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Powerful earthquake rocks Taiwan, death toll rising, 800 injured

An earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, killing nine, injuring hundreds, collapsing buildings in a southern city and sparking a brief tsunami warning for southern Japanese islands. Taiwan’s fire department said nine people have died in the mountainous, sparsely populated eastern county of Hualien, where the earthquake’s epicenter was located. More than 800 people were injured in the incident and authorities lost…

Powerful earthquake rocks Taiwan, buildings seen collapsed, causes tsunami warning in Japan

An earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, killing four, injuring dozens, collapsing buildings in a southern city and sparking a brief tsunami warning for southern Japanese islands. Taiwan’s fire department said four people have died in the mountainous, sparsely populated eastern county of Hualien, where the earthquake’s epicenter was located. More than 50 people were injured in the incident. At least 26…

45 injured, some critically, in northwest Cambodia as train hits bus at crossing

Forty-five people were injured, five of them critically, when a train crashed into the side of a bus at a rail crossing in northwestern Cambodia Friday, police said. Gen. Sar Theng, the police chief for Pursat province, said the crash in Krakor district occurred around 11 a.m. when the bus attempted to cross the tracks even though the oncoming train had loudly sounded its horn…

26 dead, 11 missing in Indonesia after flash floods and landslides on Sumatra island

Rescuers recovered more bodies as waters began to recede after flash floods and landslides caused by torrential rains on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, which have killed at least 26 people and left 11 missing, officials said Monday. Monsoon rains and rising rivers have submerged nine districts and cities in West Sumatra province since Thursday. Late Friday, a major mudslide caused a river to breach its banks…

Mexican cartel members laugh after National Guard helicopter crashes, kills 3

Cartel members were seen laughing after a National Guard helicopter carrying three soldiers and a Border Patrol agent crashed near the southern border in Texas. In video footage from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent, obtained by Fox News, cartel members were seen watching the National Guards helicopter plummet to the ground with their drone. Following the devastating crash, the cartel members were…

Russian apartment building attacked by alleged drones from Ukrainian forces: state media

A drone crashed into an apartment building in St. Petersburg Saturday morning, according to Russian state news agency RIA Novosti. The local state news agency said that Ukrainian forces had damaged the apartment building. Two buildings were damaged in St. Petersburg’s Krasnogvardeisky district following the alleged attack. Photos from the dilapidated-looking apartment complex showed large craters on the building’s exterior. ALEXEI NAVALNY FUNERAL: FAMILY OF…

Notre Dame’s new spire revealed in new milestone following cathedral’s devastating fire

Marking a milestone in the Notre Dame Cathedral’s renaissance, the scaffolding surrounding the Paris attraction was removed on Tuesday. The medieval Catholic cathedral’s scaffolding has been taken down in recent days, revealing the cathedral’s new spire for the first time, which is adorned with a golden rooster and a cross. A resident near the cathedral, Frederico Benani, told the Associated Press that he felt emotional…

Nigerian bank CEO killed in Mojave Desert helicopter crash in California: ‘Irreparable loss’

Herbert Wigwe, the CEO of a major Nigerian bank, was one of the six people killed in a Friday night helicopter crash in California’s Mojave Desert, authorities say. The death of Wigwe, who led Access Bank Group, was confirmed by Nigerian officials on social media, including World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Abimbola Ogunbanjo, a former Group Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group, was also killed…

Goose found inside Oklahoma medical helicopter following crash that killed 3 crew members

A dead goose was found in part of the flight control system of a medical helicopter that crashed in western Oklahoma last month. The crash killed all three people on board, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The report does not cite a suspected cause of the crash, but noted one goose was found in the helicopter’s flight control system…