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Former Soviet dissident charged over child abuse images

Former Soviet dissident and political activist Vladimir Bukovsky has been charged with making and possessing indecent images of children, prosecutors have said.

The Crown Prosecution Service said the 72-year-old had been summonsed to court to face five counts of making an indecent photograph of a child; five counts of possession of indecent photographs of children; and one charge of possessing a prohibited image, following an investigation by Cambridgeshire Police.


Elderly woman carried to safety in Kathmandu

An 86-year-old woman has been pictured being carried away from the rubble of a collapsed building in Kathmandu.

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers reports:

Nepal earthquake: UK aid plane forced to land in India

A plane carrying British aid workers has been forced to land in India after a failed attempt to reach Kathmandu.

Jonathan Swain, correspondent for ITV's Good Morning Britain reports:

Clashes as traffic stops motorists reaching Kathmandu

Angry clashes have broken out among people trying to reach the Nepalese capital Kathmandu following this weekend's earthquake.

As ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers reports, the disaster has left emergency services stretched - with no police or army visible during the heavy traffic today.

Amanda Holden's sister among trapped Everest climbers

Amanda Holden said her sister Debbie was safe and well. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Amanda Holden's sister was among those trapped by Mount Everest in the wake of Saturday's earthquake in Nepal, the actress has revealed.

Hosting ITV's This Morning, Holden revealed her sister Debbie had safely avoided the avalanche that killed at least 17 people.

During an interview with search and rescue experts, she said: "Very luckily she is at a place that is the last camp before you get to Base Camp 1 on the south side.

"There [were] only four of them left at that camp because my sister was suffering so badly from altitude sickness she didn't walk up to Base Camp - which actually, potentially, might have saved her life," she added.

Holden added that her friend had been able to send a text to her family from a friend's phone to let them know she was safe, adding that it was possible she would have made her way down from the mountain this morning.


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