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oil tanker flips and explodes, killing more than 100 in pakistan


a pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames.the tanker flipped over sunday and the fire from the oil spill engulfed scores of residents who had rushed to collect leaking fuel.another 50 people have been seriously injured.dr. rizwan naseer, director of punjab provincial rescue services, says rescuers are collecting the badly burned bodies, many beyond recognition.he says the death toll is likely to rise.






overturned oil tanker explodes in pakistan, killing 120


multan, pakistan (ap) — an overturned oil tanker burst into flames in pakistan on sunday, killing more than 120 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said.rizwan naseer, the head of the punjab province’s rescue services, said 122 people were killed and another 76 were wounded, with many suffering serious burns.the tanker flipped over on the national highway about 100 kilometers (60 miles) southwest of multan. the tanker was driving from the southern port city of karachi to lahore, the punjab provincial capital, when the driver lost control and crashed.nearby villagers ran toward the overturned tanker with jerry cans to take the leaking fuel, said naseer. police tried to cordon off the area but were overwhelmed by the scores of villag






rescue official says over 100 dead on pakistan highway after oil tanker turns ov


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressmultan, pakistan (ap) — rescue official says over 100 dead on pakistan highway after oil tanker turns over, ignites fire.the associated press






deadly oil tanker fire in pakistan


at least 30 people have been killed after an oil tanker overturned and caught fire in pakistan's city of bahawalpur, local media report.they say dozens of people were injured, as they tried to collect the spilled oil. those injured are being taken in hospital.this breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. please refresh the page for the fullest version.if you want to receive breaking news alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the bbc news app then details on how to do so are available on this help page. you can also follow @bbcbreaking on twitter to get the latest alerts.






pakistan oil tanker fire kills scores


at least 123 people were killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames in the pakistani city of bahawalpur, local officials say.they say dozens of people were badly burned as they tried to collect fuel leaking from the vehicle. those injured are being treated in hospital.firefighters are now at the scene tackling the blaze.unconfirmed reports suggest the tanker had overturned because of speeding, and later caught fire.eyewitnesses say some people were smoking at the scene of the accident, which could have started the fire, pakistan's geo tv reports.identities of a number of victims may only be established by dna sampling, as the bodies badly burned in the incident, reports say. there are fears that the death toll could rise further.pakistan's media published pictures from the scen






tanker flips at florida’s port everglades, spilling fuel


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pakistan reopens afghan border on 'humanitarian grounds'


quetta, pakistan — pakistani authorities reopened the main chaman border crossing at afghanistan's request after shutting it down earlier this month when the two sides traded fire there, killing 15 people on both sides, the military said saturday.the move comes on the first day of the muslim fasting month of ramadan in pakistan. in a statement, the pakistani military said the border was reopened saturday on "humanitarian grounds." kabul welcomed the decision.the statement said pakistan and afghanistan have agreed to maintain a ceasefire in the border town of chaman, where nine pakistanis and six afghans were killed on may 5. pakistan says the violence began when afghan forces opened fire on census workers and troops escorting them. kabul blames pakistan for initiating the gunfire.mohammad






india summons pakistan envoy over killing of 2 soldiers


new delhi — a top indian diplomat has summoned pakistan's ambassador to demand that islamabad take action against soldiers and officers responsible for the killing and mutilation of two indian soldiers.the indian army said the soldiers were killed and mutilated monday in an ambush by pakistani soldiers along the highly militarized de-facto border that divides the disputed region of kashmir between the nuclear-armed rivals.pakistan denies any such attack, calling the indian claims false.according to india's external affairs spokesman gopal baglay, foreign secretary s. jaishankar conveyed to pakistan's high commissioner abdul basit "outrage at the killing and the barbaric act of mutilation" of the soldiers.






