JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities say four police officers were killed and three were seriously injured when a truck carrying blasting cartridges exploded.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators say they've issued an emergency order requiring tests of crude oil before shipment by rail in response to a string of train explosions and fires since last summer.
The Federal Railroad Administration said Tuesday it also is prohibiting shipping oil using the least-protective packing requirements.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Fire Department says five students were burned — one seriously — after a flash explosion during a high school cooking class.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish media reports say a powerful gas explosion in a building in central Istanbul has injured at least three people.
Private NTV said the blast occurred Monday on a narrow street close to the city's Taksim Square.
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian police say an explosion has wounded five Roma children in a town west of the capital and investigators haven't yet identified the type of device.