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World offers help after Nepal quake, but few know scope yet

LONDON (AP) — As world leaders and global charities try to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated parts of tiny, mountainous Nepal, they …

Natural Disasters

Major Earthquake Devastates Nepal: Pictures

Flowers

Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepal police official says at least 1,910 people have been killed, including at least 721 in Kathmandu, in the immense weekend earthquake centered outside of the capital of the Himalayan nation.<p>Deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam says the death toll is …

Why was the earthquake in Nepal such a devastating event?

Several factors combined to make Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal such a devastating event. The first was its basic magnitude. At 7.8 on the Richter scale, this was one of the most powerful earthquakes to strike the region in the past 80 years. In addition, it was a shallow event with a source that …

Geology

Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes

<b>The pictures emerging from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, are shocking.</b><p>Durbar square, a Unesco World Heritage Site, has been reduced to rubble. The famous Dharahara Tower has been toppled to leave just a stump.<p>Nepal is used to quakes – this is one of the most seismically active regions in the …

Nepal earthquake: Death toll rises above 3,000

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1163000/1163248_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524983469_895c7deacc252da05cbb61c286553502<p><b>At least 3,617 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, police say.</b><p>More than 6,500 people have been …

Natural Disasters

Nepal earthquake: Eight million people affected, UN says

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1163000/1163333_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524722845_a5ee261d18664df023f6dd5429819601<p><b>Eight million people have been affected by the massive earthquake in Nepal - more than a quarter of the country's population - the United Nations says.</b><p>…

Nepal earthquake: How dangerous are aftershocks?

Saturday's earthquake in Nepal has been followed by a series of violent aftershocks. How dangerous are they?<p>The worst earthquake in <b>Nepal</b> for 80 years has devastated swathes of the country – flattening villages, cutting off communities and killing over 3,800 people.<p>But a series of aftershocks is …

Deadly Everest avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake

Death toll of 17 on world’s highest mountain expected to rise after avalanche sweeps through base camp and traps climbers at higher altitude<p>Climbers at the Mount Everest base camp – and others trapped higher on its slopes – were locked in a desperate effort to treat injured colleagues caught in a …

Mountaineering

Timeline: Nepal earthquakes

For the second time in three weeks Nepal has been hit by a major earthquake.<p><b>Correction: 25/4/2015</b> An earlier verison of this infographic showed an incorrect location for the 1934 earthquake. The infographic has been updated with the new earthquake that struck Nepal on May 12.

Nepal quake: Why are some tremors so deadly?

<b>On 1 April, 2014, a Magnitude 8.2 earthquake rocked northern Chile. Six people died, 2,500 homes were damaged and 80,000 people were displaced. Just over one year later, a M7.8 earthquake strikes Nepal. Over 6,200 people (and counting) have been killed, entire towns and villages flattened and</b> …

Nepal earthquake: a disaster that shows quakes don't kill people, buildings do

The kind of earthquake that hit Nepal last week is a periodic event in the country: the last was in 1934. For years, the international community knew another big quake was due in Kathmandu. The disaster is that we have not prepared sufficiently for a predictable event. In a world of increased urban …

Natural Disasters

Nepal earthquake: Dozens die in new tremor near Everest

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1166000/1166689_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524684403_ec7760a062a79f3fd911eed406579b30<p><b>A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, near Mount Everest, two weeks after more than 8,000 people died in a devastating quake.</b><p>At least 48 people …

Climbers’ Relief Strategy Brings Jobs, Aid to Nepal’s Remote Villages

<i>Seventeen-year-old Matt Moniz of Boulder, Colorado, was attempting his Himalayan climbing season goals when the earthquake and avalanche hit. Here he explains how his team has converted their expedition into a relief mission. Follow his updates here.</i><p>The sun sets as we’re driving west through fields …

Dozens killed as devastated Nepal suffers another strong earthquake

Home ministry says at least 42 killed and over a thousand injured after Himalayan nation suffers second disaster<p>More than a thousand people have been injured and many dozens killed in Nepal after the poor mountain nation was hit by a second strong earthquake, just weeks after the disaster that …

Uttar Pradesh

Nepal one month after the quake: 'The emotional impact has been devastating'

Somewhere among the immense spew of mud brick and broken timber that Bachulaxmi Shrestha now surveys is the home she shared with her family, the fruit and veg shop that was her livelihood, and the treasured keepsakes she had picked up over her 60 years.<p>All of it was lost, instantly destroyed and …

Natural Disasters

Half of people in Britain born after 1960 will get cancer, study shows

One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to Cancer Research UK, which says more effort must be made to prevent people getting the disease and that the NHS must plan to treat more patients.<p>Until now, CRUK’s scientists have estimated that one in three people would …

Cancer

Don't Punish People For Joining Islamic State, Says Green Leader Natalie Bennett

It would not be illegal for people in the United Kingdom to join terrorist organisations such as al Qaida or Islamic State (IS) under the Green Party.<p>…

Boris Johnson Says Jihadists Fighting For Islamic State Are 'Porn-Obsessed W******'

Porn-obsessed wankers are the main recruits from Britain for radical jihadists in Islamic State, Boris Johnson has said.<p>The mayor of London took …