Donors pledge billions to help rebuild earthquake-hit Nepal

2015-06-25 13:11

Foreign donors and agencies announced billions of dollars in aid for Nepal on Thursday, but it fell short by half of what the Himalayan nation wants to rebuild from the devastating earthquake that killed more than 8 800 people and made millions homeless.

Tibetans pray for Dalai Lama at 80th birthday celebration

2015-06-21 18:58

The Dalai Lama has marked his official 80th birthday, with prayers and celebrations at his hometown in exile but little to show for decades of lobbying seeking greater Tibetan autonomy.

Children in quake-hit Nepal at risk

2015-06-19 19:48

Thousands of Nepali children are trafficked into India every year to work in prostitution and as child labourers.

Nepal needs billions for post-quake rebuilding

2015-06-13 16:01

Earthquake-battered Nepal will ask international donors to support a reconstruction plan that is expected to cost $6.6bn over five years, the government says.

21 dead, dozens missing as landslide buries Nepal villages

2015-06-11 16:01

A landslide triggered by heavy rainfall has buried at least 21 people and left dozens missing as they were sleeping at night in six villages in Nepal's mountainous northeast.

53 bodies dug up since Nepal quake avalanche

2015-06-08 14:16

Nepali soldiers and police have recovered the bodies of 53 trekkers and villagers buried in avalanches set off by an earthquake in April.

Schools reopen in quake-devastated Nepal

2015-05-31 12:30

Thousands of children, many still traumatised from losing homes and loved ones, returned to class as Nepal's schools formally reopened following a devastating earthquake.

Everest glaciers at risk

2015-05-27 21:29

Glaciers in the Everest region could shrink at or even disappear entirely by the end of the century as a result of climate change.

Thousands flee after landslide blocks Nepal river

2015-05-24 10:00

Thousands of panic-stricken villagers have fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous north-west.

US military starts withdrawing quake assistance from Nepal

2015-05-21 09:13

The US military has begun to withdraw its rescue and relief team from quake-hit Nepal, officials say, after more than 900 personnel were deployed in the wake of a 7.9 magnitude quake on April 25.


UN agency under scrutiny for bad quality food aid in Nepal

2015-06-22 11:12

A UN agency is under scrutiny after the food aid it distributed to earthquake survivors in Nepal was found to be substandard, authorities say.

Frustration as tourists stay away from quake-hit Nepal

2015-06-21 11:49

Boatman Hem Gurung waits listlessly on the deserted banks of Lake Phewa in the shadow of Nepal's spectacular Annapurna mountain range for tourists that do not come.

Safety worries as quake-hit Nepal reopens heritage sites

2015-06-15 14:11

Nepal has reopened its temple-filled Durbar Squares to the public despite warnings over safety, seeking to woo back tourists after a deadly earthquake that left much of the country’s cultural heritage in ruins.

Experts to assess Everest safety

2015-06-11 22:01

Tourism-dependent Nepal will call in international experts to examine popular trekking routes - including in the quake-hit Everest region - and declare them safe for hikers.

Landslides hit 6 villages in Nepal, multiple dead

2015-06-11 09:53

At least 15 people have been killed in landslides in north-eastern Nepal, police say.

4 dead in helicopter crash in quake-hit Nepal

2015-06-02 15:14

Nepalese troops recovered four bodies after a helicopter which had been delivering relief supplies crashed in a region devastated by twin earthquakes in recent weeks, the army and police say.

5 more victims' remains found at Nepal crash site

2015-05-29 15:55

Authorities have found DNA evidence that five more people may have been on board a US military helicopter that crashed during a humanitarian relief mission after the Nepal earthquake, a spokesperson says.

Candlelight vigil marks month since deadly Nepal quake

2015-05-25 18:05

Hundreds of people have held a candlelight vigil in Nepal's capital to mark one month since the earthquake that killed thousands of people and affected millions.

Monsoon rains threaten Nepal quake-hit villages

2015-05-22 18:03

Nepal has sent geologists to quake-damaged villages to assess landslide risk before the arrival of the monsoon rains.

UN: Building laws need to be enforced in Nepal

2015-05-20 11:22

Nepal must take lessons from earthquake-hit countries such as Mexico and strictly enforce existing building laws as it prepares to rebuild from two major quakes, the UN says.

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