Death toll from a building which collapsed in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi on Friday rose to ten on Sunday after four more bodies were recovered during the ongoing search and rescue operations.
Nairobi regional police commander Philip Ndolo said the four bodies include two children and a male adult while another victim succumbed to injuries in hospital.
"So far, I can confirm ten bodies have been retrieved from the debris," Ndolo told Xinhua on phone.
He said the recovery teams also managed to rescue two survivors bringing the number of those rescued to 35, noting 11 people remain unaccounted for amid fears they are still trapped inside the six-story building.
A multi-agency rescue team is continuing to drill through the layers of concrete slab and shells of the story stacked on each other.
James Wanyoike, Nairobi county assistant commissioner said the team expects the operation to be completed on Monday depending on the weather conditions.
Wanyoike said the rescue operation has been made more difficult, because of the people still trapped within the debris. "We expect to complete the operations on Monday if the weather will be fine," he said.
The administrator said that they will not leave the site until they complete the search of all the floors, adding that five floors had been covered in the operation leaving only one slab.
"If rains do not interfere with the operations then we will hopefully be done with the job on Monday," Wanyoike said.
Experts say the East African nation has a vibrant construction industry that has become a huge boost to the East African nation's real estate sector, with hundreds of houses being put up across the country each day.
However, as the sector booms, the increased collapse of houses, especially during rainy seasons, points to the weaknesses in the industry, according to experts.
The Interior Minister of the UN-backed government of Libya, Fathi Bashagha, issued Sunday an order to start an immediate investigation into "mistreatment" of a captured pilot of the rival east-based army.
On Saturday, the UN-backed government forces announced shooting down a fighter jet of the east-based army in the western city of Zawiya, some 45 km west of the capital Tripoli, and capturing its pilot.
"Based on social media reports about capturing a pilot of Haftar (commander of east-based army), you are ordered to immediately and urgently start an investigation into human rights violations and misuse of the Interior Ministry (powers)," the minister addressed the Zawiya Security Directorate.
The minister also ordered to replace the head of the security force that captured the pilot.
Libyan social media posted photos of the captured pilot who was being beaten and stripped off of his military uniform.
The east-based army condemned the mistreatment of the pilot, stressing that the mistreatment "violates the Geneva Convention for the treatment of prisoners of war."
The east-based army has been leading a military campaign since early April in and around Tripoli, in an attempt to take over the capital city and overthrow the UN-backed government.
The armed conflict has killed and injured thousands of people, while displacing nearly 120,000 civilians.
On Dec. 5, UN-backed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj said there will be no cease-fire without the withdrawal of the rival east-based army from western Libya.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said Sunday that they are investigating a deadly shooting by a Saudi national at a naval base in Florida as "an act of terrorism."
"We work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism," said Rachel Rojas, special agent in charge of the FBI's Jacksonville office, at a news conference in Pensacola, pointing to Friday's rampage that left three people dead and eight others injured inside a classroom building at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
The FBI has identified the shooter as Mohammed Alshamrani, 21, a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force who was on the base for flight training.
Rojas said the shooter, neutralized by a responding police Friday morning, used a Glock model 45 9-millimeter handgun that he had purchased legally.
"We currently assess there was one gunman who perpetrated this attack and no arrests have been made in this case," Rojas told reporters. "We are looking very hard at uncovering his motive and I would ask for patience so we can get this right."
The Saudi king called U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday to extend his condolences after the shooting.
"King Salman of Saudi Arabia just called to express his sincere condolences and give his sympathies," Trump tweeted earlier, adding the Saudi king said the shooter "in no way, shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people."
Rojas said on Sunday that there were several Saudi students who were close to the shooter and are cooperating with investigators.
"Their Saudi commanding officer has restricted them to base, and the Saudi government has pledged to fully cooperate with our investigation," the special agent said.
Located in Florida's northwest corner near its border with Alabama, the Pensacola facility is a major training site for the U.S. Navy and home to its aerobatic flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels. It employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel.
The Friday attack was the second shooting at a U.S. military facility in the past week.
