Two cranes being used in the restoration of a bridge in the central Dutch city of Alphen aan den Rijn fell onto a row of buildings Monday, flattening apartments and small shops. More than three hours after the accident, it remained unclear how many people — if any — were hurt or trapped under the rubble.
It's summer in this proud Mediterranean city, with celebrities and Lebanese expats flocking to international festivals and parties at Beirut's beaches and nightclubs. But the country's own citizens are suffocating from mountains of stinking garbage collecting on the streets — yet another reflection of government paralysis and its inability to find a solution for the capital's rubbish.
U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The coalition had no immediate comment.