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TORRENTIAL RAINS battered southern Taiwan on Sunday, leaving nine people dead in the worst floods in 35 years. Rescuers in boats evacuated 3,600 people from their waterlogged homes. . . . A PASSENGER TRAIN smashed into a parked freight train on a stretch of track where the signals were broken, killing 12 people and injuring 20, Georgian officials said Sunday. The accident occurred Saturday night near a station southeast of the capital, Tbilisi.