Monday October 22 2018
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A train derailed along a touristy coastal railway in north-eastern Taiwan on Sunday (Oct 21), killing at least 18 and injuring some 170 others in the island's deadliest rail accident in 27 years, Taiwanese authorities and media said.

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Nicknamed the "Venice of Hong Kong", Tai O is home to boat people who live in stilt houses dating as far back as the 19th century. Questions remain as to whether or how the ageing village of about 3,000 residents can cope with an even bigger influx of tourists.

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