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Asian markets rebounded Tuesday after the previous day's rout, despite Greece being just hours away from default, while Shanghai surged in volatile trading that saw swings of more than eight percent. Tokyo rose 0.55 percent in the afternoon, Hong Kong climbed 1.62 percent, Seoul put on 0.51 percent and Sydney was 0.13 percent higher in late trade.
Two people were feared dead and two others seriously injured after a man apparently set himself on fire aboard a moving shinkansen bullet train in Japan on Tuesday. The train -- a super-fast Nozomi bullet train -- was travelling from Tokyo towards Osaka, reportedly with around 1,000 passengers on board, when the fire broke out near Odawara, southwest of Tokyo. "We received information indicating that a fire broke out near a toilet and two people were in cardiopulmonary arrest," a spokesman for Odawara Fire Department said.