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Oman Air honours staff disaster relief initiative

National carrier Oman Air recently honoured its staff for their desire to assist in meeting the needs of those affected by the earthquake in Nepal on April 25, and maintaining operations on one of its key flagship routes. In the i

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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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Nepalis back at quake epicentre to rebuild stone by stone

Dressed in his brother's old British army fatigues, Mohan Ghale is rebuilding his mother's home stone by stone, after returning to Barpak village, high in the Himalayas, which was demolished by last month's earthquake.

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NMC airlifts medical aid to Nepal quake victims

UAE-based NMC Healthcare airlifted medical supplies worth Dh1.8 million ($490,000) to Nepal last week as part of ongoing efforts to help victims of the devastating earthquakes which have killed thousands in the Himalayan nation. T

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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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Strong aftershock hits Nepal, near Kathmandu

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, about 76 km east south east of the capital Kathmandu, at a shallow depth of 10 km, the US Geological Survey said. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck on April 25, killing more than 8

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Fresh earthquake kills scores in Nepal and India

A second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings weakened by the first disaster and killing at least 66 people, including 17 in neighbouring India and one in Chinese Tibet.

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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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FedEx pledges $1m aid to support Nepal quake relief

FedEx Corp has committed approximately $1 million in cash, transportation support and a chartered flight to deliver critical medical aid and supplies to Nepal in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake.   The Mem

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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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