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  • *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...

  • Nepal earthquake latest   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 9:09 AM ET
    Nepal earthquake latest

    The latest details on the aftermath of the deadly earthquake that devastated the capital city of Nepal, with NBC's Miguel Almaguer.

  • Slow clean-up, aid stirs anger in quake-hit Nepal Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 8:58 AM ET

    KATHMANDU, April 27- As Nepalis prepared to spend a third night in the open after Saturday's earthquake, anger began to emerge at the slow pace of recovery, with government officials in disarray and aid workers struggling to move supplies out of Kathmandu's overrun airport. Sarga Dhaoubadel, a student living outside Kathmandu, said her family was sheltering in a...

  • *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...

  • Rescuers struggle to reach Nepal's rural villages

    NBC's Richard Engel reports on the aftermath of an earthquake that struck Nepal, killing more than 3,700 people, as families move outside to keep away from buildings, and additional avalanches are triggered on Sunday.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home country. "My wife was crying, crying so much,' My son is not here, keep calling, keep calling.' All night I called, but I could not get through," he said.

  • Mount Everest avalanche photos   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:10 AM ET
    Mount Everest avalanche photos

    Pictures provided by a survivor of the avalanche that occurred on Mount Everest on Saturday.

  • Nepal earthquake kills more than 3,200 people   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Nepal earthquake kills more than 3,200 people

    NBC's Ian Williams has the latest details on the aftermath of the deadly earthquake that devastated the capital city of Nepal, as rescuers struggle to reach rural villages.

  • KATHMANDU, April 27- Mountain rescue teams, helped by clear weather, used helicopters to airlift climbers stranded for two days at high altitude on Mount Everest after a powerful earthquake triggered an avalanche that killed at least 17 people. Carsten Lillelund Pedersen, a climber from Denmark, posted a video on Facebook showing a helicopter landing to...

  • KATHMANDU, April 27- Mountain rescue teams, helped by clear weather, used helicopters to airlift climbers stranded for two days at high altitude on Mount Everest after a powerful earthquake triggered an avalanche that killed at least 17 people. Romanian climber Alex Gavan said on Twitter that three helicopters had reached camps 1 and 2, which are at altitudes...

  • *Nepal's health system creaking under pressure. KATHMANDU, April 27- Hundreds of Nepalis were fleeing the capital Kathmandu for the plains on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks following a massive earthquake that killed more than 3,200 people and faced with shortages of food and water. "We are escaping," said Krishna Muktari, who runs a...

  • Quake overwhelms Nepal's weak healthcare system Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    KATHMANDU, April 26- A massive earthquake in Nepal has exposed the woeful state of its medical facilities as hospitals struggle to treat vast numbers of injured with limited supplies and staff. The situation is worsening a humanitarian crisis triggered by Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years. So far many of the seriously injured in Kathmandu were being...

  • LONDON— There is still time to save lives— that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle. U.N. spokeswoman Orla Fagan, who is heading to Nepal, said preventing the spread of disease is one of the most important tasks facing aid workers who are arriving. They will use military...

  • *Fatalities in India, China and Bangladesh. KATHMANDU, April 26- Overwhelmed doctors moved hundreds of patients onto the streets of Nepal's capital on Sunday when aftershocks rattled hospitals and buildings already damaged by an earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley. Outside the National Trauma Centre in Kathmandu,...

  • Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest. The project aims to "translate the Google...

  • Nepal earthquake death toll climbing Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 9:27 AM ET
    Emergency rescue workers carry a victim on a stretcher after Dharara tower collapsed on April 25, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

    An earthquake with estimated magnitude of 7.9 shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, killing many and triggering an Everest avalanche.

  • AMSTERDAM, Feb 18- Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil Corp and the Dutch government ignored the danger of earthquakes caused by gas extraction at the massive Groningen gas field for decades, the Dutch Safety Board said on Wednesday. The board's year-long inquiry concluded that the Economy Ministry, State Supervision of Mines and NAM, the Shell-Exxon Mobil joint...