TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake two days earlier, as frustration grew among families waiting for searchers to reach their buried loved ones.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African university suspended two white students for painting their faces in what it called a "blackface" incident deemed to be racially offensive. One of the students, however, said they were dressing as purple space aliens for a party with a galactic theme.
Donors should stop talking and start building projects to help refugees in Turkey, following European promises of billions of dollars in aid last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday. It doesn't help a child from Syria that is a refugee here, or a Turkish class that has to share its room with Syrian refugees to say we have pledged 3 billion. Rather the refugees have to see the benefits quickly and without bureaucracy." At a news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Merkel also called for fast action from Ankara to improve the situation for refugees in Turkey, saying the 3 billion euros pledged by the European Union in a donors conference last week must be deployed quickly.