World News (April 30, 2015)


nepal earthquake
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing natives, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,200 people. Aftershocks tormented them, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets.


mt. everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — At least 17 people were killed and 61 injured when an avalanche set off by Nepal’s massive earthquake swept down the Himalayas. The snow and ice ripped through key Mt. Everest climbing routes and tore into base camp, the nylon mountaineering city that blossoms every year at the base of the world’s highest peak.

The first group of survivors were flown in to Kathmandu; most of the 15 people are injured Sherpa guides. 



BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Hundreds of people in Burundi protested in the capital after the country’s ruling party nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term.

There were clashes between protesters and armed police in Bujumbura, the nation’s capital. Police fired tear gas to break up crowds and also blocked access to some parts of the cit