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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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last updated: Sat, 06 Feb 2016 07:56:08 GMT

Unbroken opens in Japan a year late
ANGELINA Jolie's film Unbroken, about an Olympic athlete who was captured by the Japanese in World War II, has finally opened in Japanese cinemas.

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last updated: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:37:12 -0500

7 dead, hundreds rescued and injured as quake rattles Taiwan

A baby boy is rescued from a collapsed building after an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)Rescuers race to find additional survivors after a powerful earthquake struck southern Taiwan.


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7 dead, hundreds rescued and injured as quake rattles Taiwan

A baby boy is rescued from a collapsed building after an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)Rescuers race to find additional survivors after a powerful earthquake struck southern Taiwan.


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Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies in Florida

FILE - In a Sept. 5, 2007 file photo, former astronaut Edgar Mitchell arrives for the premiere of the "In the Shadow of the Moon," at the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History in New York. Apollo 14 astronaut Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring the mind, physics and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at a West Palm Beach, Florida, hospice after a short illness. He was 85. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)MIAMI (AP) — Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring physics, the mind, and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, has died in Florida. He was 85.


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Death toll rises to 7 in Taiwan quake

Rescue workers search a collapsed building from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)At least 230 people have been pulled out from rubble, and nearly 380 are injured.


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Pope, Russian patriarch to talk about persecution of Christians

Pope Francis arrives to meet Zambia's President Edgar Lungu during a private audience at the Vatican, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (Alberto Pizzoli/Pool Photo via AP)The patriarch of Russia's Orthodox Church will take part in an historic first meeting with the Roman Catholic pontiff on Feb. 12 because of the need for a joint response to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, the Orthodox Church said. Senior Orthodox cleric Metropolitan Hilarion said that long-standing differences between the two churches remain, most notably a row over the status of the Uniate Church, in Ukraine. "The situation shaping up today in the Middle East, in North and Central Africa, and in some other regions where extremists are carrying out a genuine genocide of the Christian population, demands urgent measures and an even closer cooperation between the Christian churches," Hilarion said.


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Strong quake hits Taiwan, killing 3; 221 rescued from rubble

Rescuers are seen entering an office building that collapsed on its side from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (AP Photo)A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling at least one high-rise residential building and trapping people inside. Firefighters rushed to pull out survivors.


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Assange sex case sinks in international quagmire

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. holding a U.N. report speaks on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. A U.N. human rights panel says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been squirreled away inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid questioning by Swedish authorities about sexual misconduct allegations, has been "arbitrarily detained" by Britain and Sweden since December 2010. The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said his detention should end and he should be entitled to compensation. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON (AP) — It started more than five years ago as what appeared to be a fairly simple sex crime case: two women in Sweden came forward to accuse Julian Assange of sexual misconduct.


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7 dead, hundreds rescued and injured as quake rattles Taiwan

A baby boy is rescued from a collapsed building after an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)Rescuers race to find additional survivors after a powerful earthquake struck southern Taiwan.


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last updated: Sat, 06 Feb 2016 03:27:00 GMT

Stars turn out for Ghost’s opening night
A HOST of stars have turned out at the Regent Theatre for tonight’s opening of Ghost The Musical. RED CARPET NEWS AND PICTURES

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When online fantasies turn fatal
NICOLE Lovell, 13, boasted of connecting with an older man on Kik. Soon after she was dead as an online fantasy world exploded into real-life murder.

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'RuneScape' Can't Escape 2007
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last updated: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:11:53 GMT

Unpaid and angry, some Chinese workers ditch holidays to protest
QIAN'AN/DONGGUAN, China (Reuters) - This year, laborer Fan Fu and 20 or so colleagues working on the Zixia Garden apartment complex in Hebei province have not joined China's legion of migrant workers returning home to celebrate new year with their families.









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5 Dead, Hundreds Injured as Quake Rattles Taiwan
The 6.4-magnitude temblor struck about 4 a.m. local time

(TAINAN, Taiwan) — A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday, collapsing a high-rise residential complex and killing at least five people and injuring hundreds. At least 230 people were pulled out from rubble, as rescuers raced against time to find dozens of others unaccounted for.

More than 1,200 firefighters and soldiers in the worst-hit Tainan city scrambled with ladders, cranes and other equipment to the ruins of a 17-floor residential building that folded like an accordion in a pile of rubble and twisted metal. Local media said the building included a care center for newborns and mothers.

The central disaster response center said five people were killed, including four at the high-rise. One victim was a 10-day-old.

The fifth death was caused by falling objects at a water tower. Another 378 people were injured, the disaster response center said.

The Wei Guan residential tower was home to 256 people living in 96 units. According to the disaster response center, 230 of them were rescued and 26 unaccounted for, although it was unclear how many people were inside the building at the time of the fall.

The news website ET Today reported that a mother and a daughter were among the survivors from the Wei Guan building, and that the girl drank her urine while waiting for rescue, which came sooner than expected.

Dozens more people have been rescued or safely evacuated from a market and a seven-floor building that was badly damaged, the official China Central News Agency reported. A bank building also careened, but no injuries were reported, it said.

Most people were caught asleep when the 6.4-magnitude temblor struck about 4 a.m. local time (2000 GMT Friday). It was located some 22 miles (35 kilometers) southeast of Yujing, and struck about 6 miles (10 kilometers) underground, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

As dawn broke, live Taiwanese TV showed survivors being brought gingerly from the high-rise, including an elderly woman in a neck brace and others wrapped in blankets. The trappings of daily life — a partially crushed air conditioner, pieces of a metal balcony, windows — lay twisted in rubble.

People with their arms around firefighters were being helped from the building, and cranes were being used to search darkened parts of the structure for survivors. Newscasters said other areas of the city were still being canvassed for possible damage.

Men in camouflage, apparently military personnel, marched into one area of collapse carrying large shovels.

The disaster response center said 1,236 rescuers were deployed, including 840 from the army, along with six helicopters and 23 rescue dogs.

The quake was felt as a lengthy, rolling shake in the capital, Taipei, on the other side of the island. But Taipei was quiet, with no sense of emergency or obvious damage just before dawn.

Residents in mainland China also reported that the tremor was felt there.

Questions were being asked if the construction crew had cut corners when building the Wei Guan residential complex that was finished in 1989. The interior minister, Chen Wei-zen, said an investigation would examine if the developer skirted requirements.

Earthquakes frequently rattle Taiwan, but most are minor and cause little or no damage.

However, a magnitude-7.6 earthquake in central Taiwan in 1999 killed more than 2,300 people.

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