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Indian residents rest and sleep in a football field in SiliguriHong Kong (AFP) - 04:15 GMT - Dharahara tower - The historic nine-storey Dharahara tower, a major tourist attraction, was among the buildings brought down in Kathmandu and police say around 150 people could have been inside at the time based on ticket sales. Right now, we are not in a position to estimate how many might be trapped," local police official Bishwa Raj Pokharel tells AFP. 04:09 GMT - "Finding survivors" - Rameshwor Dangal, who heads the home ministry's national disaster management division, has told AFP that emergency crews will also step up their efforts to rescue those trapped in high-rise buildings which pancaked on Saturday.


4/26/2015 10:24:11 PM

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — .

4/26/2015 10:19:36 PM

Dallas Mavericks' Tyson Chandler (6) looks toward and official after being charged with a foul against Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard in the first half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS (AP) — Monta Ellis scored 31 points, J.J. Barea had 17 points and 13 assists in his first playoff start since boosting Dallas' run to the 2011 championship and the Mavericks avoided elimination with a 121-109 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night.


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Betty White accepts the lifetime achievement award at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres.


4/26/2015 10:10:57 PM

Nearly a million children have been "severely affected" by a severe earthquake in Nepal that has killed more than 3,200 people, a spokesman for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said, as rescue and aid workers struggle to cope. With hundreds of thousands of Nepalis sleeping out in tents or in the open, UNICEF said its relief workers were watching for waterborne and infectious diseases. "What we know that at this point is there are nearly a million children who are severely affected. Our biggest concern for them right now is going to be access to clean water and sanitation, we know that water and food is running out," UNICEF's Christopher Tidey said by telephone.

4/26/2015 10:07:54 PM

Pedestrians walk past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares scaled seven-year highs following stellar earnings from a few U.S. hi-tech giants, but investors were cautious ahead of central bank meetings this week in the U.S. and Japan and on deadlock in creditors' talks with Greece. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.7 percent while Japan's Nikkei was flat. On Friday, shares in Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft both jumped over 10 percent on strong revenues, boosting the Nasdaq Composite index to a record high. The bull run's dependence on low interest rates and strong central bank, however, has made investors cautious as the Federal Reserve is expected to raise U.S. interest rates from around zero in coming months.


4/26/2015 10:05:58 PM

This photo provided by Rebecca Fay shows mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. Barton was announced Sunday, April 26, 2015, as the winner of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award. The $50,000 prize goes to a major young American singer. It’s named after Tucker, the late tenor and Brooklyn native who started out as a cantor in synagogues. (Rebecca Fay via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The prize dubbed the Heisman Trophy for singers is going to a Georgia native with an earth-shattering voice — and an earthy style.


4/26/2015 10:04:38 PM

FILE - In this April 18, 2015 file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks in Nashua, N.H. Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. “Anybody who monkeys with this bill is going to run into a buzz saw,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned ahead of this week’s debate. Also trying to discourage any changes, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey urged senators to stick with the plan as it emerged from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it.


4/26/2015 9:53:18 PM

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street gained on strong earnings and investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.

4/26/2015 9:42:27 PM

The area around Kathmandu suffered damaging quakes in 1934 and 1988, but when disaster experts met in Nepal's capital earlier this month, all they could forecast was that the next one would probably come in the next couple of decades.

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