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Desperate Nepalese sleep in open as aftershocks spread fear


KATHMANDU - Thousands of desperate Nepalese spent another night in the open in the early hours of Monday, terrorised by strong aftershocks that continued to shake the country two days after a massive quake struck, killing almost 2,500 people. | Video

In Kathmandu Valley, quake-hit Nepalis fend for themselves

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, World 26 Apr 2015

"Demons on the mountain"; survivors recall avalanche terror

KATHMANDU - When Khile Sherpa opened his eyes, the snow around him was bright red, drenched with blood streaming from gashes in his body from the avalanche that catapulted him across Mount Everest's base camp at lunchtime on Saturday. | Video

World, South Asia 26 Apr 2015

Earthquake aftershock hits Nepal and India, magnitude 6.7

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI - A strong earthquake aftershock struck India and Nepal on Sunday, shaking buildings in New Delhi and triggering an avalanche in the Himalayas.

South Asia, World 26 Apr 2015

Strong India rupee stings Modi's export ambitions

NEW DELHI - Ajit Lakha, who runs a mid-sized garment export business in the north Indian textile hub of Ludhiana, prays daily before leaving for work that the rupee will weaken and the euro recover to cut the losses he is taking on his overseas sales.

Business, 2:36am IST

Foreign countries, aid agencies race to reach Nepal quake victims

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International agencies and governments rushed on Sunday to send search and rescue teams, doctors and medicines to Nepal where an earthquake has killed more than 2,400 people and left tens of thousands without food, water or shelter.

World 1:06am IST

Quake overwhelms Nepal's weak healthcare system

KATHMANDU - A massive earthquake in Nepal has exposed the woeful state of its medical facilities as hospitals struggle to treat vast numbers of injured with limited supplies and staff.

World, South Asia 26 Apr 2015

IMF ready to send team to Nepal to assess needs

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund said on Sunday it was ready to send a team to Nepal to evaluate financial needs after the earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley.

South Asia 26 Apr 2015

Injured flown from Everest, aftershock triggers new avalanches

KATHMANDU - The first rescue plane carrying people injured in an earthquake-triggered avalanche that ripped through tents on Mount Everest arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday shortly before a strong aftershock rocked India and Nepal and triggered more snowfalls. | Video

South Asia, World 26 Apr 2015

Ratan Tata buys stake in Chinese phone maker Xiaomi

MUMBAI - Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of the holding company of the Tata conglomerate, has acquired a stake in Xiaomi Technology, a deal that is likely to bolster the Chinese phone maker's presence in the world's third-largest smartphone market.

Business, Tech 26 Apr 2015

A Minute With: Radhika Apte

Radhika Apte, a trained dancer, has worked in Marathi and Bengali films and it is only now that Bollywood is sitting up and taking notice of her acting prowess. She spoke to Reuters about her films, Ekta Kapoor, and why she doesn’t mind vegetating without work once in a while.

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