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Scores killed as 7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal

Scores killed as 7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal

A shallow earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Saturday, killing more than 100 people, injuring hundreds and leaving a pall over the valley, doctors and witnesses said.
  • Iraqi army battles Islamic State militants near Fallujah

     Iraqi military authorities say there are fierce clashes northeast of Fallujah between the army and Islamic State militants following an ambush Friday that killed a general and staff officers.
  • Powerful earthquake hits Nepal

    An earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude, and only 2 km deep, struck east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday causing buildings in the capital Kathmandu to collapse, injuring many and leaving a pall of dust over the city, witnesses said.
  • More fighting, air strikes in Yemen, civilian death toll exceeds 550

    Fighting between Yemen's warring factions raged in southern and central parts of the country and air strikes hit Houthi militia forces in Aden on Friday, but there were no fresh moves toward dialogue.

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More fighting, air strikes in Yemen, civilian death toll exceeds 550 Saudi-led coalition launches Yemen air strikes despite declared end to bombing Italy urges EU, UN to tackle migrant crisis in Africa Fighting erupts in South Sudan northern town Thousands of Ethiopians march against Islamic extremism 40 killed in fresh Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen

Middle East

Iraqi army battles Islamic State militants near Fallujah More fighting, air strikes in Yemen, civilian death toll exceeds 550 Powerful former Syrian general dies in Damascus hospital Palestinian student vote offers taste of real democracy Saudi-led coalition launches Yemen air strikes despite declared end to bombing Iran urges aid effort for Yemen

Europe

Armenia marks 100-year anniversary of Ottoman massacre Former Polish foreign minister Bartoszewski dies at 93 Italian judge keeps migrant disaster ship skipper behind bars 14 migrants killed by train in Macedonia Chechnya leader gives `shoot to kill` orders on Russian forces Armenians mark 100 years since Ottoman massacre

Asia - Pacific

Thousands turn out in Australia for Gallipoli centenary Indonesia orders preparations for executions of drug convicts Islamic school in Australia bans girls from running over virginity fears Australia's east coast hit by deadly storm Hong Kong unveils Beijing-backed election reform plan South Korea's prime minister offers to resign amid bribery scandal

US & Canada

US admits killing hostages in terrorism operation US blacklists two Greek 'terrorists' amid row over new law EU files antitrust charges against Google over search services

Latin America & Caribbean

Russia boosts energy ties with Argentina Volcano erupts in Chile, thousands evacuated 8 people killed at Brazilian soccer team's fan club

South Asia

Scores killed as 7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal Powerful earthquake hits Nepal US admits killing hostages in terrorism operation

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