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Homeless Nepal quake survivors fear climate shocks

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DAAMGADE, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal a year ago, 25-year-old Yama Tamang lost his farm, where he used to grow maize. | Video

Push to ward off disasters in Dhaka slum deters early marriage

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the 127 families of Medical Slum, a warren of tin shacks set in the shadow of a towering yellow-brick pharmaceutical factory, just listing all the problems the community faces is no easy task.

South Asia, World 25 Apr 2016

Landless quake victims missing out as Nepal rebuilds, Oxfam says

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A year after the deadly earthquake in Nepal, thousands of people, especially women, are being deprived of funds to rebuild because they do not own land or cannot prove they owned the land where they lived, Oxfam said on Friday.

World, South Asia, Top News 24 Apr 2016

Landless quake victims missing out as Nepal rebuilds, Oxfam says

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A year after the deadly earthquake in Nepal, thousands of people, especially women, are being deprived of funds to rebuild because they do not own land or cannot prove they owned the land where they lived, Oxfam said on Friday. | Video

World, Top News, South Asia 24 Apr 2016

Grief and frustration as Nepal marks earthquake anniversary

KATHMANDU Grieving relatives mourned on Sunday the thousands killed in a huge earthquake in Nepal last year, as aid agencies warned about the health risks for the millions still living in sub-standard temporary shelter following the country's worst-ever disaster. | Video

World, Top News, South Asia 24 Apr 2016

Ecuador quake death toll rises to nearly 650

QUITO The death toll from Ecuador's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 646 people, President Rafael Correa said during a TV broadcast on Saturday.

Top News, World 23 Apr 2016

Voices: Remembering the earthquake tragedy in Nepal's Langtang village

Kathmandu, Survivors and relatives of victims are returning to commemorate mark the first anniversary of Nepal’s most devastating earthquake, in which a huge rockfall obliterated the village of Langtang, 60 km (35 miles) north of Kathmandu.

South Asia, World, Top News 23 Apr 2016

Quake toll reaches more than 600 as aftershocks spook Ecuador

PEDERNALES/PORTOVIEJO The death toll from Ecuador's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake rose to 602 people on Friday, as dozens of aftershocks shook cities and towns around the country, spooking residents but causing no further damage.

23 Apr 2016

Ecuadoreans in earthquake zone jostle for food, water

SAN JACINTO/COJIMIES, Ecuador Survivors of an earthquake that killed 570 people and shattered Ecuador's coast clamoured for food, water and medicine on Thursday as aid eluded remote parts of the disaster zone.

22 Apr 2016

One year later, rebuilding lags in quake-hit Nepal - aid groups

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A year after a deadly earthquake flattened cities and villages in Nepal, rebuilding efforts must be speeded up to lift millions of survivors out of misery, aid groups said on Wednesday.

South Asia, World, Top News 21 Apr 2016

China economic reforms may result in $14.4 trillion GDP, growth at 6 percent – Asia Society report

Sweeping economic reform initiated by China President Xi Jinping in November 2013 marked a turning point for the world's second biggest economy. If implemented fully, China's potential GDP growth can be sustained at 6 percent through 2020. One risk: Falling short of that growth rate could result in growth at half that projection, or worse, leading to a new economic crisis, according to a new study.