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Two dead from leftover ordnance in Sudan's Kordofan

Two people have been killed by ordnance left behind in a Sudanese town where thousands of people are returning after rebel-government fighting last year, the United Nations said on Saturday. They are the latest casualties from unexploded ordnance (UXO) in South Kordofan. Almost three years of war in that state and Blue Nile, where insurgents and the army are also fighting, have displaced or severely affected more than one million people.

Intense fighting rages in Kiev, protesters throw Molotov cocktails

Intense fighting on Wednesday raged between protesters and security forces in Kiev with demonstrators throwing Molotov cocktails and Ukrainian police responding with rubber bullets and stun grenades. Police sought to protect themselves with riot shields as protesters threw Molotov cocktails and stones at the line of security forces blocking the road leading to parliament, an AFP correspondent said. The protesters took shelter behind their barricade of burned-out police buses. os-sjw/zak/dh

Intense fighting rages in Kiev, protesters throw Molotov cocktails

Intense fighting on Wednesday raged between protesters and security forces in Kiev with demonstrators throwing Molotov cocktails and Ukrainian police responding with rubber bullets and stun grenades. Police sought to protect themselves with riot shields as protesters threw Molotov cocktails and stones at the line of security forces blocking the road leading to parliament, an AFP correspondent said. The protesters took shelter behind their barricade of burned-out police buses. os-sjw/zak/dh

Bomb in Pakistan's Quetta kills five, wounds 35

A bicycle bomb killed at least five people and wounded 35 others near a police station in Pakistan's restive southwest on Thursday, officials said. The blast was in the centre of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, which suffers regular violence from Islamist insurgents, separatist rebels and sectarian militants. "It was a timed device which was planted in a bicycle. Five people have been killed and 35 wounded," Quetta police chief Abdul Razaaq Cheema told AFP.

Blasts in north Iraq town kill at least 11

Two roadside bombs exploded on the edge of the north Iraq town of Tuz Khurmatu Friday, killing at least 11 people, most of them children, police and the town's mayor said. One bomb exploded on a road at the entrance to the town and the second was triggered as residents rushed to the scene, the sources said. str-fc/bpz/hkb

Pakistan links Quetta 'bomb-making factory' to attacks

Pakistani authorities said Wednesday that a car bomb factory where troops confiscated more than 100 tones of chemicals had been used in recent attacks on troops and minority Shiite Muslims. Paramilitary troops found wires, detonators and mixers to turn the chemicals into bombs during Tuesday's raid in the city of Quetta, a flashpoint for sectarian, Islamist and separatist attacks. Eleven people have now been arrested in connection with the case and the owner of the compound has been detained for questioning, said a spokesman for the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC).

Air Force removes unexploded ordnance in west coast

By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Air Force said Tuesday it has jointly worked with the Navy to remove unexploded ordnance near a western island used as an airmen's firing range to ensure the safety of nearby residents and prevent water contamination. A total of 29 Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technicians, Navy underwater divers and other experts conducted the bomb clearing mission from Aug. 8-12 in waters near Jikdo Island, located 59 kilometers off the western coast of Gunsan, the Air Force said.

Bicycle bomb kills two in SW Pakistan

A bomb planted on a bicycle killed at least two people and wounded another in the restive province of Baluchistan in southwest Pakistan on Monday, officials said. "At least two people were killed and a pedestrian was wounded when a bomb planted on a bicycle exploded on a roadside in Quetta," senior police official Bashir Ahmed Brohi told AFP. An insurgency pushing for political autonomy and a greater share of profits from the region's oil, gas and mineral resources began in 2004 in the province, of which Quetta is the capital.

Australian charged over 'bigger than Boston' bomb plot

An Australian man charged over a bomb plot was seeking revenge against a doctor using devices larger than those used in the Boston Marathon blast, reports said Saturday. The 42-year-old was arrested at Sydney airport on Thursday and charged with manufacturing an explosive device with intent to injure in connection with the plot, uncovered in April, police said in a statement. "A man has been charged after an improvised explosive device was allegedly found at a home in Albion Park earlier in the year," police said.

Toronto man charged in Saskatchewan after pipe bomb found at border crossing

WEYBURN, Sask. - A Toronto man has been charged after border guards prevented a pipe bomb from being carried into Saskatchewan from North Dakota. The 21-year-old was arrested Saturday after Canada Border Services Agency officers found a device in personal effects at the North Portal crossing. One building was evacuated and the RCMP explosive disposal team was called in. The pipe bomb was removed from the area and safely detonated. RCMP say they don't believe the man or the pipe bomb had anything to do with terrorism or organized crime
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