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A four-year-old girl in the port city of Manta had been trapped in debris for eight hours before she was rescued after a deadly earthquake jolted the Pacific coast of Ecuador on Saturday. The girl was almost at her last gasp when she was rescued, but all nearby hospitals were either too-badly damaged or too overcrowded to treat her. During the emergency crisis the rescue team turned to the ECU911 system made by Chinese experts, and the girl was transported to a hospital in Guayaquil of Guayas Province by a military helicopter. She is now out of danger after timely treatment, Minister of Security and Coordination Cesar Navas said. During this earthquake, China's ECU911 emergency warning and monitoring system has helped save a number of lives, Navas added. The ECU 911, designed and built by China National Electronics Import and Export Corp, connects Ecuador's various security and disaster relief agencies, such as police forces, fire departments, transportation, paramedic units and the Red Cross, to aid reaction speed to emergencies via a single telephone number, 911, said Wang Fei, manager of CEIEC' s Ecuador' s subsidiary. By Tuesday afternoon, the magnitude-7.8 earthquake had claimed 499 lives, leaving 4027 injured and 231 missing. ECU911 is an integrated system of police services, video surveillance with thousands of cameras, GPS, geographic information, and a smart analysis of resources, among others, said Wang. In ECU911's headquarters in Quito, the red lights of the several telephones keep flashing with incoming calls. ECU911 regional centers for the quake-struck areas like Esmeraldas, Portoviejo, Santo Domingo and Machala are also available to provide necessary services, he added.
International organizations and a number of countries have also activated their humanitarian aid plans for Ecuador. China's Red Cross has provided $100,000 in cash for emergency assistance to its Ecuadorean counterpart, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying on Tuesday. In ECU911's headquarters, more than 20 Chinese technicians are working day and night to ensure this lifesaving system runs well at this critical moment. Annie Leibovitz has shot three relaxed images featuring the queen, her family and her dogs, which were released by Buckingham Palace to mark the big day. The US photographer was invited back nine years after a row over foot age shot for a documentary on the BBC, which showed Leibovitz asking the queen to remove her tiara, drawing a frosty response. The new pictures were taken in recent weeks at Windsor Castle, the queen's residence west of London. One shows the monarch standing on garden steps with four of her dogs-corgis Willow and Holly and dorgies Vulcan and Candy.
Another shows her with five of her great grandchildren, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and two of her grand children. In this shot, Mia Tindall daughter of the queen's granddaughter Zara and her former rugby player husband Mike Tindall-is holding the queen's hand bag. In 2007, a previous photo shoot involving Leibovitz and the queen became headline news, earning the nickname "Queengate" in the media.
One of the BBC's top executives resigned after a trailer implying that the queen stormed out of the photo session was shown at a press launch event for the documentary A Year With The Queen".
The BBC later apologized to the queen after admitting that the sequence of events had been "misrepresented" and that she had not walked out. Leibovitz, the first American invited to shoot an official portrait of the queen, later described her as "a bit cranky" but "feisty" and praised her devotion to duty. Britain's oldest and longest-serving monarch celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday with a day at home with the dogs, a short walk to greet well-wishers and a family party, as the nation paid tribute to her service and stamina. Her government and subjects held gun salutes, fire-works and speeches in Parliament in the queen's hon-or, and televised retrospectives offered scenes from a royal life that has stretched from the Roaring'20s to the Internet age.
He said the queen "has lived through some extraordinary times, "from World War II to the moon landing, the end of the Cold War and the advent of peace in Northern Ireland. Cameron led tributes in the House of Commons to the monarch and her "unshakable sense of duty, "pointing out that the queen had provided counsel to 12 British prime ministers and meta quarter of all the US presidents in history.
A fan of Queen Elizabeth II dressed as a town crier gathers to celebrate the queen's 90th birthday in Windsor, Britain, on Thursday. Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist born into slavery, will be the new face on the $20 bill. The leader of the Underground Railroad is replacing the portrait of Andrew Jackson, the nation's seventh president and a slave owner, who is being pushed to the back of the bill.
And Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first treasury secretary who's enjoying a revival thanks to a hit Broadway play, will keep his spot on the $10 note.
The changes are part of a redesign announced on Wednesday by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, with the new $20 marking two historic milestones: Tubman will become the first African-American on US paper money and the first woman to be depicted on currency in 100 years. The back of the $10 bill will also feature suffragette leaders Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B.
The back of the $20, which now shows the White House, will be redesigned to include the White House and Jackson. The new image on the $5 bill will include civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, African-American opera singer Marian Anderson and Eleanor Roosevelt, who was first lady of the US. The bills will be issued in 2020 - the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote.
Carnivorous quolls, commonly known as the native cat, are under attack from the poisonous cane toad, an invasive species from Central and South America.
