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  • Nepali villagers return to homes after river gets unblocked

    Thousands of villagers in northwestern Nepal were able to return to their homes Monday after a mountain river swept away debris from a landslide that had blocked it, allowing waters to flow normally again.
  • Reader Report: Trekkers beat the crowd on Everest Base Camp climb

    Reader Report: Trekkers beat the crowd on Everest Base Camp climb
    Second of three parts. LUKLA AIRPORT, Khumbu Valley, Everest Region, Nepal, May 6. Our flight to Lukla was only half full, and my trekking partner, April Thompson Egbert, and I were the only ones on board who intended to climb to Everest Base Camp....

    Reader Report: Trip to Everest becomes more than Newport Beach trekkers planned

    First of three parts. KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 5, just before sunrise. -- The rooster crows as if it's going to be just another day. Far from it. My trekking partner, April Thompson Egbert, is sleeping in, jet-lagged, no doubt, from having just flown...

    Turkey: 2 trapped in landslide at dam construction site

    Turkish officials say two construction workers are trapped under debris after a landslide at a dam construction site in northeast Turkey. Adil Sabanci, a regional hydraulic works official, told the state-run Anadolu Agency that two other workers were...

    Colombia bids farewell to victims of deadly flooding

    Thousands of mourners poured into the streets Thursday to bid farewell to dozens of the victims of a deadly mudslide that ravaged this coffee-growing town nestled deep in the Andes Church bells rang out as a caravan of funeral coaches arrived from...