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BANGKOK -- A fire at a nightclub in Thailand's Chonburi province in the early hours of Friday has killed at least 14 people and injured more, rescue team said.

The fire, which broke out at about 1 a.m. (1800 GMT Thursday) at the nightclub in Chonburi, about 80 km from the capital Bangkok, has been put out and all the injured people have been hospitalized, said Wisarut Petcharat, a rescue worker at the scene with the Sawang Rojana Thammasathan Foundation. (Thailand-Nightclub Fire)

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LOS ANGELES -- At least five people were killed and nine others injured Thursday afternoon in a fiery multi-vehicle crash in Los Angeles, authorities said.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department said in a tweet that the agency responded to the crash at about 1:41 p.m. local time (2041 GMT) at La Brea and Slauson avenues. (U.S.-Crash)

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SEOUL -- Five people were killed and 44 others injured in a South Korean fire accident that occurred at a hospital building in Icheon, some 50 km southeast of the capital Seoul, Yonhap news agency reported Friday.

The fire broke out at 10:17 a.m. local time (0117 GMT) at the four-story building, which houses a hospital for dialysis patients on the fourth floor, offices on the second and third floors and restaurants on the first floor. (South Korea-Fire Accident)

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GAZA -- At least four people, including a commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, were killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza Strip on Friday, according to Palestinian medical and security sources.

Taysir al-Jabari, a commander of Saraya al-Quds, the armed wing of Jihad, was killed in an Israeli raid, the sources told Xinhua. (Gaza-Israel-Strikes) Enditem

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