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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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Angry Nepalis wait for help as death toll passes 4,000

Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday as some of the tens of thousands stricken by a devastating earthquake, which killed more than 4,000 people, expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis.

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Nepal scrambles to organise relief, many flee capital

Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains.

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A million children ‘severely affected’ in Nepal

Nearly a million children have been "severely affected" by a severe earthquake in Nepal that has killed more than 3,200 people, a spokesman for the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said, as rescue and aid workers struggle to

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Quake warnings of minutes, not hours, are possible

Nepal's record of earthquakes dates to at least the 13th century, with significant temblors striking every 75 years or so. And through all that time, in Nepal as in most seismically active areas, there has been one constant: people in the pa

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