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Aftershocks in Nepal cause more terror

42 minutes ago

Powerful aftershocks are rocking Nepal, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 2 200 and triggering fresh avalanches at the Everest base camp.

Syrian TV says insurgents killed civilians

44 minutes ago

Syrian television says Islamist insurgents who seized a key northwestern town have since slaughtered civilians, but monitors denied the claims.

Six die in Baghdad bombings

44 minutes ago

Officials in Baghdad say six people have died as car bombs exploded in commercial areas in and around the city.

6.7 magnitude aftershock hits Nepal

2015-04-26 10:24

A report says a 6.7-magnitude aftershock has struck earthquake-devastated Nepal with climbers reporting the tremor triggered more avalanches on Mount Everest.

Nepalese dig with bare hands for quake survivors

2015-04-26 08:36

Rescuers are digging with their bare hands and bodies are piling up in Nepal after the earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley.

 
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COMFORT:  Tourists sleep at an open space in Kathmandu after the earthquake, while planeloads of aid, doctors and relief workers from neighbouring countries began arriving in Nepal. (Pratap Thapa, AP)

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Survivors talk about Everest avalanche

2015-04-26 11:52

The AFP Nepal bureau chief Ammu Kannampilly, has talked to survivors about their experiences when part of the Everest base camp was flattened by the Nepal earthquake.

Choppers rescue Everest avalanche victims

2015-04-26 09:15

Helicopters are still airlifted injured climbers off Mount Everest after an avalanche killed at least 17 people, as snow roared towards the base camp.

International rescue effort, aid stepped up for Nepal

2015-04-26 07:34

International aid groups and governments have escalated efforts to dispatch rescuers and supplies to earthquake-hit Nepal.

Britain's Conservatives take 3 point lead

2015-04-26 07:19

Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party has taken a 3 percentage point lead over the opposition Labour Party ahead of the 7 May election.

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Italian navy rescues 274 from migrant ship off Libyan coast

2015-04-25 23:10

Italian authorities say they have rescued 274 migrants from a migrant vessel in the Mediterranean, while more than 300 rescued a day earlier arrived in a port in Sicily.

Europe's police crack massive horsemeat trafficking ring

2015-04-25 21:32

Police from seven European countries have detained 26 people in a crackdown on a horsemeat trafficking ring two years after a tainted meat scandal that rocked the continent, the EU's judicial agency Eurojust says.

Record crowds as Aus, NZ mark Anzac Day

2015-04-25 18:45

There was tight security when record numbers of Australians and New Zealanders turned out in Canberra to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

Death, panic on Everest once more, year after tragedy

2015-04-25 16:51

Climbers on the world's highest mountain have pleaded for help after a massive earthquake triggered an avalanche at Everest base camp, killing at least 10 people and sparking panic.

Devastating Nepal quake kills 100s, triggers deadly Everest avalanche

2015-04-25 15:30

A powerful earthquake has struck Nepal, killing hundreds of people, toppling an historic 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu and touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest

60 Syria troops dead in battle for northwest town

2015-04-25 16:03

At least 60 Syrian government loyalists have been killed in fighting as rebels overran their last major foothold in the north-western province of Idlib, a monitoring group says.

At least 27 killed in south Yemen fighting

2015-04-25 14:46

At least 27 people have been killed in Yemen as fighting raged in two southern towns between rebels and loyalists of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, local officials say.

Turkish Airlines plane makes emergency landing

2015-04-25 12:32

A Milan-bound Turkish Airlines plane has had to make an emergency landing in Istanbul after one of its engines caught fire shortly after take-off, it has been reported.

Thwarted French jihadist brought up on terror charges

2015-04-25 11:14

An Algerian jihadist sympathiser arrested in connection with a thwarted attack on a church in France has been charged with terror-related murder after five days of police questioning.

Kerry backs Saudi strikes in Yemen as long as Houthis fight

2015-04-25 11:14

Secretary of State John Kerry is backing Saudi Arabian airstrikes against Houthi rebels as long as the rebels persist in attacking Yemeni government forces.

Man held over drone found on Japan PM's roof

2015-04-25 10:00

A Japanese man has been arrested for allegedly flying a small drone with traces of radioactivity onto the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office, police say.

Buildings collapse in Nepal after 7.7 quake - witnesses

2015-04-25 08:43

An earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude struck 80km east of Pokhara in Nepal, about halfway between the town and the capital Kathmandu and witnesses says some buildings have collapsed.

2 US missile officers face illegal drug rap

2015-04-25 08:15

Two more US Air Force officers have been charged with drug use in cases stemming from an investigation that led to the disclosure of a separate exam-cheating scandal, the Air Force says.

Eccentrics camp out to await royal birth

2015-04-24 21:57

Camped outside St Mary's Hospital in London, eccentrics decked out from head to toe in Union Jack colours are counting down to the latest addition to Britain's royal family.

