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  1. Everest avalanche kills 17

    Everest avalanche kills 17

    The avalanche that slammed into Mt Everest base camp after the quake in Nepal has killed at least 17 people, the Nepal Mountaineering Association says.

  2. More family time for condemned Aussies

    More family time for condemned Aussies

    Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are spending their final hours with family, unless Indonesia's president gives them a last-minute reprieve.

  3. Strongman Nazarbayev tipped for fresh term as Kazakhstan votes

    Strongman Nazarbayev tipped for fresh term as Kazakhstan votes

    Astana (Kazakhstan) (AFP) - Polls got underway Sunday in energy-rich Kazakhstan for a ballot almost certain to re-elect 74-year-old strongman incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

  4. Nepal quake kills more than 1805

    Nepal quake kills more than 1805

    Officials say more than 1805 people have died in an earthquake in Nepal, the impoverished Himalayan nation's worst disaster in more than 80 years.

  5. Portugal coalition partners to field joint list in upcoming polls

    Portugal coalition partners to field joint list in upcoming polls

    Lisbon (AFP) - Leaders of the two parties in Portugal's centre-right coalition government on Saturday announced they would field a single list of candidates to contest this year's parliamentary elections.

  6. Starbucks stores reopen tech glitch

    Starbucks stores reopen tech glitch

    Starbucks has resolved a glitch in its computer system that hit registers at thousands of stores across North America.

  7. Flights disrupted as Chile volcano spews more ash

    Flights disrupted as Chile volcano spews more ash

    Puerto Varas (Chile) (AFP) - Ash from Chile's spewing Calbuco volcano threatened Saturday to spell travel misery in the region and beyond after it triggered the cancellation of domestic and international flights in several cities.

  8. 100 New Zealanders contacted in Nepal

    Officials are still trying to confirm the well-being of New Zealanders in Nepal after a devastating earthquake which has killed 1300 people.

  9. Rival rallies in Germany over fate of coal-fired power plants

    Rival rallies in Germany over fate of coal-fired power plants

    Frankfurt (AFP) - Thousands turned out in Germany Saturday for rival rallies for and against the closure of coal-fired power plants, as debate on the issue rages.

  10. International aid groups rush to reach Nepal quake victims

    International aid groups rush to reach Nepal quake victims

    Paris (AFP) - Countries and international aid groups rushed to respond Saturday to a massive earthquake in Nepal that claimed more than 1,000 lives as aftershocks and severed communications hampered rescue efforts.

  11. Greek minister raises possibility of fresh election

    Greek minister raises possibility of fresh election

    Athens (AFP) - The interior minister of cash-strapped Greece has raised the possibility of fresh elections to give Greeks the last word on the government's economic policy.

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