World War II bombings weakened upper atmosphere at edge of space

Enlarge / Bombing of a factory at Marienburg, Germany, on October 9, 1943. (credit: US Air Force/Public domain) The Earth’s electrified upper atmosphere (the ionosphere) experiences a lot of natural variation, changing with the days and from season to season. The ionosphere can also be affected by certain big events, including solar flares, volcanic eruptions, […]

Suicide attack injures several at Indonesian police station, a day after local churches were attacked in three suicide bombings

Screenshot/Twitter A suicide bombing at police headquarters in Surabaya, Indonesia, injured at least seven on Monday. The attack followed three suicide bombings targeting churches in Surabaya on Sunday that killed at least 13 and injured many more. The family of six who launched the suicide attacks reportedly tried to join Islamic State in Syria and were sent […]

Is Indonesia safe for travel: Latest travel advice following deadly church bombings

Indonesia has been hit by suicide bombings across three churches in the region. Bombers hit Surabaya, the country’s second largest city in the deadliest violence in Indonesia for 13 years. The attacks come just one day after safety fears over the volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi as tourists were swept up in the problem. So […]

48 suicide belts seized in E. Ghouta, evacuation bus bombings thwarted – Russian MOD

The Russian military has thwarted dozens of suicide bomb attacks targeting buses of civilians fleeing Syria’s eastern Ghouta, Russia’s Defense Minister said. Forty-eight explosive belts have been seized within three days. The buses packed with civilians that are leaving Syria’s besieged enclave in their hundreds have been increasingly targeted by terrorists, who seek to blend […]

These are the victims of the deadly Austin bombings

Associated Press/Eric Gay A spate of deadly bombings terrorized the city of Austin, Texas, for weeks in March, as packages exploded outside homes, by the side of a road, and even inside a FedEx facility. The chaos finally ended Wednesday morning when the suspected bomber fatally blew himself up in his vehicle as law-enforcement officials closed in […]

What we know about Austin serial bombings so far

Four explosions have rocked Austin, Texas, in the past three weeks, killing two people and leaving four others critically injured. Here’s what we currently know about the spate of bombings that is spreading terror in the city. The victims The first attack that killed 39-year-old Anthony House happened on March 2. Two further bombings occurred […]

Muslim MPs sent ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters encouraging mosque bombings

Muslim MPs have been sent threatening letters which urge people to carry out acid attacks against Muslims, bomb mosques and pull off hijabs. The ‘Punish A Muslim Day’ letters are being investigated by counter-terrorism officers. The MPs were also sent packages with a “suspicious substance” inside. Three people were hospitalized on Monday and Tuesday as […]

2 killed, 1 injured in Texas mail bombings, police warn public not to open suspicious packages

Austin police have linked Monday morning’s mail bombing, that killed a teen boy and injured a woman, with another deadly explosion earlier this month. A third explosion left a 75-year-old woman with “life-threatening injuries.” Police Chief Brian Manley has warned Austin residents no to open their mail, following dual mail bombings in the Texas city […]

Nigeria university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks after suicide bombings (PHOTOS)

Published time: 27 Jun, 2017 16:58 Authorities are currently digging a 27km (17 mile) trench around the University of Maiduguri in Nigeria to prevent further attacks by Boko Haram militants following a major suicide bombing offensive that has killed dozens in recent weeks. On Sunday, three suicide bombers attacked the university, killing one female security […]

‘Manchester bombing’s 23rd victim’: 7/7 survivor takes his own life after attack

A survivor of the 7/7 London bombings was found dead in his home after last week’s Manchester attack left him feeling he no longer wanted to live “in a world where these terror attacks continue.” Tony Walter, who has been described as the Manchester attack’s 23rd victim, worked at a law firm near Edgware Road […]