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Eight dead, 150 hurt in train crash in Bavaria: police

BAD AIBLING, Germany Eight people were killed when two trains collided head-on in southeast Germany on Tuesday, police said, adding about 150 people were injured, including 50 seriously.

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U.N. fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo

GENEVA Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food supplies if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new flight of refugees.

World, United Nations, Syria 6:48am EST

U.S. troop reinforcements head for embattled southern Afghan province

KABUL Hundreds more U.S. troops are headed for Afghanistan’s strife-torn Helmand province to shore up security forces who have struggled in the face of sustained Taliban attacks, officials said.

World, Afghanistan 2:37am EST

Politics, princess's trial cast Spain's King Felipe in testing role

MADRID Sympathy for the Spanish monarchy is in short supply among the spectators heading into a theater in Madrid's edgy Lavapies district, where an irreverent look at the former King Juan Carlos' fall from grace is playing to sell-out audiences.

World, Spain 2:09am EST

Wave of Aden killings tests Gulf role in Yemen

CAIRO/DUBAI The recapture of Aden by Gulf Arab coalition troops last summer has failed to provide any respite from Yemen's civil war, with residents facing a wave of bomb and gun attacks that is crippling efforts to stabilize the city.

World, Yemen 4:04am EST

Taiwan developer arrested after deadly quake fells building

TAINAN, Taiwan Prosecutors in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan have arrested the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake on Saturday killing at least 39 people, officials said on Tuesday, as rescue efforts increasingly turned to recovery.

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Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panic

WASHINGTON/LONDON President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said on Monday, but he added there is no reason to panic over the mosquito-borne virus. | Video

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Hong Kong riot police fire warning shots in bloody street clashes

HONG KONG Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots on Tuesday during clashes that erupted in the Chinese-ruled city when authorities tried to remove illegal street stalls set up for Lunar New Year celebrations, the worst violence since pro-democracy protests in 2014. | Video