* China confirmed a new African swine fever outbreak in the city of Taizhou, in Zhejiang province, the country's agriculture ministry said on Monday
Oct 21 Medtronic Plc's co-founder Earl Bakken has passed away at the age of 94, the medical device maker said on Sunday.
* New case comes ahead of strong demand in festival period (Writes through, adds background, comment)
MUNICH, Oct 21 German drugmaker Merck KGaA might agree partnership deals to jointly develop two of its most promising experimental medicines with a rival as early as this year, but more likely in 2019, its drug research and development chief said on Sunday.
CAMPILLOS, Spain, Oct 21 A firefighter was found dead in the southern Spanish province of Malaga on Sunday, the fire service said, after heavy overnight rain swept through streets and forced hundreds of people from their homes.
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