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Bas Stubert/iStock/Thinkstock(KATHMANDU, Nepal) -- The first U.S. aircraft sent to Nepal to assist in relief efforts after last week's deadly earthquake arrived on Sunday afternoon, with four more expected to arrive later in the day.

A UH-1Y helicopter arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport on Sunday via a C-17 cargo plane, the United States Pacific Command said in a press release. Two additional helicopters are expected to reach Nepal in the coming days, while four MV-22 Osprey tilt-totor aircraft and two C-130 transport aircraft are slated to arrive Sunday evening.

The aircraft were sent to help deliver earthquake relief to remote areas.

The first helicopter was expected to reach Nepal on Saturday, but was slowed, though U.S. Pacific Command did not offer an explanation for the delay.

The number of people killed in the quake has now surpassed 7,000, the Nepalese government said.

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Ivan Cholakov/iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD, Iraq) -- The U.S.-led coalition conducted 41 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in the last week, targeting ISIS militants in the region.

A news release from the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve indicated that 18 of the strikes took place in Syria, with 23 in Iraq. The strikes were spread out within each nation, though the most targeted areas were near Kobani and Raqqah in Syria and Beiji and Fallujah in Iraq.

The coalition said that the Kobani strikes hit eight ISIS units, seven fighting positions and a pair of vehicles, while the Raqqah targets denied the militant group a tactical advantage.

The U.S. has said that its operations in the region aim at limiting ISIS' ability to project terror and conduct operations.

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LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince William and Kate Middleton's newborn princess has already received her first royal visitors.

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited the Duke and Duchess Sunday, a Kensington Palace spokesman said.

Kate's parents and sister, Pippa Middleton, also visited.

While Prince Harry wasn't there to meet his new niece in person, according to Kensington Palace, he said, "She is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to meet her."

"The Duke and Duchess are hugely grateful for the messages of congratulations they have received from people all over the world," a Kensington Palace spokesman said. "It means a great deal to them that so many people have celebrated the arrival of their new daughter."

The baby's name has not yet been released but she has already made her world debut.

The newborn's first sighting was Saturday evening, as her parents posed outside the Lindo Wing. She was wrapped in a white blanket in the Duchess of Cambridge's arms.

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth at 8:34 a.m. local time Saturday, Kensington Palace said. The newborn weighed in at 8 pounds and 3 ounces and both mother and daughter were said to be doing well.

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goralikus/iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) -- Officials in South Korea confirmed on Sunday that a 21-year-old South Korean student at New York University is being held in North Korea.

The student, identified as Won Moon Joo, is in his third year at NYU, says a school spokesman.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday that it is "personally troubling to think of a student, obviously a very young person, in a repressive country and potentially in danger."

"We're very, very concerned," the mayor added.

The New York Times quotes a school spokesman, who said that the 21-year-old "is not taking classes this semester, and the university was unaware of his travels." Still, the spokesman said that NYU had been in touch with both the U.S. State Department and the South Korean Embassy.

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Marcio Silva/iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD, Iraq) -- More than 800 Iraqis were killed and nearly 2,000 more injured by terrorism, violence and armed conflict in April, says the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq.

UNAMI released it's monthly report on casualties in Iraq on Saturday, showing 535 Iraq civilians were killed, along with 277 members of the Iraqi Security Forces. An additional 1,456 civilians and 270 ISF fighters were wounded.

The governorate of Baghdad was most heavily impacted by violence, with 319 civilian deaths and 846 injuries last month.

The report, as always, does not include the casualty figures from the Anbar province.

"Scores of innocent Iraqis are falling every day," said United Nations Special Representative for the Secretary-General Jan Kubis. "Victims of criminal terrorist acts and of the ongoing armed conflict in some of the country's provinces."

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Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Kate Middleton and Prince William have one thing they don't need to worry about now that their new baby girl has arrived: a nanny.

Maria Borrallo, the same nanny who takes care of Prince George, who will turn two in July, will also take care of the new royal baby.

