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'Boulders size of vans' hit Nepal trekking village after quake

Kathmandu - An American trekker stranded for five days in a remote part of Nepal by a massive earthquake has described watching boulders the size of minivans smash buildings in Langtang, a popular tourism area whose main village was wiped out by an avalanche.

Nepal relief effort intensifies as toll rises to 7,557

Kathmandu - Nepalese authorities said on Tuesday that a vast army of emergency workers was finally managing to deliver aid to stranded survivors of a massive earthquake as the death toll from the disaster rose to 7,557.

Nepal urges foreign aid workers to pack up and go home

Kathmandu - The Nepalese government is asking the estimated 4,050 international rescue workers in the country to pack their bags and head home. The government claims major rescue operations have been concluded and that locals can handle the rest.

US military planes to begin Nepal quake relief sorties

Kathmandu - US transport aircraft were due to make "an immediate difference" to the aid effort in Nepal Monday, shuttling supplies and rescue teams to remote areas devastated by an earthquake that killed more than 7,300 people.Nine days after a 7.

Climbing firms call off Everest season after quake

Kathmandu - Mountaineering companies Sunday called off their spring expeditions to Mount Everest, marking the second year with virtually no summits after an quake-triggered avalanche killed 18 on the world's highest peak.The 7.

Nepal shuts International airport to large jets flying in relief

Katmandu - Nepal's only international airport has been closed to large jets flying in relief supplies because of runway damage incurred from the constant stream of aircraft bringing in aid to the millions of people impacted by the earthquake April 25.

Battle to get aid to Nepal's quake-hit mountain villages

Kathmandu - More than a week after Nepal's devastating earthquake, large swathes of the Himalayan nation have yet to receive any outside help as aid workers battle landslides, avalanches and a helicopter shortage to reach communities in some of the world's remotes...

101-year-old man pulled alive from Nepal quake rubble

Kathmandu - A 101-year-old man was pulled alive from the rubble of his house in Nepal seven days after it collapsed in a deadly earthquake, police said Sunday.

101-year-old rescued after Nepal quake as fears grow in rural areas

Kathmandu - Rescuers have pulled a 101-year-old man alive from his ruined home a week after Nepal's earthquake claimed at least 7,200 lives, as the government warned Sunday the death toll will climb "much higher".

Red tape delays Nepal quake disaster aid

Kathmandu - The UN's humanitarian chief has said she is "extremely concerned" that Nepal's customs authorities are slowing the delivery of earthquake aid, as the death toll from the disaster crossed 7,000 on Sunday.

Death toll from Nepal's devastating quake passes 7,000: Official

Kathmandu - The death toll in Nepal from last weekend's devastating earthquake has risen to 7,040, an official from the National Emergency Operations Centre said on Sunday.More than 14,000 other people were injured in the 7.

Nepal rules out finding more quake survivors

Kathmandu - One week on from an earthquake that killed more than 6,700 people, Nepal ruled out finding more survivors buried in the ruins of Kathmandu Saturday despite relatives refusing to give up hope.

EU says 1,000 citizens unaccounted for after Nepal quake

Kathmandu - A thousand European Union citizens in Nepal are still unaccounted for, nearly a week after a massive quake that hit during the peak trekking season, the EU ambassador to Nepal said Friday.

Survivors feel abandoned at dark heart of Nepal quake

Mahankal - Desperate survivors living at ground zero of Nepal's earthquake complained they felt abandoned to their fate Friday after losing their loved ones and livelihoods in a disaster that has claimed more than 6,300 lives.

Nepal quake toll climbs to 6,204: official

Kathmandu - The death toll in Nepal from last weekend's devastating earthquake has risen to 6,204, the National Emergency Operations Centre said in its latest update on Friday.A further 13,932 people were injured in Saturday's 7.

Joy for rescued Nepalese but fears grow for rural areas

Kathmandu - Rescuers pulled a teenage boy and a woman in her thirties alive from the rubble of Nepal's earthquake Thursday, as the Red Cross warned of "total devastation" in areas near the epicentre.

'HELP!' Stranded trekkers send out SOS after Nepal quake

- As the helicopter swooped over Nepal's lush Gorkha Valley in search of earthquake survivors, the 10-foot 'HELP!' sign spelled out by a desperate group of foreign trekkers couldn't fail to grab the pilot's attention."Thank God you've come!

Woman pulled alive from rubble after Nepal quake

Kathmandu - Rescue workers on Thursday pulled a second survivor from the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Nepal's capital, five days after a massive earthquake that killed nearly 6,000 people.

Disease fears hit Nepal's quake-hit homeless

Kathmandu - With its sewage system badly damaged, carcasses rotting in the rubble and thousands of people sleeping rough, experts say Nepal faces a race against time to ensure a devastating earthquake does not trigger a public health disaster.

Boy pulled from Nepal rubble in 'miracle' quake rescue

Kathmandu - Rescuers pulled a 15-year-old boy alive from the rubble of Nepal's earthquake Thursday, bringing a rare moment of joy to the ruined capital Kathmandu, five days after a disaster which killed nearly 6,000 people.

Climbing to resume on Mount Everest by next week: official

Kathmandu - Climbing will resume on Mount Everest by next week despite an earthquake-triggered avalanche that left 18 people dead on the world's highest peak, a Nepalese government official said Thursday.

Relief teams face five-day trek to deliver Nepal quake aid

Kathmandu - The UN launched a $415 million appeal for survivors of Nepal's massive earthquake as coordinators warned Thursday that it might take a five-day trek to deliver relief supplies to some of the worst-hit rural areas.

Nepalese quake death toll rises to 5,489: official

Kathmandu - The death toll in Nepal from a massive weekend earthquake has risen to nearly 5,500, according to a new tally by disaster management officials.A total of 5,489 people are now known to have died in the 7.

French 'Spiderman' scales Paris tower for Nepal quake victims

Paris - French "Spiderman" Alain Robert has climbed up the highest building in Paris with a Nepalese flag in hand, in tribute to the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit the country.

Buried for 82 hours, Nepal quake survivor 'drank urine to survive'

Kathmandu - As he lay trapped for some 82 hours under the rubble of his Kathmandu hotel after Nepal's devastating earthquake, Rishi Khanal knew what he must do to survive: drink his own urine.

Nepal tells foreign rescue teams not to come: UN

Kathmandu - Nepal has told foreign search and rescue teams not to come because there are already enough in the earthquake-hit country, a senior UN official said Wednesday.

Key facts about the Nepal quake

Kathmandu - A 7.8-magnitude quake struck Nepal at 0611 GMT on Saturday 25 April, 2015, flattening large parts of the capital Kathmandu and causing devastation across the impoverished Himalayan nation.

Nepal riot police intervene as anger erupts among quake survivors

Kathmandu - Desperate Nepalis clashed with riot police and seized supplies of bottled water in the capital Wednesday as anger boiled over among survivors of an earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people.

Quake moves Kathmandu but Everest height unchanged: Experts

Sydney - The earthquake that devastated Nepal and left thousands of people dead shifted the earth beneath Kathmandu by up to several metres south, but the height of Mount Everest likely stayed the same, experts said Tuesday.The massive 7.

Nepalis race home bringing aid to quake survivors

New Delhi - Boarding buses, planes and trains, Nepalese are leaving India for their homeland following the country's devastating earthquake, desperate to help relatives stuck in the horror of the disaster zone.
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