The toads were introduced to Australia in 1935 but are so poisonous they can kill predators that try to eat them. Numbering more than 200 million, the invasive species continue to spread across northern Australia at an estimated 40-60 kilometers a year, leaving a trail of catastrophic population declines in native predators. Now a government-funded project has been set up to train "toad-smart" northern quolls to avoid eating the poisonous toads and help re-establish a population of the marsupials in Kakadu.
Up to 30 trained quolls will be released in the wilds of southern Kakadu's Mary River district this year as part of a three-year plan. Quolls are exposed to food containing toad skins and nauseous chemicals which they gradually learn to avoid. A successful experimental program from 2010 showed that the toad-smart females not only survived and reproduced but that new generations learned to avoid eating the toads from them, resulting in a fivefold increase in local quoll numbers. Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews said the project was part of a $585,000 investment strategy to make Kakadu safe again for native animals and plants. National Parks director Sally Barnes said the research had shown that each generation of quolls would learn to avoid cane toads. A pair of Chinese giant pandas that arrived in South Korea in early March, were unveiled on Thursday to the South Korean public after an approximate 50-day adjustment period. The 3-year-old male named Le Bao and the 2-year-old female Ai Bao, whose names mean pleasant and lovely treasures, made their public appearance at the 3,300-square-meter Panda World in Everland, South Korea's largest theme park located around 40 kilometers from the capital Seoul. Attending the opening ceremony were about 400 journalists and officials from both countries, including Qiu Guohong, Chinese ambassador to Seoul, South Korean Culture and Tourism Minister Kim Jong-deok and Gyeonggi province Governor Nam Kyung-pil. Everland expects the pandas to help increase visitors to the theme park, appointing them as honorary employees. Joint research will be conducted by Everland and China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda. The center heads China's international panda research and cooperation program and has sent 32 pandas to 12 zoos and parks in 10 countries and regions since the 1990s. The UN began evacuating hundreds of people from besieged Syrian towns in a rare sign of humanitarian progress, as the US Air Force for the first time deployed a B-52 bomber against the Islamic State group. In Geneva, where UN-brokered peace talks have faltered as a fragile cease-fire has come under strain, the Syrian government meanwhile said it was pushing on with indirect negotiations, calling the opposition's freeze on taking part "absurd theater". The anti-government High Negotiations Committee this week suspended its participation in the talks until it could see progress on political transition and humanitarian issues. The talks are aimed at putting an end to Syria's five-year war with a political transition, a new Constitution, and fresh elections by September 2017. But the main block remains the fate of President Bashar Assad, whom the opposition says cannot be a part of a transitional government.
On the ground, the UN secured the evacuation of dozens of people needing medical attention from four besieged towns on Wednesday, as part of a complex humanitarian mission, while the US-led coalition upped the ante on the battlefield. Washington sent in a B-52 bomber to destroy a weapons storage facility south of Mosul, the Pentagon said. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said plans were under way to evacuate some 500 people including the sick, wounded and their family members "in urgent need of lifesaving medical attention" from four besieged towns. On the outskirts of the rebel-held town of Madaya, seven large white buses were used to evacuate residents. The evacuations were taking place from rebel-held Zabadani and Madaya near Damascus, and the government-held towns of Fuaa and Kafraya in northwest Idlib province. EU antitrust regulators said that by requiring mobile phone manufacturers to pre-install Google Search and the Google Chrome browser to get access to other Google apps, the US company was harming consumers by stifling competition. The EU's move is the latest in a series of antitrust challenges Google has faced in both the EU and countries including India, Brazil and Russia.
The European Commission said Google's Android licensing practices, which started in 2011 when the company became dominant in mobile operating systems and app stores, showed Google was seeking to shield its search engine, the world's most popular, from competition.
Google is already facing EU charges over the promotion of its shopping service in Internet searches at the expense of rival services in a case that has dragged on since late 2010 despite three attempts to resolve the issues. The stakes are higher for Google in the Android case as it made about $11 billion last year from advertising sales on Android phones through its apps such as Maps, Search and Gmail, according to estimates by financial analyst Richard Windsor. The company risks a fine of 10 percent of worldwide global sales for one year, which would amount to a $7.4 billion fine on the basis of 2015 revenues.
The European Commission said about 80 percent of smart mobile devices in Europe and the world run on Android and that Google holds more than 90 percent of the market for general Internet searches on Android in the European Economic Area.
