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By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - Soldiers, sniffer dogs and rescue workers searched for trapped firefighters and medics treated dozens of casualties after a blazing high-rise building collapsed in downtown Tehran on Thursday. One witness described the 17-storey commercial building's collapse as like a "scene from a horror movie." State TV reported that at least 75 people, including 45 firefighters, had been hurt when the building came crashing down in a giant cloud of dust early on Thursday morning. Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said there were about 25 firefighters trapped under rubble and the semi-official Tasnim news agency said troops had been sent to help dig through the ruins.
Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.14 billion. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had profit of $1.39 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. ...
By Svetlana Reiter and Pavel Miledin MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin is planning to build an exclusive health clinic for President Vladimir Putin and senior officials, according to documents seen by Reuters and to medical sources familiar with the project. The proposed three-storey building, in the grounds of the Kremlin-run Central Clinical Hospital in a Moscow suburb, will have space for 10 inpatients at a time and communications systems that under Russian law are reserved for the president, prime minister and other senior figures, according to design and planning documents. See a special report on the project here: http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/russia-kremlin-hospital/ In a written reply to Reuters questions, the Kremlin's property management department said the clinic was being built but said it was for hundreds of state officials whose care falls within its remit, including but not limited to the president and prime minister.