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Aid starts coming to Nepal after quake kills 1,865

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing nearly 1,400, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering a landslide on Mount Everest. Officials warned the death toll would rise as more reports…

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McCoy bows out a peerless hero

Last Updated: 25/04/15 9:10pm An emotional AP McCoy shares his thoughts on his final day of racing as the 20-time Champion Jockey bought his career in the saddle to an end at Sandown. Tony McCoy admitted it had been “one of the hardest days my life” as he returned to the unsaddling enclosure for the…

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In 1800 and 1802, respectively, two boys were born in Peebles, a small town in the Scottish Borders, each with twelve fingers and twelve toes. The locals thought their extra digits lucky. They may have been right. Shuffling around in their attic, the elder of the two found an ancient set of the Encyclopædia Britannica.…