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Quake causes deaths in Nepal, India, Tibet...Malaysia to turn away refugee boats...Stocks slip



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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The earthquake that killed more than 40 people in Nepal today has also left at least three people dead in northern India. And there's at least one death in neighboring Tibet, from a landslide triggered by the quake. In Nepal, officials say more than 1,100 people have been hurt, in addition to at least 42 deaths. They say rescuers have managed to pull at least three people to safety in the country's capital. Nepal is still recovering from the massive quake in April that killed more than 8,100 people.

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's navy says it will turn away any more boats carrying Rohingya (ROH'-hin-GAH') and Bangladeshi migrants to its shores unless they are sinking. A navy commander says the waters around the island where several wooden vessels have landed in the past three days will be patrolled 24 hours a day. Since the weekend, more than 1,000 migrants in boats have landed on the island, and another 600 have come ashore on Indonesia's westernmost province.

VAN, Texas (AP) — Cleanup continues in an East Texas town after a tornado left two people dead, several critically hurt and dozens of buildings damaged. The Van Independent School District canceled classes again today amid damage to campuses. A man and a woman were killed Sunday night when the tornado hit Van, a town of 2,600 about 70 miles southeast of Dallas. Officials say nine people remain hospitalized today in Tyler, with four in critical condition and five in good condition.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks have opened lower following declines in European markets. Shares in AOL soared on the news that the Internet company would be acquired by Verizon. Oil prices continue to rise to near 60 dollars a barrel, with a gain of 35 cents this morning in New York.

CORTLANDT, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a school bus driver was driving drunk with 35 students on board when she sideswiped a utility pole in suburban New York. It happened yesterday as Mary Coletti was taking students to a High School in Cortlandt. Authorities say her blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit of .08 percent. A few students suffered minor injuries. School officials tell the Journal News that Coletti's bus driver's license has been revoked. And she's been arrested.

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