Tag Archives: Man-made disasters

15Jan/16
the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou

Security forces battle Islamist gunmen holding hostages in hotel

Suspected Islamist fighters hold hostages at a hotel used by foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital, in an attack claimed by Al Qaeda.

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06Jan/16
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

No radiation detected from North Korea’s nuclear test – Japan nuclear regulator

Japan’s nuclear regulator says no radiation has been detected from North Korea’s nuclear test, but it is reinforcing monitoring efforts.

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31Oct/15

Romania President awaits investigation report after Bucharest nightclub fire

Romanian President, Klaus Iohannis, says he awaits the results of an investigation report after a fire at a nightclub in Bucharest leaves 27 dead and 184 injured as blood donors queue outside of hospital.
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25Oct/15

Baghdad residents react to Tony Blair’s recent apology for the Iraq war

Iraqis respond to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s recent apology for his country’s involvement in the Iraq war. Blair acknowledged the 2003 toppling of Saddam Hussein’s regime played a part in the Islamic State’s rise.

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19Jul/15

ISIS detonates ice truck at an Iraqi market, killing 120

Iraq (Next Media) – The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a bombing at a central Iraq market on Friday night which killed more than 100 people, making it one of the deadliest attacks the group has claimed responsibility for.
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03May/15

World marks WW2 end, 70 years on: 1943 – 1945

File footage of some of the key moments of World War Two between 1943 and 1945: the Allies liberate Rome from the Germans, the Italian campaign becomes a sideshow as the Normandy landings get underway, small Jewish militant groups fight against the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Paris is liberated following four years of Nazi occupation, allies firebomb the east German city of Dresden, leaders of Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union meet for the historic Yalta conference, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s remains are supposedly found in a shallow bomb crater, millions of Jews are systematically killed in concentration camps, one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific war takes place on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima, Germany surrenders to the allies, the U.S. drops atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Japan surrenders.
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15Mar/15

Twin blasts at churches in Pakistan kill 14, wound 78

Bombs outside two churches in the Pakistani city of Lahore kill 14 people and wound nearly 80 during Sunday services.
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