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Oil tanker flips and explodes, killing over 100 in PakistanA Pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames.
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
Rescue official says over 100 dead on Pakistan highway after oil tanker turns over, ignites fireRescue official says over 100 dead on Pakistan highway after oil tanker turns over, ignites fire
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
Reporter seeks justice for 'white van' torture in Sri LankaEight years after Sri Lanka's civil war ended, a reporter has returned from US exile to seek justice for his abduction and torture
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this June 24, 2017 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency,  rescuers work at the accident site after a landslide occurred in the mountain village of Xinmo, Maoxian county,  in southwestern China's Sichuan Province.  Crews searching through the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China on Saturday found more than a dozen of bodies, but more than 100 more people remained missing.  (Jiang Hongjing/Xinhua via AP)
15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in ChinaCrews searching through the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China have found 15 bodies with more than 100 more people still missing
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A resident looks at a burning structure during early morning airstrikes by government forces in the continuing fight for Marawi city by Muslim militants Friday, June 23, 2017, in southern Philippines. The siege by militants aligned with the Islamic State group continues as it enters its second month Friday. (AP Photo/Linus Guardian Escandor II)
Philippine troops declare 8-hour cease-fire in besieged cityThe Philippine military began observing an eight-hour halt in its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants in southern Marawi city to allow residents to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan
The Associated Press4 hours ago
The Latest: Official: IDs of missing people to be releasedThe Xinhua news agency says the identities of the 118 missing people in a landslide in southwest China will soon be made public
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Pakistani troops leave after a shootout with militants on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday, June 24, 2017. Security forces raided a militant hideout in the northwestern city of Peshawar before dawn Saturday, triggering a shootout in which three Pakistani Tailban were killed, senior police official Sajjad Khan said. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
The Latest: Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin bombings at a crowded market at northwestern town of Parachinar has risen to 67, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks to 85
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this image taken from video run by China's CCTV via AP Video, Qiao Dashuai, left, is attended to by nurses at a hospital after surviving a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, June 24, 2017. More than 100 people have been buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth that crashed into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, a provincial government said. Qiao told CCTV his baby saved their family because he was woken up by the baby's crying when he heard a strange noise that alerted him to the landslide. (CCTV via AP Video)
Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslideMore than 120 people have been buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Pakistani troops leave after a shootout with militants on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday, June 24, 2017. Security forces raided a militant hideout in the northwestern city of Peshawar before dawn Saturday, triggering a shootout in which three Pakistani Tailban were killed, senior police official Sajjad Khan said. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 67 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks to 85
The Associated Press13 hours ago
East Timor returns 2 foreign inmates who escaped Bali prisonAuthorities in East Timor have returned two foreign inmates who escaped from a prison on Indonesia's resort island of Bali
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Teenage boy from Mumbai slum dances way to NY ballet schoolThe teenage son of a welder from a Mumbai slum has won a spot at a prestigious ballet academy in New York
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pakistani nursing staff attend an injured girl at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, June 23, 2017. A powerful bomb went off near the office of the provincial police chief in southwest Pakistan on Friday, causing casualties, police said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)
40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani citiesPakistani officials say 40 people were killed and nearly 100 others wounded in three bomb and a gun attacks in two major cities Friday
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE- This April 18, 2017, file photo shows the suburban Minneapolis headquarters of Syngenta in Minnetonka, Minn. A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million Friday, June 23 to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suitA federal jury in Kansas has awarded nearly $218 million to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over the company's introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: North Korea denies torturing American detaineeNorth Korea has called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma
The Associated Press1 day ago
Fred and Cindy Warmbier watch as their son Otto, is placed in a hearse after his funeral, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Wyoming, Ohio. Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student who was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea, died this week, days after returning to the United States. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's deathNorth Korea has called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma
The Associated Press1 day ago
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