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National Guard take position in Baltimore

National Guard troops are taking their positions in Baltimore after at least 15 officers were injured in riots which broke out after the funeral of a 25-year-old man who died in police custody.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said the troops would be used to hold areas that have been cleared of rioters as police go through the affected areas of the city.

Armoured vehicles have been spotted arriving in Baltimore.

Nepal 'desperate for more foreign expertise'

The big challenge is relief, officials in Nepal said as they called for more countries to send help and medical teams.

People sleep inside a makeshift shelter on open ground in Kathmandu Credit: Reuters

Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudel, Nepal's top bureaucrat, said: "We urge foreign countries to give us special relief materials and medical teams.

"We are really desperate for more foreign expertise to pull through this crisis."

While aid has begun arriving in the capital of Kathmandu, including food, medical supplies, tents and dogs trained for rescue efforts, the authorities are struggling to deliver relief further afield.

A crush at the main international airport, where relief material and rescue teams are flying in while thousands of residents are trying to leave, has slowed the flow of aid.


US Attorney General condemns 'senseless acts of violence'

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch briefs President Barack Obama Credit: White House/Twitter

Newly elected US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has condemned the "senseless acts of violence" in Baltimore.

Earlier she briefed President Obama on the violence, who had also spoken to the Baltimore Mayor, the White House said.

I condemn the senseless acts of violence by some individuals in Baltimore that have resulted in harm to law enforcement officers, destruction of property and a shattering of the peace in the city of Baltimore.

I will bring the full resources of the Department of Justice to bear in protecting those under threat, investigating wrongdoing, and securing an end to violence.

– Loretta Lynch

Cars and properties set alight during Baltimore unrest

Rioters set fire to cars and property Credit: Reuters

Rioters continued to set fire to vehicles and property in Baltimore in the wake of the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray earlier.

Fire crews tackle a blaze set by protesters Credit: Reuters

Mayor of Baltimore: This is one of our darkest days

The Mayor of Baltimore has said "this is one of our darkest day" and said she would do whatever it takes to overcome "the destructive interest of the few".

Earlier she announced a curfew would be in place from 10pm until 5am from Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton: I am praying for peace and safety

Hillary Clinton Credit: PA Wire

Hillary Clinton has said she is "praying for peace and safety" for all in Baltimore and for the family of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.


Lineker and Henry send congratulations to Bournemouth

Footballers have taken to Twitter to praise Bournemouth after the football club all but but sealed promotion to the top-flight for the first time in their history with a 3-0 win against Bolton.

Gary Lineker and Thierry Henry were among those to tweet their congratulations to the club and its players.

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