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More rescued two days after Taiwan quake; toll could exceed 100

TAINAN, Taiwan Rescuers pulled out alive an eight-year-old girl and her aunt from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block on Monday, more than 60 hours after it was toppled by a quake, as the mayor of the southern city of Tainan warned the death toll could exceed 100. | Video

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Some Australian asylum seekers to be deported have cancer, terminal illnesses

SYDNEY Some of the 267 asylum seekers Australia wants to deport to an offshore immigration center following a court ruling are suffering from cancer and other terminal illnesses, a senior government official said on Monday.

Myanmar presidential vote to start on March 17 as transition talks drag on

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Myanmar's parliament will begin its election of the new president on March 17, cutting very close to an April 1 deadline, suggesting talks between Aung San Suu Kyi's victorious party and the military are likely to take longer than planned.

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Somalia plane bomber was meant to be on Turkish flight: airline executive

NAIROBI A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, the Daallo chief executive said on Monday.

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Suicide bomber in Afghan city kills three, wounds 14

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan At least three people were killed and 14 wounded on Monday when a suicide bomber attacked a bus filled with Afghan army personnel in northern Afghanistan, officials said.

Afghanistan 6:51am EST

Haiti's mood grim as president leaves with no replacement, Carnival delayed

PORT-AU-PRINCE Michel Martelly stepped down as Haitian president on Sunday, leaving a deeply divided country in the hands of a disputed interim government, while the first day of Carnival celebrations was canceled as violent protests erupted. | Video

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