99 People Missing After Building Collapses in Miami
Rescuers are desperately searching for any survivors trapped in the rubble of a collapsed 12-storey residential building north of Miami.
At least one person has been killed and 99 are still missing, officials say.
As families desperately wait for news, search teams have been working around the clock and have reported hearing people banging beneath the debris.
What caused the 40-year-old building to collapse early on Thursday morning remains unclear.
Rudy Giuliani’s Law Licence Suspended
Rudy Giuliani has had his law licence suspended in New York for making “demonstrably false and misleading” claims around the 2020 US election.
Mr Giuliani, 77, has been a mayor of New York City and a personal lawyer to former US President Donald Trump.
Mr Trump refused to admit losing the November election to Joe Biden and Mr Giuliani went to court to overturn the result, claiming it had been fixed.
On Thursday, the ex-president defended him as “a great American patriot”.
UK Health Secretary Refuses To Comment On Leaked Affair
Matt Hancock will not comment on reports of an extra-marital affair with a close aide, friends of the health secretary say.
The Sun published pictures of the minister embracing Gina Coladangelo, whom he made a non-executive director of the health department last year.
A government spokesman said the appointment had happened “in the usual way” and no rules had been broken.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps called it a personal matter.
Leader Of The Belarusian Opposition Invited to Ireland
Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has been invited to Ireland by the Government.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has told the Dáil that he expects the visit to happen next month.
He told Independent TD Cathal Berry that he expects she would meet both leaders from the Government and Opposition, and possibly address the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Minister Coveney said she has a lot of say and should be heard.