Fireworks http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28960/all en http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131-25 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>26 die as China bridge collapses after firework truck blast: state media</p> <p>tjh/slb/ac</p> Fireworks AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:30:17 +0000 5742534 at http://www.globalpost.com Fireworks truck blast blamed for China bridge collapse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/fireworks-truck-blast-blamed-china-bridge-collapse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The collapse of a bridge on an expressway in central China was likely caused by an explosion on a lorry carrying fireworks, a local official said Saturday as state media said the death toll rose to 11.</p> <p>The accident on Friday sent an 80-metre (yard) stretch of viaduct crashing to the ground and left the twisted remains of cars and lorries scattered among the rubble, once again raising questions over the safety of China's infrastructure.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/fireworks-truck-blast-blamed-china-bridge-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Firecracker Fireworks Pyrotechnics Technology AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:45:33 +0000 5743829 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese give Year of the Snake a raucous, colourful welcome http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/chinese-give-year-the-snake-raucous-colourful-welcome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ben Blanchard</p> <p>BEIJING, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Chinese welcomed the arrival of the Year of the Snake with raucous celebrations on Saturday, setting off a cacophony of firecrackers in the streets and sending fireworks blazing into the sky to bring good fortune.</p> <p>Celebrations will carry on into the early hours of Sunday, officially the first day of the Lunar New Year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/chinese-give-year-the-snake-raucous-colourful-welcome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Fireworks New Year celebrations Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 14:00:48 +0000 5750972 at http://www.globalpost.com Raucous celebrations as Asia greets Year of Snake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/raucous-celebrations-asia-greets-year-snake <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A billion-plus Asians ushered in the Year of the Snake on Sunday with a cacophony of fireworks, after a Chinese televised gala featuring megastars including Celine Dion kicked off a week of festivities.</p> <p>From Australia to South Korea, millions of people travelled huge distances to reunite with their families for Lunar New Year -- the most important holiday of the year for many in Asia -- indulging in feasts and celebrations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/raucous-celebrations-asia-greets-year-snake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Celine Dion Chinese culture Fireworks AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 07:46:38 +0000 5751547 at http://www.globalpost.com Raucous celebrations as Asia greets Year of Snake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/raucous-celebrations-asia-greets-year-snake-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A billion-plus Asians ushered in the Year of the Snake on Sunday with a cacophony of fireworks, after a Chinese televised gala featuring megastars including Celine Dion kicked off a week of festivities.</p> <p>From Australia to South Korea, millions of people travelled huge distances to reunite with their families for Lunar New Year -- the most important holiday of the year for many in Asia -- indulging in feasts and celebrations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/raucous-celebrations-asia-greets-year-snake-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beijing Chinese culture Fireworks AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 08:00:58 +0000 5751577 at http://www.globalpost.com Raucous celebrations as Asia greets Year of Snake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/raucous-celebrations-asia-greets-year-snake-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A billion-plus Asians ushered in the Year of the Snake on Sunday with a cacophony of fireworks, after a Chinese televised gala featuring megastars including Celine Dion kicked off a week of festivities.</p> <p>From Australia to South Korea, millions of people travelled huge distances to reunite with their families for Lunar New Year -- the most important holiday of the year for many in Asia -- indulging in feasts and celebrations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/raucous-celebrations-asia-greets-year-snake-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Chinese culture Fireworks AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:00:54 +0000 5751649 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315-21 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fireworks explosion kills 9, injures 70 in Mexico: official</p> <p>lp/lth/oh</p> Fireworks AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:31:00 +0000 5784935 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Mexico fireworks explosion kills 9, injures 70 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/urgent-mexico-fireworks-explosion-kills-9-injures-70 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A small truck carrying fireworks for a religious event exploded in the central Mexican town of Nativitas on Friday, killing at least nine people and injuring up to 70 others, an official said.</p> <p>"We have preliminary information that there are nine people dead and almost 70 injured," a spokeswoman for the Tlaxcala state government told AFP.</p> <p>lp/lth/oh</p> Fireworks AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:46:25 +0000 5784962 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico fireworks explosion kills 9, injures 70 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/mexico-fireworks-explosion-kills-9-injures-70 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A small truck loaded with fireworks for a religious event exploded in central <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/mexico">Mexico</a> on Friday, killing at least nine people and injuring up to 70 others, an official said.