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Woman found alive 48 hours after building collapse

Rescue workers stand in front of a 17-storey apartment building which collapsed after the earthquake in Tainan. Credit: Reuters

Rescue workers have pulled a woman out alive from the rubble of a building which collapsed in a powerful earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan, more than 48 hours before.

The death toll from the quake, which struck early on Saturday at the start of the Lunar New Year holiday, rose to 35 earlier on Monday.

Over 100 people are still missing, according to the Reuters news agency.

Japan calls for stronger sanctions after North Korea rocket test

Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has called for stronger sanctions to be placed on North Korean after the isolated nation launched a long-range rocket at the weekend.

The United Nations has condemned the launch at an emergency meeting and vowed to take "significant measures" in response to the violation of UN resolutions.


Amber warning issued for Wales and southern England

An amber "be prepared" warning has been issued by the Met Office for Wales, South West England, London and the South East as Storm Imogen sweeps into the UK.

Disruption to travel, potential damage to trees and buildings, and interruption to power supplies is to be expected.

A total of 147 alerts and 45 warnings are in place for England and Wales.

Storm Imogen: 'Phenomenal' sea condition warning on south west coasts

The Met Office has issued a rare "phenomenal" sea condition warning for the south west coast, with Force 10 winds and 46ft (14m) waves expected.

The Met Office warning covers coastal waters from Lyme Regis to Lands end and warns of "very rough or high" seas that become "very high in west then phenomenal for a time later near the Isles of Scilly".

Storm Imogen: Severe delays on cross-channel ferries

P&O cross-channel ferries on the Dover-to-Calais route are subject to "severe delays" because of poor weather conditions brought about by Storm Imogen.

The company is urging passengers to check-in as normal for pre-booked crossings.

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