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Unusual Cold Wave Across Asia Proves Deadly

A rare cold spell has left scores of people dead in Taiwan, many of them in the capital, Taipei, and surrounding areas. Officials say many of the victims were elderly residents who succumbed to temperatures that dropped to 4 degrees Celsius Sunday, with heart trouble and hypothermia listed among the various causes of death.   The unusual winter weather that stunned Taiwan also created havoc for many of the self-ruled island's Asia-Pacific neighbors, where temperatures fell to...

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