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This photo provided by Azim Afif shows the scene after an avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Everest Base Camp, Nepal on Saturday. Afif and his team of four others from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) all survived the avalanche. [ Photo by Azim Afif via AP]

Everest climbers describe 'horrible' scene after Nepal earthquake triggers deadly avalanche

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A massive earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest on Saturday, leaving at least 17 people dead on the mountain and 61 injured. Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said early today that 22 of the seriously injured have been taken by helicopter to Pheriche villa …


  1. Nepal quake: Toll climbs over 1,800, Everest shaken


    KATHMANDU, Nepal

    Tens of thousands of Nepalese who spent the night under a chilly sky were jolted awake by strong aftershocks this morning, and rescuers aided by international teams cleared rubble in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,865 people across the Himalayan region.

    Injured people receive treatment outside the Medicare Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. [Associated Press]
  2. Photo gallery: Celebrity-gazing is main course at White House Correspondents dinner


    WASHINGTON — Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm Saturday as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players gathered for the national "Nerd Prom."

    President Barack Obama smiles at the annual White House Correspondents Association Gala at the Washington Hilton Hotel on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The dinner is an annual event attended by journalists, politicians and celebrities. [Getty Images]
  3. On the prowl for coyotes in largest city in U.S.


    New York

    On the prowl for coyotes in largest city in the nation

  4. History trailing Japanese leader Abe on his upcoming U.S. visit


    WASHINGTON — History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States.

  5. Russian hackers read Obama's unclassified emails, officials say


    WASHINGTON — Some of President Barack Obama's email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House's unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged, the New York Times reports, citing senior American …