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Taiwan quake kills at least 12, fells apartment block

TAINAN, Taiwan A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 12 people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with some people still known to be missing in the ruins of the complex as night fell, government officials said. | Video

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Merkel urges better protection of EU external borders

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for better protection at the European Union's external borders in order to maintain the passport-free Schengen zone.

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Suicide bomber kills nine, injures dozens, in Pakistan city of Quetta

QUETTA, Pakistan At least nine people were killed and 35 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a military convoy in Pakistan's western city of Quetta on Saturday, police and hospital officials said.

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Somalia says bomb caused plane blast

MOGADISHU A passenger flight forced to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu on Tuesday was hit by a bomb explosion, Somalia's minister for transport and aviation said.

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Sri Lankan nationalists protest U.N. rights chief's visit on war crimes

COLOMBO Hundreds of hardline nationalists gathered outside the United Nations' office in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Saturday to protest against a visit by the U.N. human rights chief who will assess Sri Lanka's progress in prosecuting alleged war crimes.

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