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Cuba says Dominican officer helped ballplayers defect
| DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CUBA | 11 de febrero de 2016
Santo Domingo, Feb 11 (EFE).- Cuba's ambassador to the Dominican Republic said a Dominican military man was involved in the defection of Cuban baseball stars Yulieski and Lourdes Gourriel during a tournament in this Caribbean nation.
Bolivia's Morales seeks probe of contracts that went to ex-lover's company
| BOLIVIA PRESIDENT | 11 de febrero de 2016
La Paz, Feb 11 (EFE).- President Evo Morales on Thursday asked the Bolivian congress to form a commission to investigate complaints about alleged influence trafficking in the awarding of $566 million in government contracts to a Chinese firm that employs a former lover of his.
Taiwan earthquake death toll rises to 55 with 83 still missing
| TAIWAN EARTHQUAKE AFTERMATH | 11 de febrero de 2016
Taipei, Feb 11 (EFE).- The number of deaths due to the earthquake which struck southern Taiwan last Saturday rose to 55 Thursday while those injured rose to 549 and 83 people remain missing, according to the Emergency Services.
Wild elephant goes on a rampage in Indian town
| INDIA ELEPHANT | 11 de febrero de 2016
New Delhi, Feb 11 (EFE).- A wild elephant attacked the town of Siliguri in West Bengal state, India, spreading panic amongst the inhabitants and damaging dozens of buildings and vehicles, a local source told Efe.
Japan's Asahi makes foray into European beer market in billion-dollar deal
| JAPAN ASAHI | 11 de febrero de 2016
Tokyo, Feb 11 (EFE).- The Japanese brewer Asahi Group Holdings is in negotiations to buy out at least two European beer companies for a total of 400 billion yen ($3.48 billion) in what would be the Tokyo-based brewery's largest-ever acquisition of foreign ale brands, local news reports Thursday.