August 27, 2015

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Nepalese rescuers find three bodies, wreckage of U.S. Marine helicopter

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepalese rescuers on Friday found three bodies near the wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared earlier this week while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, and officials said it was unlikely there were any survivors from the crash. “The wreckage of the helicopter was found in pieces Read More…

Nepal officials order people to leave quake-damaged buildings

CHAUTARA, Nepal — Officials with bullhorns walked through the quake-damaged streets of this small Nepal town Wednesday, calling for people to leave buildings in danger of falling after a second major earthquake in less than three weeks. The evacuation orders came a day after Nepal, just beginning to rebuild after the devastating April 25 temblor, Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, May 12

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Another major quake strikes Nepal It hits with a magnitude of 7.3 in an isolated area between the capital of Kathmandu and Mount Everest, killing at least four people less than three weeks after the country was Read More…

Another major earthquake shakes Nepal; at least 42 dead

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A major earthquake hit a remote mountain region of Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 42 people, triggering landslides and toppling buildings less than three weeks after the Himalayan nation was ravaged by its worst quake in decades. The magnitude-7.3 quake hit hardest in districts northeast of the capital and terrified a Read More…

Haiti overhauls child-welfare system, but are too few babies being adopted?

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Anne-Marie Saintou walks with a megaphone along the dusty lanes of a Haitian fishing village, imploring people not to make the same mistake she did. “Ladies, say ‘NO!’ she shouts. “We will not give away our children anymore.” Saintou is part of a campaign by a nonprofit organization to warn poor Haitians Read More…

After two disasters on Everest, Sherpas worried about future

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Just when Nepal’s climbing industry was recovering from last year’s deadly avalanche on Mount Everest, another avalanche triggered by last month’s earthquake killed 19 people, ending yet another climbing season. Sherpa guides and those in the climbing business say they are worried that the disasters will have a devastating impact on mountaineering Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, May 7

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Tightest British election in decades under way Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and Ed Miliband’s Labour Party are running neck-and-neck, and neither looks able to win a majority of Parliament’s 650 seats. 2. Tornadoes rake Southern plains Read More…

Prayers offered as mourning continues in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Thousands of Nepalese dressed in white offered prayers and flowers at home and in temples Thursday in a Hindu ritual marking the end of a 13-day mourning period for those killed in the country’s massive earthquake. Families and friends also published condolence messages with photographs of victims in local newspapers. The mourners Read More…

Slowly, life gets back to normal after Nepal earthquake

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Fresh croissants emerged from a popular bakery and were quickly snapped up. Farmers delivered fresh produce and lines disappeared at gasoline stations. Slowly, life edged back toward a semblance of normal in Nepal’s quake-hit capital Friday as residents packed up tents and moved indoors. As rescue workers continued to comb the rubble Read More…

Bright spot amid tragedy: Teen found after five days in Nepalese earthquake rubble

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A long-absent noise — cheers — rang out in Nepal’s capital Thursday as rescuers pulled a teenager alive from the earthquake rubble he had been trapped in for five days. The joy interrupted a dreary and still fearful day in which thousands worried about aftershocks lined up to board free buses to Read More…