ARTICLES RELATING TO NATURAL DISASTERS

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.

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.

Rescuers battle to reach survivors of new Nepal quake

2015-05-13 10:43

Rescuers are battling to reach survivors of a deadly new earthquake in Nepal that triggered landslides and brought down buildings.

1 000s spend night outdoors as death toll rises in Nepal

2015-05-13 08:47

Thousands of fear-stricken people have spent the night outdoors after a new earthquake killed dozens of people and spread more misery in Nepal.

Nepal quake kills 2 in neighbouring India states

2015-05-12 12:26

Two people have been killed in India after a powerful earthquake rocked neighbouring Nepal, state officials say.

Fresh 7.1 quake strikes Nepal

2015-05-12 09:43

A strong earthquake shook Nepal, sending people in the capital Kathmandu rushing out on to the streets weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8 000 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, eyewitnesses say.

Prayers and ritual baths as Nepal ends quake mourning

2015-05-07 16:29

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 as the broken capital began picking up the pieces.

Nepal devastation a 'wake-up call' for region

2015-05-06 09:03

Nepal's earthquake should act as a wake-up call to neighbouring countries which have failed to learn lessons from their own disasters, experts say.

SA search and rescue team ready to leave Nepal

2015-05-05 14:16

The specialised South African search and rescue team that scrambled to aid earthquake-struck Nepal, are set to leave the capital of Kathmandu.

 

61 dead in Colombia landslide - officials

2015-05-19 07:44

A massive landslide has torn through a ravine in northwest Colombia, killing at least 61 people and injuring 37, authorities say.

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.

Strong quake shakes northeast Japan, no tsunami risk

2015-05-13 10:43

A strong earthquake has hit Japan in the same region devastated by a major quake and tsunami in 2011.

Nepal officials tell people to evacuate damaged buildings

2015-05-13 09:48

Officials with bullhorns have walked through the quake-damaged streets of Nepal’s Chautara town, calling for people to leave the damaged buildings.

Gift of the Givers will continue aid following second Nepal quake

2015-05-12 15:27

South African humanitarian mission Gift of the Givers will continue to supply aid to earthquake victims in Nepal after a second tremor rocked the country.

Nepal quake: At least 4 killed

2015-05-12 11:32

At least four people have been killed in a central Nepal town after a 7.3 earthquake shook the Himalayan nation, just weeks after a devastating temblor killed more than 8 000 people.

5 years after quake, Haiti hospital clings to hope

2015-05-09 12:51

In the five years since Port-au-Prince was devastated by an earthquake, staff at Haiti's largest hospital have had to resort to examining patients in shipping containers.

Thousands of Nepalese pray for quake victims

2015-05-07 08:54

Thousands of people dressed in white have offered prayers, flowers and lit incense at home and in temples as part of a Hindi ritual marking the end of a 13-day mourning period for those killed in the massive earthquake.

Crater collapse causes lava explosion on Hawaii's Kilauea

2015-05-05 17:27

Molten lava, rocks and gas went flying through the air on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after an explosion was caused by the partial collapse of a crater wall.

Emotional return home for Nepal quake survivor

2015-05-05 11:05

A week after his wife threw herself from her balcony in a bid to save her life, Krishan KC returned to what was once their home, and wept.

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