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Woman pulled alive from rubble six days after collapse

A woman has been pulled alive from beneath the rubble of a collapsed building in Kenya, six days after it came down.

Rescue workers spent several hours carefully digging their way to the woman after she was spotted still breathing earlier today.

She was carried to an ambulance as passers-by and well-wishers cheered.

At least 36 people were killed when the residential building in Huruma, Nairobi, which had been deemed not suitable for human habitation, collapsed on Friday night following several days of heavy rain.

Around 80 people are still thought to be missing.

Junior doctors: Saturday pay issue back on negotiating table

One of the key stumbling blocks in negotiations over new junior doctors contracts - overtime pay on Saturdays - will be back under discussion at new negotiations between the government and the British Medical Association (BMA).

All 'outstanding issues' will be discussed Credit: PA

The government had offered to "pause" imposition of the contract and to reopen talks on all "outstanding issues" - including Saturday pay - if the BMA agreed to halt discussions of possible future strike action.

The BMA's junior doctor chairman, Dr Johann Malawana, said a "negotiated agreement" had always been the preferred option - and insisted that pay was not the only issue at hand.

As suggested by the Academy [of Medical Royal Colleges], we are keen to restart talks with an open mind.

It is critical to find a way forward on all the outstanding issues - which are more than just pay - and hope that a new offer is made that can break the impasse.

– Dr Johann Malawana, BMA


Footage 'shows residents evacuating Canadian town'

Video footage, apparently taken during the evacuation of Fort McMurray, shows drivers passing by wildfires that have engulfed the town.

A large plume of smoke and fire can be seen in the YouTube video, whilst drivers appear to move slowly out of the town.

Officials have predicted most of Fort McMurray will be destroyed.

'Cack-handed approach' to junior doctors dispute condemned

A Labour peer has welcomed news of a "pause" in a stand-off between the government and junior doctors - but condemned the government's "cack-handed" approach to tackling the dispute.

Credit: PA

It comes after Lord David Prior announced the government was willing to "pause" the imposition of new contracts - with a corresponding agreement from the British Medical Association (BMA) not to discuss further strike action - provided the BMA agreed to discuss "outstanding" issues such as Saturday pay.

Lord Philip Hunt of Kings Heath said the government's handling of the dispute had been "cack-handed", and said he believed the pause proposal should have been accepted without setting "new conditions".

"Obviously we hope the outcome of this will be successful and it will be resolved," he added.

He asked how junior doctors would be brought "back into the fold and given the support they so richly deserve" after being "disengaged from the service" by the ongoing disagreement.

Canadian PM offers support to Fort McMurray

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said the country's "thoughts are turning with friend's in Alberta," following the devastating wildfire that has engulfed parts of the state.

Speaking at a press conference, Mr Trudeau explained that the evacuation of Fort McMurray has been "extremely difficult," but those affected should be comforted by the messages of support from across Canada.

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