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8 dead as quake-triggered avalanche sweeps Everest

FILE - This Oct. 21, 2005 file photo shows Mount Everest from an aerial view taken over Nepal. Senior mountaineering guide, Ang Tshering, said an avalanche swept the face of Mt. Everest after the massive earthquake, Saturday April 25, 2015 while government officials say at least 30 people have been injured on the mountain. (AP Photo/Jody Kurash, File)KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept the face of Mount Everest after the massive earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, killing at least eight people and leaving an unknown number missing and injured near the mountain's most dangerous spot, an official said.

Nepal quake toll reaches 688: government
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday has risen to 688, a senior home ministry official told Reuters, with 181 people killed in the capital Kathmandu. The quake measuring 7.9 is the strongest to hit the country in 81 years. (Reporting by Gopal Sharma; Editing by Douglas Busvine)
Ten militants, three soldiers killed in Tunisia clashes
At least 10 militants and three Tunisian soldiers have been killed in two days of clashes in the central Kasserine region near the border with Algeria, the military said on Friday. Tunisia's army has been carrying out operations in the area since last month's attack on the Bardo museum in Tunis where gunmen killed more than 20 foreign tourists in an attack claimed by Islamic State militants. Since its 2011 uprising against autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali swept the country to democracy, Tunisia's armed forces have been fighting a low-level Islamist militant insurgency by several armed groups.
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