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  • Nepal quake victims still stranded, PM says toll could be 10,000
    Nepal quake victims still stranded, PM says toll could be 10,000

    By Sanjeev Miglani and Rupam Jain Nair JHARIBAR/SINDHUPALCHOWK, Nepal (Reuters) - People stranded in remote villages and towns across Nepal were still waiting for aid and relief to arrive on Tuesday, four days after a devastating earthquake destroyed buildings and roads and killed more than 4,600 people. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told Reuters the death toll could reach 10,000, as information on damage from far-flung villages and towns has yet to come in. "It is a challenge and a very …

  • Nepal says no more foreign rescue teams needed in quake search
    Nepal says no more foreign rescue teams needed in quake search

    By Ross Adkin and Andrew R.C. Marshall KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal has told aid agencies it did not need more foreign rescue teams to come and help in the search for earthquake survivors, because its government and military could cope, the national head of the United Nations Development Programme told Reuters. "The search and rescue will go on but the message they wanted us to relay was they have enough to deal with it," Jamie McGoldrick said. If foreign rescue and medical teams are "in the …

  • Modi, Ghani pledge to fight militants, build trade
    Modi, Ghani pledge to fight militants, build trade

    By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Afghanistan's president called on Tuesday for regional cooperation to defeat militants, saying he wants to "make Afghanistan a graveyard of terror" but needs help from India, Pakistan and other neighbours. Ashraf Ghani made his comments after meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Some Indian analysts fret that New Delhi may be losing influence in Afghanistan because of Ghani's efforts to forge closer ties with neighbours Pakistan and China. We are …

  • Stabaek refuse loan deal offers for Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
    Stabaek refuse loan deal offers for Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

    Stabaek believe Gurpreet Sandhu can become a top goalkeeper in Europe …

  • Nepalis rue slow government response, some blame politics
    Nepalis rue slow government response, some blame politics

    By Gopal Sharma and Krishna N. Das KATHMANDU/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nepal's government has drawn early criticism from opposition politicians and some residents for what they say has been a sluggish response to the humanitarian crisis triggered by Saturday's massive earthquake. As the body count from the 7.9 magnitude quake in Nepal rose to more than 4,300 on Tuesday, aid had begun to arrive in the country, but disbursement in many areas was slow. "The government's response has not been good. …

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