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Tourism-reliant Nepal to seek assurances Everest is safe Thursday, June 11th, 2015

GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU, (REUTERS): Nepal will ask international experts to assess the safety of Mount Everest trekking trails in an effort to convince tourists it is safe to return after two devastating earthquakes closed most routes. The quakes, on April 25 and May 12, killed almost 9,000 people..

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In Nepal, Ramita can smile again Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

By Avinashi Paudel, KATHMANDU: Ramita Giri, 11, was eating her lunch on the porch of her house in Jyamire, Sindhupalchowk, when the earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April. Confused, she rushed inside in search of her mother. “I was calling ‘Mommy! Mommy!’ at the top of my voice,” Ramita..

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Gang of women traffickers busted Monday, June 1st, 2015

KATHMANDU: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of the Nepal Police has busted a gang of traffickers involved in trafficking Nepali women to Africa, the Gulf and other countries through enticement. According to the Bureau, the arrests have been made as it has been found that the members of the..

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Nepal sets up post-quake camps for sexual minorities

BY GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU,(Reuters): When transgender woman Maya K.C. sought help at a relief camp in the ruins of Nepal's capital after a devastating earthquake, she was quickly made to feel as though she did not belong. "As soon as my sexual orientation became known to others in the camp, they..

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A month after quake, Nepal struggles to return to normal Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Donatella Lorch, KATHMANDU: Schools in Nepal will reopen Sunday, just over a month after this poor Himalayan nation was hit by a devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake. Most classrooms will be outdoors, sheltered under tarpaulins, in a stark reminder of the earth's horrific power and the growing..

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Uncertainty and Helplessness Become a Way of Life in Nepal Monday, May 25th, 2015

By DONATELLA LORCH, KATHMANDU: I am not the old me. It is not something I would have noticed a month ago. But now I notice it almost all the time. I’ve begun to see it in my friends too, in the topic of our conversations, in the lives that we lead and in what makes us happy. I watch it in the..

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18 groups of geologists initiate study of landslide risk  Friday, May 22nd, 2015

KATHMANDU: The 18 groups mobilized by the Department of Mines and Geology at six most quake-hit districts have initiated work from Friday to carry out study about the risk of landslides after the earthquake. Director General of the Department, Sarbajit Prasad Mahato, said that the groups were..

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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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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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