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Survivors found 6 days after Kenyan building collapse

May 6 2016 - 1:00am || Comments

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rescuers found four survivors Thursday in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains in the Kenyan capital, raising hopes that more people might still be alive in a disaster that has left dozens dead and missing.

  • | Posted: Feb 14 2016 - 1:30am

    MUNICH — Russia’s prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighboring Russia, moves the alliance’s top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow.

  • Posted: Feb 14 2016 - 1:30am

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A knife-wielding Palestinian woman attacked an Israeli soldier on guard near a sensitive West Bank holy site sacred to Jews and Muslims on Saturday, wounding him and a Palestinian bystander before she was shot and killed by Israeli troops, the military said. The stabbing incident occurred in Hebron, a flashpoint during the past five months of violence, in which Palestinians have carried out near-daily attacks, mainly stabbings.

  • | Posted: Feb 12 2016 - 1:30am

    PAJU, South Korea — North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul’s earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North’s recent rocket launch a “dangerous declaration of war.”

  • | Posted: Feb 11 2016 - 1:30am

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeastern Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 58 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday.

  • | Posted: Feb 11 2016 - 1:30am

    BEIRUT — Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, while an international aid group warned that the health system in parts of the north is close to collapse.

  • | Posted: Feb 10 2016 - 1:31am

    BAD AIBLING, Germany — Crews using helicopters and boats rescued dozens of people from the wreckage of two German commuter trains that crashed head-on Tuesday in an isolated part of Bavaria, killing at least 10 and leaving authorities trying to determine why multiple safety measures failed.

  • | Posted: Feb 9 2016 - 1:31am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s offer to send troops to fight Islamic State in Syria is as much about the kingdom’s growing determination to flex its military might as it is about answering U.S. calls for more help from its allies in the Middle East.

  • Posted: Feb 9 2016 - 1:31am

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and others throughout Asia flocked to temples and fairs to pray for good health and fortune Monday, the first day of the Lunar New Year.

  • | Posted: Feb 7 2016 - 1:30am

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse and killing at least 14 people.

  • | Posted: Feb 7 2016 - 1:30am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The top U.N. human rights official arrived Saturday in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit aimed at reviewing the measures taken by the island nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during the long civil war that left tens of thousands dead.

  • | Posted: Feb 7 2016 - 1:30am

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.

  • | Posted: Feb 6 2016 - 1:30am

    BEIRUT — Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria’s largest city of Aleppo.

  • | Posted: Feb 5 2016 - 1:31am

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on top of the disclosure of a case of sexual transmission in the United States.

  • | Posted: Feb 5 2016 - 1:31am

    CAIRO (AP) — The body of an Italian graduate student who disappeared last month has been found with multiple stab wounds, cigarette burns and other signs of torture and a “slow death” on a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo, an Egyptian prosecutor said Thursday.

  • | Posted: Feb 3 2016 - 1:30am

    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea warned on Wednesday of “searing” consequences if North Korea doesn’t abandon plans to launch a long-range rocket that critics call a banned test of ballistic missile technology.