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LONDON (AP) — The area outside St. Mary's Hospital in London erupted in cheers today as die-hard royal fans dressed in patriotic Union Jack gear got the news that Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby girl. Both mother and daughter are well. Kensington Palace said in a brief statement that Prince William's wife "was safely delivered of a daughter" at 8:34 a.m. London time. The baby weighs 8 pounds 3 ounces.
MAJUWA, Nepal (AP) — Help is still not reaching some isolated villages a week after Nepal's devastating earthquake, prompting a call for more helicopters from a top international aid official. Because of landslides, trucks just can't get through to the farthest reaches of the Himalayan nation and anger is building among some villagers. Also urgently needed are tents, tarpaulins and basic foods like grain, salt and sugar.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds of families are trapped in their homes by weeks of fierce fighting in the center of Yemen's southern city of Aden. They are said to be running short of supplies with their only lifeline coming from volunteers making dangerous runs across the city's harbor in rickety boats bearing food and medicine. The city is isolated by a month of unrelenting urban warfare as Shiite rebels and their allies in the military try to capture the city.
PADANG BESAR, Thailand (AP) — Thai police officials have trekked into mountains with shovels to dig up shallow graves after the grim discovery of an abandoned jungle camp that has cast a new spotlight on the human trafficking networks operating in Thailand. Officials say at least five corpses were found today as efforts continue to dig up about 30 gravesites scattered around a camp tucked in a forested area of southern Thailand.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state media says at least 12 civilians have been killed, including eight from one family, by shells from rebel fighters that landed in government-held districts of the northern city of Aleppo. Syrian state TV said the shelling today also left 45 injured. The report says the dead include children. Aleppo is Syria's former commercial hub.
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