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Woman Rescued 50 Hours After China Building Collapse

BEIJING (AP) — A woman was rescued Sunday from the rubble of a building in central China more than 50 hours after it collapsed, leaving dozens trapped or missing, state media said. Separately, police arrested nine people including the building …

Rescuers Resume Search at Collapsed Building Site in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)–South Korean rescuers on Wednesday resumed their search for six missing construction workers believed to be trapped at a collapsed construction site in the southern city of Gwangju. About 10 vehicles were destroyed and dozens of nearby …

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Strikes Croatia; 5 Deaths Reported

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A strong earthquake hit central Croatia on Tuesday, destroying buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into rubble-covered streets in a town southeast of the capital. Authorities said five people were killed and at least 20 were …

70-Year-Old Pulled Out Alive in Turkey as Quake Toll Hits 66

IZMIR, Turkey — Rescue workers in western Turkey extricated a 70-year-old man from a collapsed building Sunday, some 34 hours after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea struck Turkey and Greece, killing at least 66 people and injuring more …

Rescuers Comb Building Rubble After Albanian Quake Kills 18

THUMANE, Albania — Rescue crews with excavators searched for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings and hotels Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 18 people and injured more than 600. The magnitude-6.4 quake was felt …

87 Dead in Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse

Rescuers using floodlights worked into the night Wednesday to attempt to free dozens of people believed trapped under an eight-story building housing garment factories that collapsed near Bangladesh’s capital, killing at least 87 people. In some places, they were able …

Blasts Caused by Arms Depot Fire in the Republic of Congo

Blasts rocked the capital of the Republic of Congo Sunday morning after a weapons depot caught fire, officials said, killing and wounding unknown numbers people and forcing 2,000 to flee their homes. Another explosion struck the area early in the …