Tense protests outside Trump speech in California
Hundreds of demonstrators jostled with police in riot gear outside a California hotel where Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump gave a speech, forcing the candidate to duck into a back entrance. At one point, several dozen protesters broke through barricades and attempted to storm the hotel where the California Republican Party Convention was taking place on Friday, but police, some wielding batons, were able to push them back. The demonstrators waved banners that read "No hate, no racism, no Trump," "We need a uniter, not a divider" and "Trump is the modern day Hitler." Several carried Mexican flags.
Rouhani allies set for Iran parliament win
Reformist and moderate Iranian politicians allied with President Hassan Rouhani won second round parliamentary elections, unofficial results said Saturday, opening the door to them controlling the legislature. It would also be an implicit public vote of confidence for Rouhani, who won a landslide election victory in 2013 and went on to clinch a historic deal with world powers over Tehran's nuclear programme that lifted sanctions. Almost a quarter of parliament's seats were at stake in run-offs Friday in what was a crucial showdown between reformists and conservatives seeking to influence the country's future.
Officials: At least 21 dead in Baghdad car bomb
14 killed in Nairobi floods and building collapse
Torrential rainstorms in the Kenyan capital have left at least 14 people dead, police said Saturday, including at least seven crushed when a six-storey building collapsed, as rescue teams shifted rubble in a desperate search for survivors. One survivor was pulled from the huge pile of debris shortly after dawn, Kenya Red Cross said, some 10 hours after the building collapsed Friday night and as skies cleared after a night of ferocious storms. "We have lost seven people after the house collapsed last night," Nairobi police chief Japheth Koome told AFP.
Bomb in Baghdad suburb kills at least 13: police sourcesBAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber driving a car killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 40 others on Saturday in an attack near a group of Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims in a southeastern suburb of Baghdad, police sources said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast at a market in the Nahrawan district but Islamic State regularly attacks civilians in and around the Iraqi capital. Police sources said the death toll could rise given the high number of injuries. (Reporting by Kareem Raheem; Writing by Stephen Kalin; Editing by Louise Ireland)
UN demands restoration of Western Sahara mission
By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - In a divisive vote, the U.N. Security Council on Friday extended for a year a peacekeeping mission in disputed Western Sahara and demanded urgent restoration of its full functionality after Morocco expelled international civilian staff. Rabat's retaliation against the mission, known as MINURSO, came after United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon referred to Morocco's 1975 annexation of Western Sahara after colonial power Spain's withdrawal as an "occupation." The U.N. has said the expulsions have crippled the mission The U.S.-drafted resolution asked Ban to report back within 90 days on whether the mission's functionality had been restored.
Six-storey building collapses as floods hit Kenyan capitalA six-storey building collapsed in Kenya's capital late on Friday, killing at least three people, KTN television reported, and trapping many others after days of heavy rains and floods. Three children and one adult were taken to the city's Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya Red Cross said on its Twitter feed. Privately owned KTN, running live footage from the scene, said a baby had been rescued alive but "most residents" of the building were trapped inside.
Death toll from collapse of Nairobi building hits 7 - Kenyan police
The death toll from the collapse of a six-storey building in Kenya's capital has risen to seven and the number of injured stands at 121, police said on Saturday, as rescue operations continued to pull others from under the rubble. The building collapsed in Nairobi's Huruma residential estate late on Friday after days of heavy rains that have left several parts of the city flooded. "Seven people are confirmed dead and 121 people have been rescued and rushed to various hospitals in Nairobi," Japheth Koome, Nairobi County police boss, told Reuters by phone.
Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) ? A judge sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb to 100 years in prison, including the maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy.
Police confirm 7 dead in building collapse in Kenyan capital