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Rescuers in Nepal have pulled a man from earthquake debris after being trapped there for 80 hours. According to CNN, the man was saved by a French search and rescue team outside the Nepali capital. It took about ten more hours for the search and rescue team to dig him out of the debris. Experts say his survival is unusual because it is rare for injured people who are trapped to survive longer than 72 hours after a disaster.
A 4-month old baby was rescued after 22 hours and a man was pulled from rubble after the Earthquake in Nepal. According to BBC News, aid has began to reach regions and villages near the epicenter of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people. Many survivors are in desperate need of food and water and thousands of people are lining up to board buses to leave the capital. Earlier this morning, police at the station scuffled with people trying to get on crowded buses as they fear the epidemics that may spread because of all of those dead bodies. In other developments, the United Nations has launched an appeal for 415 million dollars to provide emergency relief for the next three months.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un has executed 15 senior officials this year, continuing his regime. According to CNN, South Korean lawmaker Shin Kyung-Min said during a closed briefing this morning that this information comes from the South Korean National Intelligence Service. Kim Jong Un executes anyone in his party that challenges his authority. Shin says a member of Ministry of Forestry was executed for expressing dissatisfaction with North Korea’s forestry program. According to the National Intelligence Service, Kim has executed over 80 senior officials since becoming leader in December 2011.
Baltimore police credit the overnight curfew for helping restore some order in the community. The curfew was implemented after a day of riots followed the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died with spinal injury after police took him into custody. According to ABC News, the 10 PM curfews will continue for one week and could be extended if necessary. About two-thousand National Guardsmen were deployed to the city after Maryland Governor declared a state of emergency.
An Austin police officer has been suspended after allegedly using his badge to get a woman reduced rent. According to KVUE, the Austin Police Department released a memo saying the officer David Silva signed an apartment lease with a woman which allowed him to receive reduced rent for providing security-related services. Silva is also accused of confiscating the woman’s pot and keeping it in his trunk. As a courtesy officer Silva documented the hours he worked for the apartment management, however he failed to disclose those hours to APD as required. The memo stated Silva has been suspended indefinitely for violated acts or conduct