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Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear

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KATHMANDU - Hundreds of Nepalis were fleeing the capital Kathmandu for the plains on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks following a massive earthquake that killed more than 3,200 people and faced with shortages of food and water. | Video

Top News, World, South Asia 10:20am IST

Sun, Apr 26 2015

In Kathmandu Valley, quake-hit Nepalis fend for themselves

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DHADING, Nepal - Barely any sign of an organised relief effort was visible outside Nepal's capital on Sunday, as aid agencies struggled to fly and truck relief supplies to a country stricken by its worst earthquake in eight decades. | Video

South Asia, Top News, World 26 Apr 2015

Quake warnings of minutes, not hours, are possible, but pricey

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NEW YORK - Nepal's record of earthquakes dates to at least the 13th century, with significant temblors striking every 75 years or so. And through all that time, in Nepal as in most seismically active areas, there has been one constant: people in the path of destruction have had no idea when the shaking would start.

South Asia, World 9:12am IST

Increased human protections offered as H5N2 outbreak spreads

CHICAGO - Hundreds of farm workers exposed to a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu have been offered antiviral medication as a preventative measure in recent days, U.S. public health officials said.

10:59am IST

UNICEF says nearly a million children "severely affected" in Nepal

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MUMBAI - Nearly a million children have been "severely affected" by a severe earthquake in Nepal that has killed more than 3,200 people, a spokesman for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said, as rescue and aid workers struggle to cope.

World, South Asia 9:47am IST

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry to meet with Iran foreign minister Monday

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday in New York, a senior State Department official said on Sunday.

9:39am IST

U.S.'s Kerry, Iran's Zarif to meet at U.N. anti-nuclear arms conference

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UNITED NATIONS - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the opening of a UN conference on the global anti-nuclear weapons treaty on Monday, as they try to make progress in talks on a long-term atomic deal.

10:46am IST

U.S., allies conduct air strikes in Syria, Iraq - U.S. military

WASHINGTON - U.S.-led forces targeted Islamic State militants in Syria with three air strikes from Saturday to Sunday morning and conducted 17 strikes against the group in Iraq, the U.S. military said.

9:07am IST

China investigates three senior army officers suspected of graft

BEIJING - China's military has confirmed that three more senior officers are under investigation for suspected corruption, as the world's largest army deepens its probe into deep-seated graft.

9:26am IST

Insight - Pakistan military's move on Karachi seen part of "creeping coup"

ISLAMABAD - The chief of Pakistan's main spy agency is spearheading a campaign to wrest control of the teeming port city of Karachi from a powerful political party, the military's latest, and some say boldest, foray into civilian life in recent years.

World, South Asia, Top News 9:27am IST