As new technology brings new weapons such as 'cyber attacks', the much feared 'dirty bomb' and other nasty ways to kill or disrupt our lives are we witnessing sabotage on a global scale mirroring the days leading up to the first world war?
In April the capitol cities of Holland, Turkey, Philippines and Washington DC and The White House all lost power in just over a week....Coincidence? Full story
Last September a strange streak of light in the San Francisco Bay Area sky was thought to be Russia or China testing a vulnerable and unsure US administration with a mock missile attack, more here
Just today an apparent crack in an underwater pipeline in Moscow created a massive fire which sent a pillar of smoke hundreds of meters into the air.
Rescue workers battled the flame for over an hour, a source in Moscow's emergency services told RIA Novosti.
It is not clear what exactly caused the fire, although a representative of the Transneft oil pipeline company told RIA Novosti that an accident on its pipeline had occurred and it stopped pumping oil products through it.
According to rescue workers, the oil fire began after a nearby grass fire reached the site of the spill. Some residents reported hearing an explosion prior to the fire, and rescue services told residents to stay indoors.
Chinese authorities "seed the clouds" to make rain to help put out massive chemical fire!
A giant explosion of a chemical tank at Rizhao Port last month saw local authorities seed the clouds in the area to make it rain and help douse the dangerous inferno.
The tank, containing liquid hydrogen, caught fire in the Lanbei part of the port.
The city sent more than 50 fire engines and about 300 firemen to put out the fire.
As of 4.30pm local time, the fire had still not been put out.
Citizens living near the explosion site have been evacuated while Rizhao Steel, which is also near the site, has suspended operation and evacuated workers.
China: Massive Explosion Rocks Chinese Port city of Tianjin: Many feared dead
At least 44 people are now known to have died, and more than 500 injured, following two major explosions in China's northern city of Tianjin.
Twelve firefighters were among the dead, China's official Xinhua news agency said as it reported a doubling of the death toll.
Two blasts happened in a warehouse storing "dangerous and chemical goods" in the port city of the area.
A huge fireball lit up the sky, and nearby buildings have collapsed. President Xi Jinping has urged "all-out efforts" to rescue victims and contain the fire, Xinhua state news agency said.
The first explosion at about 23:30 local time (15:30 GMT) on Wednesday was followed by another, more powerful blast, seconds later.
Shockwaves were felt several kilometres away.
The China Earthquake Networks Centre said the magnitude of the first explosion was the equivalent of detonating three tonnes of TNT, while the second was the equivalent of 21 tonnes.
Further blasts were subsequently triggered nearby, Xinhua said.