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At least 7 killed as school collapses in Kenya's capital

Sep. 23, 2019 5:52 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A school collapsed in Kenya's capital on Monday morning, and officials said at least seven children were killed. Two others were critical condition. Parents wailed at the scene of The Precious Talent Top School in Nairobi. Hundreds of people gathered as emergency workers picked...

The Latest: Tropical storms approaching Puerto Rico, Bermuda

Sep. 23, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The latest on tropical weather (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as Tropical Storm Karen continues to move slowly northwestward across the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Characterizing Karen as "disorganized" early...

Post-quake fake news drives Albanians outdoors

Sep. 23, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police say they have questioned two journalists on suspicion that they provoked panic by reporting that a large earthquake was likely, after an earlier quake injured 105 people and damaged hundreds of buildings. People in the capital, Tirana, ran outdoors Sunday evening,...

Protesters burn buildings in Indonesia's Papua province

Sep. 23, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in Indonesia's restive Papua province set fire to homes and other buildings Monday in a protest sparked by rumors that a teacher had insulted students, and a soldier was killed in another protest in the region, police said. An angry mob torched local...

Australia uses new technology to catch drivers on phones

Sep. 23, 2019 3:55 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state is attempting to persuade people to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists. New South Wales Roads Minister Andrew Constance said Monday that Australia's most populous state is the first jurisdiction in...

Officials say at least 7 killed as school collapses in Kenya's capital; others taken to hospital

Sep. 23, 2019 3:22 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials say at least 7 killed as school collapses in Kenya's capital; others taken to hospital.

Powerful typhoon causes minor injuries, damage in S. Korea

Sep. 23, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A powerful typhoon battered southern South Korea, injuring 30 people and knocking out power to about 27,790 houses, officials said Monday. Typhoon Tapah earlier lashed parts of Japan's southern islands with heavy rain and strong winds that caused flooding and some minor injuries....

Tour bus driver in deadly Utah crash was on 1st trip

Sep. 23, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The driver of a tour bus that crashed near a national park in Utah, killing four Chinese tourists and injuring dozens more, was making his first trip for a company that had only been in business for a short time, investigators said Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board is...

Rio family buries girl killed by stray bullet; police blamed

Sep. 22, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An 8-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet in a Rio de Janeiro shantytown was buried on Sunday amid allegations that she was hit by police fire. Several hundred people attended the funeral of Ágatha Sales Félix, who died Friday after she was shot in the back while...

The Latest: Tour bus driver in deadly crash was on 1st trip

Sep. 22, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a tour bus crash in Utah that left four Chinese tourists dead (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Investigators say the driver of a tour bus that crashed in southern Utah and killed four Chinese tourists and left dozens more injured had recently been hired and was making his...