Yahoo Finance's Akiko Fujita breaks down today's top stories from around the world.
- In our World View today, 46 people are dead and more than 40 others injured in Southern Taiwan after a fire engulfed an apartment building overnight. The flames tore through the 13-storey building around 3 AM trapping many elderly residents inside. Now, firefighters say the aging structure and the pile of debris blocking access complicated efforts to rescue those inside. Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire and say they have not ruled out arson.
A 37-year-old Danish man has been arrested in connection with gruesome killings that have rocked Norway. Police first got reports of the man walking around with a bow and arrow yesterday afternoon in the town of Kongsberg. And he began attacking residents with arrows killing five people and injuring two others, until police finally arrested him. Investigators believe the man acted alone. This is the worst mass killing in Norway since 2011 when far right extremist Anders Breivik killed 77 people.
And over in Spain, the Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to rattle La Palma, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the Island on Thursday, one of hundreds quakes that have rattled La Palma over the last 24 hours. More than 300 people have now been forced to evacuate to leave their homes as lava continues to pour into communities. 6,000 people have now been evacuated, and 1,500 homes destroyed since the eruption began last month.