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FILE - This Oct. 12, 2019, file photo shows damage of a partial collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. A new tarp was hung at a building collapse site in New Orleans on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, to hide the partially exposed remains of a worker who was killed there in October. The body had been exposed after wind blew away another tarp. Pictures of the remains began circulating on social media Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

New tarp covers exposed remains at New Orleans collapse site

Jan. 22, 2020 8:51 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new tarp was hung at a building collapse site in New Orleans on Wednesday to hide the partially exposed remains of a worker who was killed there in October. The body had been exposed after wind blew away another tarp. Pictures of the remains began circulating on social media Tuesday. ...

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, people gather in an open area after an earthquake in Jiashi County of Kashgar prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. A strong earthquake has damaged buildings and injured at least one person seriously in China's far west Xinjiang region. (Li Chengxin/Xinhua via AP)

Quake causes damage, injuries in China's Xinjiang region

Jan. 20, 2020 12:22 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake damaged buildings and injured at least one person seriously in China's far west Xinjiang region, the government said Monday. Rescue teams were sent to Peyzawat county, an area east of the city of Kashgar, after the Sunday night quake. State broadcaster CCTV showed a...

Floods kill at least 6 in southern Brazil

Jan. 19, 2020 2:37 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least six people have died and at least one more was missing Sunday following torrential rains in southern Brazil, authorities said. Meteorologists said nearly 250 millimeters (10 inches) of rain devastated parts of Espiritu Santo state starting Friday, though the rains had tapered...

FILE - This Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, shows damage of a partial collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. New Orleans officials say an unstable hotel building that partially collapsed while under construction last fall will be imploded. Officials say the implosion is expected as early as mid-March. Implosion had been considered, then rejected in the weeks after the Oct. 12 collapse at the planned Hard Rock Hotel. But officials said Friday they've revived the implosion plan. It's deemed safer than having workers on site taking the structure apart. And it means work will be done sooner. Demolition had been expected to last until December. Three workers died in the collapse. The remains of two remain in the wreckage.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Implosion back on for partially collapsed New Orleans hotel

Jan. 17, 2020 7:05 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Plans are on again to implode a New Orleans hotel building that partially collapsed last fall, killing three workers, city officials said Friday. Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Fire Superintendent Tim McConnell said at a news conference that the implosion is expected to take place in...

FILE - In this April 19, 2018 photo, Bangladeshis work at Snowtex garment factory in Dhamrai, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. A group set up by European clothing brands that has monitored factory safety in Bangladesh for years plans to leave, with its duties being assumed by a local group including unions and industry figures in the world's second-largest garment manufacturer. The European group and a separate North American group were formed after the collapse of Rana Plaza, a building housing five garment factories that made clothing for international brands. The departure, which officials said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019, was planned for May, follows a protracted tussle with garment manufacturers who wanted Bangladesh's government to form a local watch group to monitor the sector. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)

European clothing brand group for safety leaving Bangladesh

Jan. 16, 2020 3:36 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A group set up by European clothing brands that has monitored factory safety in Bangladesh for years plans to leave, with its duties being assumed by a local group including unions and industry figures in the world's second-largest garment manufacturer. The European group and a...

Tents and cots are set up for people whose homes are either destroyed or unsafe to enter after an 6.4 magnitude earthquake, at a baseball stadium amid aftershocks and no electricity in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, at sunrise Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are still without power and water, and thousands are staying in shelters and sleeping on sidewalks since Tuesday’s earthquake. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Puerto Ricans settle in quake shelters, refuse to go home

Jan. 10, 2020 2:52 PM EST

GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico (AP) — A new community has popped up in this earthquake-damaged town in southwest Puerto Rico: it houses 300 people, a dozen police officers and one macaw. Cries of “Uno!” filled the air early Friday morning as children on cots played card games while men with a pillow...

The Immaculate Concepcion Catholic church lies in ruins after an overnight earthquake in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, killing one man, injuring others and collapsing buildings in the southern part of the island. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

6.4 quake strikes Puerto Rico amid heavy seismic activity

Jan. 7, 2020 5:02 PM EST

GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of people fled their homes on Puerto Rico’s southwest coast on Tuesday after a 10-day string of earthquakes crescendoed in a powerful magnitude 6.4 temblor that crushed an elderly man, injured at least eight other people and sent buildings tumbling to the...

In this photo provided by the Kep Provincial Authority, emergency workers remove the body of a victim from a collapsed building in Kep province, southern Cambodia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. The seven-story building under construction collapsed Friday while around 20 workers were inside. (Kep Provincial Authority via AP)

Death toll surges as Cambodian building collapse search ends

Jan. 5, 2020 4:13 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The death toll from the collapse of a building under construction in Cambodia has surged to 36, even as an additional survivor was pulled from the rubble, officials said Sunday. At least a dozen bodies were found in overnight operations at the site in the coastal province of...

In this photo provided by the Kep Provincial Authority, emergency workers conduct a recovery operation inside a collapsed building in Kep province, southern Cambodia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. The seven-story building under construction collapsed Friday while around 20 workers were inside. (Kep Provincial Authority via AP)

7 dead as 2 more bodies found in Cambodia building collapse

Jan. 4, 2020 8:37 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Search and rescue teams in Cambodia found two more bodies Saturday in the rubble of a collapsed building in the coastal province of Kep, raising the death toll in the disaster to seven, officials said. By Saturday morning, 18 people had been rescued, injured but alive, and...

FILE - This Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, shows damage of a partial collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. New Orleans officials say the hotel that partially collapsed, killing three people, won't be totally demolished until the end of the year.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Demolition of partially collapsed New Orleans hotel delayed

Jan. 3, 2020 6:07 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A hotel that partially collapsed in New Orleans, killing three people, won't be totally demolished until the end of the year, city officials said Friday. City officials told local media that the developers who own the building submitted updated demolition plans that significantly changed...