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KUALA LUMPUR -- All six people on board the helicopter that crashed near Cameron Highlands, Pahang state on Wednesday afternoon have been found alive, local media reported, citing a police official.

"All were found safe in the hills in Brinchang at about 4 p.m. Efforts to get the victims out of the area are ongoing by search and rescue personnel," Perak police chief Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said. (Malaysia-Helicopter Crash-Survivors)

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MANILA -- A 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit the northern Philippines late Tuesday night injured at least 36 people and damaged buildings, the military said on Wednesday.

Lt. Col. Elmar Salvador, spokesperson of the military's northern command, said the injured are from the Ilocos Norte and Abra provinces on the main Luzon island. (Philippines-Earthquake-Injury)

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KANDAHAR -- Three commuters lost their lives and three others were injured in a traffic accident that happened in the southern Kandahar province, provincial administration spokesman Hajji Zahid said on Wednesday.

A Kandahar-bond car, according to the official, collided with another car coming from the opposite direction in Spin Boldak district late Tuesday, leaving three dead on the spot and injuring three others. (Afghanistan-Road Accident)

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VLADIVOSTOK -- Russia's Soyuz-2.1a rocket has successfully sent into orbit the Progress MS-21 cargo spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos announced Wednesday.

The Progress MS-21 spacecraft is scheduled to dock with the Russian section of the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. (Russia-ISS-Spacecraft) Enditem

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