Nepal's sons return to rebuild quake-damaged family homes

May 24, 2015

Nepal's sons return to rebuild quake-damaged family homes

Dressed in his brother’s old British Army fatigues, Mohan Ghale is rebuilding his mother’s home stone by stone, after returning to Barpak village, high in the Himalayas, which was demolished by last month’s earthquake. Ghale had been working as a plumber a full day’s ...

May 19, 2015

Japan ends medical mission in quake-struck Nepal

Defense Minister Gen Nakatani said Tuesday a disaster relief team working in Nepal was winding up its medical support work. The team was dispatched to Nepal following the devastating earthquake there April 25. Nakatani told reporters there has been “a steady decline” in need ...

Dozens dead as new quake hits shattered Nepal

May 12, 2015

Dozens dead as new quake hits shattered Nepal

A new earthquake and powerful aftershocks killed dozens of people and brought fresh terror to a traumatized Nepal on Tuesday as buildings already damaged in a monster quake last month came tumbling down. Only weeks after the country’s deadliest quake in more than 80 ...

Hakone issues wider map to ease eruption zone fears

May 8, 2015

Hakone issues wider map to ease eruption zone fears

To limit damage to tourism from Mount Hakone’s surge in volcanic activity, the town of Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, has posted a new “eruption alert level map” on its website to show that only a small part of the popular hot springs resort is off-limits. ...

Nepal devastation a 'wake-up call' for vulnerable region

May 6, 2015

Nepal devastation a 'wake-up call' for vulnerable region

Nepal’s earthquake should act as a wake-up call to neighboring countries that have failed to learn lessons from their own disasters and where shoddy construction and rapid urbanization could lead to death on an even greater scale next time round, experts say. Given its ...