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Deadliest earthquakes of the past 30 years

Kathmandu - At least 1,170 people are known to have died in Nepal, officials say, after a powerful 7.8 magnitude quake rocked the country on Saturday. Below is a list of some of the world's deadliest earthquakes in the past 30 years.

1,200 killed in Nepal quake, deadly avalanche on Everest

Kathmandu - A massive earthquake killed more than 1,200 people Saturday as it tore through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche at Everest base camp.

Hundreds dead in Nepal quake, deadly avalanche on Everest

Kathmandu - A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 900 people Saturday as it ripped through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche that hit Everest base camp.

Everest base camp avalanche 'kills 10'

Kathmandu - An avalanche at Mount Everest base camp triggered by a massive earthquake killed at least 10 people on Saturday, including foreign climbers, a Nepalese official said.

Hundreds dead in Nepal quake, deadly avalanche on Everest

Kathmandu - A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed hundreds of people Saturday as it ripped through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche that hit Everest base camp.

Casualties after Nepal quake topples landmark tower

Kathmandu - A landmark nine-storey tower collapsed in Kathmandu on Saturday after a massive earthquake hit the Nepalese capital, with several bodies seen at the site of the disaster, witnesses and television footage showed.

China considers building railway under Mount Everest

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi is considering extending a rail line from the Tibetan capitol of Lhasa to Kathmandu in Nepal, and tunneling under Mount Everest to do so, AFP reports.

Runaway rhino kills one, injures six in Nepal

Kathmandu - A rhinoceros that had wandered off a wildlife reserve rampaged through a town in central Nepal on Monday, leaving one woman dead and six people injured, police said.

The Yeti is probably a Himalayan bear

Beware of the Yeti. Talk of a mysterious creature wandering the regions of the Himalayas is a subject of sightings and it is an entrenched part of local folklore. A science team think they have an explanation.

Turkish Airlines plane skids off Nepal runway

Kathmandu - A Turkish Airlines plane carrying 224 passengers had to be evacuated after it missed the runway on landing at Kathmandu airport on Wednesday and skidded onto nearby grassland.

India's tiger census success story may be inaccurate, study says

New Delhi - The accuracy of India's recent tiger census that suggested tiger numbers have increased is now being called into question by a new study. The Indian government had celebrated the rise in tiger numbers from 1706 in 2011 to 2,226 in 2014.

ISIS vows to take down Rome

In the most recent propaganda video released by the militant group ISIS, the terroristic group vows to conquer Rome. Some say it is a blatant attack on Christians.

Indian government, people prepare for Mahashivratri festival

Mahahshivratri, a major Indian festival, celebrated in honor of the deity Shiva, is set to be celebrated on February 17, with government arrangements underway, and people making preparations.

Canadian woman on spiritual quest dies after drinking tea in Peru

Puerto Maldonado - Jennifer Logan loved to travel. She'd just wrapped up a job teaching English to women in Saudi Arabia and was spending some time with family in Canada when she set off for a trip to Peru.

Another accidental gun death in US as 2-year-old shoots Mom dead

A two-year-old boy in Idaho shot his mother dead in a Walmart store on Tuesday. The woman, 29, had a gun in her purse, loaded, and her son was in a shopping trolley. He simply reached into her purse and grabbed the gun and somehow pulled the trigger.

Tiger conservation forces conflicts between leopards and humans

Worldwide, there are only 3,000 tigers left in the wild and conservationists are fighting to save these beautiful big cats, but in so doing, they are pushing leopards into fending for themselves and coming into close contact with humans.

Leaders retreat to Himalayan hideout amid Indo-Pakistan chill

Kathmandu - South Asian leaders huddled behind closed doors at a picturesque Himalayan hill station in Nepal Thursday to try to salvage some agreement from a summit paralysed by India and Pakistan's bitter rivalry.

India seeks to reinvigorate regional ties at South Asia summit

Kathmandu - South Asian leaders met in Kathmandu Wednesday with regional superpower India seeking to boost trade and reinvigorate ties in the face of growing Chinese influence in its backyard, hampered by its bitter rivalry with Pakistan.

Bardot's call to end 'greatest collective sacrifice of animals'

Paris - Former film star turned animal rights activist, France’s Brigitte Bardot, issued a call this week for the President of Nepal to ban what she termed was “the greatest collective sacrifice of animals in the world”.

Snakes can now be identified by their venom

Scientists have developed a method for determining the species of snake responsible for a bite by sequencing genetic material from the fang marks.
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