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123 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

123 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in a fire that erupted after an oil tanker overturned in central Pakistan early Sunday and crowds rushed to collect fuel, an official said.
  • Albania votes with EU accession talks in mind

    Albania votes in a parliamentary election on Sunday with Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama hoping to boost his grip on power and lead the Balkan country into talks on European Union accession.
  • Syria says Israel strike kills civilians

    Israel said on Saturday it had targeted Syrian military installations after shells landed in the occupied Golan Heights but a Syrian military source said the Israeli strikes killed some civilians. 
  • Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast

    An explosion at an illegal coal mine in central Colombia killed at least eight people, as rescuers scrambled to find five others still missing, authorities said Saturday, updating earlier figures.

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15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village 13 Philippine marines killed in fighting with militants President of Europe Peace Foundation meets South Korean Ambassador in Spain Ceasefire hopes for civilians in war-torn Philippine city World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact 2,000 trapped as fighting rages in Philippine city: govt

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US fighter jet deal, ship visit show military links to Qatar US appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban Trump says '100 percent' ready to testify under oath

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Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast Colombia's ELN rebels free two kidnapped Dutch reporters Germany's Merkel talks trade, human rights in Mexico

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123 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims Nepal's parliament elects familiar new prime minister

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