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Major Aftershock Hits Nepal as Death Toll Rises

A major aftershock hit the Kathmandu area of Nepal on Sunday, terrifying locals as rescuers dug for survivors of a devastating earthquake which left more than 2,200 people dead, NBC News reported. The United States Geological Survey said the tremor registered an initial 6.7 magnitude — compared with the day earlier's 7.8 magnitude quake. The aftershock struck as aid had started to arrive in the impoverished mountain nation, with Indian military planes shipping 200 rescuers and 43 tons of food and emergency supplies. "Our people on the ground have found the overall situation to have been worse than their worst fears," said Save the Children, one of the many aid groups sending emergency teams to Nepal. Officials said Sunday that the death toll from the earthquake had exceeded 2,2000, according to The Associated Press. Meanwhile, climbers reported more avalanches on Mount Everest, even as choppers landed near base camp to evacuate the injured. Read »
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Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 at 5:33 AM

It was a sound like thunder.... It was really shaking shaking shaking.  

— Shristi Mainali a 21-year-old nursing student in Kathmandu, Nepal, describing Saturday's 7.9-magnitude earthquake there.
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PHOTOS: Deadly Earthquake Rocks Nepal

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WATCH: Cecily Strong's Best Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

"Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong levied her characteristically biting humor during her stint as celebrity host of the the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night, earning laughs for digs at journalists, the Secret Service and even President Obama himself. "The Washington Hilton is great," the one-time "Weekend Update" host said. "I bet when the president walked in and saw all those bellhops he thought, 'Finally, some decent security.'" Read »
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