• 148 charred to death as oil tanker explodes in Pak
148 charred to death as oil tanker explodes in Pak

The tanker carrying 40,000 litres of fuel overturned on a main highway while travelling from Karachi to Lahore , near the town of Ahmedpur Sharqia in Punjab. Firefighters fought the flames for over two hours before extinguishing the fire. Hundreds of people gathered around it, trying to collect the oil after it began leaking.

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  • Almost 150 killed as oil tanker blows up in Pakistan
Almost 150 killed as oil tanker blows up in Pakistan

He said many people were covered in oil and burned and that an emergency had been declared in the city. Witnesses claim some people were smoking at the scene of the accident, according to Pakistan's Geo TV. The accident happened the day before Pakistan celebrates the Eid al-Fitr festival, when families get together to celebrate the end of the fas...

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  • North Korea says it kept Warmbier alive, blames Obama for his death
North Korea says it kept Warmbier alive, blames Obama for his death

Sentenced to hard labor for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, the 22-year-old Warmbier was medically evacuated in a coma last week after almost 18 months in captivity. But the doctors who examined him after his return disputed the botulism claim and said he had "extensive loss of tissue" in his brain. His family has sai...

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  • Trump proposes to build wall with solar panels on border with Mexico
Trump proposes to build wall with solar panels on border with Mexico

Mexico has repeatedly rejected any prospect of paying for the border wall, as President Trump has claimed they will. "It's like. pretty good imagination". Gleason said this could be done cheaply and would pay for itself in under 20 years. According to Frank Wouters, a UAE-based renewable energy strategist and consultant, if the wall is built ...

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  • Clarity expected on post-Brexit rights for European Union citizens
Clarity expected on post-Brexit rights for European Union citizens

During the hours of discussions on the first day of long negotiations the officials took a short break to pose for photographs while holding gifts. EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said he hoped they could agree on a format and timetable on Monday.

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  • Nearly 80% of South Koreans Support Idea to Resume Dialogue With North
Nearly 80% of South Koreans Support Idea to Resume Dialogue With North

New reports say North Korea is open to temporarily stopping its nuclear and missile testing program as long as the US agrees to several demands. Moon's visit was aimed as a warning against North Korean provocations, the spokesman said .

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  • UK authorities charge Welsh man with murder in mosque attack
UK authorities charge Welsh man with murder in mosque attack

He had collapsed with a leg problem and was being attended to by fellow worshippers leaving late-night Ramadan prayers at the mosque when the hired van careered into them. Ali came to the United Kingdom from Bangladesh when he was 10 years old. Prince Charles visited the scene of the attack on Wednesday and delivered a message of solidarity fro...

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  • Turkish President criticizes Arab demands against Quatar
Turkish President criticizes Arab demands against Quatar

On the impact of the siege imposed by those countries on Qatar, the Ambassador said that work is progressing normally. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday rejected calls to cease Turkish military presence and close its military base in Qatar.

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  • Eid Al Fitr 2017 India moon sighting
Eid Al Fitr 2017 India moon sighting

It culminates this weekend with Eid al-Fitr, when families customarily gather for prayer followed by food and other festivities. Saudi Arabia , Middle East and Gulf countries are celebrating Eid today. According to the calculations conducted by the Shamakhi-based Tusi Astrophysical Observatory of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS...

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  • IS-hit Marawi celebrates tearful Philippines Independence Day
IS-hit Marawi celebrates tearful Philippines Independence Day

The Philippines actually won independence from the United States in 1946. The U.S.is now providing "technical assistance " in the fight to retake the city, according to a Philippine military spokesman. The Philippines and the U.S. hold at least two military exercises annually as part of the Mutual Defense Treaty. For six decades, the Philippin...

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  • Prime Minister to march in Canada's largest Pride parade today
Prime Minister to march in Canada's largest Pride parade today

He made many stops along the way. shaking hands and talking to reporters. He made history previous year when he became the first sitting Prime Minister to take part in a Pride parade. In response to the ban, a group of Toronto officers are taking part in the pride parade in New York City. Acclaimed Indigenous artist Kent Monkman, who is known f...

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  • US student jailed by N Korea laid to rest in Ohio
US student jailed by N Korea laid to rest in Ohio

He was sent home last week suffering from brain damage and in what USA doctors called a state of unresponsive wakefulness. Warmbier was freed after the U.S. Not so much in North Korea. One of the first things Revere said he told the family was that their son would be released when the North Koreans were "done with him, when he is no longer of v...

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  • Korea is open to moratorium on nuclear, missile tests
Korea is open to moratorium on nuclear, missile tests

The military said the missile, a Hyunmoo-2 with a range of up to 800 kilometers (nearly 500 miles), hit its target accurately. The presidential Blue House said the South's test was meant as a warning against the North's provocative acts over the past months.

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  • Sens. Susan Collins, Rand Paul express doubts about Senate health care bill
Sens. Susan Collins, Rand Paul express doubts about Senate health care bill

Republican Senators are working through the weekend to evaluate and respond to a health care bill introduced on Thursday by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell . Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia opted into the expansion, leading more than 11 million able-bodied adults to gain health coverage.

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  • Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee meets today for moon sighting
Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee meets today for moon sighting

However, the government shifted the venue of the meeting from Peshawar to Islamabad, citing security concerns. The main announcement will be made by Chairman of the committee Mufti Muneebur Rehman. The government of Pakistan has taken serious action to curb the situation. However, all efforts for one Eid across the country fell flat this year t...

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  • British Parliament Hit by Cyberattack
British Parliament Hit by Cyberattack

A spokeswoman for the House of Commons confirmed that unauthorised attempts had been made to access parliamentary accounts and said systems were in place to protect member and staff details. Liam Fox, Britain's worldwide trade secretary, told ITV News the attack was "a warning to everyone". Angela Rayner, Labour's shadow education secretary, ...

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  • Hotpoint freezer model behind Grenfell Tower fire investigated fearing further explosions
Hotpoint freezer model behind Grenfell Tower fire investigated fearing further explosions

Local activists in North Kensington, who for years had warned the authorities of fire risks at Grenfell Tower , reacted with outrage to the initial details emerging from the investigation. "There are regular drills to ensure staff and students are aware of how to exit buildings safely in the event of an emergency, and staff and students are able t...

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  • PM Narendra Modi addresses nation in 'Mann Ki Baat'
PM Narendra Modi addresses nation in 'Mann Ki Baat'

Modi "is a very powerful leader and I am sure something very positive on the H1B visa is going to come out of his meeting with Trump", she said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is now on a visit to the United States, earlier said in a tweet that he would like people to share their ideas and suggestions on the Narendra Modi App and the My Gov Op...

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  • Brexit dominates 'threadbare' Queen's Speech
Brexit dominates 'threadbare' Queen's Speech

A British government spokesman said Trump's visit wasn't mentioned because a date hasn't been set. Even amid the gravity, frustration and uncertainty surrounding this year's speech, Skinner bore the great weight of his informal duty gladly, quipping about the queen's plans to catch a horse race later that day.

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  • Relatives ask for help in search for missing Chinese scholar
Relatives ask for help in search for missing Chinese scholar

Thursday, Ying-Ying Zhang's father made an emotional appeal for his 26-year-old daughter's safe return saying, "Give my daughter back". Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation called the search for the scholar a national priority for the agency.

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