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Nepal survivor pulled from rubble 62 hours after quake

A man has been found alive beneath the rubble in Kathmandu more than 62 hours after a powerful earthquake hit Nepal.

The Chinese team pulled the man from beneath the rubble Credit: CCTV

The 21-year-old was pulled alive from beneath a trapped building by a Chinese team, after a rescue effort lasting 34 hours.

He was sent to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Saturday's 7.9 magnitude quake has left more than 4,400 people dead and many more injured, with fears the death toll could reach 10,000 as search and rescue operations continue.

The injured man was sent to a nearby hospital Credit: CCTV

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David Cameron: 'Russell Brand is a joke'

The Prime Minister has labelled Russell Brand "a joke" - and taunted Ed Miliband after a photo of the Labour leader outside the comedian's house surfaced on social media last night.

A spokesperson for Mr Miliband said that he had been there to film an interview with Mr Brand.

But the PM teased both men on the stump today, saying that "his whole view" is "don't vote - it only encourages them".

He added: "That's funny, but politics and elections... that's not a joke. Russell Brand's a joke".

William and Kate send pastries to fans awaiting new arrival

Prince William and Kate have sent pastries to their loyal fans who have braved the cold and camped outside the hospital where their second child is due to be born.

Terry Hutt and John Loughry enjoy their royal pastries Credit: ITV News

Loyal royal supporters, decked out in full Union flag regalia, have set up outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, where the royal couple are expected to make their first public appearance following the imminent birth of their second child.

Prince William and Kate sent pastries to their fans outside the hospital Credit: ITV News

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Keith Harris' agent: 'We laughed every time we spoke'

Keith Harris' agent said that he quickly became 'great friends' with the entertainer after they met during the summer season at The Gaiety Theatre in Ayr in 1992.

Robert C Kelly said: "I think I laughed every single time we spoke. Keith was not only a technically great ventriloquist, he was also a gifted mimic and an extraordinarily funny man both onstage and off.

"Perhaps even rarer than that in showbiz, he was a thoroughly decent man, a great friend and a wonderful father and husband."

Agent: 'Great sadness' over death of friend Keith Harris

Keith Harris' agent has said that the announcement of the death of his friend and client has come with "great sadness".

A statement said: "It is with great sadness I announce the death of my friend and client Keith Harris (67) whom I have known for well over 20 years and managed for the past 15 years."

Agent: 'Great sadness' over death of friend Keith Harris. Credit: ITV News

The star appeared on a total of five Royal, and Children’s Royal Variety Performances. At his height between 1982 and 1990 Harris had his own BBC 1 Saturday night programme The Keith Harris Show followed between 1990 and 1993 by The Quack Chat Show.

Keith Harris had been suffering from cancer.

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