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Major emergency rescue underway after Miami building collapse

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Authorities believe 100 people could be missing and at least one person has died following the collapse of a 12-story building in Miami, Florida.

Almost 100 people have been left unaccounted, according to Miami-Dade Police spokesperson Alvaro Zabaleta.

At least one person died because of the collapse, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said.

The complex was constructed in 1980 and has 130 units, half of which were impacted by the collapse.

Local Mayor Charles Burkett says “the back of the building, probably a third or more, is totally pan-caked”.

The Red Cross has arrived to set up temporary hotels for all of those people displaced.

US President Joe Biden offered his sympathy, saying “whatever help you want, what the federal government can provide, we’re waiting, just ask us. We’ll be there”.

Recovery efforts for missing people could take up to a week, while an investigation into why the building collapsed could take longer.

More than 80 firefighters and rescue crew are at the scene, searching for the missing residents.

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Indonesia’s inflation soars to a 5-year high

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Indonesia’s inflation rate has hit a five-year high, as businesses continue to pass rising costs onto consumers

As countries around the world deal with the rising cost of living, Indonesia’s inflation rate has exceeded predictions.

The country’s consumer price index rose just above 4 percent in June, which is the biggest year-on-year climb since 2017.

This blew the Bank of Indonesia’s estimates out of the water, with the Bank expecting a rise of between 2 and 4 percent.

Experts say June’s inflation was largely triggered by red chilies, cayenne pepper, cooking oil, and shallots.

Prices of food, beverages, and tobacco all rose above 8 percent, and transportation is also helping drive inflation, especially in airline passenger fees due to high fuel costs.

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Several dead after horror shooting at Copenhagen shopping centre

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Several people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a shopping centre in Copenhagen

A mass shooting incident in one of Denmark’s largest shopping centres has left several people dead and others injured.

A 22-year-old Danish man has been arrested, with police refusing to rule out the attack being an act of terrorism.

Authorities arrived at Field’s mall in the Danish capital late on Sunday afternoon local time, as people were told to stay put and wait for assistance.

Local media has published images of terrified shoppers running for safety, with eyewitnesses describing panic as gunfire echoed through the shopping centre.

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Singer Harry Styles was due to perform in the city, but the concert has been cancelled. Attendees have asked to leave Copenhagen’s Royal Arena.

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The multi-storey shopping mall where the attack occurred is around 5 kilometres south of downtown Copenhagen.

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U.S. watching China ‘very closely’ over Taiwan

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The United States is watching China ‘very closely’, but a top official says an attack on Taiwan is ‘not imminent’

China views Taiwan as a breakaway province that must be reunified with the mainland, and by force, if necessary.

United States Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley told the BBC that China is developing a capability to attack Taiwan at some point in time.

Milley says whether or not the nation does this is a political and policy choice, based on how the Chinese view the cost and risk-benefit at the time.

Beijing has accused Washington of supporting Taiwan’s independence vowing to ‘crush’ any such attempt.

Back in May, U.S. President Joe Biden said China was “flirting with danger” by flying warplanes close to Taiwan. The President has vowed to protect the island militarily if required.

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