Food, other aid starting to reach Nepal's remote quake-hit villages

Apr 30, 2015

Food, other aid starting to reach Nepal's remote quake-hit villages

The first supplies of food aid began reaching remote, earthquake-shattered mountain villages in Nepal on Wednesday, while thousands clamored to board buses out of Kathmandu, either to check on rural relatives or for fear of spending yet another night in the damaged capital. Frustration ...

Apr 30, 2015

Advance SDF emergency disaster party arrives in Nepal

The advance group of a Self-Defense Forces emergency disaster relief team arrived early Thursday in quake-torn Nepal, where over 5,000 people have died and support has been slow to reach survivors. Hirohide Nakagawa, part of the 21-member team, said, “My hope is to provide ...

Apr 28, 2015

Babies from Nepal born to surrogates arrive in Israel

Israel began repatriating its nationals from quake-hit Nepal Monday, including two groups of babies born to surrogate mothers in Kathmandu whose fathers are homosexual Israelis, officials said. Three of the newborns arrived on a military plane in the morning, and five others landed at ...

Mass beaching fuels fears of impending quake

Apr 12, 2015

Mass beaching fuels fears of impending quake

The mass beaching of over 150 melon-headed whales on Japan’s shores has fueled fears of a repeat of a seemingly unrelated event in the country — the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami that killed over 18,000 people. Despite a lack of scientific evidence linking ...

Mar 31, 2015

New plan aims to halve Tokyo quake deaths, damage

The government said Tuesday the estimated death toll from a predicted major earthquake directly beneath the Tokyo metropolitan area could be halved from 23,000 if authorities adopt a new 10-year risk management plan. Officials said they also aim to reduce by 50 percent the ...