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Elephant rampages through east Indian town
After rocket launch, South Korea will shut down joint industrial park with North Korea

South Korea said Wednesday that it will shut down a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to the North's recent rocket launch, accusing the North of using hard currency from the park to develop its nuclear and missile programs.

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Indian American actor barred from Mexico flight sees 'small victory'

An Indian American actor and designer who was turned away from an airline flight after refusing to remove his Sikh turban during a security check said he's "thrilled" that Aeromexico is vowing to overhaul its screening protocols.

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Construction executives arrested in collapse of building in Taiwan earthquake

Three Taiwanese construction company executives have been detained on charges of professional negligence resulting in death following the collapse of an apartment building that killed dozens.

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At least 9 dead, dozens injured after trains crash in southern Germany

Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring around 150, slamming into each other on a curve without braking after an automatic safety system apparently failed to stop them, the transport minister said.

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Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake two days earlier, as frustration grew among families waiting for searchers to reach their buried loved ones.

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