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  • *Teenager pulled alive from Kathmandu rubble. KATHMANDU, April 30- Hundreds cheered as rescuers toiling amid rubble left by Nepal's earthquake pulled a boy and a woman to safety on Thursday after they had been trapped for five days. Officials said the chances of finding more survivors were fading as the death toll reached 5,858. But Nepal's Armed Police Force...

  • Amazing video of massive Nepal earthquake   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    Amazing video of massive Nepal earthquake

    Newly released police video show the moments leading up to the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal last weekend.

  • *Teenager pulled alive from Kathmandu rubble. KATHMANDU, April 30- Rescue teams toiling amid rubble left by Nepal's devastating earthquake pulled a teenage boy to safety on Thursday after he had been trapped for five days, a rare moment of joy for a country struggling to cope with the aftermath. But Nepal's Armed Police Force managed to save 15- year-old Pema Lama...

  • Nepalese army gets image boost from quake relief work Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:38 AM ET

    CHAUTARA, Nepal, April 30- In the rubble-strewn Nepali hilltop town of Chautara, a round-the-clock rescue effort by the military is helping to recast the image of an institution once criticised for rights abuses in a brighter and more sympathetic light. Human rights activists blame it for hundreds of killings and abductions during Nepal's decade-long war...

  • Teenager rescued five days after Nepal quake Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:28 AM ET

    KATHMANDU, April 30- A 15- year-old boy was pulled out alive from the collapsed ruins of Kathmandu's Hilton Hotel on Thursday, five days after a huge earthquake caused devastation across Nepal and killed nearly 5,500 people. Survivor Pema Lama was rescued by Nepal's Armed Police Force and carried on a stretcher and in a neck brace to a waiting ambulance.

  • 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...

  • In mere seconds a powerful earthquake devastated a swathe of Nepal. "I don't know when it would be realistic for tourists to again visit Nepal." Biswas forecasts the cost of reconstruction could exceed $5 billion or about 20 percent of Nepal's economy.

  • 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...