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Deadly Beijing fire prompts investigation and demolitions

Chinese authorities on Sunday launched an investigation into a fire in a low-income Beijing housing block that killed 19 people, as workers evacuated hundreds from nearby apartments and demolished other buildings.

Merkel in final push for coalition to avert crisis

Chancellor Angela Merkel will make a last push Sunday to forge a government, in a twin battle to save her political future and avert fresh electionsthat could destabilise Germany and Europe.