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US police probe whether fire vehicle ran over girl

By Wed, Jul 10, 2013 4:22PM UTC

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amid the marvel of nearly all aboard Asiana Flight 214 surviving a crash landing, authorities here are investigating a tragedy that may have unfolded during the frantic rescue — whether a teenage Chinese girl made it out of the plane only to be run over by

19-foot python breaks into Australian charity store

By Wed, Jul 10, 2013 4:18PM UTC

CAIRNS, Australia (AP) — Australian police investigating a suspected break-in at a charity store have discovered the culprit was actually a 5.7-meter (19-foot), 17-kilogram (37-pound) python. Queensland state Police Sgt. Don Auld said Wednesday that officers called to the store in the town of Ingham found a damaged roof, shattered

Mudslide in western China buries dozens of people

By Wed, Jul 10, 2013 4:07PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Flooding in western China, the worst in 50 years for some areas, has triggered a landslide that buried up to 40 people and destroyed a high-profile memorial to a devastating 2008 earthquake. There was no immediate word on the chances of survival for the 30 to 40

SKorean pop star Rain discharged from military

By Wed, Jul 10, 2013 3:56PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean pop sensation Rain is out of the military. Under cloudy skies Wednesday, Rain fired off a crisp salute and thanked a large crowd of mostly media and women who’d gathered to commemorate his discharge after 21 months of mandatory service. The fans held

New Zealand, Taiwan sign free trade deal

By Wed, Jul 10, 2013 3:48PM UTC

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Wednesday signed a free trade agreement with Taiwan in a deliberately low-key ceremony designed to demonstrate Wellington’s fealty to its formal relations with mainland China, now its largest trading partner. The location of the signing ceremony — a Wellington university — and