QAYARA AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter made an unannounced visit Sunday to an Iraqi air base where several hundred U.S. troops are helping Iraqi forces stage for their offensive to recapture the nearby city of Mosul from the Islamic State group.
At least 100 people were killed by the collapse of a church in southeastern Nigeria on Saturday, according to one resident and a photojournalist who visited the town morgue a day after the incident. "At Uyo teaching hospital where I am now I could see over a hundred corpses, many are heaped on top of each other on the floor," photojournalist Ini Samuel said. "Eye witnesses also said yesterday corpses were packed in four each bag." Gary Ubong, a resident, said the church's massive roof had collapsed on worshippers while a pastor was being consecrated as bishop in the presence of government officials.