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Update:Hwy 17 west now open

People wanting to head to Deep River and beyond may want to rethink their plans for the time being. Highway 17 is closed in both directions at Lance Road near Point Alexander where the OPP are investigating a fatal accident between a pedestrian and a transport truck.

A woman carries her belongings as she walks over collapsed house after earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 27, 2015. Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains. By afternoon, the death toll from Saturday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake had climbed to more than 4,000, and reports trickling in from remote areas suggested it would rise significantly. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Nepalis dig through quake rubble for survivors

The death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake could reach 10,000, the prime minister said on Tuesday, as residents frustrated by the government's slow response used their bare hands to dig for signs of their loved ones.

Lee Joon-seok, the captain of the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol, sits for verdicts as the ship's crew members are charged with negligence and abandonment of passengers in the disaster at Gwangju High Court in Gwangju, South Korea, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. A South Korean appellate court on Tuesday handed down a sentence of life in prison to the captain of a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people. REUTERS/Ahn Young-joon/Pool

South Korea ferry captain sentenced to life

SEOUL - The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank last year, killing 304 people, was found guilty of homicide by an appeals court on Tuesday and sentenced to life in prison, overturning an earlier conviction for negligence.

A man runs past damaged houses as aftershocks of an earthquake are felt a day after the earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Hospitals swamped as quake toll climbs

Overwhelmed doctors moved hundreds of patients onto the streets of Nepal's capital on Sunday when aftershocks rattled hospitals and buildings already damaged by an earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley.

Members of Mohawk Fire Department search for two missing boaters/fishermen Tyler Maracle and Matt Fairman on the Bay of Quinte between Deseronto, Ont. and Tyendinana Mohawk Territory, Ont, the day after the pair went missing, Monday, April 27, 2015. - Jerome Lessard/Belleville Intelligencer/Postmedia Network

Two boaters missing on Bay of Quinte

A dive team has been dispatched to search for two young men who went missing on their fishing boat early Sunday on the Bay of Quinte in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in southeastern Ontario.

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