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Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Michel Martelly ended his presidential term without handing power to a successor, in an electoral crisis highlighting Haiti's long struggle to keep democracy on track in the 30 years since the Duvalier dictatorship ended.
Four survivors were Monday pulled from the rubble of an apartment complex felled by an earthquake in Taiwan, as questions intensified over why the building collapsed. An eight-year-old girl and 28-year-old woman were the latest to be pulled from the rubble, AFP reporters at the scene said. Prosecutors have launched an investigation into why the Wei-kuan building in the southern city of Tainan collapsed.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian army troops recaptured a new village north of Aleppo Monday, bringing troops and allied militiamen to within a few kilometers of the Turkish border as part of a major Russian-backed offensive in the area, the Syrian government and opposition activists said.