</p> <p>The explosion took place when one firework apparently landed on the truck in the village of Jesus Tepatepec, part of the municipality of Nativitas, 125 kilometers (78 miles) east of Mexico City, a spokeswoman for the Tlaxcala state government said.</p> <p>"We have preliminary information that there are nine people dead and almost 70 injured," she told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/mexico-fireworks-explosion-kills-9-injures-70" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fireworks AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:01:53 +0000 5784981 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico fireworks explosion kills 9, injures 70 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/mexico-fireworks-explosion-kills-9-injures-70-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A small truck loaded with fireworks for a religious event exploded in central <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/mexico">Mexico</a> on Friday, killing at least nine people and injuring up to 70 others, an official said.</p> <p>The explosion took place when one firework apparently landed on the truck in the village of Jesus Tepatepec, part of the municipality of Nativitas, 125 kilometers (78 miles) east of Mexico City, a spokeswoman for the Tlaxcala state government said.</p> <p>"We have preliminary information that there are nine people dead and almost 70 injured," she told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/mexico-fireworks-explosion-kills-9-injures-70-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese culture Fireworks Religion AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:45:42 +0000 5784998 at http://www.globalpost.com 9 Dead in Mexico fireworks blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130315/9-dead-mexico-fireworks-blast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/mexico">Mexico</a> City, Mar 15 (EFE).- Nine people were killed Friday when a vehicle carrying fireworks exploded during a religious festival in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala, authorities said.</p> <p>An undetermined number of people injured in the blast were taken to hospitals in Tlaxcala and the neighboring state of Puebla.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130315/9-dead-mexico-fireworks-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fireworks Geography of Mexico States of Mexico Agencia EFE Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:01:25 +0000 5785015 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico fireworks explosion kills 9, injures 70 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/mexico-fireworks-explosion-kills-9-injures-70-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A small truck loaded with fireworks for a religious event exploded in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens, with one witness saying he saw "bodies flying" as people ran for cover.</p> <p>The explosion took place when one firework apparently landed on the truck in the village of Jesus Tepatepec, part of the municipality of Nativitas, 125 kilometers (78 miles) east of Mexico City, a spokeswoman for the Tlaxcala state government said.</p> <p>"We have preliminary information that there are nine people dead and almost 70 injured," she told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/mexico-fireworks-explosion-kills-9-injures-70-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese culture Fireworks Pyrotechnics Religion AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:30:50 +0000 5785021 at http://www.globalpost.com Fireworks blast kills at least 13 Catholic pilgrims in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/fireworks-blast-kills-at-least-11-catholic-pilgrims-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TLAXCALA (Reuters) - At least 13 people were killed and 154 others injured on Friday when a truck containing fireworks exploded in a freak accident in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala, casting a pall over a Catholic procession in honour of a local patron saint.</p> <p>The explosion was ignited when a stray firework fell into a truck carrying other fireworks, said Jose Mateo Morales, director of emergency services for Tlaxcala state.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/fireworks-blast-kills-at-least-11-catholic-pilgrims-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fireworks Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Mar 2013 01:00:40 +0000 5785043 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico fireworks explosion kills 11, injures dozens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/mexico-fireworks-explosion-kills-11-injures-dozens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A small truck loaded with fireworks exploded during a religious procession in a central Mexican village on Friday, killing at least 11 people and injuring dozens.</p> <p>One witness said he saw "bodies flying" as people ran for cover after a stray firework landed on the truck in the village of Jesus Tepactepec in the middle of a march for the village's patron saint.</p> <p>"My God, this is a tragedy," said the bishop of Tlaxcala, Francisco Moreno, visibly shaken by the scene as he surveyed the site after the explosion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/mexico-fireworks-explosion-kills-11-injures-dozens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese culture Fireworks Religion AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 01:00:58 +0000 5785048 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico fireworks explosion kills 11, injures dozens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/mexico-fireworks-explosion-kills-11-injures-dozens-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A small truck loaded with fireworks exploded during a religious procession in a central Mexican village on Friday, killing at least 11 people and injuring dozens.</p> <p>One witness said he saw "bodies flying" as people ran for cover after a stray firework landed on the truck in Jesus Tepactepec in the middle of a march for the village's patron saint.</p> <p>"My God, this is a tragedy," said the bishop of Tlaxcala, Francisco Moreno, visibly shaken by the scene as he surveyed the site after the explosion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/mexico-fireworks-explosion-kills-11-injures-dozens-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese culture Fireworks Pyrotechnics Religion AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 03:30:27 +0000 5785103 at http://www.globalpost.com