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At Least 123 People Killed After Oil Truck Catches Fire In Pakistan

NPR News - 11 hours 2 min ago

Hundreds of people had gathered around to try to collect oil after an oil tanker truck overturned and began leaking. Someone lighting a cigarette may have sparked the fire.

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Prince Harry 'wanted out' of Royal Family

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 23:55
The prince says he considered giving up his title but decided to remain and "work out a role".

China landslide: More than 100 missing as search continues

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 23:55
Thousands of rescuers are digging through rocks for a second day in the hope of finding survivors.

10 miscarriages in 10 years: One couple's heartbreak

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 22:47
Jen Bickel has endured several rounds of IVF and two ectopic pregnancies but she has not yet given up hope of having a baby.

British and Irish Lions 2017: Rory Best to captain Lions against Hurricanes

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 22:06
Rory Best will captain the British and Irish Lions for the team's next game against the Hurricanes on Tuesday.

US mother held after children die in hot car

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 21:55
The Texas woman admitted she shut the car door to teach her girl and boy "a lesson", police say.

Jeremy Guscott column: The Lions had the chances, the All Blacks had the class

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 21:05
The British and Irish Lions could have won, but All Blacks skill ensures no 'what-could-have-beens', says Lions great Jeremy Guscott.

Pakistan oil tanker fire 'kills scores'

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 20:51
An overturned lorry bursts into flames, engulfing people who gathered to collect fuel, media say.

Archbishop tells PM to 'draw the poison from Brexit'

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 20:39
Justin Welby calls for a cross-party commission to help negotiate Britain's exit from the EU.

Extra security for 'Europe's largest Eid party' in Birmingham

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 19:45
Up to 100,000 people are expected in Birmingham on Sunday to mark the end of Ramadan.

Five ways politicians can win over young voters

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 16:29
Around 54% of 18-24 year-olds voted in the most recent election, new figures have shown.

The 'forgotten city' of the 2007 summer floods

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 16:16
More than 6,000 people in Hull were forced from their homes in the June floods - how has the city rebounded?

The teenagers growing up with cancer

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 16:08
Three teens share their experiences of being treated for cancer at a pivotal time in their lives.

Free trade deals for 'poorest countries' to be maintained post-Brexit

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 16:03
The government commits to maintaining duty-free imports for 48 developing countries.

Canada to apologise for 'LGBT purge' in government

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 15:50
During the Cold War, hundreds of gay men and lesbians in Canada lost government and military jobs because of their sexual orientation. They are about to get an apology.

The Hollywood stars who quit acting

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 15:39
As Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis announces he is retiring, here are some other stars who quit being an actor.

China's lesbian mothers face legal hurdles

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 15:31
A growing number of gay Chinese couples are going abroad to have babies, but face legal hurdles back home.

'Cuba Libro': The Communist island's only English bookshop

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 15:31
Cuba’s only English-language bookshop is flourishing. Our correspondent, Will Grant, popped in.

The horrors of Yemen's spiralling cholera crisis

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 15:24
Yemen cholera epidemic: 'I have never seen such suffering'

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 15:23
Brian Cant sat in a cardboard box during his Play School audition - and other news nuggets.