March 8 world news summary at 1530 GMT


LAGOS — The death toll from a five-storey building collapse in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub, has risen to 10 as rescuers continue rescue operation, an official said Tuesday.

CollapseNine survivors with injuries were pulled out alive from debris after the building collapsed during a heavy morning rain in Lekki-Phase 1 area of Lagos, Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency told Xinhua at the scene. (Nigeria-Building Collapse)
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ATHENS — The Greek Court of Audit, Greece’s supreme administrative court, approved on Tuesday the sale of the majority stake of 67 percent in Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) to China’s COSCO, Greek national news agency AMNA reported, citing credible judicial sources.

Sources close to the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) confirmed to Xinhua the development. (Greece-Piraeus Port Authority)
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HOUSTON — Starbucks Coffee Co., a Seattle-based U.S. coffee chain, has recalled certain breakfast sandwiches from 250 locations in the states of Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Made by Progressive Gourmet Inc., Wilmington, Massachusetts, the popular sausages, eggs and cheese breakfast sandwiches in the six-ounce packages were sold from March 3 to March 4 with “Best Before: 07-AUG-2016” label on the top, local TV station ABC13 quoted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as saying on Monday. (U.S.-Starbucks)
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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir — At least two civilians were injured Tuesday after the Indian army allegedly fired upon protesters in the Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said.

The civilians were wounded in village Aishmuqam of Anantnag district, some 80 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. (Indian-controlled Kashmir-Death) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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