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Taiwan’s president meets relatives of 18 killed in worst rail tragedy in decades

YILAN, Taiwan (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen offered words of comfort and encouragement on Monday as she met relatives of the 18 dead and 187 injured after a train derailed in the island’s northeast, its worst such disaster in more than three decades. Rescuers search an overturned train in Yilan, Taiwan October 21, 2018. REUTERS/Lee Kun Han Four carriages ...

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Thousands in U.S.-bound migrant caravan pour into Mexican city

TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) – A U.S.-bound caravan of thousands of mostly Honduran migrants whom President Donald Trump has declared unwelcome, crowded into the Mexican border city of Tapachula on Sunday, setting up impromptu camps in public spaces under a heavy rain. Central American migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S., line up as they wait to open ...

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Aging Japan: Unclaimed burial urns pile up in Japan amid fraying social ties

(This story removes stray letters from first paragraph) Kazuyuki Kitami, a city official of Yokosuka, holds a lantern as he visits a facility which keeps the unclaimed burial urns containing ashes of the dead in Yokosuka, Japan September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon By Kaori Kaneko YOKOSUKA, Japan (Reuters) – Unclaimed urns containing ashes of the dead are piling up by ...

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Hurricane Willa on Mexico’s Pacific coast becomes Category 4

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Hurricane Willa gained dangerous strength on Sunday night as it churned toward Mexico’s Pacific coast, home to some of the country’s major tourist draws, where it was forecast to unleash torrential rains and major flooding, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. The Miami-based center upgraded the menacing storm to a powerful Category 4 storm on ...

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One dead in armed assault on house of retired Mexican cardinal

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A shootout outside the home of a Roman Catholic cardinal in Mexico City left one bodyguard dead on Sunday, city authorities said, but no motive for the armed assault on the residence was provided. Cardinal Norberto Rivera, 76, the capital’s retired archbishop and an influential figure in the church for years, was inside his home at ...

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Australian PM seeks meeting with independent lawmakers in bid to shore-up government

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will meet with independent lawmakers as early as Monday in a bid to shore up support for his government as it is poised to lose its one seat parliamentary majority. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, October ...

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