UPDATE 2-More survivors in Italian avalanche hotel as death toll rises to five
* Rescuers dig in rubble and snow for 23 missing (adds estimate of missing, hospital director, quake background, rescue worker)
JOHANNESBURG Jan 9 South Africa's new vehicle sales fell 15.3 percent year-on-year to 41,639 units in December, data from the trade and industry department showed on Monday.
Exports, however, were up 7 percent to 18,668 units compared with the same month a year earlier, the department said. (Reporting by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Editing by Joe Brock)
* Around 45,000 people flee Gambia to Senegal (Adds quotes, colour, detail)
ANTANANARIVO, Jan 21 The number of tourists visiting Madagascar increased by 20 percent in 2016, bringing numbers back to visitor levels last seen before a 2009 coup, the Ministry of Tourism said.