Fearful tourists desperate to leave Nepal

2015-04-27 07:35

After spending the night huddled in a car with his family at the airport, New Zealander Michael Mackey is among thousands of tourists who are desperate to leave the quake-hit nation.

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Rescue teams airlift stranded climbers on Everest

2015-04-27 07:49

Mountain rescue teams have used helicopters to airlift climbers stranded for two days at high altitude on Mount Everest after a powerful earthquake triggered an avalanche that killed at least 17 people.

World

1 000s beg Australia not to deport autistic Filipino boy

2015-04-27 07:23

The mother of an autistic Filipino boy she says faces deportation because he would be a burden to the Australian taxpayer has presented a petition signed by tens of thousands of people begging authorities to let him stay.

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Sudan accuses Darfur peacekeepers of killing 7 civilians

2015-04-27 07:23

Sudan's government has accused peacekeepers in Darfur of killing seven civilians, disputing the UN-African Union mission's version of events in which it says its forces had repelled two attacks by gunmen.

TRAGEDY:  A rescue team prepares to carry people from higher camps to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. (Nima Namgyal Sherpa, AP)

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