At least 24 people are known to have died in the quake, which struck on Friday

100 people still missing after Taiwan earthquake

07 Feb Rescuers in Taiwan have pulled more people alive from a collapsed apartment tower today, after a strong earthquake shook the island, and are searching for about 100 people still believed trapped in the ruins of the building.

The debate came three days before New Hampshire Republicans register their choices  in the nation's second nominating contest

Marco Rubio struggles at Republican debate

07 Feb US Republican contender Marco Rubio struggled at a presidential debate last night at the worst possible time, potentially confounding his bid to emerge as Donald Trump's chief rival in New Hampshire and giving hope to three rivals desperate for a strong showing.

The blast punched a one-metre hole in the side of the Airbus A321 about 15 minutes after it had taken off from Mogadishu

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Rescue personnel help a young victim at the site of a collapsed building

At least 14 killed in Taiwanese earthquake

06 Feb At least 14 people, including a ten-day-old girl, are dead after a powerful earthquake struck southern Taiwan. Six of the dead were killed when a 17-storey apartment building collapsed.