Rescuers step up hunt for bodies in quake-hit Nepal trekking village

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Nepalese soldiers and villagers dug through snow mounds in a remote hamlet on Wednesday in search of scores of bodies of villagers and trekkers believed to be buried in an avalanche set off by last month’s devastating earthquake, officials said.

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Israel lurches right with formation of new government

Analysis: Netanyahu’s coalition government will maintain the status quo abroad, push right-wing entrenchment at home …read more

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Binyamin Netanyahu closes late deal to form new Israeli government

Prime minister relents to demands of Jewish Home party to strike agreement just before deadline to form rightwing coalition that will be sworn in next weekIsrael’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has finalised the formation of a rightwing coalition government, just 90 minutes before the midnight deadline.The coalition, comprised of Likud, …read more

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Yemen urges ground intervention to save country: letter to U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Yemen urged the international community “to quickly intervene by land forces to save” the country, specifically in the cities of Aden and Taiz, according to a letter sent to the United Nations Security Council by Yemen’s U.N. Ambassador Khaled Alyemany.

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How to visit Cuba – without falling foul of US travel regulations

Despite the thaw with Havana, US tourists are still officially banned by their own government but if your trip is a ‘people-to-people’ exchange you could be in luck Continue reading… …read more

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New AK-74M to make debut at Moscow V-Day parade

Russia’s legendary firearms producer Kalashnikov will for the first time introduce the modernized AK-74M at the Victory Day parade on May 9 on Moscow’s Red Square. Kalashnikov claims that the famous assault rifle will now be 50 percent more accurate.Read Full Article at RT.com …read more

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Government taken to court by Afghan interpreter over assistance scheme

Refugee Mohammad Rafi Hottak urges UK’s high court to watch video of Taliban beheadings to grasp dangers faced by Afghans working with US and UK forces Continue reading… …read more

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