Everest glaciers at risk

57 minutes ago

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.

Homeless Nepalis sleep in the open as monsoon rains approach

2015-05-19 17:00

The Nepali government is struggling to provide shelter for more than a million people who were uprooted by two massive earthquakes.

Nepal PM wants $2bn to rebuild country after quakes

2015-05-17 18:46

Nepal's prime minister has appealed for $2bn to rebuild his country, shattered by two massive earthquakes in three weeks that have killed thousands and devastated the impoverished nation's infrastructure.

Eight dead in Nepal chopper crash

2015-05-15 22:04

Eight people - six US Marines and two Nepalese soldiers - died when their helicopter crashed in a mountainous region of earthquake-devastated Nepal.

US identifies wreckage of missing Marines helicopter in Nepal

2015-05-15 12:39

A US team has identified the wreckage of an aircraft that crashed in Nepal as that of a missing Marines UH-1Y Huey helicopter.

Nepal army finds wreckage of missing US chopper

2015-05-15 10:07

The wreckage of a US military helicopter that went missing while delivering aid in quake-hit Nepal has been found near the Chinese border, the Nepalese border says.

Nat Geo Channel doing Everest earthquake doc

2015-05-15 05:00

Following the devastation, a Nepal earthquake documentary, Earthquake on Everest , is soon coming to National Geographic Channel (DStv 181).

Nepal PM lends his helicopter to save injured woman

2015-05-14 14:06

A Nepali woman seriously injured by falling debris has been airlifted to a Kathmandu hospital in the PM's helicopter, after two British paramedics pleaded with officials to help save her life following the recent earthquake.


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.

Search for missing in Nepal village slowed by lack of equipment

2015-05-19 10:17

Rescuers in a Nepal village hit by landslides have broken off the search for more than 100 people still missing after the Himalayan nation was struck by two powerful earthquakes authorities say.

Aid helicopters turned back from Nepal

2015-05-16 09:48

Three British helicopters sent to help with rescue efforts in Nepal following the devastating earthquake are to return home without being used.

Nepal rescue chopper wreck on mountain

2015-05-15 20:09

The wreckage of a US military helicopter lost on an earthquake relief mission in Nepal has been found on a mountainside.

Nepal: US helicopter destroyed, no survivors

2015-05-15 11:32

A US Marines helicopter that crashed on a mountainside in Nepal was completely destroyed and there were no survivors among the eight on board, the country’s top defence official says.

Stores reopen in Nepali capital after second quake

2015-05-15 08:58

Stores have reopened and traffic is returning to Nepal’s capital three days after the Himalayan nation was shaken by a second major earthquake.

Nepal quake relief operation run from tents

2015-05-14 21:06

Ministries in Nepal are battling 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.

Choppers, drone hunt for missing US Huey in Nepal

2015-05-14 11:46

Military helicopters are flying over eastern Nepal and a team has sent up a drone to search for a missing US Marines Huey chopper, as the search and rescue operations continue in the quake-hit country.

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