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Rescue workers using excavators continue to search the rubble of a collapsed building complex in Tainan, Taiwan, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake two days earlier, as frustration grew among families waiting for searchers to reach their buried loved ones. (AP Photo/Annie Ho) XWS103Associated Press

Taiwan earthquake investigators arrest developer of collapsed building (w/video)

TAINAN, Taiwan — The police have arrested the builder of a 17-story apartment complex that collapsed in a predawn earthquake Saturday here in southwestern Taiwan, the city government announced Tuesday afternoon. Lin Minghui, developer of the Wei-Guan Golden Dragon building, and two of his associates from the Wei-Gu …

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Train crash in Germany kills at least 9, injures 150

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S. Korea: North blew up rocket stage to confound analysts

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  1. Brazilians shrug off Zika fears to revel in Carnival fun

    World

    SALVADOR, Brazil — From a mosquito's point of view, the sweaty, minimally clothed multitudes thronging the streets of this northeastern city Monday night must have looked especially delectable.

    Dancers perform during Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Zika outbreak hasn’t changed much for attendees.
  2. 2 female bombers kill 58 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp

    World

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeastern Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 58 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday.

  3. Drug traffickers turn to new type of courier: seniors

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — In what law enforcement officials describe as a new front in international smuggling, global traffickers and cartels are increasingly turning to a new source for couriers to smuggle drugs across international borders: vulnerable American seniors.

  4. Panel denies parole to Sirhan, assassin of Robert F. Kennedy

    Nation

    SAN DIEGO — For the 15th time, officials denied parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, on Wednesday.

    Sirhan Sirhan has been in prison since the 1968 fatal shooting. [California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP]
  5. 2 deputies, suspect dead in suburban Baltimore shopping area gunfire

    Nation

    ABINGDON, Md. — A gunman fatally shot a sheriff's deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout nearby, authorities and witnesses said.