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  • Desperate Nepalese sleep in open as aftershocks spread fear
    Desperate Nepalese sleep in open as aftershocks spread fear

    By Gopal Sharma and Sanjeev Miglani KATHMANDU (Reuters) - 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. Across the capital, Kathmandu, and beyond, exhausted families whose homes were either flattened or at risk of collapse laid mattresses out on streets and erected tents to shelter from rain. …

  • Strong India rupee stings Modi's export ambitions
    Strong India rupee stings Modi's export ambitions

    By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - 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. Now, I am getting just 67 or 68 rupees." Thousands of garment, leather, handicraft, and gems and jewellery exporters have watched helplessly as the rupee has appreciated by a quarter against Europe's common currency …

  • Factbox - Foreigners in Nepal at time of deadly earthquake
    Factbox - Foreigners in Nepal at time of deadly earthquake

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Here are details released by some foreign governments on citizens who found themselves in Nepal at the time a strong earthquake hit on Saturday, killing more than 2,450 people. The 7.9-magnitude quake struck at midday at a busy time of year for the tourism-reliant country's trekking and climbing season, with an estimated 300,000 foreign tourists in the country, several hundred of those on Mount Everest. Countries are listed in alphabetical order. - AUSTRALIA: 549 Australians …

  • Foreign countries, aid agencies race to reach Nepal quake victims
    Foreign countries, aid agencies race to reach Nepal quake victims

    By Nita Bhalla 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. Teams from India, Pakistan, the United States, China and Israel were already on the spot to help, said the United Nations, as overwhelmed rescuers dug with their hands through the rubble to look for thousands …

  • Injured flown from Everest, aftershock triggers new avalanches
    Injured flown from Everest, aftershock triggers new avalanches

    By Sanjeev Miglani KATHMANDU (Reuters) - 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. Survivors on Everest described a cloud of rock and ice that smashed into base camp, and many climbers were still on the mountain when an aftershock triggered a new series of avalanches on Sunday. "Another one, …

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