pakistan reopens afghan border on 'humanitarian grounds'


quetta, pakistan — pakistani authorities reopened the main chaman border crossing at afghanistan's request after shutting it down earlier this month when the two sides traded fire there, killing 15 people on both sides, the military said saturday.the move comes on the first day of the muslim fasting month of ramadan in afghanistan. in a statement, the pakistani military said the border was reopened saturday on "humanitarian grounds." kabul welcomed the decision.the statement said pakistan and afghanistan have agreed to maintain a ceasefire in the border town of chaman, where nine pakistanis and six afghans were killed on may 5. pakistan says the violence began when afghan forces opened fire on census workers and troops escorting them. kabul blames pakistan for initiating the gunfire.mohamm






minibus plunges into ravine, killing 11 in pakistan


peshawar, pakistan (ap) — pakistani police say a minibus has plunged into a ravine in the mountainous northwest, killing 11 people.police official ismail khan says another nine people were injured in the sunday road accident in upper dir district, on the way to chitral valley. he says the road was slippery after rain.road accidents are common in pakistan due to a lack of infrastructure, poorly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.






minibus plunges into ravine, killing 11 in pakistan


peshawar, pakistan — pakistani police say a minibus has plunged into a ravine in the mountainous northwest, killing 11 people.police official ismail khan says another nine people were injured in the sunday road accident in upper dir district, on the way to chitral valley. he says the road was slippery after rain.road accidents are common in pakistan due to a lack of infrastructure, poorly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.






pakistan pm seeks help from clerics in war against militants


islamabad — pakistan's prime minister is seeking help from the country's clerics to fight extremism.nawaz sharif, in a speech at a seminary on saturday, called on religious scholars to help him dismantle a "narrative" characterized by militants killing thousands of people over the last decade in hopes of overthrowing the government and enforcing taliban-style laws in pakistan.sharif says pakistan is close to success in the battle against terrorism and asked clerics to join him in rejecting militancy.sharif's appeal comes a day after a bill was introduced in pakistan's parliament that would legalize trials of suspected militants before military courts. along with such trials, pakistan has carried out operations against militants but violence has continued.






pakistan police: large bomb explodes at protest rally in lahore


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pakistan reopens major afghanistan border crossing | news


pakistan announced it had reopened a major border crossing with afghanistan on saturday, more than three weeks after at least 15 people were killed when troops from both sides exchanged fire for several hours.the chaman crossing into afghanistan's kandahar province was reopened on "humanitarian grounds" after afghan officials submitted a request, according to a statement by the pakistani military.the move to reopen the crossing comes on the first day of the muslim fasting month of ramadan in pakistan.pakistan and afghanistan have agreed to maintain a ceasefire in the border town of chaman, where nine pakistanis and six afghans were killed on may 5, according to the statement.pakistan claims the violence began when afghan forces opened fire on census workers and troops escorting them. kabul






pakistan reopens major afghanistan border crossing | news


pakistan announced it had reopened a major border crossing with afghanistan on saturday, more than three weeks after at least 15 people were killed when troops from both sides exchanged fire for several hours.the chaman crossing into afghanistan's kandahar province was reopened on "humanitarian grounds" after afghan officials submitted a request, according to a statement by the pakistani military.the move to reopen the crossing comes on the first day of the muslim fasting month of ramadan in pakistan.pakistan and afghanistan have agreed to maintain a ceasefire in the border town of chaman, where nine pakistanis and six afghans were killed on may 5, according to the statement.pakistan claims the violence began when afghan forces opened fire on census workers and troops escorting them. kabul






pakistan reopens afghan border on 'humanitarian grounds'


quetta, pakistan — pakistan's military says authorities have reopened the main chaman border crossing at afghanistan's request after shutting it down earlier this month when the two sides traded fire there, killing 15 people on both sides.the move comes on the first day of the fasting month of ramadhan. in a statement, the military said the border was reopened saturday on "humanitarian grounds."the statement said pakistan and afghanistan have agreed to maintain a ceasefire in the border town of chaman, where nine pakistanis and six afghan were killed on may 5. pakistan says the violence began when afghan forces opened fire on census workers and troops escorting them.kabul blames pakistan for initiating the fire.pakistan shares a 2,200-kilometer- (1,375 mile-) long porous border with afghan






