Pakistan oil tanker fire kills scores

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…

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Pakistan win Champions Trophy in style – report & highlights

Pakistan win Champions Trophy in style – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device Champions Trophy final, The Oval Pakistan 338-4 (50 overs): Fakhar 114, Azhar 59, Hafeez 57* India 158 all out (30.3 overs): Pandya 76, Amir 3-16, Hasan 3-19 Pakistan won by 180 runs Scorecard Pakistan produced an incredible display to thrash fierce rivals India and win the Champions Trophy at The Oval. Fakhar Zaman hit a spectacular century to propel Pakistan to 338-4 in the scorching south London…

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India book Champions Trophy final date with Pakistan – video & report

India book Champions Trophy final date with Pakistan – video & report

Media playback is not supported on this device Champions Trophy semi-final, Edgbaston Bangladesh 264-7 (50 overs): Tamim 70, Mushfiqur 61, Jadhav 2-22 India 261-1 (40.1 overs): Rohit 123 not out, Kohli 96 not out, Dhawan 46 India won by nine wickets Scorecard India cruised past Bangladesh to set up a mouthwatering Champions Trophy final against fierce rivals Pakistan. Bangladesh looked likely to post a big total at Edgbaston, but from 154-2 they lost both Tamim…

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Highlights & report: Pakistan shock England to reach final

Highlights & report: Pakistan shock England to reach final

Media playback is not supported on this device Champions Trophy, semi-final, Cardiff: England 211 (49.5 overs): Root 46, Bairstow 43, Hasan 3-35 Pakistan 215-2 (37.1 overs): Azhar 76, Fakhar 57 Pakistan won by eight wickets Scorecard England’s Champions Trophy hopes were ended by an eight-wicket semi-final thrashing at the hands of Pakistan in Cardiff. England struggled on a slow pitch against some brilliant Pakistan bowling and fielding, mustering only 211. Fakhar Zaman’s 57 launched Pakistan’s…

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Pakistan bowler Irfan banned for a year following spot-fixing investigation

Pakistan bowler Irfan banned for a year following spot-fixing investigation

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has been banned for a year by the Pakistan Cricket Board for twice failing to report approaches by bookmakers linked to spot-fixing. The 7ft 1in bowler was one of three players suspended following an anti-corruption investigation focused on the Pakistan Super League. Six months of the ban will be suspended if Irfan, 34, fulfils certain conditions imposed on him. He last played for Pakistan in 2016. In February, the PCB…

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Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy

Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy

Pakistan says it has asked Facebook to help investigate “blasphemous content” posted on the social network by Pakistanis. Facebook has agreed to send a team to Pakistan to address reservations about content on the social media site, according to the interior ministry. Blasphemy is a highly sensitive and incendiary issue in Pakistan. Critics say blasphemy laws, which allow the death penalty in some cases, are often misused to oppress minorities. Earlier this week Pakistani Prime…

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Pakistan Shah Noorani shrine bomb kills 52

Pakistan Shah Noorani shrine bomb kills 52

An explosion at a remote Sufi Muslim shrine in the Pakistani region of Balochistan has killed 52 people and injured more than 100, officials say. Emergency services struggled to reach the Shah Noorani shrine in Kuzdar. Worshippers were performing dhamal – a trance-like dance – when the bomb hit. So-called Islamic State says one of its suicide bombers carried it out. Sufism, a tolerant, mystical practice of Islam, has millions of followers in Pakistan but…

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