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  • Nepal bans children traveling without parents or guardian 
    Updated: May-26-15 1:31 pm

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - The government says all children traveling in Nepal will need to be accompanied by their parents or a legal guardian to prevent the trafficking of children who lost their homes in the country's powerful earthquakes.

  • Image of Asia: Damage and loss a month later in Nepal 
    Updated: May-25-15 8:49 am

    In this photo by Niranjan Shrestha, a man who lost his family members in the deadly earthquake one month ago walks into his damaged house in Kathmandu, Nepal. Two powerful earthquakes on April 25 and May 12 killed nearly 8,700 people and damaged or destroyed thousands of buildings in the Himalayan nation. Hundreds of families are still living in open camps and temporary shelters and many schools remain shut. The coming monsoon season is a concern, and the government has sent geologists to remote villages to assess their risk of landslides before the rains begin in a few weeks.

  • Nepali villagers return to homes after river gets unblocked 
    Updated: May-25-15 12:33 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Thousands of villagers in northwestern Nepal were able to return to their homes Monday after a mountain river swept away debris from a landslide that had blocked it, allowing waters to flow normally again.

  • Susan Sarandon urges tourists to visit earthquake-hit Nepal 
    Updated: May-24-15 8:07 am

    KALLABARI, Nepal - Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon is urging tourists to come to Nepal, where two powerful earthquakes in the last month killed thousands of people and raised concerns that the nation's vital tourism industry could be seriously hurt.

  • Florida couple recount hardships after April quake in Nepal 
    Updated: May-23-15 1:56 pm

    PENSACOLA BEACH, Florida - A Florida Panhandle couple was finishing a monthlong tour of Nepal and Tibet when a massive earthquake disrupted their travels.

  • US military rescuers end operations after Nepal earthquake 
    Updated: May-20-15 11:10 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - The 300 U.S. Marine, Army, Air Force and Navy personnel involved in rescue operations in Nepal since a major earthquake struck last month concluded their work Wednesday, officials said.

  • Sports in disarray after devastating Nepal earthquakes 
    Updated: May-19-15 6:18 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - A revered national sports coach is among the thousands of dead, trapped in his rented house when devastating earthquakes rocked Nepal.

  • Penn law grad tells story of surviving Nepal quake 
    Updated: May-18-15 11:42 am

    PHILADELPHIA - Andrew Towne, 33, was eating lunch in a tent at base camp on Mount Everest when the ground beneath him began to sway.

  • Marine killed in helicopter crash was from Riverside County 
    Updated: May-17-15 7:08 pm

    RIVERSIDE, California - Authorities say one of the six U.S. Marines aboard a helicopter that crashed during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal was identified as a 30-year-old from Riverside County.

  • Arizona Marine killed in Nepal crash was excited about move 
    Updated: May-17-15 6:43 pm

    PHOENIX - A U.S. Marine from Phoenix who died in a helicopter crash in earthquake-ravaged Nepal was looking forward to starting a new chapter in California, his mother said Sunday.

  • Illinois Marine among 8 dead in Nepal helicopter crash 
    Updated: May-17-15 2:22 pm

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says a U.S. Marine Corps combat photographer from Illinois made "the ultimate sacrifice" while helping the people of Nepal.

  • NWC alumna describes life in Nepal following earthquake 
    Updated: May-16-15 4:26 pm

    POWELL, Wyoming - A day after Nepal was devastated by a major earthquake on April 25, Northwest College alumna Laurel Panday was hanging laundry on her roof when a powerful aftershock hit. She rushed into her home, where her 3-year-old daughter Nikita was watching a movie.

  • Brick business booms as Nepal readies to rebuild after quake 
    Updated: May-16-15 1:33 am

    BHAKTAPUR, Nepal - The worn-out workers of Jaya Mayaswori Brick Factory are packing clay and hauling loads with a new sense of purpose - helping to rebuild Nepal after a series of massive earthquakes and aftershocks ravaged the Himalayan nation, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

  • US team pulls woman from collapsed 4-story building in Nepal story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 7:41 pm

    LOS ANGELES - U.S. rescuers from California and Virginia helped pull a 41-year-old woman from a four-story building that collapsed in the magnitude-7.3 earthquake in Nepal.

  • Marines from Kansas, Arizona were on Nepal helicopter 
    Updated: May-15-15 6:19 pm

    PHOENIX - The people aboard a Marine helicopter that crashed in earthquake-ravaged Nepal included a military videographer from Arizona and a pilot from Kansas who was flying disaster relief supplies.

  • UN calls for urgent aid for Nepal earthquake survivors 
    Updated: May-15-15 2:31 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly called Friday for urgent assistance to help Nepal earthquake survivors and to rebuild the impoverished Himalayan nation so it can better survive future disasters.

  • China, India have many rivalries, some areas of cooperation 
    Updated: May-14-15 2:25 am

    BEIJING - India's prime minister is visiting China this week to build friendship between the two Asian giants despite a long history of disputes and rivalries, along with some areas of cooperation, especially in the economic sphere.

  • Families, survivors hope Americans lost in Nepal can return 
    Updated: May-13-15 2:08 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - Survivors of the devastating Nepal earthquake and family members of a number of Americans missing in the country are holding out hope that their loved ones will return home.

  • Family finally contacted by Minot woman in Nepal after quake 
    Updated: May-13-15 11:11 am

    MINOT, North Dakota - Family members of a Minot woman who is in Nepal say she has finally contacted them following the latest earthquake in the Asian country.

  • US Marine helicopter missing in Nepal earthquake aid mission 
    Updated: May-12-15 2:45 pm

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. military helicopter carrying six Marines and two Nepalese Army soldiers went missing during a mission in Nepal delivering aid to earthquake victims, U.S. defense officials said Tuesday, but so far there have been no indications that the aircraft crashed.

  • The Latest on Nepal: Quake deaths also occur in India, Tibet story has photos
    Updated: May-12-15 10:05 am

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  • After 2 disasters on Everest, Sherpas worry about future 
    Updated: May-08-15 10:32 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Just when Nepal's climbing industry was recovering from last year's deadly avalanche on Mount Everest, another avalanche triggered by last month's earthquake killed 19 people, ending yet another climbing season.

  • FedEx flying medicine, other supplies to Nepal 
    Updated: May-08-15 3:34 am

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Humanitarian organizations are using FedEx to fly $15 million worth of medicine and other emergency supplies to earthquake victims in Nepal.

  • After 2 disasters on Everest, Sherpas worry about future story has photos
    Updated: May-08-15 3:19 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Just when Nepal's climbing industry was recovering from last year's deadly avalanche on Mount Everest, another avalanche triggered by last month's earthquake killed 19 people, ending yet another climbing season.

  • Portuguese travelers turn into aid agency after Nepal quake 
    Updated: May-07-15 4:26 am

    ICHANGU NARAYAN, Nepal - They arrived in Nepal as backpackers a day before a deadly earthquake that flattened large swaths of this impoverished Himalayan nation. In the days since the disaster, they've transformed themselves into a two-man amateur aid agency.