The UN refugee agency said on Wednesday as many as 500 refugees and migrants may have lost their lives after an overcrowded boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Italy. The 41 survivors of the incident - 37 men, three women and a three-year-old child - were rescued by a merchant ship and taken to Kalamata, in the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece, on Saturday, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said. The UNHCR team "has interviewed survivors of an overcrowded boat that sank in the Mediterranean in what could be one of the worst tragedies involving refugees and migrants in the last 12 months," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters. Those rescued include 23 Somalis, 11 Ethiopians, six Egyptians and a Sudanese, the spokesman said. With summer approaching and the seas becoming calmer, this tragedy may be a harbinger of a deeper emerging crisis, reports said. So far this year, around 25,000 refugees have reached the shores of Italy from North Africa, according to Italian authorities. While those numbers are slightly more than the 24,000 who arrived during the same period last year, the UN and other refugee organizations are expecting more people to take rickety boats plying the risky routes across the Mediterranean to Italy. The survivors told UNHCR staff that they had been part of a group of between 100 and 200 people who departed last week from a locality near Tobruk in Libya on a 30-meter-long boat. So far this year, more than 179,000 refugees and migrants have reached Europe by sea across the Mediterranean and Aegean, and at least 761 have died or gone missing attempting the journey, Dujarric added.
Recession-wracked Venezuela is to ration electricity in 10 of its most populous and industrialized states, including metropolitan Caracas, the socialist government said on Wednesday.
President Petro Poroshenko signed a bill on Wednesday which bans all movies produced by Russian companies and Russian citizens after 1991 if they "glorify the work of government bodies" of Russia who annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014. An explosion rocked a petrochemical plant on Mexico's southern Gulf Coast, causing evacuations in the area as a fire billowed a toxin-filled cloud into the air. Norway violated mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's human rights by keeping him in a "completely locked world" after being sentenced for killing 77 people in twin attacks in 2011, a court ruled on Wednesday.
Paris authorities view the building project - which made central Paris a construction site pockmarked with cranes for seven years - as an opportunity to gentrify the 70s complex that was often voted among the city's biggest eyesores by disgruntled Paris residents, and also attract a share of the millions of tourists who visit the city every year. The previous incarnation of Les Halles became associated more with the myriad gangs of youths who traveled in on regional trains from the less-affluent suburbs to hang out there than it was for its rich past - as the gilded food market and shelter the French king would use to impress merchants in the 12th Century and the culinary heart of the city that 19th-century novelist Emile Zola famously called "the belly of Paris". Today, a giant, green high-tech glass-and-metal undulating "canopy" roof designed by architects Patrick Berger and Jacques Anziutti sparkles in the spring sunshine.
And 35 new stores and restaurants hope to restore the site its culinary and cultural prowess, including a posh brasserie by Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse and a literary eatery designed by Philippe Starck with the slogan "Feed Your Mind". But not everyone is convinced that the attempted gentrification of Paris' main artery to the poorer regional suburbs will work.
The new canopy is a stark contrast to its predecessor - a hangout so ingrained in youth and urban culture that Les Halles is even cited in French rap songs. To fanfare more than three years ago, Asia Pulp and Paper promised to use only plantation woods after an investigation by one of its strongest critics, Greenpeace, showed its products were partly made from the pulp of endangered trees. Greenpeace welcomed the announcement as a breakthrough and the company, long reviled by activists as a villain, rebranded itself as a defender of the environment, helping it to win back customers that had severed ties. When it went public with its plans for the mill in 2013, APP said it would produce 2 million tons a year and acknowledged earlier this year the mill's capacity could in the future increase to 2.8 million tons. New research released on Wednesday by a dozen environmental groups estimates that APP will face a significant shortfall in its supply of plantation-grown wood after the new mill begins operating, even at a 2.0 million ton capacity.
How the mill, which could operate for more than half a century, is fed will be a factor in the survival of Indonesia's tropical forests and the endangered wildlife they shelter.
More generally, the draining and destruction of peatlands for forestry or agriculture will over decades release vast amounts of carbon that could jeopardize Indonesia's ability to meet its emission reduction targets. The death toll from Ecuador's earthquake was set to rise sharply after authorities warned that 1,700 people were still missing and anger gripped families of victims trapped in the rubble. Three days after the powerful 7.8-magnitude quake struck Ecuador's Pacific coast in a zone popular with tourists, nearly 500 people are known to have died, the government said on Tuesday.
Sniffer dogs and mechanical diggers were busy at work in the wreckage of coastal towns such as Pedernales and Manta as the stench of rotting bodies grew stronger under the baking sun.
International rescuers and aid groups rushed to help victims as searchers dug for families trapped in the debris of homes, hotels and businesses. In a glimmer of good news as he toured the affected areas, President Rafael Correa said that 54 people had been rescued alive from the rubble. Still, hope of finding more victims alive was fading fast as the crucial three-day mark was reached late on Tuesday. Luis Felipe Navarro said he was sure there were people alive in the concrete and twisted metal of a building he owned - one of around 800 structures toppled in the quake.


Hundreds of emergency workers from Colombia, Mexico, El Salvador, Spain and other countries were helping overwhelmed Ecuadorean officials. Fears rose for thousands of people left homeless by the quake, prey to disease-bearing mosquitoes and dirty drinking water.
