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

(UPDATED) The victims had rushed to the site to collect spilling fuel and ignored warnings to stay clear, according to officials

(UPDATED) The victims had rushed to the site to collect spilling fuel and ignored ...

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

Laurel Miller's responsibilities will now fall under the department's South and Central ...

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U.S. ends role of special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan

A top government official in Parachinar says that the twin blasts that tore through a ...

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More than 50 people killed in multiple Pakistan attacks

Facebook and local activists to develop tools that offer women greater control over their ...

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Facebook offers Indian women tools to protect privacy

(UPDATED) No group has claimed responsibility for the brazen attack, but it comes as the ...

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At least 29 dead as car bomb hits bank in southern Afghanistan

Many Rohingya are turning to complex smuggling operations to escape Bangladesh

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Desperate Rohingya seek new escape routes from Bangladesh

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claims responsibility for the attack on the base in ...

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5 dead as Taliban storm police base in Afghanistan

(UPDATED) The so-called 'green-on-blue' attack at Camp Shaheen is the latest incident ...

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7 U.S. soldiers wounded in Afghan 'insider attack'

The blaze, reaching 15 kilometers (9.5 miles) across, is unleashed by parts of a rocket ...

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Kazakh man dies in fire after Russian rocket launch

Police warned the death toll would likely rise as emergency workers reached remote parts ...

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Heavy rain, landslides kill at least 134 in Bangladesh