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7 dead, hundreds rescued and injured as quake rattles Taiwan
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Rescuers raced to find additional survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday and collapsed a high-rise residential complex, killing at least seven people and sending scores to hospitals....
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The Latest: Death toll rises to 7 in Taiwan quake
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- The Latest on a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):...
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Rough seas, harsh winter, border limits add to migrant woes
PRESEVO, Serbia (AP) -- Rasul Orwani thought he had faced the worst after braving cold, rough seas in a rickety wooden boat to travel from Turkey to Greece, then came the Balkans....
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Analysis: AP bureau chiefs in Koreas on planned launch
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- It's another big, splashy step for the North Korean government: a planned rocket launch the world will see as a banned test of long-range missile technology that comes only weeks after testing what it said was a hydrogen bomb....
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Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat....
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Monkey Year inspires kung fu, predictions of fire, disease
BEIJING (AP) -- The new Chinese year is the one to go bananas over. On Feb. 8, the zodiac calendar enters the Year of the Monkey - the ninth of 12 animal signs. Plastic monkeys are adorning shopping centers and office buildings, and government departments have been giving out toy monkeys....
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Iran body reverses ban on 1,500 election candidates
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's constitutional watchdog, the hard-line Guardian Council, has reversed a ban on 1,500 candidates who had registered to run in Feb. 26 parliamentary elections....
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In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present....
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Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting
BEIRUT (AP) -- Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria's largest city of Aleppo....
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Four-country talks resume on path to Afghan peace
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- China, the United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan launched their third round of talks Saturday aimed at finding a way to get the warring Taliban to sit and talk peace with the Afghan government....
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