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Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off Solomon Islands

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck close to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, just days after the archipelago was hit by another strong earthquake, the US Geological Survey said on Friday. The quake, initially reporte

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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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Strong quake hits near Papua New Guinea

A large magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck on Tuesday around 150 km (93 miles) south of the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey said, setting off a tsunami warning within 300 km of the epicentre. The Pacific

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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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Nepal earthquake: Death toll passes 7,000

A Nepali police team has pulled out the bodies of about 50 people, including some foreign trekkers, from an avalanche-hit area, officials said on Sunday, as the death toll from last month's devastating earthquake climbed to over 7,000.

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Thousands still missing after Nepal quake

Thousands of people were still missing in Nepal on Friday as food and help began to trickle through to those stranded in remote areas after last week's earthquake which killed 6,250. The death toll could rise further. Bodies a

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Bahrain residents urged to donate food, medicine for Nepal

People in Bahrain have been urged to donate food or medicine, instead of clothes, to a nationwide aid drive for survivors of the Nepal earthquake. The Bahrain Red Crescent Society (BRCS), located in Hoora, has been receiving donat

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Rain hampers Nepal rescue as deaths top 5,500

Rescue teams toiled in pouring rain on Thursday in the debris left by last week's devastating earthquake in Nepal, but officials said the chances of finding any more survivors was bleak as the death toll neared 5,500. While re

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Nepal tense after ‘weak’ response to quake

Nepali officials conceded they had made mistakes in their initial response to a massive earthquake that has killed more than 4,700 people, as survivors stranded in remote villages and towns waited for aid and relief to arrive on Wednesday.

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Quake survivors return to Bahrain, recount ordeal

Horror stories of dead bodies, collapsed buildings and dozens of tremors were recounted by survivors of the Nepal earthquake, who returned to Bahrain last night. Thirty-seven people, including 20 Bahrainis, were reunited with fami

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