Firefighting captain Freddy Arca pointed to the ruins of a hotel in Manta as drills and jackhammers rattled around him. It said landslides were complicating rescue efforts in some areas, and some towns were without electricity. In Pedernales, some 180 kilometers north of Manta, a football pitch was serving as a makeshift morgue, medical center and distribution center.
US President Barack Obama called Correa on Tuesday and told him the United States would do "all it can to support Ecuador's recovery," the White House said. Ecuador's government said it had access to $600 million in emergency credit overall, but Correa said rebuilding will cost up to $3 billion and could take two or three years. Premier Li Keqiang sent condolences to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday over earthquakes that jolted Kumamoto Prefecture in southwestern Japan last week.
China will continue to keep a close watch on the aftermath of the disaster and stands ready to provide necessary help, he added.
Searchers found a man's body on Wednesday in a landslide-hit area, bringing the death toll to 48 from two powerful earthquakes. Kumamoto Prefecture said that another 11 have died from illnesses believed to be related to the physical stress of evacuation.
More than 100,000 people are homeless or have fled their homes as aftershocks continue to shake the area. A woman complains about what she says is a lack of help in her town of Jama, Ecuador, on Wednesday, after an earthquake struck off the country’s Pacific coast on Saturday. Bleaching occurs when the water is too warm, forcing coral to expel living algae and causing it to calcify and turn white. Although the impact has been exacerbated by one of the strongest El Nino weather systems in nearly 20 years, scientists believe climate change is the underlying cause.
The Great Barrier Reef stretches 2,300 km along Australia's northeast coast and is the world's largest living ecosystem. US President Barack Obama warned Australia 18 months ago of the risk of climate change to the reef during a G20 meeting. UNESCO's World Heritage Committee last May stopped short of placing the Great Barrier Reef on an "in danger" list, but the ruling raised long-term concerns about its future. Australia is one of the largest carbon emitters capita because of its reliance on coal-fired power plants for electricity.
Despite pledging to cut carbon emissions, Australia has continued to support fossil fuel projects, including Adani Enterprises Ltd's proposed $7.7 billion Carmichael coal project in the Galilee Basin in western Queensland. The findings will likely place pressure on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ahead of an expected federal election on July 2. Oliver Lanyon, senior ranger with the Great Barrier Reef region of the Queenlsand Parks and Wildlife Service, takes photographs and notes during an inspection of the reef’s condition in an area called the Coral Gardens.
That former student received an in-person apology from one of the men, Brother Lawrence Lambert, in 2014.
The former student said the school sent Lambert away after the 1965 attack, only to have him return to serve as elementary-school principal for nearly two decades. Allegations from former students have been published in an English-language Tokyo newspaper but otherwise have received little attention in Japan. There are only about 500,000 Catholics in the country of 127 million, and the school is aimed at foreigners like the three former students rather than Japanese. School officials say they reported the chapel rape allegations to Tokyo police when the victim approached them in 2013. Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester said stenciling of key words and numbers fully matched the font used by Malaysia Airlines, and was not the same one used by the Boeing factory when delivering aircraft. He said this "link' proved that both pieces, one from the horizontal stabilizer and the other from the wing, were from the missing Boeing 777 which went missing on March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board.
Chester said the search for the missing jetliner would continue, and it was once again ready to searching the final 20,000 square kilometers in the search area. Pieces of a Boeing 777 found in Mozambique came from missing flight MH370, according to Australian investigators.
A day after India's solicitor general told the Supreme Court that it won't request the return of the 106-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond, which is now part of the British crown jewels, the government reversed track and said it would make all possible efforts to bring the diamond back. India's solicitor general had said on Monday that Britain shouldn't have to give the diamond back, since it was given freely to the British in the mid-19th century by the family of Punjab's Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and had been "neither stolen nor forcibly taken by British rulers". But on Tuesday, the Culture Ministry issued a statement saying it had yet to make its position known, and that India's government would try to bring back the diamond.
The ministry said the stone was a "valued piece of art with strong roots in our nation's history" and that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was determined to get it back.
The diamond is on display in the Tower of London, set in front of the Queen Mother's crown.
The Koh-i-Noor, which means "Mountain of Light", was discovered in the Golconda mines in what is now the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. India along with Pakistan and Afghanistan have long squabbled over who has the rightful claim to the diamond. During a 2010 visit to India, British Prime Minister David Cameron told local media that the diamond would stay in Britain. Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun reduced Liang's second-degree manslaughter conviction to criminally negligent homicide before announcing the sentencing decision. Liang, previously convicted in February of fatally shooting African-American Akai Gurley, was the first policeman from the New York Police Department to be convicted of homicide in the shooting death of a civilian since 2005. A bullet from Liang's service weapon ricocheted and accidentally killed Gurley, an unarmed civilian, when the former police officer was patrolling in a housing project in the borough of Brooklyn in late November in 2014.
