Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy said of the Newtown shooting tragedy:
All of #CT's people and indeed the people of the world weep for the immeasurable losses suffered by the families & loved ones
There will be a time soon for a discussion of public policy issues, but what's important right now is this: love, courage & compassion
Let us all hope and pray those children are now in a place where that innocence will forever be protected
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The badly-stricken mountain village of Ghyampesal is just 10 miles away from the epicentre of the quake.
It's all going on tonight - as belt of rain sweeps from in from the west - lively downpours will mean rumbles of thunder and hail
A baby boy, born yesterday into a disaster zone, has not yet been given a name as his family and his village wait for help.