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Iran firm says there may be survivors from tanker crash

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Tehran, Jan 10 (AP) - The Iranian company whose oil tanker burst into flames after a collision in the East China Sea says there is still hope of finding survivors as 31 crew members remain missing and rescue efforts contin-ued Wednesday.
As the stricken Sanchin still lists after colliding with the Hong Kong-registered freighter CF Crystal late Satur-day, a spokesman for National Iranian Tanker Co. told The Associated Press in Tehran that rescuers "likely" will find survivors.
"Since the...
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Reuters journalists charged with violating Myanmar law

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Bangkok, Jan 10 (AP) - Prosecutors in Myanmar formally charged two journalists from the Reuters news agency on Wednesday with violating the Official Secrets Act, signaling the case will go forward despite interna-tional condemnation.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested Dec. 12 after police...
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North Korea to send delegation to Olympics in South

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Seoul, Jan 9 (AP) - North Korea agreed Tuesday to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, Seoul officials said, as the bitter rivals sat for rare talks at the border to discuss how to cooperate in Olympics and improve their long-strained ties.
The Koreas' first talks in...
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Gays marry in midnight wedding ceremonies across Australia

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Canberra, Jan 9 (AP) - Same-sex couples married in midnight ceremonies across Australia on Tuesday after the country's last legal impediment to gay marriage expired.
Marriage equality became law on Dec. 9 with overwhelming support in Parliament, but Australia's requirement that all couples give a...
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Officials from North, South Korea begin rare formal talks

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Seoul, Jan 9 (AP) - Senior officials from North and South Korea began the rivals' first formal talks in about two years Tuesday to discuss how to cooperate in next month's Winter Olympics in the South and how to improve their long-strained ties.
The talks in the border village of Panmunjom were...
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