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Global first-responders to Nepal quake get in gear quickly

Apr 27, 2015

Global first-responders to Nepal quake get in gear quickly

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 ...

Apr 26, 2015

Indonesia gives 72-hour execution notice to drug traffickers

Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to spare them. Authorities also asked the four Nigerian men, two Australian men, a ...

Apr 26, 2015

Tally of foreigners in Nepal at time of deadly earthquake

Here are details released by some foreign governments on citizens who found themselves in Nepal when a deadly earthquake hit on Saturday, killing more than 2,200 people. The 7.9-magnitude quake struck at midday at a busy time of year for the tourism-reliant country’s trekking ...

Everest avalanche brings death, panic

Apr 26, 2015

Everest avalanche brings death, panic

Climbers on the world’s highest mountain pleaded for help Saturday after a massive earthquake triggered an avalanche at Everest base camp, killing at least 10 people and sparking panic. The camp was crowded with foreign mountaineers and their Sherpa teams at the start at ...

Apr 26, 2015

The world's strongest earthquakes since 1900

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, the worst quake in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years. The world’s strongest earthquakes since 1900: May 22, 1960: A magnitude-9.5 earthquake in southern Chile and ensuing tsunami kill ...

Nepal quake was foreseen by experts

Apr 26, 2015

Nepal quake was foreseen by experts

by Seth Borenstein

Nepal’s devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get the poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better ...

Apr 26, 2015

Germany says will deny entry to some Russian Night Wolves bikers

Germany will block some members of an ultra-nationalist Russian motorcycle club from entering the country, government sources said Saturday, a day after Poland also announced an entry ban for the group which is blacklisted by the United States. Some 50 members of the Night ...

Apr 26, 2015

Soccer team gaffe leaves Cameron with red face

Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to forget which soccer team he supported Saturday, drawing ridicule on social media just days ahead of an election in a country known for its love of sport. Cameron, a descendant of King William IV and an alumnus of ...