The first explosion took place in the early morning before sunrise and it was followed by another blast at 8.06am local time.
Dec 15, 2015
Science & Health
Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from the central Philippines on 14 December as Typhoon Melor made landfall with winds of up to 95mph, dumping heavy rain that could cause flooding, landslides and storm surges, authorities warned. About 40 domestic flights were grounded, while 73 ferries and hundreds of fishing boats were ordered to remain in port as Melor hit the village of Batag on the northern tip of Samar island.
Dec 14, 2015
Japanese researchers conducted an earthquake simulation on a 10-storey concrete structure on 11 December, with the aim of improving earthquake management strategies. At 27.45m high, it is the tallest concrete building ever to be tested in an earthquake simulation.
Dec 11, 2015
Residents of Glenridding in Cumbria, northwest England were hit with another round of flooding overnight. The flooding on 10 December was the second time the Glenridding villages river broke its banks.
Dec 10, 2015
Chinas capital Beijing issued its first ever red alert, the highest of a four-colour warning system for pollution, late on 7 December, as the city government warned that Beijing would be shrouded in heavy smog for three days starting from the following morning. Chinas leadership has vowed to crack down on environmental degradation, including the air pollution that blankets many major cities, following decades of unbridled economic growth.
Dec 8, 2015
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