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Six-month-old baby found under rubble in Taiwan

A rescue worker carries the baby girl after she is found under rubble. Credit: Reuters

Rescue teams have found a baby under the rubble of an apartment building which collapsed following an earthquake in southern Taiwan as efforts continue to find more than 100 people still missing.

The six-month-old girl was rescued after 30 hours under debris and was rushed to hospital.

At least 23 people are known to have died in the 6.4 magnitude quake which struck on Saturday morning, including 16 found at the Wei-guan Golden Dragon Building in the southern city of Tainan.

UAE 'ready to send ground troops to fight Islamic State'

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) says it is ready to send ground troops to Syria as part of an international coalition to fight against the so-called Islamic State group.

UAE Foreign Affairs minister says the country would send ground troops to fight the so-called Islamic State group. Credit: Reuters

Foreign Affairs minister Anwar Gargash told reporters: "Our position throughout has been that a real campaign against Daesh has to include a ground force."

"We are not talking about thousands of troops," he added but said US leadership would be a prerequisite for the UAE.

Last week Saudi Arabia said it was ready to participate in any ground operations in Syria if the US-led coalition decided to take such action.


Hammond 'strongly condemns' N Korea rocket launch

Philip Hammond condemns North Korea's rocket launch. Credit: Reuters

The Foreign Secretary has condemned North Korea's "ballistic missile technology test" saying the country's actions were "a threat to regional and international security".

Philip Hammond will attend an emergency meeting with UN Security Council members to agree a collective response.

I strongly condemn North Korea's ballistic missile technology test. This is a clear and deliberate violation of a number of UN Security Council Resolutions. North Korea's actions continue to present a threat to regional and international security.

In conducting this provocation, North Korea has clearly demonstrated that it is intent on prioritising the development of its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes over improving the well-being of its own people.

As North Korea is aware, the UN Security Council unanimously agreed to take significant measures against any further launches or nuclear tests. We will now meet with our partners in New York to agree a collective response.

– Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary

Devon and Cornwall warned to prepare for 'large waves'

Parts of coastal Devon and Cornwall have been told to be prepared for "very large waves" and localised flooding with Storm Imogen set to arrive on Monday.

An amber warning has been issued for wind mainly focused on Devon and Cornwall but stretching into central England.

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Exposed areas on the south coast are on alert for gusts of 80mph, Met Office forecasters said.

Yellow warnings of wind have also been issued for Cardiff, Bristol and into the Thames Estuary as gusts could reach 60-70mph. They will be in place from 3am until 6pm on Monday.

Trump vows to bring back waterboarding interrogation

Donald Trump has again courted controversy during a US Republican party presidential candidate debate.

He said he would bring back the waterboarding interrogation technique and "a hell of a lot worse".

Donald Trump gestures at his fellow Republican presidential candidate rival Marco Rubio Credit: Reuters

He also told his rival Jeb Bush to be quiet during a heated exchange over government seizures of private property, adding, "he wants to be a tough guy, and it doesn't work very well".

The debate which got off to an awkward start when Ben Carson missed his introduction cue, was also a tough for Marco Rubio who clearly struggled as his rivals attacked his "inexperience".

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