tanker flips at florida's port everglades, spilling fuel


fort lauderdale, fla. — authorities in florida are cleaning up after a tanker truck loaded with gasoline and diesel fuel flipped over at port everglades in fort lauderdale.broward sheriff's officials tweeted that more than 8,000 gallons of fuel leaked from the truck when it turned over late thursday night. the driver of the truck suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.fire crews laid down foam to soak up the spill. video footage on local television stations showed the foam over a large area at the port.local news outlets report the u.s. coast guard is helping to absorb fuel.terminal 18 is closed, causing the celebrity equinox cruise ship to dock at terminal 25 on friday morning. officials say anyone coming to the port should use the interstate 595 entrance.






india, pakistan trade fire in kashmir killing 2


islamabad — officials say indian and pakistani troops have traded fire in the disputed himalayan region of kashmir, killing two civilians and wounding three others on the pakistani side.a pakistan army statement monday says that indian troops targeted civilians in the jandrot and hot spring sectors along the military control line, killing two people and wounding three. the statement says pakistani troops returned fire.lt. col.manish mehta, an indian army spokesman, said pakistani soldiers fired at indian positions in two sectors early monday with no report of casualties.india and pakistan have fought two of their three wars over kashmir, which both claim in its entirety, since gaining independence from british colonial rule in 1947.






pakistan: afghan security fires on census workers, killing 1


quetta, pakistan — a pakistani army spokesman says afghan security forces have fired on pakistani census workers and troops escorting them near the afghan border, killing one civilian and wounding 18 others.maj. gen. asif ghafoor says four soldiers were among the wounded in friday's attack in the border town of chaman. he said pakistani soldiers returned fire.ghafoor said afghan troops opened fire despite being alerted in advance that census workers would be visiting villages near the border as part of the national census, which was launched in march.however, zia durani, a spokesman for the police chief in afghanistan's kandahar province, blamed pakistan for initiating the fire. he said pakistan wants to use cover of data collection to help militants sneak into afghanistan.






pakistan: afghan security fires on census workers, killing 1


quetta, pakistan (ap) — a pakistani army spokesman says afghan security forces have fired on pakistani census workers and troops escorting them near the afghan border, killing one civilian and wounding 18 others.maj. gen. asif ghafoor says four soldiers were among the wounded in friday’s attack in the border town of chaman. he said pakistani soldiers returned fire.ghafoor said afghan troops opened fire despite being alerted in advance that census workers would be visiting villages near the border as part of the national census, which was launched in march.however, zia durani, a spokesman for the police chief in afghanistan’s kandahar province, blamed pakistan for initiating the fire. he said pakistan wants to use cover of data collection to help militants sneak into afghanistan.most read s






canada moves to impose oil-tanker ban off pacific coast


ottawa—canada introduced legislation friday that would ban oil-tanker traffic off the northern pacific coast, formally implementing a policy pledged last fall when the liberal government issued decisions on two contentious pipeline projects.prime minister justin trudeau promised a ban on oil-tanker traffic in northern british columbia on two occasions: during the 2015 election campaign and last november when he rejected enbridge...






pakistan: army kills 50 afghan forces in border fight


quetta, pakistan — the pakistani army says it has destroyed at least five afghan checkpoints near the border between the two countries, killing about 50 security forces.maj. gen. nadeem ahmad told reporters sunday at the chaman border crossing that two of his soldiers were also killed and another nine were wounded.the pakistani and afghan armies have been clashing at the border crossing in southwestern baluchistan province since friday.officials in islamabad say the fighting began after afghan security forces fired on pakistani census workers and the troops escorting them, killing nine civilians and wounding 42, including women and children.pakistan and afghanistan routinely accuse each other of providing sanctuaries to their enemy insurgents — which both sides deny.






