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Baltimore declares state of emergency after riots

Riots broke out after the funeral of a man who died in police custody. Credit: Reuters

The governor of Maryland has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to help with the violence and rioting in Baltimore.

Governor Larry Hogan signed the order on Monday night after riots broke out following the funeral for Freddie Gray who died after being injured while in police custody.

Cars and at least one store have been set on fire during the riots and businesses looted.

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the mayor of Baltimore, said Baltimore would have a curfew from 10 pm to 5 am starting Tuesday and would last one week.


Nick Clegg 'imagines Ed Balls' during kickboxing classes

Nick Clegg and Ed Balls Credit: PA Wire

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has admitted to thinking about about Labour's shadow chancellor Ed Balls during his weekly kickboxing classes.

The 48-year-old told an interview he tried not to put a face on the things that he is "striking with my feet and my hands" during the weekly sessions.

But pressed during the interview for Classic FM, which will be broadcast tonight, on whether there was someone going through his mind Clegg admitted: "Well, sometimes Ed Balls might flicker through my imagination."

The two politicians have a notoriously difficult relationship with Clegg once saying that he had a rule not to let political arguments turn personal but that he "made and exception" for Balls.

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Nepal earthquake aid efforts: Trying to beat the backlog

Physically getting that large amount of aid into the country is still not complete.

But crucially the dogs are here, so they will be able to be sent out immediately to try and trace if there is anybody still in the wreckage.

Tomorrow, the bulk of the aid will arrive in Kathmandu and then the challenge will be to get it out to the most vulnerable areas.


International rescue team arrives in Kathmandu

A plane carrying a team of international search and rescue workers has arrived in Kathmandu, ITV News Correspondent Emma Murphy reports.

2.3 million US birds could be infected with bird flu

Initial tests have found probable new cases of the rapidly spreading avian influenza on four commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting nearly 2.3 million birds, the state's agriculture department said.

Additional tests are pending to confirm the presence of the highly pathogenic H5N2, agency officials said. Initial positive tests for H5 avian influenza were found in a commercial egg-laying farm with an estimated 1.7 million birds in Sioux County; a 250,000 pullet farm in Osceola County; and in two commercial egg-laying operations in O'Brien County, with a total of 338,000 birds, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship said.

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