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

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International Desk : An overturned oil tanker exploded in a huge fireball in Pakistan Sunday, killing at least 139 people and injuring scores as crowds scavenging for fuel ignored warnings to stay clear, officials and witnesses said.

The horrific early morning tragedy came hours before Pakistan was due to begin Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

The tanker carrying 40,000 litres of fuel overturned on a main highway while travelling from...
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Blasts kill 40 in Pakistan

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International Desk : Bombs killed at least 40 people in Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing 13 in the southwestern city of Quetta, and two blasts later claiming at least 27 lives in the northwestern town of Parachinar, officials said.

A separate gun attack on police in the...
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Australia to restrict gas exports due to domestic shortage

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Canberra, Jun 20 (AP) - Australia's government will restrict gas exports from next year in an effort to contain soaring energy prices in the domestic market, the prime minister said Tuesday.
Australia is about to overtake Qatar as the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas. But most...
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Russia threatens after US downs Syrian warplane

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Beirut, Jun 20 (AP) - Russia is retaliating following the U.S. military's shooting down of a Syrian warplane.
Moscow is threatening aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and has suspended a hotline intended to avoid collisions.
The U.S. says it downed the Syrian jet...
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Taliban kill 8 Afghan guards heading to work at US base

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Kabul, Jun 20 (AP)- At least eight Afghan security guards were killed when gunmen opened fire on them in the country's northern Parwan province, a provincial official said Tuesday. The Taliban later claimed the attack.
The shooting late on Monday night also left two other guards wounded...
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