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Austin-Bound Package Explodes at FedEx Facility

1 person reportedly suffered a concussion

(Newser) - Hours after pleas for information about Austin's serial bomber, a package bound for the city exploded at a FedEx facility near San Antonio, injuring one. The explosion was reported just after midnight Tuesday at the FedEx Ground distribution center in Schertz, 65 miles southwest of Austin. A medium-sized box... More »

Bomb Blasts May Be Aging Soldiers' Brains

Even if they were far from the blasts

(Newser) - American soldiers exposed to bomb blasts in Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering early brain degeneration and aging—even if they were far from detonation, USA Today reports. In all, 256 veterans and service members between the ages of 19 and 62 were analyzed in a study published today in Brain:... More »

Car Bomb Rocks UN Building in Nigeria; 7 Dead

'We believe there are many casualties,' says a UN official

(Newser) - A car laden with explosives rammed through two gates and blew up at the United Nations' offices in Nigeria's capital today, killing at least seven people and shattering part of the concrete structure. The brazen attack, carried out as the UN offices teemed with staff, comes as Africa's... More »

Greeks Nab Parcel Bomb Addressed to Sarkozy

Others addressed to various embassies; no al-Qaeda link seen

(Newser) - Greek police have intercepted several packages containing “explosive devices,” one of which was addressed to Nicolas Sarkozy, Reuters reports. One, addressed to the Mexican embassy, exploded at an Athens courier firm, slightly wounding an employee. Others addressed to the Dutch and Belgian embassies were detonated by police. Two... More »

112 Killed in Baghdad Bombings

Coordinated explosions tear through city

(Newser) - At least 112 people were killed and scores wounded when three cars rigged with explosives and a suicide bomber exploded across Baghdad today. One bomb targeted a busy market in the central city while another detonated near the Labor Ministry in northeast Baghdad, reports MSNBC . The suicide bomber attacked a... More »

Bomb Hits Athens Stock Exchange

(Newser) - A car bomb blast outside the Athens stock exchange damaged the building and injured a female pedestrian, the BBC reports. A second bomb detonated outside a government building in Thessaloniki, causing minor damage and no injuries. The blasts are suspected of being the work of Greek extremist group Revolutionary Struggle.... More »

ETA Admits Attacks as 2nd Bomb Hits Spanish Island

'We will answer with weapons,' separatist group warns

(Newser) - Basque separatist group ETA is claiming responsibility for three blasts today in the Spanish island of Mallorca, including one at a restaurant where so far there are no reports of injuries, CNN reports. ETA had already claimed responsibility today for a series of attacks in Spain in June and July,... More »

Car Bomb in Baghdad Kills 41

(Newser) - A car bomb exploded today near several restaurants in a Shiite neighborhood of northwest Baghdad, killing 41 people and injuring more than 70. No group claimed responsibility, but the style and location of the attack suggested it was carried out by Sunni extremists, such as Al-Qaeda in Iraq, in an... More »

Cairo Blast Kills French Teen, Injures 17 Schoolmates

Tourists targeted in possible Gaza retaliation

(Newser) - A French teenager was killed and 17 others in her visiting school group were injured when a bomb tucked beneath a bench exploded in a bustling Cairo bazaar last night, the Times of London reports. Police later dismantled a second device in a souvenir market. Three suspects are in custody.... More »

6 Dead in 4th Day of Baghdad Bombings

Four days of escalating violence leaves dozens dead and wounded

(Newser) - A series of bomb blasts across Baghdad killed six people and injured more than 20 others today, the fourth consecutive day of heightened violence in the Iraqi capital. The deadliest attack came near a checkpoint in central Baghdad, while another targeting a government convoy killed six city workers. A string... More »

Thai Blasts Injure at Least 60

Triple explosion leaves dozens injured in Muslim south

(Newser) - Three separate bomb blasts injured more than 60 people in a Muslim region in south Thailand, reports the BBC. The explosions took place near a government office and a tea shop, appearing to target a meeting of local officials. Police accused separatist insurgents, who have targeted the area for years... More »

Bus Bomb Kills 18 in Lebanon

Explosion kills soldiers, civilians; dozens more wounded

(Newser) - A bomb that exploded on a bus in Lebanon's second-largest city killed at least 18 people and wounded 40. At least seven of the dead were soldiers, reports the Times of London. The attack took place in the port town of Tripoli, where a sect of Shiites associated with the... More »

Istanbul Bombs Kill 13, Injure 70

Blasts considered terror attack: governor

(Newser) - Two bombs exploded just minutes apart in Istanbul, killing 13 and injuring around 70 others today in a square packed with people, the governor said. The bombs were placed in trash cans and police were investigating who might be behind the blasts. "There is no doubt that this is... More »

Pakistan's Strife Grows as New Gov't Waits in the Wings

Restaurant bomb, airstrikes kill at least 17

(Newser) - A series of airstrikes on a Pakistan compound believed to be sheltering Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters killed at least 16 today, AFP reports, a day before the country's incoming government is to be sworn in. The declining security comes after a bomb exploded last night in an Islamabad restaurant crowded... More »

Court Bombings Kill 13 in India

Suspected terror blasts injure dozens more

(Newser) - Several coordinated bombings outside courthouses in northern India today killed at least 13 and injured dozens more, Reuters reports. The bombings took place in India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, and most of the casualties were lawyers. The government blamed terrororists trying to incite violence between Hindus and Muslims, but... More »

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