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A collapsed building in Kathmandu, where more than 300 were killed.

World leaders and global charities offer condolences and emergency aid to Nepal following earthquake.

7.8 quake devastates gallery video

KATHMANDU, NEPAL - APRIL 25: Emergency rescue workers carry a victim on a stretcher after Dharara tower collapsed on April 25, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. More than 100 people have died as tremors hit Nepal after an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale caused buildings to collapse and avalanches to be triggered in the Himalayas. Authorities have warned that the death toll is likely to be much higher. (Photo by Omar Havana/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

11:10 AM  Nepal's deadliest earthquake in 81 years triggers a Mt Everest avalanche.

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A bloodied victim is carried to safety by rescue workers and members of the public in Kathmandu.

Fairfax journalists were in Kathmandu when the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck.

Nepal quake: Donations needed

People survey a site damaged by an earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

10:27 AM  Aftershocks kept one New Zealander awake all night as she camps on the floor of a Kathmandu hotel.

Plane engine catches fire video

Passengers stand next to a Turkish Airlines aircraft after an emergency landing at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul April 25, 2015. A Turkish Airlines flight from Milan to Istanbul made an emergency landing at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on Saturday, after its engine caught fire, the latest in a series of such incidents that have forced the carrier to divert or recall flights. Television images showed firefighters approaching the plane at the airport and putting out the fire, and the Airbus A320 aircraft's passengers were evacuated safely. "Turkish Airlines' TK 1878 flight from Milan to Istanbul skipped Ataturk Airport during its first landing. It drove off the runway after declaring an emergency landing," said company spokesman Ali Genc. "All 97 passengers have been taken to the terminal with no health problems. The reason for the incident will be clear after the investigation," he added. REUTERS/Cihan News Agency  ATTENTION EDITORS - TURKEY OUT. THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.

10:28 AM  Turkish Airlines flight makes dramatic emergency landing in Istanbul with one engine on fire.

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A collapsed building in Kathmandu, where more than 300 were killed.

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World leaders and global charities offer condolences and emergency aid to Nepal following earthquake.

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