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More than 2,500 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing Sunday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,500 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets....

Mountaineers, guides stream from Everest after avalanche
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Mountaineers, guides and porters streamed from Mount Everest base camp on Sunday in the wake of a deadly earthquake-triggered avalanche that obliterated parts of the rocky village of nylon tents. Some warned that dozens of people may still be missing....

Quake agony revealed quietly on trip from Nepal airport
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Soon after landing at Kathmandu airport, the Thai Airways captain made a bizarre announcement to passengers: Nobody is in the control tower....

No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up
LONDON (AP) -- There is still time to save lives - that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle....

Death toll climbs following Nepal quake: Things to Know
The death toll climbed and aftershocks continued a day after a powerful earthquake struck the Nepal region, triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest and setting off an urgent aid response....

Witnesses to Everest avalanche: 'I knew I had to survive'
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- At least 17 people were killed and 61 injured when an avalanche set off by Saturday's massive Nepal earthquake swept down the Himalayas. The snow and ice ripped through key Mt. Everest climbing routes and tore into base camp, the nylon mountaineering city that blossoms every year at the base of the world's highest peak. On Sunday, the first group of survivors was flown in to Kathmandu; most of the 15 people are injured Sherpa guides. Two spoke to The Associated Press:...

Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited
AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan (AP) -- The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted....

Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake
Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming....

Image from the quake: Heavy damage in Nepal ancient city
THE IMAGE:...

Fighting rages in Yemen's 3rd-largest city, strikes continue
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Deadly street battles raged in Yemen's third-largest city on Sunday, as airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels struck targets in several cities, security officials said....

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