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Rescue teams on Saturday plowed through concrete blocks and debris of eight collapsed buildings in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 26 people. More than 800 others were injured. The quake hit Friday afternoon, toppling buildings in Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city, and triggering a small tsunami in the district of Seferihisar and on Samos. The quake was followed by hundreds of aftershocks.Early on Saturday, onlookers cheered as rescued lifted teenager Inci Okan out of the rubble of a devastated eight-floor apartment bloc. Friends and relatives waited outside the building for news of loved ones still trapped inside, including employees of a dentist’s surgery that was located on the ground floor.Two other women, aged 53 and 35, were rescued from another collapsed two-story building.At least 24 people were killed in Izmir, including an elderly woman who drowned, according to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, or AFAD.Two teenagers were killed on Samos after being struck by a collapsing wall. At least 19 people were injured on the island, with two, including a 14-year-old, being airlifted to Athens and seven hospitalized on the island, health authorities said.The small tsunami that hit the Turkish coast also affected Samos, with seawater flooding streets in the main harbor town of Vathi. Authorities warned people to stay away from the coast and from potentially damaged buildings.Felt in BulgariaThe earthquake, which the Kandilli Institute said had a magnitude of 6.9, struck at 2:51 p.m. (1151 GMT) in Turkey and was centered in the Aegean northeast of Samos. AFAD said it measured 6.6.It was felt across the eastern Greek islands and as far as Athens and in Bulgaria. In Turkey, it shook the regions of Aegean and Marmara, including Istanbul. Istanbul’s governor said there were no reports of damage in the city, Turkey’s largest.Turkey is crossed by fault lines and is prone to earthquakes. In 1999, two powerful quakes killed some 87,000 people in northwestern Turkey. Earthquakes are frequent in Greece too.Authorities warned residents in Izmir not to return to damaged buildings, saying they could collapse in strong aftershocks.More than 3,000 rescue personnel were sent to Izmir, as well as relief supplies. The Turkish Red Crescent set up kitchens.In a show of solidarity rare in recent months of tense bilateral relations, Greek and Turkish government officials issued mutual messages of solidarity while the presidents of Greece and Turkey held a telephone conversation.Relations between Turkey and Greece have been particularly tense, with warships from both facing off in the eastern Mediterranean in a dispute over maritime boundaries and energy exploration rights. The ongoing tension has led to fears of open conflict between the two neighbors and NATO allies.(AP)
Canada international Cindy Nelles crashed over in the 81st minute to help Canterbury secure their fourth successive New Zealand women's provincial title with an 8-7 victory over Waikato in Christchurch on Saturday. Waikato were leading 7-3 and within sight of their first Farah Palmer Cup when Nelles received the ball from New Zealand international scrumhalf Kendra Cocksedge and smashed over to score the home side's only try and end the game. "Far out it was tough," Cocksedge said.
The 31-year-old Bale, back at Tottenham on loan from the Spanish side, is building up his fitness and has played three games in all competitions this season, including Thursday's 1-0 Europa League defeat by Belgian league leaders Royal Antwerp. Mourinho said before that match that Bale was ready to "fly", but the Portuguese was more measured in his assessment heading into Sunday's league game against Brighton & Hove Albion.
A stroke-filled half-century from Ben Stokes helped Rajasthan Royals snap Kings XI Punjab's five-match winning streak in the Indian Premier League on Friday, leaving the race for the playoffs spots intriguingly poised. Opening the batting, England all-rounder Stokes hit six fours and three sixes in his 26-ball 50 to set up a comfortable chase for the Steve Smith-led Rajasthan, who overhauled a 186-run target with seven wickets and 15 balls to spare. Stokes' brilliance overshadowed Punjab's Chris Gayle, who wrote his name into the history books by becoming the first player to smash 1,000 sixes in the Twenty20 format before he was dismissed for 99.
Hail storms hit several locations in Queensland’s south-east on October 31 as the Bureau of Meteorology issued ‘life-threatening’ storm warnings.Hailstones as large as 13 centimetres, or five inches, were recorded in Brisbane’s suburbs, with hail also expected to fall in the Gold Coast, Logan and Ispwich areas.This video shows a flurry of hail striking a property on the Gold Coast.The storms coincided with the date of the state’s election. A polling booth in Ipswich was forced to temporarily close due to the inclement weather. Credit: Eco Playscapes via Storyful
For years -- decades, even -- there was little question about whether you could become a venture capitalist if you weren't comfortable financially. The people and institutions that invest in venture funds want to know that fund managers have their own "skin in the game," so they've long required a sizable check from the investor's own pocket before jumping aboard. In fact, five years ago, I wrote that the real obstacle to becoming a venture capitalist has less to do with gender than with financial inequality.
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Johnny Get Angry stormed home over the last 100 metres to win the A$2 million ($1.4 million) Victoria Derby at a virtually deserted Flemington racecourse on Saturday in the first day of the Victoria Racing Club's marquee Spring Carnival. The horse trained by former Australian Rules AFL title-winning coach Denis Pagan was locked neck-and-neck with favourite Young Werther in the final 200 metres but stormed home by more than a length over the fast-finishing Hit The Shot. Young Werther finished third in the 2,500-metre race for three-year-olds.
