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AL-BERGAWIYA, Sudan (AP) — The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted.
10:52 GMT - Severed communications - "We know that in many areas -- both rural and in some of the larger towns -- have suffered landslides and roads are cut off," said Mike Bruce, regional communications manager for Plan International aid organisation. "We understand the historic Durbar squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur have been badly damaged," Christian Manhart, UNESCO's representative to Nepal, tells AFP. 10:47 GMT - Heritage - The quake has dealt a heavy blow to Nepal's rich cultural heritage. The nine-storey Dharahara tower, a major tourist attraction in Kathmandu's Durbar square with its spiral staircase of 200 steps, has been reduced to just its base.