17 killed as lift falls to ground at building site

China: At least 17 workers have been killed and one seriously injured when an elevator suddenly dropped to the ground at a construction site in central Hunan province.

Zimbabwe: A peace activist has been traced to a notorious maximum security prison despite a court order that she be taken to hospital, a leading human rights lawyer said.

Jestina Mukoko and nine opposition members are being held accused of plotting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe.