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  • KATHMANDU, April 30- Nepali farmer Rishi Ram Khanal was looking forward to leaving Nepal for Dubai, where a $220- a-month job as a cleaner at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant promised him the chance to pull his young family out of a life of poverty. Khanal found himself buried under the debris of a five-storey Kathmandu guest house, pinned to the ground by fallen...

  • KATHMANDU, April 30- 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 rescue teams were out in the capital Kathmandu despite the rain, helicopters could not fly to the worst-hit areas in the...

  • KATHMANDU/ SINDHUPALCHOWK, Nepal April 29- Nepali villagers blocked trucks carrying supplies for earthquake victims on Wednesday, demanding the government do more to help after last week's disaster left more than 5,000 people dead and tens of thousands homeless and short of food and water. In the capital Kathmandu, about 200 people protested outside...

  • Nepal quake death toll rises to 5,006 - home ministry Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 1:56 AM ET

    KATHMANDU, April 29- The number of people killed in Nepal by the Himalayan country's worst earthquake in eight decades has risen to 5,006, a home ministry official said on Wednesday. That number represented a jump of 300 from earlier on Wednesday. Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told Reuters on Tuesday the toll from the 7.9 magnitude quake could reach...

  • KATHMANDU, April 29- 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. Anger and frustration was mounting steadily, with many Nepalis sleeping out in the open under...

  • KATHMANDU, April 28- Nepal has told aid agencies it did not need more foreign rescue teams to come and help in the search for earthquake survivors, because its government and military could cope, the national head of the United Nations Development Program told Reuters. "The search and rescue will go on but the message they wanted us to relay was they have enough to...

  • CNBC update: 12 killed in Brazilian landslide Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 11:31 AM ET
    CNBC update: 12 killed in Brazilian landslide

    Rescuers continue to look for victims from the Nepal earthquake; police investigate a possible attack on a U.S. army base in Japan; and a new experimental shingles vaccine is found effective, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • *International aid effort to Nepal intensifies. *Street vendors return in capital Kathmandu. JHARIBAR/SINDHUPALCHOWK, Nepal, April 28- People stranded in remote villages and towns across Nepal were still waiting for aid and relief to arrive on Tuesday, four days after a devastating earthquake destroyed buildings and roads and killed more than 4,300 people.

  • KATHMANDU/ NEW DELHI, April 28- Nepal's government has drawn early criticism from opposition politicians and some residents for what they say has been a sluggish response to the humanitarian crisis triggered by Saturday's massive earthquake. As the body count from the 7.9 magnitude quake in Nepal rose to more than 4,300 on Tuesday, aid had begun to arrive in the...

  • KATHMANDU, April 28- Up to 250 people are missing in Nepal after an avalanche hit a village in Rasuwa district, a popular trekking area to the north of the capital Kathmandu, District Governor Uddhav Bhattarai said on Tuesday. Foreign tourists may be among the missing in the avalanche, which hit the village of Ghodatabela. A powerful earthquake last Saturday with a...

  • *Remote villages yet to be reached by rescuers. *Many dead likely to be unaccounted for. JHARIBAR, Nepal, April 28- Her husband away in India, Sunthalia worked alone for hours in the rubble of her house perched on a ridge near the epicentre of Nepal's earthquake to pull out the bodies of her 10- year-old daughter and a son aged eight.

  • *International aid effort to Nepal intensifies. KATHMANDU, April 28- The death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake could reach 10,000, the prime minister said on Tuesday, as residents frustrated by the government's slow response used their bare hands to dig for signs of their loved ones. "It is a challenge and a very difficult hour for Nepal."

  • KATHMANDU, April 28- The death toll in Nepal's earthquake could reach 10,000, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told Reuters on Tuesday, ordering intensified rescue efforts and appealing for foreign supplies of tents and medicines. "It is a challenge and a very difficult hour for Nepal." Appealing for foreign assistance, Koirala said Nepal needed tents and...

  • KATHMANDU, April 28- The death toll in Nepal's earthquake could reach 10,000, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told Reuters on Tuesday, ordering intensified rescue efforts and appealing for foreign supplies of tents and medicines. "The government is doing all it can for rescue and relief on a war footing," Koirala said in an interview. "It is a challenge and a very...

  • *International aid effort to Nepal intensifies. A Home Ministry official in the capital, Kathmandu, said the death toll from Saturday's 7.9 magnitude quake stood at 4,010, with 7,598 injured. Nepal's most deadly quake in 81 years also triggered a huge avalanche on Mount Everest that killed at least 17 climbers and guides, including four foreigners, the worst...

  • *International aid effort to Nepal intensifies. KATHMANDU, April 28- 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. The head of neighbouring India's National Disaster...

  • *International aid effort to Nepal intensifies. KATHMANDU, April 28- Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday, as some of the tens of thousands of people stricken by the weekend's devastating earthquake expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis. The head of neighbouring India's National Disaster Response...

  • FACTBOX-Ways to help Nepal's earthquake victims Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    April 27- The following are some of the organizations providing relief in Nepal to thousands of victims from Saturday's 7.9- magnitude earthquake:. About 525 staff members are distributing food, shelter and clean water in Nepal, said Wendy Christian, head of media at Save the Children. Save the Children set a goal to raise $50 million for earthquake relief in...

  • *Nepal's health system creaking under pressure. KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 27- 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. A senior interior ministry official said it...

  • OTA, Japan, April 27- For Naren Mahat, a 27- year-old Nepali living in Japan, there was a long and painful wait on Saturday between news of a devastating earthquake and, finally, word from family members cut off by bad phone lines and repeated aftershocks. Thousands of others work in other Asian countries including Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, where they are...