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6 dead, 325 injured as strong quake strikes Albania

6 dead, 325 injured as strong quake strikes Albania

World
Nov. 26 (UPI) -- At least six people have been killed and hundreds more were injured after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the Albanian city of Durres early Tuesday with shocks reverberating miles away in the capital of Tirana. The United States Geological Survey said the temblor occurred at a depth of 12 miles with its epicenter close to the port city of Durres. At least six people had been killed in the earthquake and 325 others were reported injured, according to the Albanian Ministry of Health. Albania's President Ilir Meta said the government has asked foreign nations for help to deal with the disaster. "Our country was hit by a wave of earthquakes like never before in the darkness of the early hours of today," Meta said in a statement. "It is important to work with dedication and...
Naismith stars as dominant Scotland beat Albania in Nations League

Naismith stars as dominant Scotland beat Albania in Nations League

Sports
Steven Naismith's persistence paid off as Scotland opened their Nations League campaign with a morale-boosting win against Albania.Naismith's header went in off Berat Djimsiti and the Hearts forward nodded the Scots' second after a dreadful piece of goalkeeping at a corner.His second-half showing made up for a glaring first-half miss and having a goal chalked off for offside as the home side dominated at a sodden Hampden that was less than half full. And it was a much more assured performance from Alex McLeish's side with no repeat of the errors that were so ruthlessly punished by Belgium in Friday's 4-0 friendly defeat.Stephen O'Donnell in particular excelled at right wing-back after being a...