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17 are killed when taxi, truck collide in Haiti

Haiti

17 killed as Taxi hits truck on blind curve

Police say 17 people died when a group taxi slammed into a truck on a blind curve in rural Haiti. Police spokesman Frantz Lerebours said the accident occurred early Saturday in the southern peninsula town of Aquin. Some Haitian radio stations reported the vehicles were both trying to avoid the charred remains of a flaming barricade set up by protesters during last weekend's presidential election.

Philippines

Media ruining love life, president says

The Philippines' bachelor president has appealed for privacy, saying journalists' prying eyes are ruining his love life. President Benigno Aquino III has been linked to several women since he broke up with girlfriend Shalani Soledad in October. On Friday, the Philippine Star had a front-page picture of him with a stockbroker said to be his new romantic interest. Aquino, 50, said he has to spend Christmas without a date because women are scared to go out with him for fear of ending up in the newspaper headlines.

Ecuador

Volcano eruption forces evacuations

The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador billowed ash into the sky and sent superhot pyroclastic flows surging down its slopes, causing authorities to evacuate nearby villages. Hugo Yepez, director of Ecuador's Geophysical Institute, said no one has been injured nor any village damaged, but people within eight miles of the volcano's center were evacuated Saturday as a precaution. An eruption of ash from Tungurahua in May caused a one-day shutdown of the airport in the largest city, Guayaquil.

CHINA

Explosion kills 6 at Internet cafe

An explosion killed six people and injured 37 at an Internet cafe in southwest China on Saturday, a statement from the Kaili city government in Guizhou province said. The official Xinhua News Agency said the blast shattered the windows of nearby residential buildings. A Hong Kong-based human right group, the Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy, said it was told by police that chemicals stored at the cafe exploded.

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