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A VAN carrying Taiwanese tourists back from the Grand Canyon overturned near Willow Beach, Ariz., killing seven people and injuring seven others. . . . TAMIL SEPARATISTS sailed a passenger ferry out to sea Wednesday, a day after seizing it to lure Sri Lankan naval ships into battle. The fate of the 129 people on board was not immediately clear . . . FIREFIGHTERS in Oakland, Calif., beat back a brush fire that was threatening ridge-top homes in the Oakland hills, just miles from where a firestorm consumed 2,900 houses in 1991.