The reduced conviction and sentencing came after a massive rally in more than 30 US cities in February over the manslaughter conviction.
Tuesday's sentencing was welcomed by the city's Asian-American community and Liang's supporters. A few dozen Asian-American advocates had been standing outside the courthouse for the announcement of sentencing.
In a surprise speech at the closing ceremony of the 7th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, Fidel Castro backed the economic changes begun five years ago by his younger brother and the current leader Raul Castro. At Tuesday's closing ceremony of the 7th PCC Congress, Raul Castro was re-elected as the PCC's first secretary for the next five years.
The greatest danger facing humanity is weapons of mass destruction, which could undermine the planet's peace and order, said Fidel Castro in his speech, stressing that human beings must adapt and learn more about the reality of the world and its dangers.
The elder Castro said he had not expect to live this long, referring to his upcoming 90th birthday. Fidel Castro gives a surprise speech at the closing ceremony of the 7th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba in Havana on Tuesday.
Trump's crushing defeat of Ted Cruz in Tuesday's primary election tilted the energy in the Republican race back to the front-runner, just as Republican National Committee members begin meeting in Florida on Wednesday to discuss their July convention, where the nominee will be chosen. For the Democratic favorite, Clinton's more narrow victory over Bernie Sanders snapped a string of victories by the 74-year-old democratic socialist and gave her a much-needed lift with more tough fights ahead.
The eventual victors of the Democratic and the Republican nominating campaigns will face each other in November's general election. Trump's win, celebrated to the tune of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" at Trump Tower in Manhattan, marked a rebound from his Wisconsin defeat two weeks ago. With a campaign staff reboot and a more focused performance, Trump has sought to improve in recent weeks as a candidate. Still, he has a long way to go to seal the nomination and begin trying to heal the wounds in his bitterly divided party. Trump's haul of most of New York's 95 delegates moved him closer to the 1,237 needed to win the nomination outright.
Cruz came in third in New York and gave his primary night speech in Philadelphia, where he was already focused on running in Pennsylvania. Clinton, a former US senator from New York, former secretary of state and former first lady, got nowhere near the knockout punch she needed to finally put Sanders away. But the broad smile on her face as she gave her victory speech spoke volumes about how important New York was to her bid to become the first female US president.
The race for the Democratic nomination, she said, is now in "the home stretch, and victory is in sight". France plans to extend a state of emergency declared after the Paris terror attacks to cover the period of the Euro 2016 football tournament and the Tour de France cycle race, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday. At least 21 people including nine children died after a boat capsized off the coast of Rakhine on its way to a market in Pauktaw on Tuesday. A Malaysian has been arrested for trying to smuggle more than half a ton of cannabis into his country across Thailand's southern border, police said on Tuesday. The Israeli military on Wednesday demolished the home of a Palestinian who carried out a lethal stabbing attack in a West Bank Jewish settlement in January. Houston schools were scheduled to reopen on Wednesday after heavy rains and flooding killed at least six people and forced the cancellation of classes for two days in the country's fourth most populous city. The death toll in Tuesday's deadly bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul has risen to 64 with 347 others injured, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.
In the 1940s and 1950s, the Brazilian authorities made such an assault on Aedes aegypti - the mosquito that spreads the Zika virus - that it was eradicated from Latin America's largest country by 1958. But Aedes aegypti has returned, and now Brazil has launched another offensive against the pest, employing hundreds of thousands of troops to fumigate and educate people about how to eliminate its habitats. But eradication experts say there is little chance Brazil can come anywhere near stamping out the pest like it did a half century ago. Eradication efforts so far have been disjointed and more public relations than substance, critics say.
Even before the virus reached crisis levels early this year, Brazil had trouble maintaining routine eradication efforts. Health Minister Marcelo Castro has repeatedly defended the government's efforts, arguing the most effective way to fight mosquitoes isn't with chemicals but rather by eliminating breeding sites. In the decades before 1958, the driving force for the campaigns was yellow fever, also transmitted by the Aedes aegypti. Rolando Saba, an 84-year-old retired engineer, said the brigades were ubiquitous but kept a low profile, in sharp contrast to what he considers the flash efforts today. Saba said he was put off when, during a much-publicized recent spraying, ministers and the president of the central bank were among those going door to door.
And larvae of disease-carrying Aedes aegypti can last up to a year, meaning eradication efforts are threatened by every international traveler and every import - risks in a country that is visited by millions of tourists.
Many scientists believe Zika was introduced to Brazil during the 2013 Confederations Cup soccer tournament.