police kill 2 militant suspects, arrest 3 in pakistan


multan, pakistan — pakistan's counterterrorism department says officers acting on intelligence have raided two militant hideouts, triggering shootouts in which two suspects were killed and three others arrested.the department said in a statement the two "terrorists" killed early friday in the district of dera ghazi khan in central pakistan were planning attacks during the fasting month of ramadan. it says three militants were also captured in a separate raid in the central city of multan.separately, gunmen opened fire on police a patrol in the northwestern city of peshawar, killing three officers late thursday before fleeing.peshawar is a city sitting along the edge of pakistan's tribal regions that have long been home to local and foreign militants.






pakistan police arrest groom for killing new wife


lahore, pakistan — pakistani police say they have formally arrested a young man for killing his newlywed bride three days after their wedding in the eastern city of lahore.senior police officer zulfiqar butt said sunday that umer tanveer confessed to killing his wife hira by suffocating her with a pillow.he said tanveer married his paternal cousin under family pressure but was interested in another woman who lived in dubai.hira was found dead in her room thursday, three days after the couple's wedding. the woman's father reported the matter to the police due to suspicious bruises on his daughter's face and neck. tanveer was detained but initially denied killing his wife. butt said he has since confessed to the crime.






video shows man jumping from fuel tanker as it explodes into flames


a fire that erupted when a fuel tanker slammed into a median on interstate 25 closed the highway between orchard road and belleview avenue in both directions for hours on wednesday afternoon, snarling traffic in the denver metro area just before the rush hour.a raw video shared by a bystander shows a man jumping from the truck just before it catches fire.the fire was so intense at one point that light-rail passengers could feel the heat from their passing trains. white firefighting foam surrounded the interstate around the burning truck for hours as the blaze continued to burn.three southbound lanes on the 10-lane stretch through the denver tech center reopened by late afternoon, but northbound lanes remain closed.all 10 lanes of the road won’t reopen before thursday. “we hope we are able






fireworks cache explodes in mexico, killing at least 12


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pakistan starts building fence along border with afghanistan


islamabad, pakistan—pakistan said it has begun building a fence along its border with afghanistan, a move that could further rile relations between the two countries, each of which blames the other for harboring terrorists.kabul doesn’t recognize hundreds of miles of pakistan’s mountainous northwest border, which was drawn up under british colonial rule. pakistan in february closed the border for “security reasons” for more than a...






pakistan shootout leaves 3 soldiers, 10 militants dead


islamabad — pakistan's military says security forces have raided a militant hideout in central pakistan, triggering an intense shootout in which three soldiers and 10 militants were killed.in a statement, it said two soldiers were also wounded in friday's raid in the dera ghazi khan district.local militant commanders were among the 10 insurgents who were killed, the statement said.the paramilitary rangers were still carrying out a search operation in the region to arrest more suspects, according to the military.the shootout comes days after pakistani police killed a key facilitator of a recent suicide attack in which 13 people were killed in the eastern city of lahore.pakistan has carried out scores of operations against militants, killing thousands of them.






u.s. and pakistan discuss release of doctor who helped find osama bin laden


peshawar, pakistan—the trump administration spoke with pakistan about the prospect of freeing a doctor who helped the u.s. mission to find osama bin laden, and whose imprisonment in pakistan has been a thorn in relations between the longtime allies.in a sign that the climate is shifting in pakistan, dr. shakil afridi’s lawyers said that they expect to be able to present their case in an appeal hearing scheduled for may 24, after...






u.s. and pakistan discuss release of doctor who helped find osama bin laden


peshawar, pakistan—the trump administration spoke with pakistan about the prospect of freeing a doctor who helped the u.s. mission to find osama bin laden, and whose imprisonment in pakistan has been a persistent thorn in relations between the longtime allies.in a sign that the climate is shifting in pakistan, dr. shakil afridi’s lawyers said that they expect to be able to present their case in an appeal hearing scheduled for may...






