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Washington: Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, has formally announced that she will seek the Republican nomination for the presidency in 2016 and so becomes the first woman to enter the race on the conservative side.

Efe news agency reported on Monday that Fiorina, 60, announced her candidacy in a video on her new campaign website and in an interview on the ABC television network, during which she called herself "the best person for the job" because she understands "how the economy actually works".


London: The name of Britain's Princess of Cambridge, who was born on Saturday, is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace announced on Monday.

The announcement was made two days after the princess's birth in St Mary's Hospital in London.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had decided on a name shortly after her birth but they wanted to inform Queen Elizabeth first before it was made public, the Daily Mail reported.

The family met the Queen on Monday in Sandringham.


Kathmandu: Nepal government on Monday asked hundreds of foreign rescue workers to leave the quake-hit country as immediate relief has already been provided and the remaining tasks will be carried out by its army and police.

The major rescue work in Kathmandu and surrounding areas is over and the remaining operations can be handled by local workers, Information Minister Minendra Rijal said.


Washington: Two suspects who may have been carrying bombs were shot dead, and a police officer was wounded, outside a cartoon contest in Texas, organisers said.

The American Freedom Defense Initiative organised the event featuring far-right populist Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who has been outspoken against Muslims.

"#garlandshooting cop shot - two suspects dead, awaiting bomb squad for possible explosives at our free speech event #sharia," political activist and AFDI co-founder Pamela Geller wrote on Twitter.


Wellington: An earthquake measuring six on the Richter scale hit New Zealand's South Island on Monday.

According to GeoNet, the island country's earthquake monitoring agency, the tremor centred 30 km north-west of Wanaka town, The New Zealand Herald reported.

The agency recorded the temblor as "severe".

Tremors were also felt as far as the capital city of Wellington which is near the North Island's southernmost point.


Kathmandu: Nepal on Sunday told the international community to urgently step up its earthquake relief as the toll from the April 25 temblor rose to 7,250, with 2.8 million people displaced across the Himalayan nation.

Underlining the gravity of the situation, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told a top UN official here that relief goods reaching the country were not enough and that the world must speed up its efforts to help his battered nation.


Kathmandu: Nepal, which has been flooded with relief material, still needs 400,000 tents and food for 3.5 million people, a week after a massive quake devastated the country.

A temblor measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale had jolted Nepal on April 25, killing over 6,500 people, causing widespread destruction and destroying nearly 150,000 houses, according to the home ministry.

Additionally, over 14,000 people were injured and over 160,000 houses damaged.


Kathmandu: Fresh tremors rocked parts of Nepal Saturday, triggering landslides as the death toll in last Saturday’s devastating earthquake neared 7,000 and protests mounted over relief not reaching several affected areas.

A 5.1-magnitude aftershock shook Barpak village in Gorkha district near the epicentre of the powerful 7.9-magnitude temblor that had caused widespread destruction. A woman was injured due to the tremor that was preceded by a 4.5-magnitude aftershock, triggering panic among the people.


London: The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a girl on Saturday, adding a new member to the British royal family.

The baby - who is fourth in line to the throne - was "safely delivered", the Kensington Palace announced in a statement.

The Duke of Cambridge was present during the birth of the baby, BBC reported.

Both Catherine and her daughter are "doing well", the statement added.


Narayanghat (Nepal): Exactly a week after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, tremors were felt again in the Gorkha region on Saturday.

The tremors, in and around Narayanghat, about 150 km from Kathmandu, started at around 11 a.m. and lasted for over ten seconds.

Officials here said the tremors were not part of the aftershocks that have been rattling the region over the past week but were in fact a "proper earthquake".