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21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

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A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said. The leak was caused by an illegal tap that fuel thieves had drilled into the pipeline in a small town in the state of Hidalgo, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) north of Mexico City, according to state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. Video footage showed dozens of residents near the town of Tlahuelilpan gathered to collect spilled fuel in buckets, garbage cans and other vessels. It appeared an almost festive atmosphere as whole families gathered in a field as a geyser of fuel spouted dozens of feet into the air from the tap. Footage then showed flames shooti...
Pawel Adamowicz: Poland mourns death of stabbed Gdansk mayor

Pawel Adamowicz: Poland mourns death of stabbed Gdansk mayor

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A day of mourning is under way in Poland ahead of the funeral of Pawel Adamowicz, the mayor of Gdansk fatally stabbed at a charity event last Sunday.Large screens have been set up around St Mary's Church in the city to broadcast Saturday's funeral service.Mr Adamowicz, a liberal critic of Poland's ruling party, had served as the mayor of Gdansk for 20 years.President Andrzej Duda and European Council President Donald Tusk are among those expected to attend the ceremony. Late on Friday, a funeral procession was attended by thousands of people who followed Mr Adamowicz's coffin, which was covered in white flowers and the city's red flag, as it was driven through the city's streets. Who was Pawel Adamowicz? Mayor's murder leaves div...
Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by end of February

Trump-Kim summit: Second meeting by end of February

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US President Donald Trump is to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a second summit by the end of February, the White House says.The announcement came after Mr Trump met top North Korean negotiator Kim Yong-chol at the White House.He had been expected to deliver a letter from Kim Jong-un to Mr Trump.Little progress has been made on denuclearisation since their historic summit in Singapore last June. No venue has been announced for the new summit.Speculation is mounting that it could be held in Vietnam. North Korea's breakdown of communication Handshake moment explained in pictures Kim Yong-chol's visit to Washington is the first sign of movement in nuclear diplomacy with North Korea for months, BBC state department correspon...
Explosion at the University of Lyon in France leaves 3 students injured

Explosion at the University of Lyon in France leaves 3 students injured

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A science building under construction at the University of Lyon in France caught on fire after three gas cylinders on the roof of the building exploded. Three students were slightly injured, French officials told ABC News. The incident is not being treated as terrorism, French officials have confirmed. The school facilities have been evacuated and firefighters are at the scene. Authorities believe an accident set off the explosion as the building was undergoing construction work. Video of the incident shows the building engulfed in flames before the explosion is heard. ABC News' Rym Momtaz contributed reporting for this article.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
Prince Philip was in a 'road traffic accident' but was not injured: Buckingham Palace

Prince Philip was in a 'road traffic accident' but was not injured: Buckingham Palace

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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was "involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle" on Thursday afternoon, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said. Norfolk Police were called to the scene near the queen's Sandringham Estate, the Norfolk retreat where she and her husband typically spend their winters, around 3 p.m. after a Land Rover and a Kia were involved in a collision, the department said in a statement. Prince Philip was driving the Landrover and has an up-to-date drivers license, Buckingham Palace confirmed. The queen's husband was uninjured in the accident, the palace said. The female driver of the Kia suffered cuts, and a female passenger sustained an injury on her arm, police said. They were both treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn and were dis...