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June 25, 2017 6:24 AM Pakistan oil tanker inferno kills at least 123

At least 123 people were killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East, local officials say. A crowd had gathered reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the overturned vehicle when it caught fire. Dozens are being treated in hospital. Unconfirmed reports suggest the tanker had been speeding when it overturned 4

June 25, 2017 2:15 AM Seagulls force schoolchildren to retreat from the playground after vicious attacks

AGGRESSIVE seagulls forced primary school pupils to play indoors on one of the hottest days of the year after they dive-bombed children. The gulls were removed from the primary school in Gwynedd, Wales, after several attacks on both pupils and staff. At one stage, parents were “too scared” to pick their kids up from school as the gulls persistently attacked 4

June 25, 2017 1:31 AM All Blacks outmuscle Lions to send Gatland back to drawing board

New Zealand 30 British & Irish Lions 15 Warren Gatland was out-coached by Steve Hansen and his team out-finished by a ruthless collection of world-class players. What will hurt most is that they were out-muscled. The All Blacks are known for their va va voom, but this was all grunt and aggression as they played to the limits of the laws; they dominated 4

June 24, 2017 10:35 PM Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election in 2016. Mr Trump said Mr Obama had learned well before the 8 November poll about the accusations and "did nothing". His comments followed an article in the Washington Post which said that Mr Obama learned last August of President 6

June 24, 2017 10:02 PM Driver in deadly crash ranted about killing "stupid human"

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A driver who smashed head-on into another car in San Diego, killing himself and the other motorist, had ranted online about killing a "stupid human." The San Diego Union-Tribune (http://bit.ly/2tYIqA3 ) says 33-year-old John Taylor Freeman made Facebook posts for months complaining about bad drivers, expressing contempt for people in general 4

June 24, 2017 9:56 PM Turkey LGBT: Istanbul's Gay Pride organisers vow to defy ban

Organisers of Istanbul's annual Gay Pride march say it will go ahead despite a ban by the authorities of Turkey's largest city. The event has been called for Sunday evening in the city's Taksim Square. Authorities banned the march for third year in a row, citing security concerns after threats from far-right groups. Homosexuality is not illegal in Turkey 3

June 24, 2017 9:22 PM Cladding fire tests failed by 34 blocks in 17 areas

Cladding on 34 tower blocks in 17 council areas in England has failed fire safety tests, the government says. The results mean every sample has failed the tests so far. The government plans to test up to 600 blocks. The updated figures came as Camden became the first authority to evacuate residents over concerns, asking those living in four buildings 5

June 24, 2017 8:36 PM College professor fired in wake of heated Fox News interview

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News. Essex County College's president announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Lisa Durden's appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." College officials said they received complaints about Durden's interview 3

June 24, 2017 7:12 PM Parliament hit by 'sustained' cyber-attack

Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack, officials at Westminster say. The "sustained" hack began on Friday night, prompting officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as a safeguard. The parliamentary authorities said hackers had mounted a "determined attack" on all user accounts "in an attempt to identify weak passwords" 6

June 24, 2017 6:24 AM Obama kicks off tropical holiday in Indonesia

Barack Obama kicked off a 10-day family holiday in Indonesia that will take in Bali and Jakarta, the city where he spent part of his childhood, officials said on Saturday. The casually dressed former president arrived in the resort island of Bali with his wife Michelle and their two daughters, a local military commander said. "They arrived late last night 3