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India to Issue Free Visas to Tourists Stranded in Nepal

The Indian Home Ministry also instructed the country's border guarding force to set up camps near Nepal to provide medical help to tourists crossing the border.

Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Aftershock Hits Nepal As Death Toll Exceeds 2,000

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake aftershock took place in Nepal on Sunday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

Russian Television to Air Film on Putin's 15-Year Stay in Power

The film will give insights on Russia's policies starting from late 1990s - early 2000s, when Vladimir Putin became president for the first time, up to recent events including the situation in Ukraine. The film will also give a touch of what the the president has personally gone through during the 15 years.

Many Feared Dead After Boko Haram Attacks Niger Army

Boko Haram militants attacked troops from Niger on an island base in Lake Chad, the government said on Saturday, in a raid believed to have taken a heavy toll on the army.

Freddie Gray Protest in Baltimore Turns Violent, Dozen Arrested

Thousands took to the streets of Baltimore condemning the death of Freddie Gray, a man who died after being arrested by police.

Ukraine Wraps Up Major Paratroop Drill on Black Sea Coast

Ukrainian paratroopers wrapped up a massive military exercise Saturday. The drill involved over 3,000 troops, hundreds of armored vehicles and aircraft.

Number of Nepal Quake Victims Exceeds 1,900

Nepal media report, citing local police that over 1,900 people have died as a result of the powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday.

Hackers Manage to Gain Access to Obama's E-Mail Correspondence

Senior American officials familiar with the ongoing investigation said that the White House's unclassified computer system was breached last year, as a result of which, hackers accessed some of Barack Obama's email correspondence.

Russian Medics Provide Continuing Assistance in Yemen Amid Warfare

An anonymous source in the Russian Embassy in Sanaa said that many Russian doctors, as well as medical specialists from other countries continue to work in Yemen despite the ongoing fighting between Houthi rebels and those loyal to Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Coalition Efforts in Yemen Focused on Targeting 'Manpower' - Source

An anonymous source in the Russian Embassy in Sanaa reported that the second operation launched by the Saudi-led international coalition against Shiite Houthis in Yemen includes only selective airstrikes, targeting the rebels' technology and manpower.

17 Bodies Recovered on Everest After Avalanche Caused by Earthquake

An avalanche on Mount Everest has been set off by Nepal earthquake. Seventeen bodies reportedly discovered after the deadliest disaster in the history of mountaineering.

Death Toll From Nepal Quake Surpasses 1,800, Home Ministry Says

An anonymous Nepalese Home Ministry official reportedly said that at least 1,805 people are known to have been killed as a result of the powerful earthquake, which shook Nepal on Saturday.

Nepal Rocked by Series of Minor Quakes

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre reports that a number of smaller earthquakes occurred in Nepal following the 7.8-magnitude quake that hit the country on Saturday.

10 Czech Tourists Missing After Nepal Earthquake

The Czech Foreign Ministry announced that out of the 45 Czech tourists who were in Nepal when it was hit by a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake on Saturday, 10 are still missing.

Oregon Bakery Owners Ordered To Pay $135,000 To Lesbian Couple

Two owners of an Oregon bakery have been ordered by the court to pay $135,000 after citing religious beliefs for refusing to make a cake for a lesbian couple, Koin 6 reports.

Fire Covers Over 650 Square Feet at Moscow Office Building

A fire has erupted at a waterfront office building in central Moscow.

3 Police Officers Injured in Suspected Terrorist Attack in East Jerusalem

Officers were hit by a car in East Jerusalem in what police suspect might have been a terrorist attack.

Germany Denies Entry to Russian Bikers On Victory Day Motocross

Germany reportedly refused to issue entry visas for top members of the Russian motorcycle club the Night Wolves, set to ride across Europe and reach Berlin on May 9.

UN Urges Indonesia to Impose Moratorium on Death Penalty

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed to the country's government to not carry out the executions and to consider declaring a moratorium on capital punishment in Indonesia.

Jeff Bezos Made $5B on Friday

The Amazon CEO made $5 billion in a single day.

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