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

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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Barbershop: Reflections On A Particularly Difficult Ramadan

In anticipation for Eid, U.S. Representative André Carson, D-Ind., Buzzfeed News reporter Hannah Allam and CAIR Executive Director for the Cleveland chapter Julia Shearson look back at this Ramadan.

Yemen Now Faces 'The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,' U.N. Says

World health authorities say the war-torn nation now has upwards of 200,000 suspected cases, and that number is increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. A quarter of those who have died are children.

'Grenfell Changes Everything': Hundreds Of Homes Evacuated Over Safety Fears

Authorities have evacuated roughly 650 apartments in London high-rises, citing cladding similar to the materials used in Grenfell Tower, which went up in a deadly blaze earlier this month.

Jailed Philippine Senator: 'I Won't Be Silenced Or Cowed'

Leila de Lima, 57, was jailed in February on President Rodrigo Duterte's orders, after she launched a Senate investigation into Duterte's bloody war on drugs. It's not the first time they've tangled.

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Despite Killings, Duterte Still Enjoys Support In Philippines

Since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in the Philippines more than 7,000 people have been killed in his war on drugs. While many poor people live in fear, the president's support remains high.

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Many In Eastern Ukraine Want To Join Russia

Vladimir Putin insists Russia doesn't want to annex separatist enclaves in eastern Ukraine, but many residents, who already use the Russian ruble and depend on Russia in many ways, wish he would.

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On Top Of Hong Kong's High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root

In one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, a gardening cooperative is helping residents rediscover farming — in the sky.

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A Serbian Farmer Wants To Protect The Balkan Donkey By Selling Its Pricey Milk

Donkey milk is as rare as hen's teeth. And at $10 a cup, it's expensive, too. But a Serbian farmer has found a market for this elixir for use in cheese, infant formula, skin cream and even chocolate.

Snakebites Make The List Of 'Neglected Tropical Diseases'

They claim about 100,000 lives a year. WHO has now put snakebites on its list of "neglected tropical diseases."

Week In The News: Hillary Makes History, Modi Meets Congress, Remembering 'The Greatest'

June 10, 2016

Hillary’s milestone. Obama meets Sanders. Mourning Muhammad Ali. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Israel Imposes Restrictions In Response To Tel Aviv Attack

June 9, 2016
The scene of a shooting attack is seen in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Two Palestinian gunmen opened fire in central Tel Aviv Wednesday night, killing three people and wounding at least five others, Israel police said. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheine

Authorities say two West Bank Palestinians carried out the attack, which targeted a crowded tourist district.

What Can ’13 Hours’ Tell Us About Benghazi?

June 9, 2016
Mitch Zuckoff is author of "13 Hours." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Congress continues to investigate the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic mission and a CIA station in Benghazi, Libya.

U.S., Russia Back Syrian Forces Advancing Toward ISIS-Held Cities

June 9, 2016
Syrian Kurds march during the funeral of fighters, who died during an assault launched by Arab and Kurdish forces against Islamic State (IS) group fighters in the town of Manbij, in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane on June 4, 2016. (Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. is supporting the Syrian Democratic forces, who are assaulting Manbij near the border with Turkey.

Global Pushback On American I.T. Giants

June 9, 2016

Europe, India and China, are taking on American tech giants over privacy, monopolies, and more. We’ll look at the global technology pushback against the U.S.A.

BU Prof: Cities Are ‘On The Front Lines’ Of Efforts To Address Climate Change

June 9, 2016

Anthony Janetos, director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, tells us that “cities can do a lot, but they can’t do everything” when it comes to climate change issues.

India’s Prime Minister Speaks To Congress

June 8, 2016
President Barack Obama meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India in the Oval Office at the White House on June 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. Modi will address a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday. (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Narenda Modi is the fifth Indian leader to address a joint session of Congress since 1985.

Mayor Walsh Heads Back To Boston From Beijing Trip To Discuss Climate Issues

June 8, 2016

Boston was held up as an example for leaders of both American and Chinese cities attending the summit.

Istanbul Bombing Marks 4th Major Attack In The City This Year

June 7, 2016
A bomb attack targeted Turkish police in a central Istanbul district on June 7, 2016, leaving several people wounded, the state-run TRT television reported. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

A car bomb targeted a bus carrying police officers, killing at least 11 and injuring at least three dozen more.

Bob Kerrey Says He Won’t Step Down As Chair Of New University In Vietnam

June 7, 2016
Minerva Institute executive chairman Senator Bob Kerrey speaks during the Columnist coversation at the New York Times Schools For Tomorrow Conference at the TimesCenter on September 17, 2013 in New York. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Times)

Kerrey’s appointment to Fulbright University Vietnam has angered some Vietnamese.

Africa, America And Yaa Gyasi's 'Homegoing'

June 7, 2016

One African sister is sold as slave to America. One stays in Africa. Celebrated debut novelist Yaa Gyasi compares their descendants’ stories with us. Plus, looking at the new “Roots” miniseries.

The U.S. And India As Modi Visits Washington

June 7, 2016

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hits Washington. We’ll look at an Obama favorite and the complicated U.S.-India relationship.

Boston Will Host U.S.-China Climate Summit In 2017

June 7, 2016
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at the U.S.-China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit in Beijing on Tuesday. Walsh and Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Boston will host the summit next year. (Andy Wong/AP/Pool)

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is among the leaders attending this year’s U.S.-China Leaders Summit in Beijing.

Iran Increases Oil Exports At Faster-Than-Expected Rate

June 6, 2016
An Iranian worker stands in front of a construction during a visit by Iranian Journalists to the South Pars gas field development phases (5-8) in the southern Iranian port town of Asaluyeh on July 19, 2010. ( ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran is partnering with Asian and European supertankers to get its product out after sanctions were lifted in January.

Should Citizens Get A Guaranteed Income Regardless Of Work?

June 6, 2016
People queue to cast their ballot during a referendum on May 18, 2014 in Bulle, western Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

Swiss voters rejected the idea of providing a proposal to give all citizens a basic income of about $2,500, regardless of employment.

Remembering NPR’s David Gilkey

June 6, 2016
NPR photographer David Gilkey at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on May 29, 2016. (Michael M. Phillips/The Wall Street Journal)

Gilkey, an NPR photographer, and his interpreter, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed while on assignment in Afghanistan yesterday.

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