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International aid reached some remote earthquake-affected areas in Nepal today, as the death toll rose to more than 5,000 four days after the disaster struck. But help has yet to reach other areas cut off by landslides following Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 quake. ‘The terrain is such that very remote areas take a very long time to reach and without being there physically we won’t be able to reach them, help them, rescue them,’ Nepal army spokesman ‘Our troops are trying their best,’ Nepal, yesterday declared three days of mourning.
Schools will reopen in Baltimore on today as the city tries to recover from Monday’s riots and ongoing anger over the mysterious death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody. Although protesters hurled objects at police, who responded with pepper pellets and smoke canisters, the first night of the week-long 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew passed relatively peacefully.
The first case of measles was reported in the Commonwealth. The Hinton State Laboratory confirmed a student visiting from Europe is the first person in Massachusetts to have the measles this year. It is very contagious and anyone who believe they or their family may have been exposed should check their immunization record.
Police are still searching for the driver of a white GMC Jimmy with a sunroof and tinted windows. Video shows the SUV almost hitting kids at school bus stop. Witnesses say the SUV drove through a ditch to pass the stopped school bus.