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A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday, collapsing a high-rise residential complex and killing at least seven people and injuring hundreds. At least 230 people were pulled out from rubble, as rescuers raced against time to find dozens of others unaccounted for.

More than 1,200 firefighters and…

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Employees ride on Toyota Motor Corp's Winglet personal mobility devices at the company's showroom in Tokyo.

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Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people and three dead from a residential high-rise complex that collapsed when a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn Saturday, leaving still others trapped inside.

Firefighters and soldiers scrambled with ladders, cranes and other equipment to the building that…

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Rio's Carnival -- a five-day festival of dancing, bared flesh and wild costumes -- opened Friday in the face of warnings that the Zika virus might make even kissing dangerous.

Mayor Eduardo Paes handed a big golden key to the city to the Carnival's ceremonial King Momo, who promised a…

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Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.

The effort signaled efforts by Twitter to automatically identify tweets supporting terrorism, reflecting increased pressure placed by the…

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The presidents of the U.S. and China agreed Friday that a planned rocket launch by North Korea would violate U.N. sanctions, the White House said, amid signs the isolated nation was moving closer to blastoff.

Commercial satellite imagery analyzed by U.S. researchers showed tanker trucks at the launch pad at…

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Four days before the U.S. presidential candidates face a crucial primary in New Hampshire, Republican Donald Trump's rivals kept up their attacks on Friday with Jeb Bush and his mother scolding the front-runner over his use of profanity and treatment of women.

Polling following Monday's Iowa caucuses showed Trump retaining…

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It started more than five years ago as what appeared to be a fairly simple sex crime case: two women in Sweden came forward to accuse Julian Assange of sexual misconduct.

Now the case has mutated into a complicated international drama involving Britain, Sweden, the United States, Ecuador, a host…

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Canon has launched a new flagship DSLR, the EOS-1D X Mark II.

Building on the success of the Canon EOS-1D X professional digital camera, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II can shoot stills at up to 14 frames per second, features a 20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC…

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Former Major League Baseball all-star slugger Jose Canseco, tweeting on a report in which the Bank of Japan's central governor said the BOJ isn't engaging in a currency war by implementing negative interest rates. (Bloomberg)

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