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  • 4 May 2015

    Nepali police and local volunteers have found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake.

  • 4 May 2015

    Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended Germany's BND intelligence agency against accusations it violated laws by helping the US spy on officials and firms in Europe and said her office would cooperate fully with a parliamentary investigation.

  • 4 May 2015

    South Korea has urged Pyongyang to release four of its citizens being held by the North, including two men who told CNN they spied for the South, and a 21-year-old New York University student.

  • 4 May 2015

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered the head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party "equal" talks to resolve their political differences, but only if Taiwan accepts it is part of China, a concept many Taiwanese balk at.

  • 4 May 2015

    Some of the 6,800 migrants rescued from overcrowded boats crossing to Europe over the weekend have arrived in an Italian port.

  • 4 May 2015

    Two gunmen have been killed after opening fire on a security officer outside a contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Mohammed in Texas and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle.

  • 3 May 2015

    Mercy Corps is the only global humanitarian organisation to have its European Headquarters in Edinburgh.

  • 3 May 2015

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday the United States wanted to renew ties with Sri Lanka and announced the start of an annual bilateral dialogue after years of tensions with the island nation's former government.