Victims are seen at a ruin after an earthquake in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on April 25, 2015. Death toll in Nepal climbed to 711, the country's Home Ministry said Saturday afternoon, hours after a major earthquake struck the country. (Xinhua/Pratap Thapa)
Victims are seen at a ruin after an earthquake in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on April 25, 2015. Death toll in Nepal climbed to 711, the country's Home Ministry said Saturday afternoon, hours after a major earthquake struck the country. (Xinhua/Pratap Thapa)

KATHMANDU — More than 720 people, including 256 in the capital of Kathmandu, have been killed in a 7.8-magnitude earthquake which jolted large parts of Nepal on Saturday.

Victims are seen at a ruin after an earthquake in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on April 25, 2015. Death toll in Nepal climbed to 711, the country's Home Ministry said Saturday afternoon, hours after a major earthquake struck the country. (Xinhua/Pratap Thapa)
Victims are seen at a ruin after an earthquake in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on April 25, 2015. Death toll in Nepal climbed to 711, the country’s Home Ministry said Saturday afternoon, hours after a major earthquake struck the country. (Xinhua/Pratap Thapa)
Around 180 bodies were seen pulled from the ruins of Dharhara tower in the center of Kathmandu when the massive quake struck at 11:45 a.m. local time (0600 GMT).
The nine-story tower in the historic Basantapur Durbar Square completely collapsed, which reportedly left around 200 people trapped in the rubbles. (Nepal-Earthquake)
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LONDON, April 25 (Xinhua) — Britain has deployed a team of humanitarian experts to Nepal to provide urgent support to those affected by Saturday’s earthquake, the BBC said on Saturday.
The eight-strong team, which includes experts in search and rescue, will travel to Nepal overnight.
The 7.8-magnitude quake struck just before midday local time and is thought to have killed more than 1,000 people. (Britain-Nepal-Quake)
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WASHINGTON — The United States is dispatching a disaster response team to Nepal along with an initial 1 million U.S. dollars in aid after a massive earthquake struck the Asian country and parts of its neighboring states, said the White House in a statement Saturday.(US-Nepal-Quake)
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JERUSALEM — Three Israeli policemen were injured on Saturday evening when a Palestinian drove his car into a group of policemen in east Jerusalem, Israeli officials said.
A spokesperson with the Israeli Rescue Services said that the Palestinian driver hit policemen in a suspected “terror attack.” The three injured were already evacuated to hospital for treatment. (Israel-Palestine-Attack)
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CAIRO — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi decided to extend the state of emergency and curfew currently imposed on some parts of North Sinai province for more three months, the presidency said in a statement on Saturday.
“The decree will be in effect from Sunday, and according to the decree a curfew will be imposed on the areas where emergency state is declared,” presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef said in the statement. (Egypt-Sinai-Curfew) Enditem

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