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Taiwan quake kills at least eight, fells apartment block

TAINAN, Taiwan A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least eight people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with five people still missing in the ruins of the complex as darkness fell. | Video

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Unpaid and angry, some Chinese workers ditch holidays to protest

QIAN'AN/DONGGUAN, China This year, laborer Fan Fu and 20 or so colleagues working on the Zixia Garden apartment complex in Hebei province have not joined China's legion of migrant workers returning home to celebrate new year with their families.

China, 3:03am EST

Austria's finance minister asks EU to cover costs of additional migrants

VIENNA Austria's Finance Minister Hans-Joerg Schelling has asked the European Commission to provide 600 million euros ($670 million) to cover the costs of taking in additional refugees, a ministry spokesman said on Saturday.

Migrant Crisis, 5:45am EST

Thousands flee as Russian-backed offensive threatens to besiege Aleppo

BEIRUT Tens of thousands of Syrians fled an intensifying Russian assault around Aleppo on Friday, and aid workers said they feared the major city could soon fall under a full government siege. | Video

Three British troops injured in covert operation in Iraq - Mirror

LONDON Three members of Britain's special forces were injured in fighting with Islamic State gunmen in Iraq, the Mirror newspaper reported on Saturday without giving any details about its sources.

5:38am EST

Australian state premier offers 267 asylum seekers refuge

PERTH The premier of an Australian state offered on Saturday to look after a group of asylum seekers facing repatriation to a camp on a remote Pacific island, adding to opposition to the federal government's policy of offshore detention.

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