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UK deploys humanitarian experts to help in Nepal

The UK has deployed a team of humanitarian experts to Nepal to provide urgent support for people affected by the earthquake, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced.

Nepal earthquake death toll continues to rise

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At least 1,341 people have died in the Nepal's worst earthquake for 80 years, the Reuters news agency have reported.

The 7.9 magnitude quake, which was shallow making it more destructive, is Nepal's worst tremor for 80 years.

The country's worst earthquake in 1934 killed more than 8,500 people.

The shock waves were felt as far away as Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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Airstrikes target Islamic State units in Iraq and Syria

US-led coalition forces hit so-called Islamic State militants in Syria with four airstrikes and conducted 11 missions in Iraq, the US military has said.

All of the strikes in Syria hit targets near Kobani, destroying four fighting positions and a boat, and also hitting an Islamic State tactical unit, according to a military statement on Saturday.

In Iraq, five strikes near Fallujah hit tactical units, disabled a fighting position and destroyed vehicles, machine guns and an improvised explosive device. Four strikes near Mosul destroyed three buildings as well as machine guns and vehicles.

Coalition forces also struck targets near Ramadi and Tal Afar, the statement said.

Commemorations around the world to mark Gallipoli anniversary

Ceremonies were held around the world today, to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War battle for Gallipoli.

Leaders and dignitaries from many countries attended a service in Turkey - including Prince Charles and Prince Harry.

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers reports from Gallipoli:

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Earthquake in Nepal kills at least 1,170 people

At least 1,170 people have been killed in a devastating earthquake in Nepal and the number of dead is expected to rise as rescuers work through the night to dig through the rubble.

The 7.9 magnitude quake, which was shallow making it more destructive, is Nepal's worst tremor for 80 years. The country's worst earthquake in 1934 killed more than 8,500 people.

The shock waves were felt as far away as Pakistan and Bangladesh.

ITV News correspondent Emma Murphy reports:

Ex-soldier charged over NI shooting 40 years ago

John Pat Cunningham's nephew, Charlie Agnew, with a MOD apology and a picture of Mr Cunningham. Credit: Paul Faith / PA Archive/PA Images

A 73-year-old former British soldier has appeared in court in Northern Ireland charged in relation to the death of a Catholic man with learning difficulties in 1974.

John Pat Cunningham, a 27-year-old man who had a mental age of between six and 10, was shot three times as he ran away from an army patrol in a field 40 years ago. Relatives said he ran because he had a fear of men in uniform.

Former soldier Dennis Hutchins was charged with attempted murder, the first time anyone has been charged in relation to the incident. He has not yet formally responded to the charge.

The charges follow a decision last month by the Police Service of Northern Ireland's recently established Legacy Investigation Branch to take a fresh look at the evidence surrounding Mr Cunningham's killing.

Nepal earthquake: PM says UK will do all it can to help

The United Kingdom will do all it can to help in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

The quake has so far claimed over 1,000 lives.

British charities are preparing to help to deal with the disaster, while Prime Minister David Cameron took to Twitter to express the country's support.

He posted:

Watford promoted to Premier League

Watford won at Brighton earlier. Credit: PA

Watford will be a Premier League side next season after Middlesbrough lost and Norwich drew on Saturday.

The Hornets had earlier won at Brighton 2-0 to put them onto 88 points.

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