Countdown for Bali Nine firing squad begins

2015-04-24 17:04

Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison ahead of the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, although an official 72-hour notice of execution has not been given yet.

UN rights chief accuses British tabloids of hate speech

2015-04-24 14:51

The United Nations human rights chief has accused Britain’s tabloid newspapers of hate speech against immigrants.

Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million

2015-04-24 16:09

The presidents of Russia and France have joined other leaders at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides.

Woman who murdered abusive husband gets reprieve in China

2015-04-24 12:30

A woman who was sentenced to death in China after being convicted of murdering her abusive husband has received a two-day reprieve, which could become a life sentence with a possibility of parole.

Countdown appears to start for execution of foreigners in Indonesia

2015-04-24 11:27

Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison for the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, although an official 72-hour notice of execution has not been given yet, diplomats say.

International aid groups rush to reach Nepal quake victims

2015-04-25 19:20

International aid groups have rushed to respond to a massive earthquake in Nepal that claimed more than 1 400 lives as aftershocks and severed communications hampered rescue efforts.

Israeli forces kill two knife-wielding Palestinians - police

2015-04-25 20:37

Israeli security forces have killed two knife-wielding Palestinian attackers in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Saturday, police say.

US sending disaster team to Nepal

2015-04-25 17:40

The United States is sending a disaster response team to earthquake-hit Nepal and has authorised an initial $1m, the US Agency for International Development.

Australians get 72-hour notice of execution in Indonesia

2015-04-25 16:12

Two Australian drug convicts have been notified that they will be executed by firing squad in 72 hours at the Indonesian prison island of Nusakambangan, a source says.

Climbers caught in earthquake on Everest

2015-04-25 16:03

Climbers on Mount Everest have been caught in a deadly earthquake that struck Nepal an AFP reporter at the mountain says, with reports of a major avalanche hitting the world's highest peak.

Knife-wielding Palestinian shot dead near Jerusalem

2015-04-25 14:46

Israeli police have shot dead a knife-wielding Palestinian who attempted to stab colleagues at an east Jerusalem checkpoint, a spokesperson says.

Hundreds feared dead in Nepal after massive quake

2015-04-25 12:33

Hundreds of people have been feared killed in Nepal after a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake ripped through parts of the country, toppling office blocks and towers in the capital Kathmandu.

Gunmen kill activist in Pakistan

2015-04-25 12:32

Police in Pakistan say gunmen have killed a prominent women’s rights activist in the hours after she held a forum about the country's restive Baluchistan region.

Woman who hit Venezuela leader with mango rewarded with new home

2015-04-25 11:14

A woman who bashed President Nicolas Maduro on the head with a mango has been promised a new house for her troubles in a surreal tropical tale that has gone viral in Venezuela.

At least two killed as 7.9 quake hits Nepal

2015-04-25 10:00

Two people have died and buildings have collapsed after an earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck east of Pokhara in Nepal.

Heavy damage as quake hits Nepal

2015-04-25 09:33

A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake has hit near Nepal's capital of Kathmandu, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings

Many killed on Macedonia tracks 'had stopped to rest'

2015-04-25 08:16

Many of the 14 migrants who were hit and killed by a train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia had stopped to take a rest after an exhausting hours long hike, railway officials say.

Four to hang for girl's rape, murder in Kashmir

2015-04-24 22:40

A court in Indian-administered Kashmir has sentenced four men to death after they were convicted of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.

Vatican attack plot revealed

2015-04-24 21:04

Italian prosecutors say terror suspects sought in Italy had plotted an attack against the Vatican.

Families of death row inmates, fearing worst, head to Indonesia

2015-04-24 18:03

Relatives and diplomats have scrambled to visit several foreign drug convicts on death row in Indonesia as authorities, defying international outrage, made final preparations to execute them.

Romania: Robbers trained to steal jewels, cars detained

2015-04-24 16:08

Prosecutors have detained 14 people suspected of belonging to a network of well-dressed robbers who were trained to rob luxury items in Romania and the EU.

US mom gave pot brownie to son who jumped out of a window

2015-04-24 14:11

A Colorado woman has been arrested for giving a marijuana-laced brownie to her teenage son who ate the confection and suffered serious injuries when he later jumped out of a third-story apartment window.

3 policemen arrested in India over rape, extortion of model

2015-04-24 13:03

Police in Mumbai have arrested three officers who allegedly raped a model in a police station and then demanded several thousand dollars as blackmail to keep quiet.

New York City presents anti-poverty plan

2015-04-24 12:29

New York City aims to lift 800 000 people out of poverty within a decade in its OneNYC programme – a blueprint for making the city more resilient and equitable.

Erdogan: Turkey's ancestors never committed genocide

2015-04-24 10:09

On the eve of the day marking the centenary of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians, Turkey's president says his nation's ancestors never committed genocide.

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