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Hundreds gather in Nepal capital to mark one month since quake

Kathmandu - Hundreds of Nepalis gathered Monday at the rubble of a 19th-century tower in Kathmandu to mark one month since a devastating earthquake killed more than 8,600 people in the Himalayan nation.

Thousands flee after landslide blocks Nepal river

Beni - Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous northwest, officials said Sunday.

Thousands evacuated in Nepal after river blocked by landslide

A mountain river in Nepal was blocked by a huge landslide on Sunday, forcing the evacuation to higher ground of thousands of families along the river say government officials.

Red Cross raises Nepal aid appeal to $93 million

Kathmandu - The Red Cross on Saturday ramped up its appeal for aid to disaster-hit Nepal, requesting $93 million in assistance after two earthquakes in less than three weeks killed nearly 8,500 and left thousands homeless.

Eight bodies found in U.S. chopper wreckage: Nepal army

Kathmandu - The Nepalese army said Saturday troops had found the bodies of all eight people from the wreckage of a U.S. helicopter which crashed while delivering aid in the quake-devastated country.

British aid helicopters turned back from Nepal

London - Three British helicopters sent to help with rescue efforts in Nepal following a devastating earthquake are to return without being used, the British government said on Saturday.

Nepal army finds wreckage of missing US chopper

Kathmandu - Nepal's army discovered Friday the wreckage of a US military helicopter that went missing with eight people on board in the earthquake-devastated country near the Chinese border, with fears of no survivors, officials said.

Nepal unprepared for second quake, says PM

Charikot - Nepal's prime minister on Thursday said his government was unprepared for the strong earthquake that hit two days ago, as he visited one of the areas worst hit by the disaster.Tuesday's 7.

Nepal government runs quake relief operation from tents

Kathmandu - Ministries in Nepal battled Thursday to get aid to some of the remotest terrain on Earth, working from tents and makeshift shelters after an earthquake severely damaged government buildings in the capital.Tuesday's deadly 7.

Rescuers battle to reach survivors of new Nepal quake

Dhulikhel - Rescuers battled Wednesday to reach survivors of a deadly new earthquake in Nepal that triggered landslides and brought down buildings, as hundreds of troops searched for a missing US military helicopter.

US Marine helicopter declared missing in Nepal

A U.S. Marine helicopter with six crewmen and two Nepali soldiers has gone missing near Charikot, Nepal while delivering humanitarian assistance and disaster relief aid.

24 killed as new quake hits shattered Nepal

Kathmandu - A new earthquake and several powerful aftershocks hit devastated Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and sending terrified residents running into the streets of the traumatised capital.The 7.

Nepal quake leaves century-old library in ruins

Kathmandu - Janaki Karmacharya sits on a plastic chair under the tarpaulin that now serves as her office and despairs at the wreckage of her once magnificent library in the heart of Kathmandu.

UN says it has received fraction of $415 mn Nepal quake appeal

Kathmandu - The United Nations said Friday it had received just $22 million of the $415 million it had appealed for in Nepal following the recent earthquake, and called for aid contributions to be "dramatically ramped up".

Prayers and ritual baths as Nepal ends quake mourning

Kathmandu - Dressed all in white and with their heads shaved, survivors of a Nepalese earthquake that killed more than 7,800 people ended 13 days of mourning Thursday as the broken capital began picking up the pieces.

Israeli clowns try to ease Nepal quake trauma

Kathmandu - Israeli "medical clowns" are trying to help ease the trauma of children caught up in Nepal's devastating earthquake by healing psychological scars with laughter.

Beyond repair, Nepal's quake-hit homes await bulldozers

Kathmandu - As she stares forlornly at the teetering wreck she still calls home, Sobha Shakya knows it will soon be reduced to rubble by bulldozers poised to obliterate thousands more buildings in Nepal's devastated capital.

Health workers race to prevent Nepal measles outbreak

- Health workers are rushing to vaccinate more than half a million children in Nepal as fears grow that last month's massive earthquake has made youngsters more susceptible to disease.

Nepal tragedy takes toll even on cremation overseers

Kathmandu - As veteran cremation worker Khadga Adhikari placed a handful of uncooked rice and a coin on the chest of yet another young victim of Nepal's earthquake, his own heart was filled with sadness.

Nepal devastation a 'wake-up call' for vulnerable region

New Delhi - Nepal's earthquake should act as a wake-up call to neighbouring countries which have failed to learn lessons from their own disasters and where shoddy construction and rapid urbanisation could lead to death on an even greater scale next time round, exp...

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

Kathmandu - A trekker stranded for days in quake-hit Nepal has said he watched boulders the size of minivans smash buildings in a popular tourist area devastated by a massive avalanche, living to tell the tale using skills learnt from US reality TV show "Survivor"...

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.
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Like many of the poor  men and women  this girl earns her living by carrying heavy loads through the...
Like many of the poor, men and women, this girl earns her living by carrying heavy loads through the mountains; often on bare feet.
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Wise woman near the Swayambhunath temple outside Kathmandu, Nepal
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Digital photograph of Mount Everest taken at an elevation of 5,300 meter from Gokyo Ri, Khumbu, Nepal on Nov.5, 2012.
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The Mera Glacier region in the Dudh Kosi basin, Nepal. One of the areas studied by the research team.
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Funeral pyre. Katmandu  Kali Gandaki river.
Funeral pyre. Katmandu, Kali Gandaki river.
Frenchman Marc Kopp  suffering from multiple sclerosis  is the first disabled person to tandem skydi...
Frenchman Marc Kopp, suffering from multiple sclerosis, is the first disabled person to tandem skydive over Mount Everest.
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QUAKE: Office workers in Kolkata  India s second-largest city  evacuate buildings Saturday following...
QUAKE: Office workers in Kolkata, India's second-largest city, evacuate buildings Saturday following the 7.9 earthquake that struck near Kathmandu in neighboring Nepal.
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Katmandu, Nepal
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Young one carried by her mother through the streets of Kathmandu. The black  kohl  under her eyes is...
Young one carried by her mother through the streets of Kathmandu. The black 'kohl' under her eyes is not make-up, but a protection against the sun.
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Ginger selling market woman. Kathmandu
Young mother  begging on the stairs leading towards the large Swayambhunath Stupa near Kathmandu  Ne...
Young mother, begging on the stairs leading towards the large Swayambhunath Stupa near Kathmandu, Nepal
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Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Flags.
Unpaved roads everywhere. In the background the majestic Himalayas. South of Kathmandu.
Unpaved roads everywhere. In the background the majestic Himalayas. South of Kathmandu.
Thanks to the community initiative to dig a pond  this year  villagers in Teenpiple  Nepal have rece...
Thanks to the community initiative to dig a pond, this year, villagers in Teenpiple, Nepal have received a good harvest of corn
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Two such large community owned ponds are now providing water for irrigation, bathing and other needs to the village
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Pictured is an Indian cobra snake.
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Body on the funeral pyre.
Body on the funeral pyre.