bruce-pastor, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Teenager Killed After Hand Grenade Bought at an Antique Mall Explodes

Officials said that more of the World War II-era grenades, which had been thought to be inactive, may have been sold this summer at an antiques mall in North Carolina.

#abingdon-va, #antiques, #bob-morhard, #bombs-and-explosives, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #fancy-flea-antique-mall, #hand-grenade, #shallotte-n-c

Were These the Fingerprints of a Terrorist?

Biometric data led President Trump to pardon an American soldier convicted of killing Afghan civilians. What if the data was wrong?

#afghan-local-police, #afghan-national-army, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #bales-robert, #biometrics, #bombs-and-explosives, #defense-department, #freedom-of-information-act, #improvised-explosive-devices, #lorance-clint-a, #taliban

Wired ‘Hoax Device’ Inside a Tesla Causes Panic at Queens Palace Mall

A car left in a parking garage at the Queens Place Mall contained a dog and what looked like a makeshift bomb, the police said.

#bombs-and-explosives, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #united-states-politics-and-government

Critics Say Nashville Police Could Have Done More With Tip About Bomber

Anthony Warner’s girlfriend told the police last year he was building bombs in his R.V. Police officials said they took their inquiry as far as they could at the time.

#bombs-and-explosives, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #police-department-nashville, #warner-anthony-quinn

Nashville Suspect’s Girlfriend Told Police Last Year That He Was Making Bombs

Officers visited the home of Anthony Warner after his girlfriend said he was producing explosives in his R.V., according to a police report. They said then that there was no evidence of a crime.

#bombs-and-explosives, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #warner-anthony-quinn

When Nashville Bombing Hit a Telecom Hub, the Ripples Reached Far Beyond

Investigators are questioning whether the perpetrator specifically targeted the building. The explosion disrupted 911 call centers, hospitals and cell service in several states.

#att-inc, #bombs-and-explosives, #computer-network-outages, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #wireless-communications

A Quiet Life, a Thunderous Death, and a Nightmare That Shook Nashville

DNA tests show that Anthony Warner blew himself up along with a chunk of downtown Nashville on Christmas morning.

#antioch-tenn, #bombs-and-explosives, #clark-petula, #computer-network-outages, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #recreational-vehicles, #warner-anthony-quinn

What We Know About the Nashville Explosion on Christmas Day

Three people were injured and 41 businesses were damaged when an R.V. detonated downtown, but much about the case remains a mystery.

#bombs-and-explosives, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #nashville-tenn

West Virginia Chemical Explosion Injures 4 People

The explosion in Belle sent shrapnel flying across a river, and as a precaution officials told residents to shelter in place, closed a highway and shut down nearby schools.

#bombs-and-explosives, #chemours-company, #factories-and-manufacturing, #optima-chemicals-co, #shutdowns-institutional, #west-virginia

Northern Ireland Man Arrested Decades After Infamous Birmingham Bombings

The 1974 bombings of two pubs, killing 21 people, have become a case of justice long delayed and an enduring symbol of The Troubles.

#birmingham-england, #birmingham-england-bombings-1974, #bombs-and-explosives, #irish-republican-army, #northern-ireland, #terrorism

35 Years After MOVE Bombing That Killed 11, Philadelphia Apologizes

A police helicopter dropped an explosive charge onto the roof of a rowhouse during an armed standoff in 1985. The resultant fire destroyed 61 homes in a West Philadelphia neighborhood.

#attacks-on-police, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #fires-and-firefighters, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #goode-w-wilson, #helicopters, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sambor-gregore-j, #wallace-walter-jr-1993-2020

White Supremacist Pleads Guilty to Plotting to Bomb Colorado Synagogue

Richard Holzer, 28, shared with undercover F.B.I. agents that he wanted to get a synagogue “off the map.”

#anti-semitism, #bombs-and-explosives, #colorado, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #hate-crimes, #holzer-richard, #jews-and-judaism, #pueblo-colo, #synagogues, #terrorism

World War II-Era ‘Earthquake Bomb’ Explodes in Polish Waters

Polish Navy divers tried to remotely neutralize a six-ton “Tallboy” dropped by the British, but the bomb had no intention of going quietly.

#bombs-and-explosives, #defense-and-military-forces, #poland, #royal-air-force, #world-war-ii-1939-45

‘Fifth Girl’ in 1963 Church Bombing Gets an Apology From Alabama’s Governor

Gov. Kay Ivey offered to have state officials meet with lawyers for a maimed survivor of an infamous racist attack in Birmingham to discuss restitution for an “egregious injustice.”

#apologies, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #ivey-kay, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #rudolph-sarah-collins

2 Men Working to Map World War II Bombs Are Killed by One

The aid workers had taken the device to the home they were sharing in the Solomon Islands, a country littered with unexploded ordnance.

#bombs-and-explosives, #deaths-fatalities, #humanitarian-aid, #solomon-islands, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Victim in 1963 Alabama Church Bombing Seeks State Restitution

Sarah Collins Rudolph lost her right eye at age 12 when a bomb went off at the 16th Street Baptist Church and killed four Black girls, including her sister.

#16th-street-baptist-church-birmingham-ala, #alabama, #birmingham-ala, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #compensatory-damages, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #ivey-kay, #ku-klux-klan, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #rudolph-sarah-collins

War Crimes Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen

State Department officials have raised alarms about the legal risk in aiding airstrikes that kill civilians. The Trump administration recently suppressed findings as it sold more weapons to Gulf nations.

#arms-trade, #bombs-and-explosives, #bureau-of-political-military-affairs, #civilian-casualties, #defense-department, #house-of-representatives, #houthis, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #international-relations, #iran, #law-and-legislation, #middle-east, #obama-barack, #pompeo-mike, #saudi-arabia, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #yemen

Texas Man Sentenced to Five Years for Planting Bombs in Beaumont

Jonathan Matthew Torres “preyed upon Beaumont,” terrifying residents days after a bomb spree in Austin, federal officials said.

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Desperate to Leave Beirut, Young Lebanese Are Also the Ones Fixing It

The young people leading the huge volunteer effort after the recent blast are bringing hope, but have lost it themselves. “I want to at least have Beirut on its feet before I go,” one said.

#beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #bombs-and-explosives, #lebanon, #politics-and-government, #volunteers-and-community-service, #youth