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Children traumatised by Nepal quake need aid to rebuild lives – UNICEF

Kathmandu, Nepal Reuters About 68,000 children and their families who survived Nepal’s deadliest quake in eight years need further humanitarian aid to rebuild their lives, UNICEF said on Sunday, 100 days after the tremors that devastated parts of west Nepal. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck two districts of Jajarkot and Rukum West in the remote […]

Foreign volunteers replace workers who fled Israeli farms under fire

Hatsav, Israel Reuters Rather than stretch out under the Caribbean sun, Mark Landsman has been spending his vacation picking tomatoes in Israel, unpaid and in striking range of Palestinian rockets. The New Jersey man, among thousands of foreigners who have come to southern Israeli farms emptied of labourers by more than three months of war in the Gaza […]

Mistaken cutting of power caused Nepal plane crash that killed 72 – report

People hold placards as they take part in a condolence and protest meeting following the plane crash of a Yeti Airlines operated aircraft, in Pokhara on 15th January, 2023, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 16th January, 2023

Kathmandu, Nepal Reuters A Yeti Airlines crash in Nepal that killed 72 people almost a year ago was caused by the pilots mistakenly cutting power leading to an aerodynamic stall, a report issued by a government-appointed investigation panel on Thursday said. The ATR 72, operated by privately owned Yeti Airlines, crashed just before landing in […]

Nepal riot police rout protesters seeking restoration of monarchy

A riot police personnel gets a hit on his helmet during the clash with Pro-monarchist protesters as they protest demanding the restoration of Nepal's monarchy, which was abolished in 2008, saying the governments have failed to make any significant changes in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 23rd November, 2023.

Kathmandu, Nepal Reuters Police in Nepal on Thursday used rattan sticks, tear gas and water cannon to scatter thousands of protesters demanding the restoration of the monarchy abolished 15 years ago. The “Citizens’ Campaign” protesters say governments in place since the monarchy was scrapped, as part of a deal ending a Maoist insurgency, have failed […]

Sobbing relatives of Nepal quake victims cremate loved ones

A boy covers himself with a blanket as he lies down on a floor next to a house collapsed during an earthquake in Jajarkot, Nepal, on 5th November, 2023

Chiuri, Nepal Reuters Sobbing relatives of victims from Nepal’s worst earthquake in eight years cremated their loved ones on Sunday as rescuers looked for people who could still be trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings. Surrounding about 10 bodies shrouded in white cloth in a tarpaulin tent, relatives prepared garlands of marigolds for the […]

Rescuers struggle to find Nepal quake survivors as deaths reach 157

A damaged building is seen after an earthquake in Jajarkot, Nepal, on 4th November, 2023.

Updated: 9am, 5th November, 2023 (AEDT)Kathmandu, Nepal Reuters Rescue workers in Nepal began digging through the rubble of collapsed houses with their bare hands on Saturday, searching for survivors after the country’s worst earthquake in eight years killed 157 people and shook buildings as far away as New Delhi. The quake struck the Jajarkot region […]

Nepal’s mountains have lost one-third of their ice, UN chief says

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks with Nepal's Minister of Foreign Afairs Narayan Prakash Saud also known as NP Saud upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on 29th October, 2023

Kathmandu, NepalReuters Nepal’s snow-capped mountains have lost close to one-third of their ice in over 30 years due to global warming, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday after a visit to the area near Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. Climate scientists say the earth’s temperature has increased by an average of 0.74 degrees […]

Landslides, floods kill 38 so far as monsoon rains lash Nepal

People walk along a flooded road along the bank of overflowing Bagmati river following heavy rains, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 8th August, 2023.

Kathmandu, NepalReuters Landslides caused by heavy rain have killed at least one person, and blocked a major highway in Nepal this week, officials said on Tuesday, as the death toll from the annual monsoon rains nears 40. People walk along a flooded road along the bank of overflowing Bagmati river following heavy rains, in Kathmandu, […]