It was not immediately clear why the building, built of corrugated metal and wood, collapsed but authorities warn thousands of shabby structures have been constructed without approval in Kenya's capital.
"At least 470 shanties were destroyed by the fire. So far nine people have died. They included four members of a family," fire brigade official says.
Bo Kaap, declared a Muslim-only area during apartheid, is the scene of a bitter battle between residents and property developers in recent months.
Vietnam may be one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Yet some residents in Ho Chi Minh City are at the cusp of eviction as authorities draw plans to develop the land beneath their feet.
Disabled people running a prosthetics factory say they are trying to change disability into accessibility.
The air in Delhi is the worst it's been all year. Experts compare breathing the air to smoking a couple of packs of cigarettes a day. The Lancet medical journal recently estimated some 2.5 million Indians die each year from pollution.
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