'Red mirage': the 'insidious' scenario if Trump declares an early victory. The situation could develop if the president appears to be leading on election night before all votes are counted – and for some officials, it’s too realistic for words
The British-Iranian woman, who has been in detention in Iran since 2016, will return to court on Monday.
Residents in Australia's second largest city of Melbourne on Saturday enjoyed their first weekend of relative freedom after an almost four-month lockdown as coronavirus case numbers continued to dwindle. As Melburnians have flocked to parks, tennis courts, restaurants and shops, officials reported just one new COVID-19 case in Victoria state and no deaths. Australia has fared much better than many countries in managing the pandemic, recording just over 27,500 cases and 907 deaths since the start of the year.
Lai, a prominent democracy advocate in Hong Kong and a staunch China critic, said on Twitter that he was "sorry" that his flagship newspaper, Apple Daily, had been implicated in an article by U.S. media outlet NBC. In the article, NBC alleged that a 64-page document circulating on the internet about the purported connections of Hunter Biden to the Chinese Communist Party and his business dealings in China had "questionable authorship and anonymous sourcing".
The daily caseload of 100,233 is also a world record for the global pandemic, surpassing the 97,894 cases reported by India on a single day in September. Five times over past ten days, the United States has exceeded its previous single-day record of 77,299 cases registered in July. The number of daily infections reported during past two days indicates that the nation is now reporting more than one new case every second.
Factory activity in China dipped slightly in October, according to official data published Saturday, but remained in growth territory as the world's second-largest economy continued its recovery after being hammered by the coronavirus.
Barack Obama will join forces with Joe Biden in Michigan as Donald Trump goes all in on the crucial state of Pennsylvania Saturday and the two candidates dig deep on the final weekend before Tuesday's US presidential election. For the first time since the start of the campaign, Biden, 77, will be joined on stage by his former boss and most popular campaigner, former President Barack Obama.They'll put on two drive-in rallies in the cities of Flint and Detroit in Michigan. Stevie Wonder is expected to be the musical guest of the evening.Trump, 74, won the industrial state by a narrow margin of 0.2 points in 2016 -- but this year the former vice president leads by seven points.This puts him in pole position to take its 16 electoral votes, a sizable leap towards the 270 he needs to win the White House.For the past week Obama has put his popularity at the service of his former vice president, hosting several rallies at which he repeatedly slammed Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, notably in Florida and Pennsylvania.But Trump -- who has dismissed Obama's rallies as much smaller than his own -- will himself head to Pennsylvania Saturday, where he will host three rallies, a sign of how key the state is to his own path to 270 votes.He won Pennsylvania, where Biden was born, by a razor-thin margin against Hillary Clinton in 2016. Every ballot will therefore count on November 3 if he hopes to claim its 20 electoral votes once more.Biden will follow suit there both Sunday and Monday in a clear sign that his campaign also sees the Keystone State as absolutely crucial to victory.Millions voting earlyOn Friday the two candidates battled over the American Midwest, barnstorming three heartland states each as they chased every last vote in a region that propelled the Republican to victory in 2016.But the race was overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic, with infections spiking across the country. More than 94,000 new infections were recorded Friday -- a new high for the second day running -- and total cases passed nine million.Nevertheless Trump, who has long said the virus will "disappear," remained defiant at rallies in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota."We just want normal," he told supporters -- many of them unmasked -- at an outdoor rally near Detroit as he pushed states to relax public health restrictions and resume daily life.He again bucked the advice of his own administration's health experts and downplayed the threat of the coronavirus, saying "if you get it, you're going to get better, and then you're going to be immune."The virus has killed nearly 230,000 Americans.US hospitals are bracing as infections soar in nearly every state, with winter flu season looming.The outbreak has ravaged the economy, and while there have been signs of recovery, millions remain jobless.Trump has touted the economic successes of his presidency, including positive GDP figures Thursday. But US stocks closed out their worst week since March, highlighting concerns about a shaky recovery.And with voters concerned about the health hazards of crowded polling stations on November 3, a record 86 million have already cast early ballots by mail or in person.'Turn Texas blue?'After a campaign largely muted by the pandemic, Biden is on the offensive, pushing Trump onto the back foot in unexpected battlegrounds like Texas, a large, traditionally conservative bastion now rated a toss-up by multiple analysts.On Friday, the state reported that a staggering nine million residents had already voted, surpassing its 2016 total.Biden's running mate Kamala Harris visited Texas Friday in a bid to turn the state Democratic for the first time since president Jimmy Carter in 1976.Biden winning there would be a major blow to Trump, but the president dismissed the notion, saying: "Texas, we're doing very well."Biden also stumped Friday in Wisconsin and in Minnesota, where he sharpened his attacks on the president on everything from Trump seeking to dismantle Obama-era health care protections and keeping his taxes secret to climate change and trade policy with China."We can not afford four more years of Donald Trump," the Democrat said at a socially distanced drive-in rally in St. Paul, Minnesota."So honk your horn if you want America to lead again!" he said, embracing the awkward pandemic-era campaign trend of rallying supporters in their vehicles.In Iowa, he attacked Trump over his handling of the pandemic, telling another drive-in rally in Des Moines that Trump has "given up (and) waved the white flag."(AFP)
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TV tonight: Spitting Image returns for the US electionPuppet Donald Trump and Joe Biden go head-to-head in a two-part special of the satire. Plus: The Story of the Style Council. Here’s what to watch this evening
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