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Nepal criticized for not stopping child marriages

Nepal criticized for not stopping child marriages

Sep 08, – New York-based Human Rights Watch said government indifference means it has not taken the concrete steps needed to achieve the goal of completely stopping the practice in Nepal, which has the third-highest rate of such marriages in Asia after Bangladesh and India. Traditional practices, poverty, last year’s massive earthquake and Nepal’s ongoing […]

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Wreckage of missing U.S. helicopter found in Nepal, no survivors

Wreckage of missing U.S. helicopter found in Nepal, no survivors

May 15, – A U.S. search team identified the wreckage as that of the missing Marines UH-1Y Huey helicopter deployed after the Himalayan state was hit by a massive earthquake last month that killed more than 8,000 people. The wreckage of a U.S. military helicopter lost on an earthquake relief mission was found on Friday, […]

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Hundreds search for missing U.S. helicopter after second Nepal quake kills scores

Hundreds search for missing U.S. helicopter after second Nepal quake kills scores

Apr 13, – The Himalayan nation is still reeling from a devastating quake measuring 7.8 last month that killed more than 8,000 people and injured close to 20,000. Hundreds of Nepali troops were searching for a missing U.S. Marines helicopter with eight people on board on Wednesday, a day after the second powerful earthquake in […]

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Nature seems to be against us- rain hampers Nepal rescue teams

Nature seems to be against us- rain hampers Nepal rescue teams

Apr 30, – Many people have been sleeping in the open after the quake – the United Nations has said 600,000 houses were destroyed or damaged. It has said eight million people have been affected, with at least two million in need of tents, water, food and medicines over the next three months.Dandal said foreign […]

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Nepal quake toll could reach 10,000, govt on ‘war footing’- PM

Nepal quake toll could reach 10,000, govt on ‘war footing’- PM

Apr 28, – “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 difficult hour for Nepal.” The death toll in Nepal’s earthquake could reach 10,000, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told Reuters on Tuesday, ordering intensified rescue efforts […]

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Devastating Nepal quake kills over 900, some in Everest avalanche

Devastating Nepal quake kills over 900, some in Everest avalanche

Apr 25, – There were reports of devastation in outlying, isolated mountainous areas after the midday quake of magnitude 7.9, Nepal’s worst in 81 years, centered 50 miles (80 km) east of the second city, Pokhara. A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing hundreds of people, toppling a […]

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