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Nepal: 29 killed as 1,000 others injured in new earthquake in eastern Nepal

(By Estera Popowska)

At least 29 people have been killed and 1,006 injured as a major earthquake struck eastern Nepal, near Mount Everest, the Nepali government has said, BBC reported Tuesday.

Two weeks ago more than 8,000 died in a devastating quake, according to several news sources. According to the US Geological Survey, the latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazaar, near Mount Everest. The earthquake is estimated  to have had a magnitude of 7.3  An earthquake on 25 April, centred in western Nepal, had a magnitude of 7.8 according to BBC report.

U.S: Secretary of State John Kerry to meet Russian President Putin

(By Estera Popowska)

In what would mark the first visit by the US top diplomat to Russia since the Ukraine crisis erupted last April, US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to hold talks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin Tuesday.

According to reports, the meeting in Sochi takes place as signs emerge that Moscow and the West may be ready for a detente after more than a year of tensions over Ukraine, where  relations between Moscow and Washington reportedly plunged to their lowest point since the Cold War.

Several people killed in Swiss-German boarder-Police

(By Estera Popowska)

Local police said on Sunday that several people were killed in a shooting late on Saturday in a town in the Swiss canton of Aargau. The total number of those dead had not been made available by the time of writing this article.

Reuters reported Sunday that local police said in a statement that officers responding to reports of shots found several bodies in and around a residential building in Wuerenlingen, a community of some 4,500 people north-west of Zurich.

U.S: Tornadoes rip through northern Texas, at least one person confirmed dead

(By Bonny Apunyu)   

At least one person was killed and others are still unaccounted for as several tornadoes ripped through the northern part of the U.S. state of Texas over the weekend, Associated Press reported.

Eastland County Judge Rex Fields reportedly said one of the tornadoes on Saturday shattered homes in a rural area south of Cisco, a town about 100 miles west of Fort Worth.

"The homes that I've seen, there are just maybe one or two walls standing," Fields, who also serves as the county's emergency services coordinator, told The Associated Press.

Breaking news: 500 Rohingya Muslim feared drowned in west Indonesia

(By Bonny Apunyu)

According to a migration official, boats carrying 500 Rohingya Muslims have washed ashore in west Indonesia, Associated Press has reported Sunday morning.

The Times India tweeted on Sunday  that “Boats carrying 500 Rohingya Muslims wash ashore in west Indonesia. – AP”

More details  will be published as new information emerges.


Philippines: Over 1,000 people evacuated as Typhoon Noul approaches

(By Estera Popowska)

Philippine authorities have evacuated over 1,000 people from the north-east region as the country awaits the arrival of Typhoon Noul which is expected to reach the main island of Luzon by Sunday evening local time.

According to BBC, flights and sea crossings have been cancelled and relief supplies moved in. The Philippines sees frequent extreme weather, with more than 7,000 people killed when Typhoon Haiyan struck in 2013.

Poland: Polls opens for presidential elections

(By Estera Popowska)

Polls have opened on Sunday for presidential elections in Poland where incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski is seeking a second term in office. BBC says opinion polls put Mr. Komorowski in the lead, but if no candidate wins more than 50% of the vote there will be a second round.

President Komorowski took office five years ago after his predecessor, Lech Kaczynski, died in a plane crash.The president has limited powers, but is head of the armed forces and can veto new laws.

UK: David Cameron sweeps a ‘shock’ election victory defying exit polls

(By Estera Popowska)

In what has been described as a shock victory, Minister David Cameron won election in Britain which analysts had predicted would be the closest in decades between Conservative and  Labour parties

According to Reuters, David Cameron said "This is the sweetest victory of all," he reportedly told enthusiastic supporters at party headquarters. "The real reason to celebrate tonight, the real reason to be proud, the real reason to be excited is we are going to get the opportunity to serve our country again."

Scotland: 20-year-old female student elected Member of Parliament, youngest lawmaker since 1667

(By Estera Popowska)

In what reports say marks Britain's youngest lawmaker since 1667, a 20-year-old female student representing the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) was on Friday elected Member of Parliament defeating one of the opposition Labour party's top figures, AFP reported.

According to news sources, Mhairi Black defeated Labour's election campaign chief Douglas Alexander in Paisley and Renfrewshire South as an exit poll indicated that the SNP could win 58 out of 59 seats in Scotland."