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Train crash in Germany kills at least 4, injures scores
BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) -- Two trains crashed head-on in southern Germany early Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead and 40 seriously injured, the German news agency dpa said. More than three hours after the crash, emergency services were still trying to reach people trapped in the wreckage....
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The Latest: Trains crashed in inaccessible area
BERLIN (AP) -- The Latest on a train crash in Germany that has caused deaths and injuries (all times local):...
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Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fishballs and other local holiday delicacies, with dozens injured and arrested....
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Belligerence as strategy: Pyongyang and its provocations
In Japan, the prime minister said North Korea would be committing a "grave, provocative act" if it followed through on plans to launch a long-range rocket. South Korea warned of "searing consequences" if the launch went ahead. Moscow and Washington, which rarely agree on much of anything these days, both denounced Pyongyang's plans. Even China, North Korea's closest ally, said it was worried....
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Taiwan seeks detention of developers of toppled building
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Prosecutors have requested the detention of the developers of a high-rise apartment building in southern Taiwan that collapsed over the weekend following a strong earthquake, killing dozens of people, official media said Tuesday....
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Survivor tells of living through collapse of Taiwan building
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- After propping himself against a wall for 20 hours to avoid smothering his girlfriend, Ko Ching-chung's strength was draining away....
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Palestinian doctor aims to boost West Bank medical services
NABLUS, West Bank (AP) -- After Dr. Saleem Haj-Yahia performed the first-ever successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank last month he was greeted with flowers, balloons and cheering crowds and publicly praised by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas....
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Japan worried about 2020 problem, or life after the Olympics
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors....
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South African court hears case against president
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's highest court is hearing a case against President Jacob Zuma, who is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private home....
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Indian scientists study chunk that fell from sky, killed man
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Scientists are analyzing a small blue object that plummeted from the sky and killed a man in southern India, after authorities said it was a meteorite....
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