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Rescuers are seen entering an office building that collapsed on its side from an early morning earthquake in Tainan,  Taiwan, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. [Associated Press]

At least 5 killed, 230 rescued after strong quake hits Taiwan (w/video)

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 230 people and five dead from a residential high-rise complex that collapsed when a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn today, leaving still others trapped inside. Firefighters and soldiers scrambled with ladders, cranes a …


Couple wanted in crime spree led police on chase; 1 killed (w/video)


Germany: Suspect in attack plot registered as Syrian refugee


  1. Trudeau pledges $1B in aid for Alberta amid oil slump


    The Liberal government is offering $1 billion in aid to Alberta as the province faces "rapid change and significant shock" from falling oil prices, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

    Shubenacadie Sam looks around at a wildlife park Tuesday in Nova Scotia. The groundhog didn’t see his shadow, predicting an early spring.
  2. In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss


    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present.

  3. Couple wanted in crime spree led police on chase; 1 killed (w/video)


    MILTON — A weeklong search for a Missouri couple wanted in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended with one suspect dead and the other wounded Friday, after authorities say they chased the pair across the highway and through a rural neighborhood and exchanged gunfire with them in Florida's …

  4. Algerian couple in Germany are accused of ISIS plot


    BERLIN — An Algerian couple, suspected of planning a terrorist attack in Berlin and arrested on suspicion of belonging to the Islamic State, entered Germany late last year and applied for asylum as Syrian refugees — part of a pattern of terrorism suspects entering Europe under the guise of fleeing war, …

  5. Syrian forces press Aleppo, sending thousands fleeing


    BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syrian government and allied forces pressed their most dramatic advance in months Friday, sending insurgents scrambling and tens of thousands of civilians fleeing toward the border with Turkey.