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SEOUL - Two South Korean farmers abducted last week by North Korea in the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas have been freed, a spokesman for the United Nations Command in Seoul said.


BOMBAY - A building in a crowded railroad station collapsed, killing nine people and injuring 60, police said. Two other people were struck by a train and killed when they dashed onto railroad tracks to escape falling debris, police said.


BANGKOK - Public dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh mounted, with protesters renewing demands he resign because of the economic crisis that has rocked Southeast Asia.


TBILISI - A car carrying four U.S. government workers collided with a truck outside Tbilisi, killing an American and a Georgian. The two others in the car, including an American, were seriously injured. David Bronheim, 65, of the United States; and Marina Gabriadze of Georgia, the car's driver, were killed in Sunday's crash, officials said.


CANBERRA - Authorities detained two Central American fishing boats in a large-scale military operation against illegal foreign fishing in the sub-Antarctic.


BEIRUT - A former Palestinian guerrilla who on Monday was shot with his brother in Beirut by gunmen using silenced pistols died of his wounds overnight, security sources said. The sources said Nasreldin Mohammad al-Banna died in the hospital. His brother, Omar, died instantly when two unidentified gunmen opened fire on their car with pistols carrying silencers.


BONN - A Liberian diplomat has been ordered to leave the country after her husband tried to pull a gun on police who caught him with a 17-pound cocaine haul, the Foreign Ministry said.


BEIJING - An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted northern China on Tuesday, shaking residents and cracking buildings, the official Xinhua news agency said.


KARACHI - Customs authorities arrested two British nationals for allegedly trying to smuggle a total of 5.3 kilograms of heroin through the Karachi airport, the customs department said.


CAIRO - Jihan Nasr, one of the Arab world's most popular TV stars, has married a Saudi multimillionaire and received an $800,000 dowry, Egyptian newspapers reported.


JAKARTA - Investigators reportedly found the two flight recorders in the wreckage of a jetliner that crashed last month in Indonesia, killing all 234 people aboard.


LAGOS - The government demanded a hearing at this week's meeting of Commonwealth leaders that will discuss its suspension and possible sanctions on Gen. Sani Aba-cha's military government.


ATHENS - Henry Ford's great-granddaughter, Helen, is claiming $1 billion through Greek courts from the massive wealth of her late father, shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos, court officials said.


ADDIS ABABA - Former Prime Minister Tamirat Layne pleaded not guilty before the Supreme Court to charges of corruption and abuse of power during his time in office.