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  • Desperate Afghan avalanche survivors await rescue on roofs

    In an endless sea of white, Afghan villagers waited on rooftops Friday, waving in desperation as helicopters swooped low over the avalanche-struck region. All around them, homes, people and livestock had vanished under the snow. The avalanche in this...

    Afghan avalanche death toll rises amid rescue effort

    The death toll from a massive avalanche in an Afghan valley rose yet again Saturday as rescue crews cleared roads to try to gain access to rural villages buried under deep snow for days. Mohammad Aslam Syas, deputy chief of the Afghanistan National...

    Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts

    The number of people killed in a massive avalanche in a mountain-bound valley in northeastern Afghanistan rose on Thursday to 165 as lack of equipment and the sheer depth of snow that buried entire homes and families hampered rescue efforts. "We're...

    Nepal close to extending permits for canceled Everest climbs

    Nepal's government is close to extending the permits for individuals who had to abandon their attempts to climb Mount Everest after last year's deadly avalanche, a mountaineering official said Thursday. Chief of the Mountaineering Department Puspa Raj...