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Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 148

By IRAM ASIM, Associated Press BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) — An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 148 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. The death toll could rise further as another 50 ...

10 bodies found, scores missing in massive China landslide

By HAN GUAN NG and DIDI TANG, Associated Press MAO COUNTY, China (AP) — Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 other people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China. More than 2,500 rescuers with detection ...

UK: 6 hurt as vehicle crashes into pedestrians in Newcastle

LONDON (AP) — Six people, including three children, were injured Sunday after a car ran into pedestrians outside a Newcastle sports center where people gathered to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Police said the incident was not believed to be terror-related. Northumbria Police ...

Air bag maker Takata bankruptcy expected Monday in Japan, US

By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday. Takata was done in by defective air bag inflators that can explode with ...

40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

By RIAZ KHAN and ABDUL SATTAR, Associated Press PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — At least 40 people were killed and nearly 100 wounded Friday in four separate bomb and gun attacks in three major Pakistani cities, officials said. A suicide bomber was involved in the first car bombing near the ...

Hungary: Lawmakers pass billboard law, opposition cries foul

By PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lawmakers from Hungary's governing parties on Friday approved legislation on political advertising which opposition parties say will limit their billboard campaigns while increasing the government's publicity advantage. The new ...

Slain Venezuela protester a son of former Maduro supervisor

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest youth to die during Venezuela's crackdown on anti-government protests has a connection to President Nicolas Maduro: His father was once the socialist leader's supervisor. David Vallenilla told Blu Radio in Colombia on Friday he'd been Maduro's supervisor ...

China: Political solution in Syria speeds refugees’ return

BEIRUT (AP) — China's Foreign Minister called for a political solution to end Syria's six-year crisis on Friday, saying that once the country's security conditions begin to improve refugees will start returning to their country. Foreign Minister Wang Yi made his comments in Beirut during a ...

Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militant

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — The Islamic State group helped fund the monthlong siege of a southern Philippine city through a Malaysian militant who was reportedly killed by troops, the Philippine military chief said Friday. Gen. Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press that Malaysian Mahmud bin ...

UN chief to lobby Congress Tuesday against UN financing cuts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to Washington on Tuesday to press Congress not to accept the deep cuts in U.S. funding for the United Nations proposed by the Trump administration, which he said "would create an unsolvable problem to the management of ...