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Building collapses, engulfed in flames in New York's East Village

Building collapses, engulfed in flames in New York's East Village

A residential apartment building collapsed and was engulfed in flames in New York City's East Village neighborhood, critically injuring at least one person, authorities said.

No accident: Co-pilot set plane on crash course

No accident: Co-pilot set plane on crash course

A young German co-pilot barricaded himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and apparently set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, French prosecutors say.

Chile hit by deadly floods

Chile hit by deadly floods

The death toll in Chile has risen to seven after rains battered the north and caused flooding, the government says, while 19 others were unaccounted for as the military rushed to rescue stranded villagers.

England's Richard III, the "villainous" king, gets ceremonial reburial

England's Richard III, the "villainous" king, gets ceremonial reburial

Richard III, the last English king to die in battle and the country's most maligned monarch, will be re-buried three years after his remains were found under a car park.

New Afghan president warns of 'terrible threat' from IS

New Afghan president warns of 'terrible threat' from IS

Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, warned US lawmakers  of the "terrible threat" the Islamic State poses in central and western Asia, and said the militant group is already sending fighters to his country.

Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds in northern Nigeria town

Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds in northern Nigeria town

Boko Haram militants have kidnapped more than 400 women and children from the northern Nigerian town of Damasak that was freed this month by troops from Niger and Chad, residents said.

Eight killed in air strike as Libya government aims to recapture capital

Eight civilians were killed in an air strike near Tripoli, the US ambassador said, as Libya's internationally recognised government pressed on with an assault to recapture the capital it abandoned to a rival faction last year.

Tunisia's premier fires six police commanders after museum attack

Tunisia's premier fires six police commanders after museum attack

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid fired six police commanders, including the head of tourist security, after a militant attack on the national museum last week in which 20 foreign visitors were killed.

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