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Fireworks injure hundreds during Libya religious feast

Nearly 650 people were wounded during the night by exploding fireworks in the Libyan capital, where Muslims were celebrating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed, state media said Monday. Lana news agency, quoting hospital officials in Tripoli, said more than 640 people were hurt, many of them suffering burns to…

Year of the Dragon roars into Asia

A billion-plus Asians welcomed the Year of the Dragon on Monday with a cacophony of fireworks, hoping the mightiest sign in the Chinese zodiac will usher in the wealth and power it represents. From Malaysia to South Korea, millions of people travelled huge distances to reunite with their families for…