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Violence mars Baltimore protest over police custody death
Protesters rampaged through downtown Baltimore as the city's biggest demonstration yet over the death of a young African-American man in police custody turned violent. More than 1,000 people had joined a peaceful 90-minute rally at city hall on Saturday, demanding justice for Freddie Gray, 25, who died last Sunday from spinal injuries, a week after his arrest in west Baltimore. Local television footage showed a crowd hurling traffic cones, soda bottles and trash cans at police officers, before randomly smashing store windows, looting merchandise and vandalizing police cars. Targets included a 7-Eleven convenience store, a Michael Kors fashion boutique, a financial services center and a cellphone shop in Baltimore's landmark Lexington Market.
Twelve arrested in Baltimore after march to protest black man's death
By Lacey Johnson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched peacefully through downtown Baltimore on Saturday to protest the unexplained death of a black man in police custody but pockets of violence erupted when a small group smashed windows and threw bottles at officers. At least 2,000 demonstrators attended the march to City Hall, the largest turnout since 25-year-old Freddie Gray died a week ago. As darkness fell, about 100 protesters splintered from the group and threw bottles, metal barricades and other objects at police officers and their cruisers, authorities said. The windows of several businesses were smashed, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said.
Japan's prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties
TOKYO (AP) ? Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's itinerary for his weeklong U.S. visit beginning Sunday will showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo's defeat in World War II, while promoting a political agenda based on still stronger military and economic ties.
Nepal earthquake: Live Report
Hong Kong (AFP) - 06:10 GMT - Contacting citizens - Countries are rushing to contact their citizens in Nepal. Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement that "at this point there are no reports of Australian deaths," and over 200 of the 549 Australians there had been contacted.
Aid starts coming to Nepal after quake kills nearly 2,000
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) ? Planeloads of aid material, doctors and relief workers from neighboring countries began arriving Sunday in Nepal, a poor Himalayan nation reeling from a powerful earthquake that killed more than 1,900 people and destroyed infrastructure, homes and historical buildings.
Gasquet, Kyrgios seek French Open boost at ATP Estoril
France's Richard Gasquet and Australian Nick Kyrgios will hope to kick-start pre-Roland Garros injury comeback bids at the Estoril Open which begins on Monday. Fifth seed Gasquet, who lost the 2007 final to Novak Djokovic and suffered the same fate in 2012 against Juan Martin del Potro, will step onto court for the first time in more than six weeks after suffering a back injury. It's much the same for Kyrgios, seeded seventh, with the number 41 Australian teenager losing a 4-1 lead in the final set last week in Barcelona to exit in the first round against Swedish qualifier Elias Ymer. He took a break after the Australian Open quarter-finals which he played in pain and did not reappear until Indian Wells in March.
Seventeen bodies found at Everest base camp, injured rescued by helicopterBy Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Seventeen bodies have been recovered at the base camp on Mount Everest where hundreds of climbers are stranded after an earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche on the world's highest peak, a mountaineering official said. The first injured were helicoptered out in the morning, Romanian climber Alex Gavan tweeted from base camp. U.S. climber John Reiter said dozens of people had suffered critical injuries, many of them with head injuries. Seventeen bodies were recovered after part of Everest base camp was engulfed by the snowslide, Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, told Reuters.
Nepalese dig with bare hands for quake survivors as toll exceeds 1,900
By Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Army officer Santosh Nepal and a group of rescuers worked all night to open a passage into a collapsed building in the capital Kathmandu. With the government overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster, India flew in medical supplies and relief crews, while China sent in a 60-strong emergency team. Among the capital's landmarks destroyed in the earthquake was the 60-metre (200-foot) Dharahara Tower, built in 1832 for the queen of Nepal, with a viewing balcony that had been open to visitors for the last 10 years.