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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:

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INTERVIEW: 'boulders the size of cars came crashing through the camp'

Cumbrian mountaineer Chris Harling has spoken to ITV News about boulders the size of cars crashing through base camp on Everest when the massive earthquake struck Nepal.

Chris, from Penrith, is a volunteer with Keswick Mountain Rescue Team and was leading the Adventure Peaks Everest North Ridge 2015 Expedition. All his team are unharmed and he says the area has largely escaped the avalanches that have left up to 17 climbers dead. He says his thoughts are with all of those caught up in the disaster, both on Everest and across Nepal.

They are remaining in the camp while they decide what is safest to do next. Hear his exclusive phone interview below:

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Appeal after theft from injured pensioner

This picture of a suspect was taken by a member of the public. Credit: Greater Manchester Police.

A thief snuck into an elderly woman's car and stole her sat nav just moments after she was injured in a collision.

The 73-year-old woman suffered severe bruising to her legs and ribs after her blue Vauxhall Corsa collided with railings on the petrol forecourt of the Asda store on High Street, Hulme.

As she and her husband, who has dementia, were waiting for the ambulance the thief snuck into her car and stole her satellite navigation system.

Police have issued a photograph, taken by a member of the public of the offender, and are appealing to anyone who recognises him to come forward.

"I have spoken to the woman, and in her victim impact statement she has described this thief as 'the lowest of the low'.

"As she and her husband waited for an ambulance, injured from the collision moments before, what they needed was help and assistance but instead this thief took advantage of the opportunity, preyed upon their vulnerable state and stole their sat nav."

– Police Constable Paul Brunton, Greater Manchester Police
  • Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Red Cross: 90 British and Irish people missing in Nepal

A total of 90 people born in Britain or Ireland are believed to be missing after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal and left thousands dead, the Red Cross has said.

An online list of everyone missing in the Nepal earthquake, as well as updates on those found, has been put together by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The list includes dozens of Britons.

Sam Bond, from Bristol, is among those missing Credit: Twitter/Francesca Baker

Among those missing is Bristol climber Samuel Bond, aged 28, who has not been seen since he set off for base camp on Mount Everest on Wednesday last week.

More than 3,600 people have been confirmed dead by rescue and recovery teams so far, including at least 17 climbers hit by an avalanche triggered by the 7.9 magnitude quake.

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