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Nine dead, more than 100 hurt in train crash near Bavarian spa town

BAD AIBLING, Germany Nine people were killed and more than 100 were injured when two passenger trains collided head-on near a Bavarian spa town about 60 km (37 miles) southeast of Munich on Tuesday, German police said. | Video

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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