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Chase Bank Limits Cash Withdrawals, Bans International... Before you read this report, remember to sign up to for 100% free stock alerts Chase Bank has moved to limit cash withdrawals while banning business customers from sending...

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Richemont chairman Johann Rupert to take 'grey gap... Billionaire 62-year-old to take 12 months off from Cartier and Montblanc luxury goods groupRichemont's chairman and founder Johann Rupert is to take a year off from September, leaving management of the...

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Cambodia: aftermath of fatal shoe factory collapse... Workers clear rubble following the collapse of a shoe factory in Kampong Speu, Cambodia, on Thursday

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Spate of recent shock departures by 50-something CEOs While the rising financial rewards of running a modern multinational have been well publicised, executive recruiters say the pressures of the job have also been ratcheted upOn approaching his 60th birthday...

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Blast Applications, Inc. (BLAP: OTC Link) | Attorney Letter with Respect to Current Information

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Sat, Feb 23, 2013 01:23 – Blast Applications, Inc. (BLAP: OTC Link) released their Attorney Letter with Respect to Current Information. To read the complete report, please visit:

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Pemex blast caused by methane gas

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Manmade explosives ruled out as cause of blast that killed at least 37 people at Mexican oil company facility

A deadly blast that killed at least 37 people at Mexican state oil monopoly Pemex’s headquarters in Mexico City was caused by a build-up of gas, the government has said on Monday.

The attorney general, Jesus Murillo, said no trace of explosives was found at the site of the disaster, the latest in a string of safety lapses to hit the oil monopoly. President Enrique Pena Nieto is seeking to push through a major overhaul of Pemex.

“We have been able to determine that the explosion was caused by an accumulation of gas in the basements of the building,” Murillo said. The was believed to be methane.

“This caused a defect in the structure of the floors, which first were pushed upward, and then fell, which was the main cause of death in the building,” he said.

The blast last Thursday afternoon in a building at the Pemex complex in downtown Mexico City prompted speculation of sabotage as well as renewed criticism of the oil company’s safety record.

For years a source of national pride, Pemex has proven stubbornly resistant to change. The company has become a touchstone for Mexico’s capacity for economic reform since oil output began to lag the performance of other major producers.

Car bomb hits near US base – CNN

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The Express Tribune
Car bomb hits near US base
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — A car bomber hit outside a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing three people and leaving civilians injured, authorities said. The blast killed a security guard and two truck drivers delivering supplies, according to
Deadly Bombing in Eastern AfghanistanVoice of America (blog)
Three Afghans killed in suicide attack on US baseAFP
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Car bomb hits US vehicle in Pakistan, kills 2 – Businessweek

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Business Recorder
Car bomb hits US vehicle in Pakistan, kills 2
By Riaz Khan on September 03, 2012 PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A car filled with explosives rammed into a US government vehicle in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Monday, killing two people and wounding five others, police said.
Police: Car bomb targeting US government vehicle in northwest Pakistan kills 2 Washington Post
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Gas explosion rocks Venezuela’s largest refinery

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Officials say 26 people were killed and more than 50 others injured in pre-dawn blast at Amuay facility

A large gas explosion has rocked Venezuela’s biggest refinery, killing at least 26 people before dawn on Saturday. 17 were members of the National Guard, stationed at a base outside the refinery.

More than 50 other people were injured in the blast, and a 10-year-old child was among the dead.

“Unfortunately, 26 people have died, the majority of them members of our National Guard,” Vice-President Elias Jaua said. “Four people are in hospital right now, two were transferred to Zulia state and 50 people, thank God, were sent home after treatment because their injuries were not serious.”

President Chávez declared three days of national mourning.

Officials said the blast at the 645,000-barrels-per-day Amuay facility was caused by a gas leak and that it had also damaged nearby homes.

Based in the west of Venezuela, Amuay is part of the Paraguaná refining centre, one of the biggest refinery complexes in the world.

“A cloud of gas exploded,” the energy minister, Rafael Ramirez, told state TV. “It was a significant explosion, there is appreciable damage to infrastructure and to houses opposite the refinery.”

Emergency workers were at the scene, where smoke and flames could be seen over the facility. Ramirez and Stella Lugo – the governor of Falcón state – said the situation was under control several hours after the explosion at about 1am local time.

“There’s no risk of another explosion,” Lugo said.

Amuay is operated by state oil company PDVSA which has struggled with repeated refinery problems in recent years, affecting its production figures and ability to fulfil ambitious expansion plans.

Power faults, accidents and planned stoppages for maintenance have hit deliveries from South America’s biggest oil exporter.

Eddie Ramirez, national co-ordinator for Gente del Petróleo, an organisation of ex-employees of PDVSA, said: “These accidents have been happening more and more frequently in the last couple years because of a neglect in safety and maintenance standards.

“Minister Ramirez dedicates his time to doing politics alongside the candidate, Hugo Chávez, instead of maintaining the level of infrastructure this kind of industry requires.”

Sisoes Moreno, a retired worker from PDVSA who lives close to the refinery said the explosions were so potent that people in surrounding towns thought it was an earthquake. He said the explosion completely destroyed a national guard base in front of the refinery. “It was totally burnt down … The mechanisms for control were not working. A lot of the standard safety measures have been violated. A siren should go off at the first indication of a change in pressure to warn people. It didn’t.”

The energy minister said the Amuay refinery has the capacity to restart operations in a maximum of two days and guaranteed the existence of sufficient resources to supply Venezuala’s internal market following the explosion.

Six Nato troops killed in Afghanistan blast – The Guardian

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The Guardian
Six Nato troops killed in Afghanistan blast
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A bomb in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed six Nato service members, on a day where a total of 29 people died from roadside bombs and insurgent attacks. Nato said the blast was caused by an improvised explosive device but provided no further
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Explosion Rocks Nairobi – Wall Street Journal

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Explosion Rocks Nairobi
Wall Street Journal
AP NAIROBI, Kenya—An explosion ripped through a building full of small shops in downtown Nairobi on Monday, wounding at least 28 people, officials said. A blast in Kenya's capital immediately conjures fears that al-Shabab—Islamist militants from
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Syrian TV: Suicide Bombers Strike Military Again – Voice of America

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Voice of America
Syrian TV: Suicide Bombers Strike Military Again
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Syrian firefighters work at the site of an explosion in Deir el-Zour, in this handout released by Syria's national news agency SANA, May 19, 2012. Syrian firefighters work at the site of an explosion in Deir el-Zour, in this handout released by Syria's
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SWAT team blasts bunker – Detroit Free Press

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SWAT team blasts bunker
Detroit Free Press
After surrounding an underground bunker in Washington state for 23 hours, a police SWAT team used explosives to blow their way inside Saturday, where they found the body of a man believed to be survivalist Peter Keller. Keller, 41, had not been seen
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VIDEO: Workers return as steel furnace relit

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The blast furnace at the former Corus steelworks in Teesside will be relit on Sunday, more than two years after production stopped.

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