"William and Kate are not intending to hire a new nanny for their new baby," royal commentator Victoria Murphy told ABC News recently. "Instead, they're going to have Maria take care of the two of them. Obviously Kate's going to be at home. She's going to be a hands-on mom. She feels that she wants to spend those early years with her baby and that she doesn't need another nanny. That doesn't rule out the possibility that in the long-term future they might choose another nanny -- for their second baby. But for now they've very happy with Maria. And Kate's very keen to be very hands on."

Borrallo, a native of Spain who came recommended to Kate and William, has become another member of the family.

"We know that she has become very close to Kate since she started working with her," Murphy said. "They spent a lot of time together. Other than his parents, Prince George's nanny is the person who knows him best in the whole world and who's closest to him. And she has a lovely bond with George."

Borrallo is also highly skilled at her job, having trained at the esteemed Norland College in Bath, 100 miles west of London. Largely considered the Harvard for English nannies, Norland is affectionately known as the Mary Poppins school, Murphy said, "because the nannies are so perfect."

"The nannies are taught everything from defensive driving to security issues to how to care for a future king or queen," Murphy explained. "So she just really knows everything that you could possibly need to know about bringing up a child."

Norland nannies train for three years before receiving their diploma.

Good Morning America correspondent Amy Robach went inside the famous school before George's birth and learned that the nannies in training could only wear minimal makeup with their hair up, one pair of stud earrings and flat lace-up shoes. Their distinctive Edwardian brown uniform, complete with bow tie, felt hat and white gloves, has barely been updated since the college's conception in 1892.

Nannies are taught to push the large Silver Cross prams favored by the royals and fold a cloth nappy or diaper, using cotton wool instead of wipes to clean a baby's bottom.

They also learn everything from taekwondo to ward off would-be kidnappers to evasive driving maneuvers to avert the prying eyes of the paparazzi.

Most importantly, they learn to live by the Norland motto, "love never faileth."

"It isn't about the strict discipline and nanny knows best," Liz Hunt, the college's principal told ABC News in 2013. "What we look for, in particular, is someone who is warm, caring, fun-loving; somebody who will enable the child to grow and to be empowered."

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Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Britain's littlest princess has made her debut.

Prince William and Kate Middleton stepped outside the Lindo Wing with their baby girl Saturday evening, the same day the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth.

The baby, whose name has not yet been released, was wrapped in a white blanket in the Duchess of Cambridge's arms.

Kate, not even one-day post-partum, was glowing in a yellow and white dress by Jenny Packham.

The couple were smiling ear to ear as they waved to the crowds, but neither William nor Kate made any comments. After a few moments, they went back inside.

A few minutes later they came back out and headed straight to a car, and William put the baby in a car seat in the back. William got in the driver's seat and the crowd cheered as they drove away.

Prince William brought Prince George by the Lindo Wing to visit earlier Saturday, but George had already returned home by the time his parents and new sister made their much-anticipated debut.

When William left to pick up George, he told the crowd outside that he and Kate were "very happy."

William, Kate and the baby are leaving the hospital Saturday evening to go to Kensington Palace.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed the baby girl at 8:34 a.m. local time, Kensington Palace said Saturday. She weighed in at 8 pounds and 3 ounces and was said to be doing well.

The baby was born in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, the same place where Kate, 33, gave birth to the couple's first child, Prince George, in July 2013. Last September, royal officials said George's younger sibling was on the way.


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(LONDON) -- Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby girl Saturday morning in London.

The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital at about 6 a.m. local time on Saturday in the "early stages of labor," according to Kensington Palace. The baby was delivered at 8:34 a.m.

The princess weighed in at 8 lbs, 3 oz. Prince William was there for the birth, and both mother and baby are doing well, according to Kensington Palace. 

This girl will be fourth in line to the throne, after her brother, one-year-old Prince George. She'll bump Prince Harry down to fifth in line. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington.

 

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am.

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal)

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am.

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal)
May 2, 2015

 The baby's name has yet to be announced.

 

Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal)

Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal)
May 2, 2015

Prince William left the hospital briefly before returning with son, telling media outside that he and his wife were "very happy."

Throughout her pregnancy, Kate, who suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, as she did before having her first child, attended a number of royal engagements, including her first trip to New York City back in December. However, the Duchess had plenty to do at home, too: She and William, who is now working full-time as an ambulance pilot, tried hard to prepare their 10-bedroom mansion, Amner Hall, for the new addition.

