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Taiwan quake: 123 people rescued from collapsed building

At least 123 people have been rescued so far from a building that has collapsed in Tainan, Taiwan following a magnitude 6.4 earthquake, according to the local fire brigade.

At least five aftershocks of 3.8 magnitude or more shook Tainan about half an hour after the initial quake, according to Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau.

There were no immediate reports of deaths. About 240 people are believed to be living in the building.

Pictures from Taiwan's Formosa TV

Warnings that Zika could be transmitted human-to-human

Until a few days ago, scientists were confident that the Zika virus could only be spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

But now Zika, and the threat of birth defects it carries, can almost certainly be sexually transmitted and there have been two confirmed cases of the virus spread by infected blood.

Traces of the active virus have also been found in the saliva and urine of two infected patients.

ITV News Correspondent Juliet Bremner reports:

Thousands flee to Turkey border amid fresh fighting in Aleppo

Thousands of Syrians have fled to the Turkish border as the city of Aleppo came under fresh attack from a Russian assault.

The exodus came after Syrian troops backed by allied militias and intense Russian air strikes launched an offensive in northern Syria, apparently aimed at eventually encircling the contested city of Aleppo.

International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar reports:


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