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BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants destroyed parts of the second-century Roman theater in Syria's historic town of Palmyra and the site's landmark ancient Tetrapylon, the government and opposition activists said Friday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced a lawsuit against Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of automakers in connection with the sale of cars with dangerous air bag inflators.
Two young children were among eight people pulled alive Friday from the ruins of a mountain hotel in central Italy, nearly two days after it was buried under a devastating avalanche. The rescues raised hopes of finding more survivors with efforts under way to locate between 17 and 24 others thought to have been in the hotel when the avalanche struck on Wednesday afternoon. Marco Bini, an officer with the mountain rescue wing of the GDF financial police, told AFP the survivors seemed to have been able to light fires to keep themselves warm as temperatures plummeted at 1,200 metres altitude.