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TOKYO -- Renowned Japanese composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto has died at the age of 71, his agency reported Sunday.

The award-winning artist passed away on March 28th, according to an announcement by Japan's record label Avex. (Japan-Musician-Death)

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SEOUL -- Forest fires broke out across South Korea Sunday due to dry and windy weather in spring, Yonhap news agency said, citing the Korea Forest Service (KFS).

According to the KFS real-time forest fire information website, a total of 30 forest fires broke out across the country at 3:30 p.m. local time (0630 GMT). (South Korea-Forest Fires)

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MAIDAN SHAR, Afghanistan -- Two children were killed as a mortar mine left over from past wars went off in Afghanistan's eastern Wardak province on Saturday, provincial police spokesman Yusuf Israr said Sunday.

The incident took place when children in Sayedabad district found a mortar mine on Saturday evening and began playing with it. The device suddenly exploded, killing two children of a family, the official told reporters. (Afghanistan-Mine Blast-Children)

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JAKARTA -- Nine people were wounded as an oil refinery owned by Indonesia's state-owned oil and gas firm PT Pertamina exploded in Riau province on Saturday night, Inspector General Muhammad Iqbal, the provincial police chief, said on Sunday morning.

The incident occurred in Dumai town before midnight, and seven of the wounded people were still treated at a hospital while two others had returned home, the police chief said. (Indonesia-Explosion) Enditem

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