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4,000 dead in shattered Nepalese landscape

Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal’s earthquake-hit capital was short on everything as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families’ needs.

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Six Irish citizens still missing in earthquake disaster zone

At least six Irish citizens known to be in Nepal during the earthquake remain unaccounted for.

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Russian bikers refused entry to Poland at border

Polish border guards have blocked entry into Poland for 10 Russian bikers who said they were following a path commemorating the Red Army victory’s over Nazi Germany 70 years ago.

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‘Selfie’ quake tourism slated

Social media is a chronicle of life and sometimes death. So it should be no surprise that a site of great human and cultural loss in Nepal’s devastating earthquake is now barraged with the clicking of smartphones.

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Ex-‘Corrie’ star voted sexiest woman

Michelle Keegan has been crowned the world’s sexiest woman in a list also featuring Susanna Reid and Mary Berry.

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Almost a million children severly affected by earthquake, says Unicef

Nearly a million children have been “severely affected” by the earthquake, a spokesman for the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) said, as rescue and aid workers struggle to cope.

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Expat community wait to hear news from Nepal

After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his home in the eastern US city of Baltimore, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat’s home country.

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Indonesian drug death sentence judges ‘corrupt’

Australia wants corruption allegations against Indonesian judges investigated before their death sentences against two Australian drug traffickers are carried out, the foreign minister has said.

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Cinema shooter’s sanity key to trial

Colorado’s long-awaited cinema massacre trial began yesterday, with jurors asked to decide whether gunman James Holmes was insane when he killed a dozen filmgoers in 2012, or a calculating mass murderer who deserves execution.

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Thailand seizes ivory cargo

Thailand has seized 3 tonnes of ivory hidden in tea-leaf sacks from Kenya in the second-biggest bust in the country’s history, one week after the biggest seizure, customs officials said yesterday.

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Leukaemia patient expelled over attendance

The mother of a Michigan girl dismissed from a Catholic school for not meeting academic and attendance standards during leukaemia treatments said her daughter has been invited back but will attend a public school for now.

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David Cameron ‘pumped up’ as UK election intensifies

David Cameron insisted he is “pumped up” and “bloody lively” as he sought to quell criticism of low-key election campaigning.

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Citizens leave Nepalese capital for safety of the countryside

Nepalese officials scrambled to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting left the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains.

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Everest climbers wait at base camp

Climber Nick Cienski has not given up on his world record bid to scale six 8,000m peaks this calendar year, despite narrowly escaping a huge avalanche on Mount Everest set off by an earthquake that killed thousands of people.

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Pent-up energy of Himalayas was unleashed

The mighty Himalayas are the clearest sign that Nepal lies in one of the most dangerous earthquake zones on Earth.

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QUIRKY WORLD ... Cleaning firm is first out of the traps with mice solution

ENGLAND: A cleaning service is using its app to offer London home owners with mice problems the chance to foster a cat for free, in order to get rid of rodent invaders.

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