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Kids hurt in Albanian quake meet footballers Ronaldo, Buffon

Dec. 6, 2019 5:32 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Two Albanian boys who jumped from their apartments during an earthquake that killed relatives got a small reprieve from the tragedy Friday when they met their football idols. Aurel Lala, 7, and Alesio Cakoni, 10, jumped from the balconies of their apartments to escape the collapsing...

6-story building collapses in Nairobi; at least 4 killed

Dec. 6, 2019 11:52 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A six-story residential building collapsed Friday in Kenya's capital, officials said, with at least four people killed and others trapped in the debris. The scene was all too familiar in a city where an audit once found more than half of buildings unsafe for habitation. Associated...

Gas explosion in Slovakia tower block kills 5, injures 40

Dec. 6, 2019 10:20 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A gas explosion in an apartment building in eastern Slovakia killed at least five people and injured more than 40 Friday. Firefighters rescued people trapped in the building, which officials said is still in danger of collapse. The explosion occurred toward the top of the...

6-story building collapses in Kenya’s capital, with people feared trapped in the rubble

Dec. 6, 2019 3:57 AM EST
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — 6-story building collapses in Kenya’s capital, with people feared trapped in the rubble.

Energy company leaves debris in Michigan, delays report

Dec. 5, 2019 9:25 PM EST

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian-based energy transportation company's preparation of a proposed tunnel that would house a petroleum pipeline caused a borehole to collapse in Michigan, which left debris in the waterway. Enbridge Energy had been collecting rock and soil samples, which it finished Sept. 12...

4 bodies found, 4 people missing in gas blast in Poland

Dec. 5, 2019 1:31 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescuers found four bodies in the debris of a house destroyed by a gas explosion in southern Poland and were searching in sub-freezing weather early Thursday for four people still missing, officials said. Silesia provincial Gov. Jaroslaw Wieczorek said the bodies of four people,...

Rescuers looking for 8 people after gas explosion in Poland

Dec. 4, 2019 6:06 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A gas explosion collapsed a house in southern Poland on Wednesday evening, trapping as many as eight people and causing blazes in debris that required dozens of firefighters to combat. Local firefighters spokeswoman Patrycja Pokrzywa said the detached, three-floor house in the popular...

Rescuers looking for 8 people after gas explosion in Poland

Dec. 4, 2019 4:12 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in southern Poland say a house collapsed in a gas explosion, trapping as many as eight people. Local firefighters spokeswoman Patrycja Pokrzywa says the detached house in the mountain resort of Szczyrk was totally destroyed in Wednesday’s explosion and that children...

21 die in Syria as airstrike targets market, school shelled

Dec. 2, 2019 1:19 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A suspected Syrian government airstrike on a market in a northwestern rebel-held town killed 13 civilians on Monday while Turkish artillery shells landed near a school in a Kurdish-held town, killing at least nine, including eight children, activists said. The violence is part of rising...

Worker who survived New Orleans hotel collapse deported

Nov. 29, 2019 7:27 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A construction worker hurt in last month’s collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel construction site in New Orleans has been deported to his native Honduras on Friday. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox said Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma, 38, was flown to...