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Nepalis dig through quake rubble for survivors; PM says toll could be 10,000

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said the death toll could reach 10,000 as information from remote villages comes in. Frustrated residents used their bare hands to dig for signs of loved ones.

World + 7 others

Latest count of migrants arriving in Italy by sea this month nears 15,000

Through the first four months of 2014, Italy’s Ministry of the Interior reported 26,644 migrant arrivals. By 27 April this year, IOM counted 25,703 and expects 2014's total to be surpassed.


WHO condemns attacks in Yemen and calls for immediate access for scaled-up health response

Health staff and ambulances carrying patients are constantly at risk of attack. In Sa’ada governorate, health staff have left their duty stations due to fear of attacks on medical facilities.

Zimbabwe + 9 others

Expected sharp fall in southern African maize production raises food security concerns

The early production forecast for maize - a staple food throughout the subregion - is about 21.1 million tonnes in 2015, 15 percent lower than the average for the last five years, FAO says.

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