“Blast” in the news

Example collocations

blast furnace
blast furnaces
bomb blast

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TechCrunch
· Chinese internet users brand ByteDance CEO a ‘traitor’ as TikTok seeks US buyer  
But some in China are blasting the Beijing-based company as too accommodating and yielding to US demands.
The Verge
· July was a big month for VR games  
One drone will batter players with laser blasts, another will attempt to ram you, while a third has to be dodged before its shield is down.
Malay Mail
· Verdict looms in killing of Lebanon ex-PM Hariri  
The case was “circumstantial” but “compelling”, prosecutors said, resting on mobile phone records allegedly showing the suspects conducting intense surveillance of Hariri from just after his resignation until minutes before the blast.
The Independent
· More than 20 killed after Isis militants storm Afghanistan prison, causing mass jailbreak  
Around 30 gunmen took part in the assault on the Jalalabad jail overnight, using a car bomb to blast the building’s entrance before storming the jail.
The New Republic
· Inside the Project Veritas Plan to Steal the Election  
The wedding was, per an email blast, “postponed indefinitely” over the coronavirus, as the pandemic swept across the state this spring and early summer.
Express.co.uk
· Nicola Sturgeon's independence dream on brink as EU will not take on Scotland 'burden'  
READ MORE: Nicola Sturgeon’s 'one size fits all' domestic approach blasted
Sports Illustrated
· Cole ready to make Yankees home debut against Phillies  
He hit two during Sunday's 9-7 win over Boston, including a go-ahead two-run blast in the eighth inning.
Bloomberg
· UPS Readies Freezer Farms to Ship Virus Vaccine — If We Get One  
“Storing at -80, blast freezing at -80, making sure that time and transit is reduced to a minimal amount, all that is pretty new to us.”
ProPublica
· Cannabis, Lies and Foreign Cash: A Mother and Daughter’s Journey Through the Underground Mask Trade  
Ramos’ emails show the company was soliciting masks and gowns consistently through June, including in email blasts labeled “Deal of the Day.” For instance on June 5, Boston Capital Consultants sent out an email that’s an alphabet soup of PPE trade terms.
Express.co.uk
· UK weather map: Britain to bake in 37C heatwave in days as tornadoes batter Europe- charts  
DON'T MISSUK weather latest: Eleven day heatwave blasts into Britain with 32C - [REPORT]Hurricane tracker: Florida braced as Hurricane Isaias barrels to US - [MAPS]UK heatwave sparks frenzy: Coastguard called 300+ times in one day - [INSIGHT]