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Monday, February 8, 2016
Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake
Two survivors -- one found shielded under the body of her husband -- were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake in southern Taiwan killed at least 37.
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen visits quake-struck Tainan
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen visited people injured in Saturday's earthquake in Tainan on Monday and said the ongoing rescue efforts will continue as long as necessary.
Reports hint Suu Kyi could become Myanmar president
Two pro-government television channels say that "positive results" could come out of negotiations between Myanmar's military chief and Aung San Suu Kyi on suspending a constitutional clause that prevents her from becoming the president.
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More rescued from Tainan buildings
At least 10 more survivors were rescued Sunday from the rubble of the Tainan buildings felled by the deadly earthquake that hit Taiwan in the early hours of Saturday.
N. Korea praises rocket launch; others see covert missile test
For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through the clear blue sky. For South Korea's president, and other world leaders, it was a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and yet another "intolerable provocation."
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Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the U.S. presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican Party debate, with rivals challenging his readiness to be president, his commitment to his own policies and the depth of his experience.
Agreement reached on provisional Haiti government, says OAS
Top Haitian leaders negotiated an agreement to install a short-term provisional government less than 24 hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled to step down, an official with the Organization of American States and local authorities announced Saturday.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Death toll rises to 23 in southern Taiwan earthquake
The death toll in the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit southern Taiwan early Saturday morning had climbed to 23 as of 12:30 p.m. Sunday, with 121 still unaccounted for, while 282 had been rescued, according to statistics by the Tainan City government.
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N. Korea praises launch, others see as covert missile test
North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.
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U.S. State Department, lawmakers send condolences over Taiwan quake
The U.S. State Department and several U.S. congressmen Saturday sent condolences to the victims of a deadly earthquake hitting southern Taiwan earlier in the day.
Deal reached on provisional Haiti government
Top Haitian leaders negotiated an agreement to install a short-term provisional government less than 24 hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled to step down, an official with the Organization of American States and local authorities announced Saturday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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