“[Kate is] very hands-on when it comes to decorating,” said Victoria Murphy, ABC News’ royal contributor. “We’ve heard about her out and about shopping, going to shops, buying things herself.”

While William will return to work soon enough, Kate will likely take a few months off to spend time with the children. However, royal watchers shouldn't expect to catch a glimpse of them in London. Instead, the family is expected to spend a good deal of time at Amner Hall, located on the queen's estate in Norfolk, England, while the children are young.

"It's a kind of completely enclosed childhood ... and I think that's what William and Kate, particularly William, wants for his children," said royal contributor Roya Nikkhah. "He wants to have that incredibly normal life that's completely private, that's away from the spotlight."

The reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, ascended to the throne in 1952. The baby is the queen's fifth great-grandchild.

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liorpt/iStock/Thinkstock(ABUJA, Nigeria) -- Another group of 234 women and children were rescued on Friday from an area controlled by militant group Boko Haram, the Nigerian military says on its Twitter account.

 

FLASH: Another set of 234 women and children were rescued through the Kawuri and Konduga end of the #Sambisa Forest on Thursday #COINUpdate

— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) May 1, 2015

 

Earlier in the week, the Nigerian military announced the rescue of 293 women and children. It was not immediately clear whether any of the newest group of women and children freed from the grasp of Boko Haram were among the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by the militant group from the town of Chibok in April 2014.

That incident brought world attention to the widespread campaign of terrorism launched by the group that has killed thousands in its attempt to destabilize the central government now under the control of President and former Army general Muhammadu Buhar.

That incident brought world attention to the widespread campaign of terrorism launched by the group that has killed thousands in its attempt to destabilize the central government now under the control of President and former Army general Muhammadu Buhar.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince George arrive at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital on May 02, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)(LONDON) -- With the birth of a royal baby girl Saturday, Britain's Prince George of Cambridge is a big brother for the first time.

"Prince George and his little brother or sister will be incredibly close in age, and they will grow up side by side," Daily Mirror royal correspondent and ABC News' royal contributor Victoria Murphy said before the birth. "But of course, there's one huge difference, and that's that George is destined to be king and this baby is not."

Prince George and his baby sister are third and fourth in line to the British throne. That means they likely will have a close bond fostered by sharing something completely unique, as did their father and his younger brother, Prince Harry, before them.

One thing is for sure: William, 32, is determined to give his children a normal life.

"I think that just like Kate, William is very keen for his children to have the upbringing that she had," Murphy said. "She had a very happy childhood. She's very close to both of her parents, who are still together and still very much in love."

"It's a very secure family unit," she said of Duchess Kate's family, which also includes two more Middleton children, Pippa and James. "I think that's what she and William want to give their children."

From Prince George's very first photo op while with his parents on an official trip in New Zealand in April of last year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have tried to ensure their son has some semblance of life as a normal child.

In that first photo op, George was introduced to the world at a playgroup with other children his age. Months later, like Princess Diana did for her sons 30 years ago, Kate brought Prince George to see Santa and he waited in line just like every other child with no special treatment.

"Kate takes him to parks. She takes him to the beach. She takes him to the farm. She wants him to enjoy all of that, like any other child would," said Murphy. "She takes him to carol services at Christmas to mix with other children."

Like many young children, George loves to splash about in the pool and his parents are teaching him to swim, ABC News has learned.

William and Kate currently rely on one nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, to help with George.

Like many other young families, George and his sister will also enjoy the company of their family's beloved dog, Lupo, a wedding gift to William and Kate from Kate's brother James.

"Of course, this baby will be their second child, but in some ways this baby is their third child because you've got to remember they also have Lupo, who was there long before Prince George," Murphy said. "Lupo is their absolute, beloved pet dog, who they treat exactly like one of the family.

"As well as having a great relationship with William and Kate, Lupo and George also get on really well," she said.

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Michael Fitzsimmons/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. will send seven military aircraft to Nepal to assist with relief efforts related to last week's deadly earthquake.

