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  • Google, Facebook join Red Cross to find thousands missing after Nepal quake
    Google, Facebook join Red Cross to find thousands missing after Nepal quake

    By Nita Bhalla and Joseph D'Urso NEW DELHI/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - German development worker Caroline Siebald and her boyfriend Charles Gertler, an American glaciologist, were on a rafting trip in Nepal when the earthquake struck and initially panicked about how to let their families know they were safe. After about 30 attempts, Gertler, 25, managed to get a phone call through to his mother in Massachusetts in the United States, and she registered them as safe on Facebook's …

  • Nepal scrambles to organise quake relief, many flee capital
    Nepal scrambles to organise quake relief, many flee capital

    By Gopal Sharma, Rupam Jain Nair and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU, Nepal (Reuters) - Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains. By afternoon, the death toll from Saturday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake had climbed to more than 3,700, and reports trickling in from remote areas suggested it would rise …

  • Narendra Modi confirmed India will not bid for 2024 Olympics: IOC President
    Narendra Modi confirmed India will not bid for 2024 Olympics: IOC President

    The International Olympic Committee President had a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding India's bid for 2024 Olympics …

  • Olympics - India not bidding for 2024 Games, says IOC chief
    Olympics - India not bidding for 2024 Games, says IOC chief

    By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is serious about hosting an Olympics but is not planning a late bid for the 2024 Summer Games, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Monday. The German's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi fuelled speculation about a possible Indian bid for the 2024 Games. "We were aware of this speculation and quite frankly, we were a little bit surprised because, for different reasons, we think it maybe a little bit too …

  • Heavy fighting as Taliban attack northern Afghan city
    Heavy fighting as Taliban attack northern Afghan city

    By Mirwais Harooni and Kay Johnson KABUL (Reuters) - Heavy fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents that killed more than 30 combatants threatened a major northern city on Monday, officials said. The battle on the outskirts of Kunduz, part of an intensifying wave of attacks after the departure of most foreign troops, led President Ashraf Ghani to delay his departure on a state visit to India by several hours. Officials said hundreds of Taliban militants had attacked …

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