By Amanda Ferguson BELFAST (Reuters) - Martin McGuinness will not lead Sinn Fein into elections in Northern Ireland in March that were triggered by his resignation as deputy first minister, saying on Thursday he was bringing forward plans to stand down following a recent illness. McGuinness also signalled for the first time that Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams was preparing to make way for a successor. "Last year, Gerry Adams and I confirmed that we had a plan in place for transition to a new leadership.
Many firefighters were killed and others missing under the rubble after the Iranian capital's oldest high-rise building collapsed Thursday following a blaze, officials said. Rescue workers, soldiers and sniffer dogs were desperately hunting for survivors in the debris of the 15-storey Plasco building, which contained a shopping centre and hundreds of clothing suppliers. The capital's mayor, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, rowed back on an earlier statement that "more than 20" firefighters were known to have died.