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Reports: Four buildings collapsed after Taiwan quake

At least four buildings collapsed and several others have been left partially damaged after a strong earthquake struck Taiwan in the early hours of Saturday morning, reports the Central News Agency.

Rescuers are still pulling people from the rubble of high rise buildings and at least two people are known to have died.

Reports suggest at least four buildings fell after the 6.4 magnitude earthquake. Credit: APTN
At least two people have died after the earthquake caused buildings to crumble. Credit: APTN
Rescuers are still pulling people from the rubble of collapsed high rise buildings. Credit: APTN

16-year-old boy arrested after bank robbery in Oxford

A teenage boy is being questioned in relation to a bank robbery in Oxford. Credit: Joe Giddens / PA Wire/PA Images

A 16-year-old boy is being questioned by police after being arrested on suspicion of taking part in a bank robbery.

The teenager, from Oxford, is in custody after being arrested on Friday. He is being held in connection with a robbery at a branch of Lloyds in London Road, Headington, Oxford, on January 23rd, Thames Valley Police said.

Reports at the time said two men with their faces covered and dressed in blue boiler suits stole cash from the branch, and one is believed to have had a firearm.

No one was injured. Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses and information.

Two dead after building collapse in Taiwan earthquake

A 17-storey building collapsed in Taiwan following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. Credit: Formosa TV

At least two people have reportedly died after a 17-storey building collapsed in Tainan, Taiwan following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, Reuters news agency reports quoting the city mayor William Lai.

Lai also said that the building complex housed 221 residents and that 31 people had been taken to hospital.


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:

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