Police: 10 dead in building collapse in Kenyan capital

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A six-story residential building collapsed in heavy rain in Nairobi, killing 10 people and injuring at least 134, Kenyan officials said Saturday. Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery confirmed the deaths. The Kenya Red Cross said 150 building units and...

Iran’s moderates emerge from runoff with most seats

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian moderates and reformists who support President Hassan Rouhani and last year’s landmark nuclear deal have failed to secure a majority after parliamentary runoff elections but the bloc will retain the highest number of seats, followed by...

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s president Saturday set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species....

Woman, 4 grandchildren killed in East Texas flooding

PALESTINE, Texas (AP) — A 66-year-old woman and four grandchildren were killed early Saturday after a creek overflowed its banks, flooding an East Texas neighborhood as many residents slept. Capt. James Muniz of the Palestine Police Department told The Associated Press that...

Kenya to burn huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya is set to burn 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species. President Uhuru Kenyatta is...

Iraqi protesters breach Green Zone, storm parliament

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of protesters climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad’s highly-fortified Green Zone for the first time on Saturday and stormed into parliament, carrying Iraqi flags and chanting against the government. The breach marked a major...

Air strikes on Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes and helicopter gunships launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo. The fresh violence comes as the International Committee of the Red Cross warned that the intensification of...

Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A six-story residential building in a low income area of the Kenyan capital collapsed Friday night under heavy rain and flooding, killing at least seven people and injuring 121 others, Kenyan officials said. Live TV footage showed the National Youth...

Officials: At least 21 dead in Baghdad car bomb

BAGHDAD (AP) — A car-bombing Saturday in southeastern Baghdad killed at least 21 people wounded at least 42 others, according to police and hospital officials. The attack targeted Shiite pilgrims walking to Baghdad’s holy Kadhimiyah shrine, according to local police...

Police confirm 7 dead in building collapse in Kenyan capital

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Seven people were killed and at least 121 others were injured in the collapse of a residential building in Nairobi during heavy rains, Kenyan officials said Saturday. The Kenya Red Cross said a search team managed to pull three children and an adult...