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U.S. military rescuers end operations after Nepal earthquake Thursday, May 21st, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): Officials say 300 U.S. Marine, Army, Air Force and Navy personnel involved in rescue operations in Nepal since a major earthquake struck last month have concluded their work. Commander of the U.S. joint task force in Nepal Lt. Gen. John Wissler said the operations ended Wednesday..

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My Long Trek Through Nepal, to Deliver a Stiff Drink Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

By ELLEN BARRY, KATHMANDU, (NY Times): Sometimes the most important thing you do on a reporting trip is not reporting. So it was two Saturdays ago, when I found myself scaling a mountain in Nepal’s Himalayan foothills to deliver a bottle of whiskey to an 80-year-old woman. When we canvassed..

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Red Cross raises Nepal aid appeal to $93 million Sunday, May 17th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AFP): The Red Cross on Saturday ramped up its appeal for aid to disaster-hit Nepal, requesting $93 million in assistance after two earthquakes in less than three weeks killed nearly 8,500 and left thousands homeless. Relief teams have been working for weeks to provide water, food,..

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Wreckage of missing U.S. helicopter found in Nepal; no survivors Saturday, May 16th, 2015

BY GOPAL SHARMA AND TOMMY WILKES, KATHMANDU,(Reuters): The wreckage of a U.S. military helicopter lost on an earthquake relief mission in Nepal was found on Friday high on a mountainside and all eight on board were killed, U.S. officials said. A U.S. search team identified the wreckage as that of..

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Nepal’s Young Men, Lost to Migration, Then a Quake Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

By ELLEN BARRY, KATHMANDU: When the dense pillar of smoke from cremations by the Bagmati River was thinning late last week, the bodies were all coming from Gongabu, a common stopover for Nepali migrant workers headed overseas, and they were all of young men. Hindu custom dictates that funeral..

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Bill Clinton: Could leave foundation if wife is president  Monday, May 4th, 2015

WASHINGTON, (AP): Former President Bill Clinton is publicly musing about his life in a future Clinton administration, saying he would consider stepping down from the foundation that he founded more than a decade ago, if his wife wins the White House. But he doesn't plan to stop giving the..

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Police: 101-year-old man rescued one week after Nepal quake Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

By Jethro Mullen and Slma Shelbayah, KATHMANDU, (CNN): Police rescued a 101-year-old man from under the rubble of his home on Saturday, one week after an earthquake hit his country, Nepal Police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam told CNN. The elderly man is in stable condition and police do not know how..

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Customs checks hold up relief for Nepal quake victims: U.N. Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

BY FRANK JACK DANIEL AND ANDREW R.C. MARSHALL, KATHMANDU, (Reuters): Customs inspections at Kathmandu airport are holding up vital relief supplies for earthquake survivors in Nepal, a U.N. official said on Saturday, as the death toll from the disaster a week ago passed 6,600. United Nations..

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A week after earthquake, Nepal still needs tents and food

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA and FOSTER KLUG, KATHMANDU, (AP): Nepal's government renewed its appeal to international donors to send tents, tarpaulins and basic food supplies in the wake of last weekend's devastating earthquake, saying some of the items being sent are of little use. The government also..

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Up to 1,000 Europeans missing after Nepal quake – envoy Friday, May 1st, 2015

BY RUPAM JAIN NAIR AND SANJEEV MIGLANI, KATHMANDU, (Reuters): Nepali and foreign officials were struggling on Friday to locate thousands of people still missing after last week's massive earthquake, as food and other relief supplies began to trickle through to those stranded in remote parts of the..

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Nepal earthquake: Teenager pulled alive from rubble on Day 6 Thursday, April 30th, 2015

By Moni Basu, KATHMANDU, (CNN): On Day Six of Nepal's tragedy, life triumphed as rescuers pulled an 15-year-old from the rubble of a multistory residential building in one of Kathmandu's hard-hit neighborhoods. A large crowd erupted in cheers as Pemba Tamang was carried out on a stretcher. He was..

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