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Man,101, found alive eight days after Nepal quake

Funchu Tamang survived under the rubble of his home for more than a week. Credit: ITV News

A 101-year-old man has been found alive more than a week after the Nepal earthquake demolished his home.

Funchu Tamang was pulled from the rubble on Saturday with only minor injuries to his ankle and hand.

Police officer Arun Kumar Singh told news agency AFP: "He was brought to the district hospital in a helicopter. His condition is stable."

Police also pulled three women survivors from the the rubble earlier today in Sindhupalchowk, one of the worst-hit districts, although it was not immediately clear how long they had been trapped.


Britain adds extra £5.3m to Nepal quake relief funds

Britain has donated an extra £5.3m to Nepal's quake relief funds to help supply food, clean water and shelter to the millions of people who have been affected by the country's worst earthquake in 80 years.

The number of confirmed deaths since last Saturday's earthquake has risen to more than 7,000, an official from Nepal's home ministry said Credit: Jessica Lea/DFID

The money will be split between five different UN aid agencies and according to the government brings the UK contribution to the relief effort up to £22.8m.

International Development minister Justine Greening said: "The UK is standing by Nepal and its people in their hour of need by ensuring lifesaving supplies continue moving around the country and by providing charities on the ground with fast-tracked funding.

"But even more has to be done to make sure these vital supplies keep reaching those who need them. With this latest British boost we will help the UN co-ordinate the relief effort on the ground and ensure everyone affected by this disaster continues to get the support they need."

Baltimore curfew lifted by mayor following protests

The death of Freddie Gray sparked protests across America. Credit: Reuters

A daily 10pm curfew in Baltimore, which had been in effect for five nights following violent protests over the death of Freddie Gray, has been lifted by the city's mayor.

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said on Twitter: "I have rescinded my order instituting a city-wide curfew. I want to thank the people of Baltimore for their patience."

It comes after six police officers involved in Gray's arrest were charged over his death, including counts of manslaughter and murder.

A post-mortem revealed Gray suffered a broken neck after being handcuffed, shackled and placed head-first into a police van.

Three found alive eight days after Nepal earthquake

Three people have been pulled out alive from the rubble of their home eight days after Nepal's devastating earthquake, an official has said.

According to Reuters, a home ministry official said police and army rescued the survivors in the district of Sindhupalchowk, northeast of the capital Kathmandu and one of the worst-hit areas in the country.

The news comes as rescuers found 50 bodies on a popular trekking route that was hit by an avalanche.

The current death toll has now reached more than 7,000 and officials believe this is likely to rise.


Nepal earthquake death toll passes 7,000

An earthquake victim walks past a collapsed temple in Sankhu, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. Credit: Reuters

The death toll from last weekend's massive earthquake in Nepal is now over 7,000 people.

National police officer Babu Kanji Giri said the number killed had reached 7,040 as more bodies are found in the debris.

Some 14,123 people were injured in the April 25 quake. Of them, 6,512 are being treated in hospital.

Islamic State militants 'kill 25 Yazidi prisoners'

File photo: A displaced Yazidi family, including a fighter, near Mount Sinjar. Credit: Reuters

Islamic State militants have reportedly shot at least 25 captive Yazidis at a prison camp in northern Iraq.

The killings took place at a prison camp near the town of Tal Afar, some 90 miles east of the Syrian border, a Yazidi politician has said.

Mahma Khalil said he spoke to four different people with knowledge of what happened inside of the camp, though a reason for the killings still was not immediately apparent.

"The militants want to spread horror among them to force them to convert to Islam or to do something else," Mr Khalil said.

He added that those killed included men, women and the elderly. He said he believes some 1,400 other Yazidis are still held in the camp.

Russian bikers lay wreath at Vienna liberation memorial

Russian motorcyclists lay a wreath at the Red Army monument in Vienna, Austria. Credit: Reuters

Members of a nationalistic Russian bikers club have laid a wreath at a monument to the Russian soldiers who liberated Vienna from the Nazis.

The pro-Kremlin Night Wolves are on a ride commemorating the Russian and Allied defeat of Nazi Germany 70 years ago in the Second World War.

They started in Moscow and are hoping to end in Berlin on May 9.

Some EU officials have expressed criticism of their plans and Poland denied them entry, reflecting strains between Warsaw and Moscow over Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict.

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