May 3, 2016

80% of Kumamoto schools to resume classes Tuesday after quakes

About 80 percent of public schools in Kumamoto Prefecture will have resumed classes by May 10 after their buildings were damaged or used as evacuation centers after last month’s powerful earthquakes, local authorities said Tuesday. Of the 401 elementary, junior high and high schools ...

Mental support for kids begins in quake-hit Kumamoto

May 3, 2016

Mental support for kids begins in quake-hit Kumamoto

Schools in Kumamoto Prefecture have begun offering psychological support to children affected by the series of strong earthquakes in parts of central Kyushu last month. On Monday, the education board of the city of Kumamoto distributed to all city-run elementary and junior high schools ...

72-year-old rescued 13 days after Ecuador quake

May 1, 2016

72-year-old rescued 13 days after Ecuador quake

Crews have rescued a 72-year-old who survived in the rubble from Ecuador’s deadly earthquake for almost two weeks, Venezuela said Saturday. A Venezuelan search team located Manuel Vasquez, who had been trapped under rubble since the 7.8-magnitude quake struck on April 16, killing 660 ...

Apr 25, 2016

Nepal begins reconstruction of quake-damaged heritage sites

Nepal’s prime minister has announced the start of reconstruction of heritage sites in the capital that were damaged by an earthquake that devastated the country one year ago. Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli offered prayers Monday at the 17th century Anantapur temple, which was ...