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Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153
Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153
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  • 2017-06-26 05:56:07Z

Pakistan began Eid in mourning Monday as the death toll in an oil tanker explosion rose to 153, with scores injured after they were caught in a fireball while scooping up spilled fuel. Dozens of relatives were waiting outside hospitals in Bahawalpur, the nearest major city, to claim the bodies of their

Top Asian News 5:50 a.m. GMT
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  • 2017-06-26 05:50:28Z

SHANGHAI (AP) - Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company on Monday pleaded guilty to charges relating to gambling and the three Australians were sentenced to nine or 10 months' imprisonment, an Australian official said. The 19 defendants, including three Australians from the sales and

Asian markets higher after Wall Street rebound
Asian markets higher after Wall Street rebound
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  • 2017-06-26 05:38:13Z

BEIJING (AP) - Asian markets rose Monday after Wall Street rebounded from losses to end last week higher on stronger oil and gas prices.

Heroes or agitators? Young lawmakers on Venezuela
Heroes or agitators? Young lawmakers on Venezuela's front line
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  • 2017-06-26 05:19:33Z

By Andrew Cawthorne and Victoria Ramirez CARACAS (Reuters) - One was knocked off his feet by a water cannon. A group of young Venezuelan lawmakers has risen to prominence on the violent front line of anti-government marches that have shaken the South American country for three months, bringing 75 deaths

South Korea
South Korea's Ryu moves to No. 1 with LPGA Arkansas win
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  • 2017-06-26 02:48:38Z

Ryu So-Yeon seized the world number one ranking on Sunday as she closed with a two-under 69 at the Northwest Arkansas Championship for her 15th career international title. Ryu, who won her second major championship in April at the ANA Inspiration, finished the 54-hole LPGA Tour event at 18-under 195

Tebow being promoted to Mets
Tebow being promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida
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  • 2017-06-26 02:44:19Z

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) - Tim Tebow is moving up and heading south - to some very familiar territory.

Great Barrier Reef a $42 billion asset
Great Barrier Reef a $42 billion asset 'too big to fail': study
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  • 2017-06-26 02:26:16Z

Australia's under-pressure Great Barrier Reef is an asset worth Aus$56 billion (US$42 billion) and as an ecosystem and economic driver is "too big to fail", a study said Monday. The World Heritage-listed reef is the largest living structure on Earth and its economic and social value was

Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls
Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls
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  • 2017-06-26 02:23:04Z

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people.

Fugitive lawyer says he
Fugitive lawyer says he's fled the US using fake passport

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case has fled the country using a fake passport and has gotten help from someone overseas with a job to help support himself.

Nine dead, 28 missing in Colombia tourist boat sinking
Nine dead, 28 missing in Colombia tourist boat sinking
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  • 2017-06-26 02:04:11Z

At least nine people were dead and 28 missing after a tourist boat sank in a reservoir in northwestern Colombia on Sunday, a regional official said. Authorities did not yet say what caused the four-deck Almirante to go down in the El Penol reservoir in the tourist town of Guatape, where Colombian and

Moore, Fowles help Lynx beat Stars
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  • 2017-06-26 02:01:31Z

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) - Sylvia Fowles and Maya Moore each scored 13 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 22 apiece to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 87-78 in the women's NBA on Sunday night.

LEADING OFF: Dodgers try for 11th straight win, Hamels back
LEADING OFF: Dodgers try for 11th straight win, Hamels back
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  • 2017-06-26 01:57:49Z

A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday:

New Zealand one win away from America
New Zealand one win away from America's Cup glory
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  • 2017-06-26 01:54:00Z

Helmsman Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand defeated two-time defenders Oracle Team USA twice on Sunday to move within one victory of seizing the America's Cup. The 26-year-old Burling bested Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill in both pre-starts as he steered New Zealand to a pair of dominant

Dodgers extend streak to 10 games
Dodgers extend streak to 10 games
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  • 2017-06-26 01:51:31Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers found a new way to extend their winning streak to 10 games, scoring five runs on four wild pitches to go along with two more homers from rookie sensation Cody Bellinger in rallying past the Colorado Rockies 12-6 in Major League Baseball on Sunday.

Healthy after kidney transplant, Merritt returns to worlds
Healthy after kidney transplant, Merritt returns to worlds
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  • 2017-06-26 01:24:53Z

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) - Aries Merritt will be making a return to the world championships. This time, with a working kidney.

All Black Ioane
All Black Ioane's family takes in marooned Lions fan
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  • 2017-06-26 01:00:29Z

A stranded British and Irish Lions supporter has told how a stranger's act of kindness resulted in him bunking down at the home of All Blacks sensation Rieko Ioane and his brother Akira. The stranger was the players' mother Sandra, who took pity on Lions fan Alex Edwards when he turned up at

Tebow being promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida
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  • 2017-06-26 00:56:29Z

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) - Tim Tebow is moving up and heading south - to some very familiar territory.

