It was a deep, gut-wrenching wail.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged voters to avoid "instability" when they go to the polls on May 7.
Kathmandu (AFP) - The death toll from a devastating earthquake in Nepal has risen to 5,057, the home ministry's national disaster management division said on Tuesday.
Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza will continue his bid for a third term in power, a spokesman said Tuesday dismissing calls by protestors who have clashed with police for three days.
Dhaka (AFP) - Bangladesh's main opposition party pulled out of mayoral elections on Tuesday saying the polls were rigged, deepening a political crisis plaguing the impoverished country.
Kunduz (Afghanistan) (AFP) - Intense fighting flared in northern Afghanistan as security forces battled Taliban insurgents advancing Tuesday on a major provincial capital, officials said, with terrified residents fearing the fall of the besieged city.
Ho Chi Minh City (AFP) - Forty years after it won the war, the Communist Party still rules Vietnam with an iron fist. But with crony capitalism, corruption and inequality now rife, many claim its victory was a hollow one.
Sydney (AFP) - The earthquake that devastated Nepal and left thousands of people dead shifted the earth beneath Kathmandu by up to several metres south, but the height of Mount Everest likely stayed the same, experts said Tuesday.
Jakarta (AFP) - Eight foreign drug convicts are set to be executed in Indonesia after losing all appeals for clemency.
Johannesburg (AFP) - South African police said Tuesday they had arrested three people for the rape and murder of a 86-year-old nun of Austrian origin nearly two weeks ago.
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran's distressed families have wept as they told of their last moments with their loved ones, hours before they are due to be shot.