The World Health Organization has deemed Zika an "international emergency" and its global nature could hurt Brazil's fight against it. Founded 12 centuries ago by a pioneering woman and nestled in the old medina of Fez, Morocco's University of al-Qarawiyyin library is one of the world's oldest libraries, home to unique Islamic manuscripts treasured by historians.
From calligraphic designs on the walls to ceramic patterns on the floors and wooden carvings on the ceilings, the fingerprint of almost every ruling dynasty since the 9th century can be seen in the architecture.
A devout and wealthy Muslim woman from the Tunisian town of Kairaouan, Fatima al-Fihri, provided the endowment for building al-Qarawiyyin in the 9th century. The library houses a collection of manuscripts written by renowned thinkers from the region, including Ibn Khaldun's Muqadimmah. Other texts include a 9th-century Quran written in Kufic calligraphy, and a manuscript on the Maliki school of Islamic jurisprudence by Ibn Rochd, also known as Averroes. The manuscripts are now kept in a secure room, with strict temperature and humidity control. Touring a city ravaged by the earthquake that killed at least 413 people, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Monday said rebuilding would cost billions of dollars and may inflict a "huge" toll on the fragile OPEC nation's economy. Two days after the magnitude 7.8 quake, traumatized survivors begged Correa for water in the city of Portoviejo, while a soccer stadium in the beach town of Pedernales served as a makeshift relief center and morgue. Afraid of staying indoors, or with no home to go back to, families huddled in the streets, while police and soldiers patrolled in a bid to control looting. Seeing the devastation first hand, a visibly moved and grim-faced Correa warned that Ecuador's biggest disaster in decades would put a big toll on the poor Andean country of 16 million people. Relief workers were confronted with swathes of flattened homes, roads and bridges as they surveyed the destruction wrought by Saturday night's quake, and the death toll was expected to rise. Plunging income from oil, Ecuador's biggest earner, had already consigned economic growth forecasts to near zero this year.
The energy industry, fortunately, escaped any serious damage and the main refinery of Esmeraldas was due to start up again on Monday night and reach full capacity in a week.
Michael Henderson, at risk consultancy Maplecroft, said Ecuador was less well equipped to recover than Chile, where a 2010 earthquake caused an estimated $30 billion in damage. Ecuador also announced late on Monday that it had signed off on a credit line for $2 billion from the China Development Bank to finance public investment. The disaster may also push Correa to seek help from the International Monetary Fund, consultancy Eurasia said.
But some survivors complained about lack of electricity and supplies, and aid had still not reached some areas. Shaken Ecuadoreans lined up for food and blankets, slept in the rubble of their destroyed homes or congregated in the street after the most destructive quake since a 1979 magnitude 7.7 quake killed at least 600 people and injured 20,000, according to the US Geological Survey. Rescuers pause as they search for earthquake victims amid the rubble in Manta, Ecuador, on Monday.
Two major earthquakes and about 600 smaller tremors have rocked the southwestern island of Kyushu since late Thursday, leaving a total of 44 people dead and more than 1,000 injured - 208 of them seriously - in Japan's worst humanitarian disaster in five years. Many who abandoned their damaged or destroyed homes have had to sleep in temporary accommodation, huddle in makeshift shelters or even sleep in their cars, and local media have reported problems in delivering food and other essentials as well as raising health concerns.


Nearly 117,000 people were in evacuation shelters, said Takayuki Matsushita, a spokesman for the Kumamoto prefectural government, but he added that the figure does not include those staying with friends or family or in places other than official shelters. Justice Ministry official Koichi Shima said that a prison in the hard-hit city of Kumamoto has accommodated as many as 250 people at a time in the correctional facility's martial arts training hall.
The ministry decided to start using prison facilities as evacuation centers after a huge undersea quake in March 2011 killed around 18,500 people when it sent a devastating tsunami barreling into the northeast coast and sparking a nuclear meltdown disaster.
An initial quake on Thursday, measured at 6.2 magnitude by US geologists, affected older buildings and killed nine people.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's comments all but confirmed that Australia was on track to hold its first early election - called a "double dissolution" because both the House of Representatives and the Senate are dissolved - since 1987. Turnbull, whose administration is scheduled to deliver its annual budget to Parliament on May 3, has until May 11 to officially announce an early election. A typical election, in which the entire House of Representatives and half the Senate go to the polls, can be held any time from Aug 6 until January 14, 2017.
