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Excessive speed named as cause of Taiwan train derailment

Excessive speed named as cause of Taiwan train derailment

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October 22, 2018 at 9:21 pm

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Investigators say excessive speed was the main cause of the derailment of a train in Taiwan that killed 18 people and injured scores. The official Central News Agency says a...

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Bangladesh police arrest lawyer-publisher tied to opposition

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October 22, 2018 at 9:17 pm | DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) A prominent lawyer and newspaper publisher who is tied to Bangladesh's political opposition has been arrested on a defamation charge amid concern the government is acting tou...

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China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

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October 22, 2018 at 8:58 pm | ZHUHAI, China (AP) China has opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to the mainland in a feat of engineering that carries major economic and political significance. Ch...

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The Latest: 1st migrants arrive in Huixtla after 8-hour walk

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October 22, 2018 at 8:52 pm | TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) The latest on the caravan of Central Americans trying to reach the United States (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The first waves of Central Americans in a huge migrant c...

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Category 4 Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico's Pacific coast

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October 22, 2018 at 8:50 pm | MEXICO CITY (AP) A potential catastrophic Hurricane Willa swept toward Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of 145 mph (230 kph) Monday night, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing...

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Russia says US is increasing nukes in military planning

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October 22, 2018 at 8:41 pm | UNITED NATIONS (AP) A senior Russian official voiced concerns Monday that Washington is increasing the role of nuclear weapons in its military planning as part of a stepped-up campaign by the Trump...

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Over 7K-strong, migrant caravan pushes on; still far from US

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October 22, 2018 at 8:09 pm | TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, with many bristling at suggestions there could be terrorists among them and sayi...

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US general visits troops fighting Islamic State in Syria

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October 22, 2018 at 3:57 pm | AL-TANF, Syria (AP) The top U.S. commander for the Middle East made an unannounced visit Monday to a key military outpost in southern Syria, pressing the need for a continued U.S. presence there to...

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UN humanitarian chief: 8.4 million Yemenis need urgent aid

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October 22, 2018 at 6:28 pm | UNITED NATIONS (AP) The U.N. humanitarian chief says the conflict in Yemen has left 8.4 million people dependent on emergency food assistance and 75 percent of its 22 million people requiring some ...

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