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Bahrain to send 2nd shipment for Nepal quake victims

A second consignment of aid that includes 25 tonnes of food, 6,000 litres of bottled water, 1,000 plastic carpets, 300 waterproof tents and 30 power generators will be sent to Nepal to help its earthquake-hit citizens. It follows

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Nepal quake toll climbs to 8,500; dozens missing

The number of people killed in Nepal by two major earthquakes has surpassed 8,500, making the disaster the deadliest to hit the Himalayan country on record, as rescuers on Sunday searched for dozens of people still missing in remote villages.

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Bahrain resident recounts Nepal quake horror

A Bahrain resident has described watching houses fall like dominoes and bodies being pulled from the rubble following another major earthquake that hit eastern Nepal yesterday (May 12). The 7.3-magnitude quake near the Chinese bor

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Bahraini quake aid team leaves to Nepal

A 10-member team of specialists will leave today for Nepal, accompanying the first consignment of relief aid from Bahrain weighing more than 7,000kg. They are part of the rescue team under the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) that

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Nepal earthquake death toll passes 6,200

The death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake rose steadily past 6,200 on Friday as fresh aftershocks and the stench of rotting bodies made it hard for nervous survivors to return to their homes. Disposal of the hundreds

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Major quake off Papua New Guinea; tsunami warning

A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.7 struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, official monitors said, and a tsunami warning was issued soon after. The epicentre of the 33 km deep quake was near the town of Rabaul in the northeast

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Quake hits Kuwait-Iran border

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale hit areas along Kuwait’s border with Iran at about 8am yesterday, the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research said. Jolts were also experienced in some parts of Kuwait at 14:23

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150 dead after quake hits southwest China

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday, killing at least 150 people in a remote mountainous area of Yunnan province, causing some buildings, including a school, to collapse. The US Geological Survey said th

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Death toll from Philippines quake at 107

The death toll from a Philippine earthquake rose to 107 on Wednesday, as rescuers dug through the rubble of a church and a hospital in search of more victims. At least 23 people are missing, some under a collapsed public hospital,

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20 killed as quake strikes Philippines

A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 struck islands popular with tourists in the Philippines on Tuesday killing at least 20 people, some while praying in a centuries-old church, officials said.   Low-rise buildings

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