Vietnamese dissident recounts forced deportation to France
Vietnamese dissident recounts forced deportation to France
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  • 2017-06-26 00:50:11Z

PARIS (AP) - A Vietnamese dissident who says he was arrested at his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City and forcibly exiled to France said he is determined to continue his activity as a pro-democracy blogger.

Nine dead after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir
Nine dead after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir
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  • 2017-06-26 00:37:30Z

Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multi-decked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia's Penol-Guatape reservoir on Sunday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said. Ninety-nine people were rescued, Margarita Moncada, the head of disaster relief for

Trump: Not
Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare." Expressing frustration, he complained about "the level of hostility" in government and wondered why both parties can't work together on the Senate bill as GOP critics expressed doubt over a successful vote this week.

NY town plagued by violence graduates high school seniors
NY town plagued by violence graduates high school seniors

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) - Approximately 1,200 high school students in Brentwood, Long Island graduated on Sunday capping a tumultuous year of gang violence that started with the killing of two fellow students.

9 dead, 28 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia
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  • 2017-06-25 23:57:49Z

GUATAPE, Colombia (AP) - Nine people were dead and 28 missing after a tourist ferry packed with around 170 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, officials said.

Hong Kong activists stage China protest ahead of Xi visit
Hong Kong activists stage China protest ahead of Xi visit

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters on Monday draped a black flag over a statue symbolising the city's return to China by Britain, days before a visit by President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since the handover. High-profile student campaigner Joshua Wong and a dozen demonstrators attached the black cloth to the giant golden bauhinia flower on Hong Kong's harbourfront in an early morning protest as security tried to stop them climbing on the famous tourist attraction. The sculpture of the bauhinia, which became the emblem of Hong Kong after the handover, was a present to the city from China in 1997 and stands outside the convention centre where Xi will attend anniversary events during a...

The Latest: 9 dead, 28 missing after boat sinks in Colombia
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  • 2017-06-25 23:44:22Z

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - The Latest on the sinking of a tourist boat in Medellin, Colombia (all times local):

Emma Talley wins rain-shortened Symetra Tour event
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  • 2017-06-25 23:37:17Z

HARRIS, Mich. (AP) - Emma Talley won the Island Resort Championship on Sunday for her first Symetra Tour title when rain washed out the final round.

Hundreds evacuated due to forest fires in southern Spain
Hundreds evacuated due to forest fires in southern Spain
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  • 2017-06-25 23:32:56Z

(Reuters) - More than 700 people were evacuated from homes, campsites and hotels due to the threat from a forest fire in southern Spain, emergency services said on Sunday. Like much of Spain, the area near Huelva is on high alert for forest fires because of a heat wave. Last week, 63 people died in

Tropical Storm Dora expected to become hurricane on Monday: NHC
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  • 2017-06-25 23:27:10Z

Tropical Storm Dora, located off the western coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean, is expected to become a hurricane on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Sunday. "Maximum sustained winds are near 50 miles per hour (85 kilometers per hour) with higher

2nd ODI: Rahane
2nd ODI: Rahane's 103 helps India beat West Indies
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  • 2017-06-25 23:21:29Z

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) - Ajinkya Rahane hit 103 off 104 balls as India comfortably defeated West Indies by 105 runs on Sunday in the second one-day international at Queen's Park Oval to lead the five-match series 1-0.

UK: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests
UK: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests
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  • 2017-06-25 23:14:59Z

LONDON (AP) - The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

Center-right set to win top race in Italian mayoral runoffs
Center-right set to win top race in Italian mayoral runoffs
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  • 2017-06-25 23:00:48Z

ROME (AP) - Exit polls early Monday indicated that center-right forces, including an anti-immigrant party, were headed to victory in several key mayoral runoffs, two weeks after a first round of voting saw most populist candidates eliminated in all big cities up for grabs.

UK fire fears continue as 60 buildings deemed unsafe
UK fire fears continue as 60 buildings deemed unsafe
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  • 2017-06-25 22:51:45Z

The fallout from London's devastating tower block blaze continued on Sunday with the government announcing 60 high-rises have failed safety tests, as an insurance body said they had warned officials of the fire risks. The massive operation to test tower blocks follows the Grenfell Tower inferno

Insurance industry warned of fire risk month before tower block blaze
Insurance industry warned of fire risk month before tower block blaze
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  • 2017-06-25 22:28:27Z

(Reuters) - The insurance industry warned the British government of the dangers of flammable external surfaces on buildings a month before the Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 79 people. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said in a statement on Sunday it had been calling on the government

Italy giving 5.2B euros in resources to keep 2 banks open
Italy giving 5.2B euros in resources to keep 2 banks open
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  • 2017-06-25 21:51:45Z

ROME (AP) - The Italian government on Sunday made 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) of resources immediately available to keep operative two banks that the European Central Bank has deemed "failing or about to fail," sending them into insolvency procedures.

