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MOSCOW -- At least 11 people were killed after two ships caught fire in the Kerch Strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, Russia's Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) said Monday.

"Latest data indicates 12 people alive and 11 dead," Rosmorrechflot's press service was quoted by Sputnik news agency as saying.(Russia-Ships-Fire)

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ISLAMABAD -- The death toll from the oil tanker-bus collision in Pakistan's southwestern sub-district of Hub on Monday evening rose to 26, local police said.

Senior Superintendent of Police Agha Ramzan Ali told the media that the death toll rose after 13 people succumbed to their severe burn injuries during their treatment at a hospital.(Pakistan-Collision)

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MEXICO CITY -- The death toll from a perforated gasoline pipeline that exploded in the central Mexican town of Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo has climbed to 89, a senior official said on Monday.

The number of fatal victims from Friday night's blast has steadily grown as those who were severely injured in the explosion and fire succumbed to their injuries.(Mexico-Pipeline-Blast)

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WASHINGTON -- First term U.S. Senator of the State of California Kamala Harris announced her presidential bid on Monday, joining a large pool of Democrats who seek to challenge U.S. President Donald Trump next year.

"I am running for president of the United States," Harris told U.S. media, confirming her long-speculated bid on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in honor of the late civil rights leader.(U.S.-Female-Presidency) Enditem

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