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  • Slow clean-up, aid stirs anger in quake-hit Nepal
    Slow clean-up, aid stirs anger in quake-hit Nepal

    By Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU (Reuters) - As Nepalis prepared to spend a third night in the open after Saturday's earthquake, anger began to emerge at the slow pace of recovery, with government officials in disarray and aid workers struggling to move supplies out of Kathmandu's overrun airport. While aid has begun arriving in the capital, including consignments of food, medical supplies, tents and sniffer dogs, the authorities are struggling to get relief out to devastated areas, …

  • 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 …

  • 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 city, part of a stepped-up 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 insurgents had attacked …

  • Modern day slavery too often goes unpunished in India, says report
    Modern day slavery too often goes unpunished in India, says report

    By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A shortage of specialised legal care and protection means that victims of trafficking and bonded labour in India fail to get justice and perpetrators continue to buy and sell people with impunity, a report said on Monday. The study by the Freedom Fund and Thomson Reuters Foundation said charities on the frontline of anti-trafficking efforts were unable to support victims to pursue their cases in court as they were chronically under …

  • Sim Bhullar, first NBA player of Indian descent to visit India
    Sim Bhullar, first NBA player of Indian descent to visit India

    Sim Bhullar, who on April 7 became the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA, will visit India May 2-7 to promote the growth of basketball and inspire children to stay active and healthy by playing the game. …

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