A U.S. Defense official told ABC News that the United States will send four tilt-rotor Ospreys, three Huey helicopters, and approximately 100 Marines to Nepal in an effort to provide quake relief to remote areas. U.S. aid was expected to begin to arrive on Saturday morning.

Aid and supplies have been piling up at the Kathmandu airport, the official said.

The helicopters were shipped to Nepal onboard a trio of Air Force C-17 transport aircraft, while the Ospreys will fly on their own from a U.S. base in Okinawa, Japan.

Earlier in the week, a 20-man joint military assessment team arrived in Nepal to determine what aid the U.S. military could provide.

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Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) -- Fans camped out at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital Paddington in London for weeks, eager to catch a glimpse of the Duchess of Cambridge, who gave birth to a baby girl Saturday.

The Lindo Wing, the same place Kate, 33, delivered Prince George nearly two years ago, offers everything that the discerning parents of a future king or queen may want or need. Some of the amenities include Wi-Fi, satellite television, a refrigerator, a safe and a catering service to meet any whim the newly expectant parents night want.

There is even a wine list in case they want to pop some bubbly to celebrate the birth.

But the Lindo Wing's exclusive service does not come cheap.

A one-night stay in a suite of two rooms at the Lindo Wing costs £6,570 pounds, or about $10,000 for a normal delivery. Doctors' fees add an additional $10,000 to the bill.

Kate and her husband, Prince William, 32, reportedly will receive a 10 percent loyalty discount for having their second baby at the Lindo Wing.

The hospital boasts of having a hotel services team to help family "settle in and feel at home."

The Lindo Wing is where the late Princess Diana also delivered both Prince William and his younger brother, Prince Harry.

Prince George and his father, William, are the only two direct heirs to the throne delivered in the Lindo Wing.

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NASA/ESA(NEW YORK) -- A Russian spacecraft is being written off as a loss and is expected to fall to Earth sometime in the next two weeks after a series of system failures sent it on an uncontrolled spin through space.

The Progress spacecraft launched Tuesday on what was supposed to be a six-hour journey to the International Space Station to deliver supplies. After liftoff, several navigational antennas on the spacecraft failed to deploy and problems were reported with the propulsion system, according to NASA.

Attempts to issue commands to the spacecraft as it passed over Russian ground control stations have been unsuccessful, prompting officials to call off any additional attempts to regain control.

Russian officials, along with their counterparts at NASA and the European Space Agency, are tracking Progress and said they plan to provide more updates when it becomes apparent where and when the vehicle will re-enter Earth's atmosphere.

The break-up of the spacecraft won't present a threat to the International Space Station, NASA said.

On board Progress are 6,000 pounds of food, fuel and supplies for the six astronauts at the International Space Station. The spacecraft and the cargo are expected to burn up completely during re-entry, officials said.

The next supply run to space will be in June when SpaceX's Dragon, which is currently berthed at the International Space Station, makes another trip.

This is the second issue with space cargo runs in the past seven months. Last October, an Antares rocket exploded shortly after launch, destroying thousands of pounds of cargo on board Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft.

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DrewsPhotos/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said on Friday that the Navy accompanied four U.S. flagged merchant vessels on Thursday through the Strait of Hormuz.

The ships were three Military Sealift Command ships and a chartered vessel.

Warren said he would not provide a daily count of ships that the Navy would accompany.  

As for the difference between accompanying and escorting, Centcom’s Col Pat Ryder said on Friday that accompanying means there ships in the area that can assist if needed, whereas escorting means going alongside the ship in close proximity.  

Ryder said on Friday the last time the U.S. provided this kind of accompaniment was in 2010, after a similar incident involving a Liberian merchant vessel.

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Carsten Erler/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Getting relief into parts of Nepal devastated by last week’s earthquake continues to be difficult.

Valerie Amos, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, acknowledged the problem on Friday.

“Of course we are worried it is taking so long to get to people who desperately need aid. I mean some of those villages are virtually flattened,” she said. “But it is very, very hard to see how we are going to get to them.”

In some cases landslides are preventing choppers from getting in, according to officials. In other locations, there is simply no place for them to set-down.

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