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QUAKE HITS KURILS: A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Kuril Islands, a sparsely populated chain of islands north of Japan, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Sunday. There were no immediate reports of damage . . . BUS CRASH KILLS 8: Eight people were killed and 18 injured when a bus collided with two trucks 290 miles northeast of Bangkok, Thailand, news reports said Sunday. . . . RAIN CAUSES HAVOC: Weather-related traffic accidents reportedly killed at least five people and disrupted Seoul-Pusan train service as up to 8 inches of rain fell over central South Korea, submerging hundreds of homes.