Turnbull's move comes shortly after an opinion poll showed the government trailing the opposition party for the first time since he took over as leader last year. The poll was a blow to the ruling party's confidence as it prepares to campaign for a second three-year term in office. Wu Wei resigned from his position as the business school's head corporate finance tutor on Monday after posting a number of derogatory social media posts insulting students from China. Students in Wu's class created a petition condemning the remarks, which were mostly made last year on Chinese social media outlet Weibo. Workforce diversity specialist Conrad Liveris told Xinhua on Tuesday the comments have no place in a professional context or in an educational institution. Liveris recommended Wu undertake a training and reflective exercise to figure out why he was making such posts, as the comments were "completely out of line". Dean of the University of Sydney Business School Professor Gregory Whitwell added racist, sexist or offensive language was not tolerated. A trip by the US ambassador to the United Nations to Cameroon's front lines in the war against Boko Haram started horrifically on Monday as an armored jeep in her motorcade struck and killed a young boy who darted into the road. The incident occurred near the small city of Mokolo, in northern Cameroon, where Samantha Power, her aides and accompanying journalists were headed to meet refugees and others displaced by the years of brutal attacks across West Africa.
She said she met with the boy's family to "offer our profound condolences and our grief and heartbreak".
Power returned to the scene of the bloody accident several hours later to meet the 7-year-old boy's mother and father, while residents of his village stood solemnly on a sandy expanse.
The motorcade was moving at a fast clip, at times exceeding 60 mph, while villagers lined up along the sides of the road. At the moment of impact, a man could be seen running up the embankment, with his arms held high, to the street to try to stop the child.
The vehicle that hit the boy initially stopped, but was ordered by American security forces to continue traveling through the unsecured area. The boy was rushed to a hospital, though his condition was already hopeless, according to people familiar with the incident, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Several US officials were visibly affected, with one Power aide turning away to cry as his boss met with refugee children shortly afterward.
The US has sent troops and drones and offered to send a special operations mission to the fight against Boko Haram. Prosecutors said Yosef Haim Ben-David organized the killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair. All three defendants had confessed and said the July 2, 2014, murder was revenge for the killing days earlier of three Israeli youths by Hamas. Israeli authorities said the suspects had decided to kill an Arab and equipped themselves with cables, petrol and other materials before randomly choosing Abu Khudair.
Abu Khudair's killing raised tensions, and a seven-week Israeli offensive against the Hamas-run Gaza Strip began on July 8, 2014. The violence had steadily declined in recent weeks, but on Monday a bomb blast ripped through a bus in Jerusalem and sparked a fire, wounding at least 21 people. Covering the entire country via 16 command and control centers, the ECU911 is playing a key role in handling emergency needs from the quake-struck regions and coordinating rescue work.
Information like the caller's location, a digital map and emergency briefings pop up within seconds on monitors after the SOS call. President Rafael Correa said searching for survivors and caring for the wounded and displaced are top priorities.
In the message, Xi mourned extended condolences to families of the victims and those injured. The day's celebration included an eruption of pomp with artillery companies firing gun salutes in Hyde Park and the Tower of London and the bells of Westminster Abbey ringing. The pair will serve as goodwill ambassadors for improved relations between the two countries. Everland installed thermostatic and humidity equipment and planted familiar trees in Panda World to simulate the environment in Sichuan. US regulators closed their most recent investigation of the company in 2013 without taking action. The incident, if confirmed, could be one of the worst tragedies involving refugees and migrants in the past 12 months. It is the latest drastic measure to alleviate a severe electricity crisis which President Nicolas Maduro and his government blame on the El Nino weather phenomenon that causes drought.
Russian films and television series have long dominated the Ukrainian market where an overwhelming majority of the population is bilingual. The state oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos, said 136 workers had been hurt and three were killed in the blast in the industrial port city of Coatzacoalcos.
The ruling, which took many by surprise, found that the killer had been subjected to strip searches, had been waked up hourly by guards for long periods and that the authorities had done little to alleviate the impact of his isolation. At the same time, it was pressing ahead behind the scenes with plans to build a third pulp mill in Indonesia.
The company could then face a choice between using higher-cost imported wood or looking the other way as its suppliers encroach upon virgin forests.
We relatives have been waiting here since Saturday night," said Pedro Merro, who said his cousin was under the wreckage of a three-floor market in Manta. Witnesses said two strong tremors of about 30 seconds each woke people up and sent them running into the street.
Many are living in cramped conditions in shelters or even their cars, with limited food and water. In the northern Great Barrier Reef, it's like 10 cyclones have come ashore all at once," said Professor Terry Hughes, conveyor of the National Coral Bleaching Taskforce, which conducted aerial surveys of the World Heritage site. The former student's account of the meeting suggests Lambert might have initially confused him with yet another victim whose assault went unreported. Yet Tokyo police spokesman Satoru Matsunaga said there were no records of the case in their files and no investigation is ongoing. Mary's aware of the attack in 1965, Saburo Kagei, who has headed the school since 2013, said he had been unaware of them.
The font and color of a number stenciled on the first part conforms to that developed and used by Malaysia Airlines.
