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Nepal quake toll rises to 4,310

Nepal quake toll rises to 4,310

KATHMANDU: The death toll from a devastating earthquake in Nepal has risen to 4,310, the home ministry said on Tuesday. A further 7,953 people are now known to have been injured in Saturday’s quake, said ministry spokesman Laxmi Prasad Dhakal. Officials ...

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Nepal quake death toll jumps to 3,218

Nepal quake death toll jumps to 3,218

KATHMANDU: Powerful aftershocks rocked Nepal Sunday, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 3,200 and triggering new avalanches at Everest base camp, as mass cremations were held in the devastated capital Kathmandu. Terrified residents, many forced to camp ...

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More than 2,000 killed in huge Nepal quake

More than 2,000 killed in huge Nepal quake

KATHMANDU: The overall death toll from a massive earthquake which devastated large parts of Nepal has passed 2,000, officials in the Himalayan nation and neighbouring countries said Sunday. National police spokesman Kamal Singh Ban said the number known to have ...

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At least 114 dead in Nepal after quake

At least 114 dead in Nepal after quake

KATHMANDU: Hundreds of people were feared killed in Nepal Saturday after a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake ripped through large parts of the country, toppling office blocks and towers in the panic-stricken capital Kathmandu. Officials said that at least 114 people ...

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Buildings collapse in Nepal after 7.9 earthquake

Buildings collapse in Nepal after 7.9 earthquake

KATHMANDU: A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, with strong tremors felt across the Himalayan nation and parts of India. The quake struck 81 kilometres (50 miles) northwest of Kathmandu at 0611 ...

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Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen again

Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen again

CAIRO/ADEN: Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Yemen on Wednesday despite an announcement by Riyadh that it was ending its campaign of air strikes, while renewed fighting erupted on the ground between rebels and forces loyal to the exiled president. The hostilities ...

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Austrian accusation of Armenian genocide damages ties: Turkey

Austrian accusation of Armenian genocide damages ties: Turkey

ISTANBUL: Turkey told Austria that an Austrian parliamentary declaration describing the 1915 killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as ‘genocide’ would permanently damage the two countries’ relations. “This declaration….has caused outrage for us,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a ...

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Another Australian charged with terror-related offences

Another Australian charged with terror-related offences

SYDNEY ; Australian police Tuesday charged a second man with terrorism-related offences, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott urged the public not to be deterred by fears of an alleged plot inspired by Islamic State. It follows police in Britain arresting ...

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Argentina court throws out case against Kirchner again

Argentina court throws out case against Kirchner again

BUENOS AIRES : An Argentine prosecutor on Monday again rejected a case against President Cristina Kirchner for allegedly protecting Iranian officials accused of orchestrating a deadly 1994 bombing. Prosecutors had been seeking to relaunch the case that was being brought ...

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EU should follow Australian example on boat people: PM

EU should follow Australian example on boat people: PM

SYDNEY :Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, whose government introduced tough measures to stop asylum-seeker boats, said Tuesday the European Union should follow suit, describing it as the only way to end deaths at sea. His comments came after a fishing ...

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