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Fire Caused by Suspected Arson in S. Korea Kills at Least 7

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) _ A fire caused by suspected arson spread through an office building Thursday in South Korea’s Daegu city, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens, fire and police officials said. Dozens of firefighters and vehicles …

375 Dead, 56 Missing After Typhoon Slams Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP)–The death toll from the strongest typhoon to batter the Philippines this year climbed to 375, with more than 50 others still missing and several central provinces struggling with downed communications and power outages and pleading for food …

Europe Flooding Toll Over 180 as Rescuers Dig Deeper

BERLIN (AP) –The death toll from flooding in Western Europe climbed above 180 on Sunday after rescue workers dug deeper into debris left by receding waters. Heavy rain fueled new floods in southeastern Germany and Austria, though not on the …

Car Crashes in World’s Oldest Nation Spur Changes by Automakers

Automakers in Japan, where almost 30% of the population is 65 or older, are taking the lead on adapting cars so the nation’s legions of elderly drivers can feel more confident — and be safer — behind the wheel. A …

Officials Search for Casualties in Australia Fires

Officials searched Monday for bodies among the charred ruins of more than 100 homes and other buildings destroyed by wildfires in the Australian island state of Tasmania. Around 100 residents remained unaccounted for, three days after the fires broke out. …

7.2 Quake Causes Damage, Casualties in Turkey

A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck mountainous eastern Turkey on Sunday, collapsing dozens of buildings into piles of twisted steel and chunks of concrete. Desperate survivors dug into the rubble with their bare hands, trying to rescue the trapped and injured. …

Quake Hits Western Turkey, Reports of Injuries

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 hit western Turkey on Thursday, and there were reports of casualties and damaged buildings in one town. The Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory said the quake in Kutahya province occurred at 23:15 p.m. (2015GMT) …