For many Indians, the loss of the Koh-i-Noor is symbolic of India's subjugation under British colonial rule, and its return is viewed as partial compensation for centuries of economic exploitation. The colorless diamond then passed between Mughal princes, Iranian warriors, Afghan rulers and Punjabi Maharajas before it was given in 1849 to the East India Company, which then offered it to the British queen.
Protesters claimed that Liang was unfairly sacrificed to ease the intensified frictions between the police force and black communities all around the country. But the ideas of Cuban communists will live on to prove that, if we work with dignity and fervor, we can produce the goods needed by our nation," said an emotional Fidel Castro.
It set him up for another big night on April 26, when Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Maryland will hold primaries.
The tone of his victory speech was in keeping with a more measured style the often-brash billionaire has adopted. Some fence-mending may happen when he sends campaign advisers to the RNC meeting starting in Hollywood, Florida, on Wednesday. Anything short of that will lead to a contested convention when Republicans hold their national conclave on July 18-21 in Cleveland.
New York gives him a nice boost, but it will take weeks before we know the answer," said Ari Fleischer, who was White House press secretary under former president George W. The measure giving the state heightened security powers was imposed following the Nov 13 jihadist attacks that left 130 dead, and was already extended by three months in February until May 26.
In the attack, Hussein Mohammed Abu Ghosh and another Palestinian armed with knives and improvised explosive devices stabbed two women and were killed by an Israeli security guard. Floodwaters that had blocked roads to downtown Houston and other main areas of the city have mostly receded, and officials said most people should be able to make it back to work. The attack took place after a Taliban suicide bomber rammed a truck bomb into the wall of a compound belonged to the country's national intelligence agency on Tuesday. The assault is part of President Dilma Rousseff's "war" on the Zika virus, which can cause devastating birth defects. The world is different, with globalization bringing more travelers and trade across borders. An Associated Press investigation found that cities and states in Brazil's northeast ran out of larvicide for several months last year.
Periodic outbreaks in Brazil and in cities across the Americas, including the United States, took tens of thousands of lives throughout much of the early 20th century. People who lived through the campaigns say the brigades, made up largely of municipal workers, were a year-round presence. Chaouni is hoping it will mark an ideological change, too, and open to the public for the first time in its long history. Originally a mosque, it expanded in the 10th century to become a university, Abdelmajid El-Marzi, imam and administrator of the mosque, told The Associated Press. The 14th-century historical work spent six months on loan to the Louvre Museum in Paris during the renovations, library curator Abdelfattah Bougchouf said.
China has been the largest financier of Ecuador since 2009 and the credit had been under negotiation before the quake. Vice-President Jorge Glas - a potential candidate to succeed Correa in elections next February - flew into the disaster zone within hours to oversee rescue and relief efforts. The rescuers and desperate families clawed through rubble pulling out survivors two days after a powerful earthquake that killed at least 413 people and devastated a tourist region of Ecuador. But Saturday's more powerful 7.0-magnitude tremor and an ensuing landslide brought even newer structures crashing down.
He had previously said he would call for a double dissolution if the Senate failed to pass government legislation that would create a construction industry watchdog. A double dissolution can be called earlier to break a legislative deadlock after the Senate has twice rejected a bill passed by the House. The Newspoll published in The Australian newspaper earlier this month found that support for Turnbull's conservative coalition was behind the center-left Labor Party 49 percent to 51. But when the boy darted onto the two-lane highway, there was no time for the sixth car in Power's convoy to react.
A Cameroonian helicopter traveling overhead as part of a large security contingent saw the collision.
US officials wouldn't comment immediately on any plans for compensation to the boy's family. Two Jewish youths who helped him abduct the teen, who was bludgeoned, strangled and burned alive, were sentenced in February, one to life imprisonment and the other to a 21-year term. After receiving psychological assessments, the court ruled he "fully understood his actions" and found him guilty. With all this data, coordinators can efficiently allocate resources and arrange rescue missions.
But this is a step in the right direction to correcting that," said Brooklyn Assembly Member William Colton. Paukaw is surrounded by rivers that feed into the sea and people can only reach the markets in coastal Sittwe, the state capital several dozen kilometers away, by boat.
Mohd Nizam Bin Ishak, 34, was stopped on Monday while driving a truck with fake Malaysian license plates at a border checkpoint in Songkhla province.
And Brazil is different; its resources are limited as the country suffers through its worst recession in decades and its president is focused on battling impeachment for allegedly breaking fiscal rules in managing government funds. The architect leading its restoration, Fez native Aziza Chaouni, didn't know it existed until she was asked to work on it. Until now, the privilege of using the library has been limited to scholars who seek formal permission, and authorities haven't decided yet whether to change that. There's no water, no light, and my house was destroyed," said Jorge Espinel, 40, who works in the recycling business. The Senate rejected the bill for the second time on Monday, providing the trigger Turnbull had been waiting for.
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