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Coal mine fire in Russia’s Siberia kills 14, dozens missing

At least 14 people have died in a fire at a coal mine in Russia’s Siberia that also has left…

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Taiwan acknowledges room to improve in COVID-19 response

The task force in charge of Taiwan’s COVID-19 response has acknowledged that the island could have done better in fighting…

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Former New Orleans mayor Landrieu to manage Biden’s $1T plan

President Joe Biden has chosen a former New Orleans mayor, Mitch Landrieu, to supervise his $1 trillion infrastructure plan By…

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Scores evacuated in fire at Indonesia’s largest oil refinery

A fire at a gasoline storage at the largest oil refinery on Indonesia’s Java island near Jakarta has prompted the…

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Tesla driver’s complaint being looked into by US regulators

U.S. auto safety regulators are looking into a complaint from a Tesla driver that the company’s “Full Self-Driving” software caused…

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Japan’s Toshiba spins off energy, computer device units

Embattled Japanese technology conglomerate Toshiba is restructuring to improve its competitiveness, spinning off its energy infrastructure and computer devices businesses…

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Taiwanese families say COVID-19 deaths didn’t have to happen

TAIPEI, Taiwan — It is at lunchtime that Nancy Chen misses her father the most. For 30 years, she ate…

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4th fatal hospital fire of pandemic kills 2 in Romania

Officials say a fire at a COVID-19 hospital in Romania has killed two people By STEPHEN McGRATH Associated Press November…

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Congress mandates new car technology to stop drunken driving

WASHINGTON — Congress has created a new requirement for automakers: Find a high-tech way to keep drunken people from driving…

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Fire in Indian hospital kills 4 infants, 36 rescued

Officials say a fire in a newborn care unit in a hospital in central India has killed four infants ByThe…

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