The Monday Catchup

Digging through the rubble in Nepal. via ndtv.com

Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed while you were sending-off, extending-off and neverending-off:

The lead story: A massive earthquake struck Nepal over the weekend. The quake, which struck on Saturday and measured a 7.9 on thr Richter Scale, was centered in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu, but was felt in many small villages in the countryside as well. The quake also triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest. So far over 2,700 people are reported dead and rescue workers have been working nonstop, though they must work in fear of the aftershocks that have continued after the main quake struck.

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The Monday Catchup

World leaders march in Paris, via mashable.com

Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed during your last weekend of break:

The lead story: In Paris, and across France, a combined 3.7 million people marched in anti-terrorism rallies on Sunday. The rallies come after the attacks by Islamic extremists on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Many world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, joined the marchers in Paris.

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