Barbara Klein, Lana Tikhonov, Texas discussed on Weekend Edition Saturday

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Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But officials across the country have reported issues with both pieces of software. For NPR news. I'm English. Chen. In Texas, A massive natural gas fire north of Houston has injured seven utility workers, one of them critically. A nearby residents says she heard the explosion by kept hearing kind of a low boom sound. So we went out back and looked down and saw the flames and I got nervous. So I told my husband let's get in the car and leave, officials say a cable company working in the area struck a natural gas line, and a utility crew called in to repair it hit another line and both exploded. This is NPR. Security forces in me and Mart fired tear gas and stun grenades at Auntie Khoo protesters in several cities today more than 50 demonstrators have been killed over the past week. Turning to Eastern Europe, where the Lithuanian government has firmly rejected a request by Belarus to extradite exiled opposition leaders Yet Lana Tikhonov, ska Teri Schultz reports the Belarus Ian regime wants to put her on trial. We would rather see hell freeze over, Foreign Minister Gabrielli Aslan's burgers, told the Belarussian prosecutor's office. Then think about the demands that speech at Lana's sick enough ski up. He sent back to Belarus to face charges of committing crimes against the state and disrupting public order. Seeking Husky fled to Lithuania last year in the wake of Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko's harsh crackdown on opposition activists. Following disputed government elections. Lukashenko imprisoned her husband ahead of the vote, so she took his place to challenge the hardline ruler on the ballot. Saganowski as supporters say she won the vote. But the situation became too dangerous for her and her Children to stay in Belarus for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz. Iraq's prime minister has declared March 6th a national day of tolerance and co existence after Pope Francis met with Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al has Sistani. In the job today, The pontiff also joined a gathering at the traditional birthplace of Abraham, revered by Christians, Muslims and Jews. I'm Barbara Klein..

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