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Hong Kong (AFP) - 09:47 GMT - Sniffer dogs - China's state news agency Xinhua is reporting that a 62-member Chinese search and rescue team with sniffer dogs is on the ground in Kathmandu. 09:25 GMT - Crowded hospitals - Oxfam Australia chief executive Helen Szoke tells AFP of overstretched hospitals, with medics treating patients in hastily erected tents, and staff forced to flee from buildings for fear of further collapses after the aftershocks. "After last year's avalanche, I never worried about coming back -- I told my family I work at base camp and it's safe, not like the icefall.
The trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, deposed by the army and sentenced to 20 years in jail, was "badly flawed" and appears to have been politically motivated, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. A court on April 21 convicted Mursi and 12 other Muslim Brotherhood members of violence, kidnapping and torture over the deaths of protesters in 2012. The rise to power of the Brotherhood, a decades-old Islamist movement, after the Arab Spring uprisings polarized Egypt's population and led to months of unrest. The army ousted Mursi in mid-2013 after mass protests against his rule.