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  • Muhlenberg students caught in Nepal quake

    Muhlenberg students caught in Nepal quake
    Four Muhlenberg College students studying in Nepal were safe and fine Saturday after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake left about 1,000 people dead in the region. All of the students had made contact with the college or their families by Saturday afternoon,...
  • Nepal earthquake triggers deadly avalanche on Mt. Everest

    Nepal earthquake triggers deadly avalanche on Mt. Everest
    A powerful earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche above the most popular Mount Everest base camp at the height of climbing season, killing at least 10 people and stranding others at the perilous Khumbu Icefall, Nepalese officials and...
  • Connecticut's Nepalese Respond To Devastation In Homeland

    Connecticut's Nepalese Respond To Devastation In Homeland
    WEST HARTFORD — Connecticut's Nepalese community, many of whom live in West Hartford, have been working to obtain information about loved ones and friends in Nepal, which was devastated by an earthquake Saturday. Ghanashyam Khadka, president of...
  • Experts long feared Nepal buildings couldn't survive big quake

    Experts long feared Nepal buildings couldn't survive big quake
    The magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake the killed more than 1,100 people Saturday occurred in a seismically dangerous region with a history of catastrophic temblors made all the more destructive by weak building codes. The U.S. Geological Survey issued a...
  • 10 dead, more missing in quake-triggered Everest avalanche

    10 dead, more missing in quake-triggered Everest avalanche
    An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake in Nepal swept across Mount Everest on Saturday, killing at least 10 climbers and guides, slamming into a section of the mountaineering base camp, and leaving an unknown number of people injured and missing,...
  • Frenchman's execution in Indonesia may be suspended

    France is stepping up efforts to save the life a Frenchman facing a firing squad in Indonesia on drug charges, amid signs that his execution may be suspended. Serge Atlaoui is among 10 foreigners slated for execution in the coming days in Indonesia....
  • Gunmen kill prominent female activist in Pakistan

    Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women's rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country's restive Baluchistan region, home to a long-running insurgency, police said Saturday. While investigators declined to...
  • At least 34 dead, dozens injured in India after Nepal quake

    At least 34 people were killed and dozens more injured in India in a powerful earthquake that struck neighboring Nepal on Saturday, the government said. At least 23 people were killed in the eastern state of Bihar in the seven districts that share a...
  • Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack

    Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out, an Italian prosecutor said Friday. The alleged foiled plot, known to...
  • China's oldest drum tower is Zengchong village's beating heart

     China's oldest drum tower is Zengchong village's beating heart
    More than a century before the Declaration of Independence was drafted and about 175 years before California became a state, inhabitants of this southern Chinese village erected an elaborate drum tower. Built without nails, its 11 octagonal tiers...
  • Risk and worry await S. Korea work to lift doomed ferry

    Salvaging the corroded, 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from deep beneath a channel notorious for dangerous currents will be difficult, expensive and potentially risky. It will also be one more major headache for a government already reeling from accusations that...