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iPhones Fuel 33% Surge In Apple Profits

Apple enjoyed a 33% leap in quarterly profits to $13.6bn (£8.9bn) thanks largely to strong iPhone sales, the firm said.

Nothing Heard From Nepali Villages For Days

Dozens of isolated villages where hundreds of people have died in Nepal's deadly earthquake have been cut off with no hope of government help.

Elephant Calf Trapped In Well Is Rescued

An elephant calf trapped in an abandoned well has been rescued by villagers and forestry officials in India.

Baltimore Protests Spark State Of Emergency

The US National Guard have been called in to Baltimore after a state of emergency was declared as protesters clash with police.

Police Custody Death: Funeral For Freddie Gray

Mourners have gathered in Baltimore for the funeral of a man who died from spinal injuries he suffered while in police custody.

'No Point In Trying To Hurt' Boston Bomber

A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has asked jurors not to sentence him to death because there is "no point in trying to hurt him as he hurt others".

Race Against Time To Rescue Everest Climbers

Rescuers are battling to pluck the remaining climbers on Everest off the mountain before they run out of food and water.

EBay Boss Backs Google In EU Competition Case

The boss of eBay has backed Google in its antitrust battle with the European Union by saying the pair are direct competitors in online shopping.

Writers Protest At Charlie Hebdo Freedom Award

Six novelists have pulled out of a New York literary event in protest at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo getting a freedom of expression award.

Nepal 'Under-Prepared' For Massive Quake

Nepal was under-prepared for a major earthquake, experts have said, despite the fact it was widely known it was likely to be hit by a powerful tremor.

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Nepal Missing: Social Media Hunt After Quake

Desperate friends and relatives are using social media and an emergency search tool to find their loved ones in the aftermath of the Nepal quake.

Video: Moment Everest Avalanche Hits Climbers

Footage has emerged of the moment an avalanche swept into Everest Base Camp after a powerful earthquake hit Nepal.

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