pakistan: killing for honour | pakistan


when a video showing four girls clapping while three brothers dance emerges in a remote pakistani village, it quickly goes viral.rumours spread that tribal elders have ordered they be kil led for bringing shame upon their families.in this deeply conservative society, where 500 women are killed each year in so-called honour killings, this can be enough to drive so me relatives to murder.the intrigue deepens as a court orders the girls be brought before a judge. but are they still alive?101 east searches for the truth in a case that exposes the clash between old beliefs and modernity in pakistan.join the conversation @aj101eastsource: al jazeera news






boeing shows off long-troubled air force tanker, says deadlines will be met


boeing’s air force kc-46 tanker is on track and will be delivered next year, company executives said as they led journalists on a tour of the aircraft’s capabilities.since wresting the air force kc-46 tanker contract away from rival airbus in 2011, boeing has struggled through $1 billion in cost overruns and written off $1.7 billion in costs to fix multiple design problems.yet company officials, leading the media on a tour of its tanker facilities in everett friday, offered assurances that the program is now on track. “we expect to hand it over late this year,” said boeing vice president and kc-46 program manager mike gibbons about the first of the modified 767s.journalists got an up-close look for the first time at the new advanced boom the tanker uses to deliver fuel, which has now prove






boeing shows off long-troubled air force tanker, says deadlines will be met


boeing’s air force kc-46 tanker is on track and will be delivered next year, company executives said as they led journalists on a tour of the aircraft’s capabilities.since wresting the air force kc-46 tanker contract away from rival airbus in 2011, boeing has struggled through $1 billion in cost overruns and written off $1.7 billion in costs to fix multiple design problems.yet company officials, leading the press on a tour of its tanker facilities in everett friday, offered assurances that the program is now on track. “we expect to hand it over late this year,” said boeing vice president and kc-46 program manager mike gibbons about the first of the modified 767s.journalists got an up-close look for the first time at the new advanced boom the tanker uses to deliver fuel, which has now prove






boeing shows off long-troubled air force tanker, says deadlines will be met


boeing’s air force kc-46 tanker is on track and will be delivered next year, company executives said as they led journalists on a tour of the aircraft’s capabilities.since wresting the air force kc-46 tanker contract away from rival airbus in 2011, boeing has struggled through $1 billion in cost over-runs and written off $1.7 billion in costs to fix multiple design problems.yet company officials, leading the press on a tour of its tanker facilities in everett friday, offered assurances that the program is now on track. “we expect to hand it over late this year,” said boeing vice president and kc-46 progam manager mike gibbons about the first of the modified 767s.journalists got an up-close look for the first time at the new advanced boom the tanker uses to deliver fuel, which has now prove






tour bus flips over on taiwan highway, killing 28 people


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boeing shows off long-troubled air force tanker, says deadlines will be met


boeing’s air force kc-46 tanker is on track and will be delivered next year, company executives said as they led journalists on a tour of the aircraft’s capabilities.since wresting the air force kc-46 tanker contract away from rival airbus in 2011, boeing has struggled through $1 billion in cost overruns and written off $1.7 billion in costs to fix multiple design problems.yet company officials, leading the media on a tour of its tanker facilities in everett friday, offered assurances that the program is now on track.“we expect to hand it over late this year,” said boeing vice president and kc-46 program manager mike gibbons about the first of the modified 767s.journalists got an up-close look for the first time at the new advanced boom the tanker uses to deliver fuel, which has now proved






chaparral wrestling coach rocky johnson fired over hazing incident


chaparral high school wrestling coach rocky johnson has been fired following the release of a video depicting hazing of a freshman on the team, according to douglas county school district public information officer paula hans.the video, filmed by parent andrew stubbs at practice on jan. 27, depicts johnson encouraging a prank called “the ultimate sit-up,” where a wrestler is blindfolded and held down as he attempts a sit-up. the blindfold is then released as the wrestler sits up, face-first, into the naked of another wrestler.stubbs, who has a sophomore son on the team, said he was helping with drills at practice when the incident occurred. he said he took the video to the school administration this past monday, and they suspended johnson at that time. he has since been fired.“there are so