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At least 2,152 people are now confirmed dead in the massive earthquake that hit just outside Kathmandu, an official in Nepal said today.

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Terror suspects ‘planned Vatican attack’

People being investigated in a counter-terrorism investigation in Italy may have been planning an attack against the Vatican, one of the prosecutors leading the probe said.

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and former Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman leave Jeremy's flat after holding a business meeting about the future of the show.

BBC ‘has lost a genius’ in Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson

Top Gear’s former executive producer has said the BBC has lost an “editorial genius” in Jeremy Clarkson, calling their decision to axe him from the show a “tragedy”.

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Ed Miliband denies ‘playing politics’ on migrants

David Cameron “bears some responsibility” for the stream of refugees fleeing to Europe from Libya, Ed Miliband insisted as he dismissed Tory claims that he was playing politics with the tragedy in the Mediterranean.

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Angelina Jolie criticises UN failure to act on Syrian refugee crisis

Actress Angelina Jolie has pleaded with world powers to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticising the UN Security Council for being paralysed by its division over Syria’s four-year conflict.

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Landmark domestic violence ruling in China

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

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Envoys called as executions loom

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, diplomats said.

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Envoys called as executions loom

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, diplomats said.

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Russian biker group banned from entering Poland

The Polish foreign ministry has said that it will not allow a Russian nationalistic motorcycle group loyal to president Vladimir Putin to enter Poland, in part because Polish authorities would not be able to guarantee it security.

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Isidro Garcia is alleged to have kidnapped a girl of 15.

Kidnap teen was ‘held for decade’

A man charged with raping and kidnapping a 15-year-old girl and holding her for a decade was due in court in the US late last night.

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Boy, 14, in court on terrorism charges

A 14-year-old British boy accused of encouraging a man in Australia to carry out a terrorist beheading and attack a war remembrance event has appeared in court.

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Quirky World: Johnson stands firm on his status as a sex bomb

ENGLAND: Boris Johnson has insisted his sex appeal will not prove pivotal in swinging the election in the Tories’ favour.

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Killing of ‘treasonous’ US man a blow for al-Qaeda

The killing of an American who directed al-Qaeda’s media campaign from his Pakistani hideout is likely to be a big blow for the militants, especially as they wage a propaganda war with Islamic State.

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China to ban striptease performances at funerals

Chinese officials are launching a campaign to crack down on stripteases and other lewd shows that have become popular at funerals in some rural areas, the Ministry of Culture said.

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Makoto Saito and Kazumi Oda pose after queuing up to get an Apple Watch at a telecom shop in Tokyoyesterday. Picture: Toshifumi Kitamura/ AFP/Getty Images

Low-key launch for Apple Watch

The Apple Watch launched globally with a small queue of Japanese tech-addicts lining up in Tokyo for Apple’s first wearable gadget, but there was no sign of the excitement usually attached to the company’s product rollouts.

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