A shooting on Wednesday afternoon in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii left three dead, including the gunman.
Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom Liu Xiaoming reiterated on Sunday that China is committed to the path of its own choice and will never export its development path, model or values.
"China is never interested in the competition of ideologies," Liu wrote in a Sunday Telegraph article, titled "China will play a full part to form open world economy".
Recent articles by some Western officials and scholars have labeled China as an even greater security risk and called for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) members to unite against China, he wrote. Citing the teachings of ancestors and the experiences in modern times, Liu said, "For thousands of years, peace has become part of the genes of the Chinese nation...China is committed to the path of peaceful development and does not threaten anyone."
Of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, Liu pointed out, China has the lowest level of per-capita defense spending -- only one eighteenth of the U.S. and one ninth of the UK. "Following the path of peaceful development is not an expedience but the solemn promise of China to the world."
He noted that China upholds the common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security concept and does not seek confrontation with anyone. "It is time for thinking outside the Cold War box and for pursuing peace and security through cooperation."
"For anyone with an open and inclusive mind, it is easy to find friends and partners all over the world instead of rivals or threats," said the ambassador.
Liu also emphasized that China's development intention is open and aboveboard and China does not seek to replace anyone.
"China does not believe in the logic that power inevitably leads to hegemony," said the senior diplomat. "What China seeks is self improvement, not challenging or replacing anyone."
A volcano on a small New Zealand island frequented by tourists erupted with a large plume of ash and steam Monday, killing one person and leaving others injured or missing.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said about dozens of tourists were on or near White Island when it erupted in the afternoon. Police later said one person had been confirmed killed.
Ardern said at an afternoon news briefing that people who were injured in the eruption were being transported to shore. She said the incident appeared to be "very significant.
"All our thoughts are with those affected," she said.
St John medical responders said earlier they believed there were 20 people on the island who were injured and in need of medical treatment.
"My god," wrote Michael Schade on Twitter as he posted video of the eruption. "My family and I had gotten off it 20 minutes before, were waiting at our boat about to leave when we saw it. Boat ride home tending to people our boat rescued was indescribable."
His video showed a wall of ash and steam around the island and helicopters badly damaged and covered in ash. He said one woman was badly injured but seemed "strong" by the end.
Brad Scott, a volcanologist with GNS Science, said the eruption was significant and sent a plume of steam and ash about 12,000 feet (3,660 meters) into the air. He said it had also affected the whole of the White Island crater floor.
The GeoNet agency at first raised its alert level to four, on a scale where five represents a major eruption. It later dropped the alert level back down to three. Scott said that was because the eruption wasn't sustained beyond the initial blast.
White Island sits about 50 kilometers (30 miles) offshore from mainland New Zealand. There will be questions asked as to why tourists were still able to visit the island after scientists recently noted an uptick in volcanic activity.
GeoNet raised the alert level on White Island from one to two on Nov. 18, noting an increase in the amount of sulfur dioxide gas, which originates from magma deep in the volcano. It also said at the time that over the previous weeks, the volcanic tremor had increased from weak to moderate strength.
Scott said the alert level was often raised and then later dropped again without any eruption. He said there hadn't been any major incidents with tourists visiting the island in the past, although there had been some close calls.
Scott said it was not for him to say whether the island was safe enough to host tourists immediately before Monday's eruption.
White Island is northeast of the town of Tauranga on North Island, one of New Zealand's two main islands. Police were asking people to avoid areas on the North Island that were close to the eruption, including the Whakatane Heads and Muriwai Drive areas.
GeoNet said it is New Zealand's most active cone volcano and about 70% of the volcano is under the sea.
Twelve people were killed on the island in 1914 when it was being mined for sulfur. Part of a crater wall collapsed and a landslide destroyed the miners' village and the mine itself.
The remains of buildings from another mining enterprise in the 1920s are now a tourist attraction, according to GeoNet.
The island became a private scenic reserve in 1953, and daily tours allow more than 10,000 people to visit the volcano every year.
The island is also known by the indigenous Maori name Whakaari.