Iran
Iran's Rouhani backs Qatar, rejects 'siege'
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  • 2017-06-25 21:04:10Z

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani voiced support on Sunday for Qatar in its confrontation with Iran's rival Saudi Arabia and its allies, saying a "siege of Qatar is unacceptable", the state news agency IRNA reported. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with

Police commander among at least 10 killed in Mexican state
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  • 2017-06-25 20:53:43Z

XALAPA, Mexico (AP) - Gunmen burst into a restaurant and killed the federal police commander for Veracruz and a second officer in another bloody day for the Mexican state.

Lanvin fuses sartorial and street to cap Paris menswear week
Lanvin fuses sartorial and street to cap Paris menswear week
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  • 2017-06-25 20:49:58Z

PARIS (AP) - Actress Gabrielle Union joined French actor Reda Kateb on the front row of the edgy Lanvin show at Paris Fashion Week.

U.S.-backed Syrian groups take Raqqa district from Islamic State
U.S.-backed Syrian groups take Raqqa district from Islamic State
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  • 2017-06-25 20:33:06Z

A U.S.-backed Syrian coalition of Kurdish and Arab groups advanced against Islamic State in the jihadists' Syrian capital of Raqqa on Sunday, taking the al-Qadisia district, they said. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began its assault on Raqqa earlier this month after a long campaign to isolate

Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride
Activists kept from gathering en masse for Istanbul Pride
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  • 2017-06-25 20:30:49Z

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor.

Italy to pay up to 17 bln euros to deal with two troubled banks: govt
Italy to pay up to 17 bln euros to deal with two troubled banks: govt
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  • 2017-06-25 20:26:10Z

Italy will pay up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion) to break up two insolvent Venetian banks, which have posed a threat to country's banking system, the government announced Sunday. Both face bankruptcy and European authorities had urged Italy to devise a rescue framework, selling off the good assets

Scott Dixon spoils Penske party to win at Road America
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  • 2017-06-25 20:21:14Z

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) - Scott Dixon won the IndyCar race at Road America on Sunday to spoil the Team Penske party on the rural road course.

Stroll defies critics with impressive podium in Azerbaijan
Stroll defies critics with impressive podium in Azerbaijan
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  • 2017-06-25 20:07:11Z

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) - When the critics were speculating over how he got a seat in Formula One, teenager Lance Stroll simply ignored them.

The stench of death rises over Mosul
The stench of death rises over Mosul's Old City
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  • 2017-06-25 20:00:42Z

Devastated buildings, piles of rubble and putrid corpses of jihadists: apocalyptic scenes unfold in the Old City of Mosul where Iraqi forces are battling the last Islamic State group fighters. Lieutenant Colonel Salam al-Obeidi told AFP that he believes only "a few hundred Daesh fighters",

Saief, Dwyer, Rolda and Rowe among US Gold Cup newcomers
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  • 2017-06-25 19:50:14Z

CHICAGO (AP) - Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer and midfielders Kenny Saief of Gent, Cristian Roldan of Seattle and Kelyn Rowe of New England have been picked for the U.S. roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup and could make their national team debuts next month.

Albania
Albania's ruling Socialists set to win Sunday vote: exit poll
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  • 2017-06-25 19:41:49Z

By Benet Koleka and Ivana Sekularac TIRANA (Reuters) - Albania's Socialist Party looked set to win Sunday's parliamentary vote, an exit poll showed, which would give the ruling party a mandate to push judicial reforms vital for membership of the European Union. Both the Socialists of Prime

Iraq forces push deep into devastated Old Mosul
Iraq forces push deep into devastated Old Mosul
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  • 2017-06-25 19:41:38Z

Iraqi forces battled deep into the devastated historical heart of Mosul and closed in fast on the last pockets of jihadists Sunday, eight months into an epic battle to retake the city. Three years after overrunning Mosul and making it the de facto Iraqi capital of the "caliphate" they proclaimed

Transplanted: Large Idaho sequoia tree finds new home
Transplanted: Large Idaho sequoia tree finds new home

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A large sequoia tree with a history rooted in conservation was standing in the way of progress, so on Sunday, it was moved.

The Latest: 153 killed in Pakistan tanker fire
The Latest: 153 killed in Pakistan tanker fire
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  • 2017-06-25 19:30:12Z

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) - The Latest on an oil tanker fire in Pakistan that killed more than 140 people (all times local):

Newcomer Malan leads England to series win vs South Africa
Newcomer Malan leads England to series win vs South Africa
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  • 2017-06-25 19:15:27Z

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) - Dawid Malan smashed 78 runs off 44 balls on debut to help England secure a 19-run victory against South Africa in their third Twenty20 match on Sunday and win the three-match series 2-1.

Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd day

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military on Sunday said it attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian military, after several projectiles from neighboring Syria landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second day.

Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years
Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years
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  • 2017-06-25 19:10:26Z

By Alaa Marjani MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - People in the Iraqi city of Mosul celebrated their first Muslim Eid holiday without Islamic State in years on Sunday after the militants were ejected from much of the city, and hoped the battle to recapture the remaining area would soon be over. Some played on

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