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Nepal quake: Towns near epicentre 'devastated' - Red Cross

Towns and villages near the epicentre of Saturday's earthquake in central Nepal have suffered "almost total devastation", the Red Cross says.

Assessment teams say they have found survivors in a "desperate situation".

Nepal says 6,204 people are known to have died in the 7.8-magnitude quake and 13,932 were injured.

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Clinton sets off for campaign tour

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has set out for a tour of key states, at the start of her campaign to become the first woman US president.

She is taking a road trip to meet small groups of voters in Iowa, having announced her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday.

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Plane carrying 58 people hits bridge, crashes into river

Dramatic dashboard video shows the moment an out-of-control plane clips an aerial highway before crashing into a river in Taiwan.

Thirteen people are confirmed dead and dozens remain missing after the TransAsia Airways ATR-72, carrying 58 people, veered out of control en route from Taipei to Kinmen, off the coast of the Chinese province of Xiamen.

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Judges sacked for watching porn

Three judges have been sacked for viewing pornographic material via their official IT accounts, the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office has said.

The pornography was not illegal in content, a spokesman added.

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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital, royal officials have announced.

A statement, made early on Friday, said his brother, Salman, had become king.

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Mark Zuckerberg: I have one simple test for who to hire

Mark Zuckerberg will only hire people that he would have as a boss, he said last night.

He described the test when asked what he looks for in a new hire during one of his monthly “town hall” meetings, this one held in Barcelona.

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Several killed in Belgian anti-terror operation


Several people were killed Thursday in an anti-terrorism operation in the eastern Belgian city of Verviers, CNN affiliate VTM News reported.
Federal Belgian police took several suspects into custody near a train station, VTM News said. Further details weren't immediately available.

Verviers is about 69 miles (111 kilometers) east-southeast of Brussels and 200 miles (322 kilometers) northeast of Paris.

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Ben Carson Announces 2016 US Presidential Bid

Ben Carson, the world famous pediatric neurosurgeon, now known in political circles for his advocacy of conservative principles, has announced his bid for the 2016 Republican nomination for President. In a tweet sent out today, Carson stated his intentions:

Dr. Carson is a revered figure amongst the many patients and families whom he has helped, black families who admire his rise from the streets of Detroit to the top of his field as a much heralded brain surgeon, as well as a growing coalition of conservatives for his calm, reserved demeanor and strong value system.

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Man busted for smuggling 94 iPhones strapped to body

When it comes to smuggling, not all mules are created equal.

Chinese customs officials on Sunday busted a Hong Kong man trying to sneak 94 iPhones into the mainland -- by strapping them on his body.

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