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Major Quake in Nepal Kills More Than 1,300, Shakes Mount Everest

A major earthquake and dozens of powerful aftershocks struck Nepal on Saturday, destroying parts of the capital, Kathmandu, and killing more than 1,300 people. The United States and other nations were sending disaster response teams to the region to help deal with the tragedy. The 7.8-magnitude quake, the most powerful to hit the area in 81 years, struck northwest of Kathmandu, destroying large parts of the city's historic center. To the east, avalanches shook Mount Everest — the...

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