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Police in Spain 'foil Columbine-style massacre' at university on Mallorca

Spanish police said yesterday they had arrested a 21-year-old as he received 140kg of explosives and chemicals that he intended to use in a Columbine-style massacre of students.

Friday, 5 October, 2012, 4:24am

Then & now: these were our children

A former terrorist's attempt to justify the planting of bombs in 1967 is an affront to the memory of those killed.

31 Aug 2012 - 6:31pm

Signature Wound

Signature Wound by Bob Drury Rodale Inc (e-book)

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Arms cache find prompts warning

Hong Kong's security chief warned that laws on the possession and use of firearms and ammunition may need to be tightened after police found an arms cache in a Sham Shui Po flat.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


The Chinese invented it

Gunpowder was the first chemical explosive ever invented. The Chinese created it in the 9th century, historians think. They were not even looking for an explosive. 'Scientists' were trying to come up with something that would make people live forever. Instead they invented something that would kill millions of people.

2 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Workers queue for a job with more bang

Workers are lining up to join the city's first formal course on the use of explosives in construction, launched to meet demand for such skills for big projects due to start soon.

The Construction Industry Council, which is running the course, expects 300 shot firers will be needed over the next two years.

29 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Suspicious parcel sent to newspaper

Apple Daily received a threatening parcel containing a newspaper advertisement for the latest film starring Edison Chen Koon-hei and explosive powder yesterday.

15 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Three arrested over gunpowder explosion

At least three men have been arrested in Wushenqi, Inner Mongolia , over a massive gunpowder blast that injured 20 people and damaged more than 560 commercial and residential buildings last week, mainland media reported.

But the main suspect in the case was still on the run, Xinhua reported yesterday.

8 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

101 Things You Wish You'd Invented

101 Things You Wish You'd Invented

by Richard Horne and Tracey Turner

Bloomsbury, HK$112

11 May 2008 - 12:00am

Gunpowder residue ignites at firing range

A spark from a police officer's gun ignited a small patch of gunpowder residue on the fire-proof rubber floor of the indoor firing range at the Kowloon East police operational base in Siu Yip Street, Ngau Tau Kok, at about 9.40am yesterday. The gunpowder burned brightly, emitting smoke, and an instructor immediately doused it.

7 Nov 2007 - 12:00am