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Nepal earthquake: LIVE REPORT

Kathmandu (AFP) - 15:20 GMT - US disaster team - US Agency for International Development says it is sending a disaster response team to earthquake-hit Nepal and has authorized an initial $1 million to address immediate needs.

Quake triggers Everest avalanche, reports say 18 killed

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An Indian army mountaineering team found 18 bodies on Mount Everest on Saturday, an army spokesman said, after a huge earthquake in Nepal unleashed an avalanche on the mountain at the start of the main climbing season. Nepal's Tourism Ministry could only confirm 10 deaths, but spokesman Gyanendra Shrestha said that the death toll could rise, and that the avalanche had buried part of the base camp. He said two tents at the camp had been filled with the injured.Ministry officials estimated that at least 1,000 climbers, including about 400 foreigners, had been at base camp or on Everest when the earthquake struck.April is one of the most popular times to scale the 8,850-metre (29,035 foot) peak, the world's highest, before rain and clouds cloak it the end of May. Almost exactly a year ago, an avalanche killed 16 Nepali guides in what had been the single deadliest day on the mountain.

Indonesia informs death row convicts execution just days away

By Heru Aspirhanto CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia has informed two Australians, one Nigerian and four other death-row drug convicts that they will be executed in a matter of days, possibly as soon as Tuesday. The Attorney General's office said notices that they would face a firing squad after 72 hours were delivered to the seven on the prison island of Nusakambangan, despite last-minute appeals for clemency from the Australian government and others. "There is no date specified for the execution, but families will have time to visit Nusakambangan until Tuesday 2 p.m., this could mean that it will be carried out on later on Tuesday, probably in the evening or after midnight." Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Australians arrested as ringleaders of the 'Bali Nine' drug-smuggling group, were among the seven, lawyers said. Indonesia has harsh punishments for drug crimes and resumed executions in 2013 after a five-year gap.

Exclusive: Brother says accused Tunisian was forced to captain migrant boat at gunpoint

By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - The Tunisian man accused of piloting a migrant boat that sank off Libya, killing more than 700 people, is himself a migrant who was forced at gunpoint to captain the ship because of his experience as a fisherman, his brother said on Saturday. Italian authorities say the man named in court as Mohammed Ali Malek, 27, was in charge of the heavily overloaded fishing boat that capsized shortly before midnight on April 18 with hundreds of African and Bangladeshi migrants locked below deck. The man's brother told Reuters the Tunisian's real name was Nourredine Mahjoub and he had first traveled clandestinely to Europe five years ago, spending time in Italy and France before being deported. He had recently returned to Libya seeking work.

Leonard leads Spurs to 100-73 win over Clippers and 2-1 lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard has a passion for playing defense, but the San Antonio Spurs forward does not want to be regarded a one-dimensional player.

As theater shooting trial opens, gun debate dwindles

DENVER (AP) — When a gunman opened fire inside a packed movie theater in July 2012, killing 12 and injuring 70, it did more than spread fear and heartbreak across the Denver suburbs. It helped revive the national debate over gun control.

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Photos: Demolished buildings; search for survivors

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force early Saturday in Nepal's capital city, authorities said.

Earthquake triggers avalanches at Mount Everest

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake slams Nepal and is triggering avalanches at Mount Everest.

Deadly, powerful earthquake strikes Nepal

Death toll climbing toward 1,000 Terrorized residents wait for tremors to end Avalanches thunder down Mount Everest Historic building in Kathmandu collapses FULL STORY

The middle finger seen around the world

Police paralyze unarmed man

CNN's Alina Machado reports on a police dashcam video that shows an officer shooting an unarmed suspect in Palm Beach, Florida.

2 rural counties, 142 HIV cases

The number of new HIV infections in a rural Indiana county has grown, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The institute is working with state health leaders to control the "severe outbreak," which has spread among users of a prescription opioid called Opana.

Jenner: I've always been confused

Former Olympian Bruce Jenner tells Diane Sawyer in an ABC News exclusive that he is a woman.

No seat belt for Freddie Gray, and 'no excuses'

Freddie Gray was not buckled into a seat in the back of a police van while being transported following his arrest, police said Friday amid wide-ranging speculation over what happened to leave the Baltimore man with a broken back.

Obama sharpens wits for dinner

Here's some advice: If you've crossed Barack Obama in the last year, you might want to stay home on Saturday night.

Wounded vet: Frat spit on us

The University of Florida and Emory University are investigating allegations that Zeta Beta Tau fraternity members disrespected wounded war veterans last weekend at Panama City Beach, Florida, by spitting, urinating and pouring beer on them.

ESPN Sports News

Paul Pierce shows Toronto exactly what 'It' is

Paul Pierce shows Toronto exactly what 'It' is

Calipari: 'Never entered my mind' Cats would lose

Calipari: 'Never entered my mind' Cats would lose

Senators put all the pressure on Canadiens

Senators put all the pressure on Canadiens

Bruce Jenner to ABC's Sawyer: 'I am a woman'

Bruce Jenner to ABC's Sawyer: 'I am a woman'

Taylor: Do Hamilton, Rangers need one another?

Taylor: Do Hamilton, Rangers need one another?

Silver says NBA will talk Hack-a-Shaq solution

Silver says NBA will talk Hack-a-Shaq solution

Ejected Sale went to K.C. clubhouse post-brawl

Ejected Sale went to K.C. clubhouse post-brawl

Source: Angels near Hamilton deal to Rangers

Source: Angels near Hamilton deal to Rangers
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