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US marines and aircraft reach Nepal  Sun, 03 May 2015 18:10:39 GMT
Nepal's only international airport restricts larger aircraft because of concerns over its runway, as the post-earthquake aid effort continues. 
Freed women tell of Boko Haram horror  Sun, 03 May 2015 19:27:55 GMT
Former hostages held by Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria say some of their fellow captives were stoned to death by the militants. 
Thousands of migrants rescued at sea  Sun, 03 May 2015 19:44:24 GMT
More than 5,800 migrants are rescued and 10 bodies recovered in several operations in the Mediterranean over the weekend, Italy's coastguard says. 
Ethiopian Jews protest in Tel Aviv  Sun, 03 May 2015 21:26:43 GMT
Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews protest against police brutality and racism in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, leading to violent clashes. 
Baltimore lifts post-riot curfew  Sun, 03 May 2015 17:53:32 GMT
National Guard troops begin leaving Baltimore and a curfew is lifted, as tension subsides following rioting over the custody death of a black man. 
Families pay visit to new princess  Sun, 03 May 2015 17:01:53 GMT
The Prince of Wales and other close relatives visit Kensington Palace to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's new baby daughter. 
Costa Rica shipwreck sparks alert  Sun, 03 May 2015 22:49:37 GMT
The Costa Rican government issues an alert along about 100 km (60 miles) of coast near Puntarenas, after a vessel carrying tons of toxic chemicals sinks. 
Nigeria troops 'killed civilians'  Sun, 03 May 2015 23:07:45 GMT
Community leaders in central Nigeria accuse government troops of killing civilians and burning villages following the deaths of six soldiers. 
Saudis 'used cluster bombs' in Yemen  Sun, 03 May 2015 09:56:56 GMT
Human Rights Watch says it has evidence Saudi Arabia used cluster bombs banned by much of the world, including the UK. 
German train drivers set for strike  Sun, 03 May 2015 22:28:34 GMT
Drivers for Germany's Deutsche Bahn plan a week-long strike to start on Monday, their eighth walkout in 10 months of wage negotiations. 
New York policeman shot in the head  Sun, 03 May 2015 06:48:20 GMT
A plainclothes policeman is seriously injured by a shot to the head while attempting to question a man in New York's Queens borough. 
VIDEO: Shells rip through homes in Ukraine  Sun, 03 May 2015 14:21:52 GMT
Heavy shelling took place overnight in Donetsk. One Ukrainian soldier and two civilians have been killed in the past 24 hours. 
VIDEO: Drone films Nepal quake destruction  Sun, 03 May 2015 16:12:30 GMT
Aerial footage filmed by a drone shows the devastation caused in the Sindhupalchok district, near the epicentre of the earthquake in Nepal. 
VIDEO: Video shows migrant rescues off Libya  Sun, 03 May 2015 11:57:47 GMT
Video has been released by the Italian coastguard showing one of many migrant rescues on Saturday off the coast of Libya. 
VIDEO: Nepal areas 'still waiting for aid'  Sun, 03 May 2015 16:45:13 GMT
Sanjoy Majumder reports on the problem of aid distribution to those affected by the Nepal earthquake 
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US marines and aircraft reach Nepal  Sun, 03 May 2015 18:10:39 GMT
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