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  • The world's strongest earthquakes since 1900

    A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, the worst quake in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years. The world's strongest earthquakes since 1900: ___ May 22, 1960: A magnitude-9.5...
  • History trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming US visit

    History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States. Abe intends to promote a free trade pact and stronger defense ties as his government loosens the shackles of Japan's pacifist constitution 70 years after...
  • Key facts about Nepal, site of magnitude-7.8 quake

    Key facts about Nepal, where an earthquake magnitude-7.8 hit Saturday: ___ GEOGRAPHY: Straddles the Himalayas between northern India and China and is home to Mt. Everest, the world's tallest mountain. It rises steeply from the Ganges River Basin in...
  • Mexicans hold North Korean freighter over UN weapons sanctions

    TUXPAN, Mexico The cargo holds were empty and the 430-foot-long North Korean freighter Mu Du Bong was riding high in the water when the vessel slammed into a coral reef in Mexican waters in the Gulf of Mexico last July 14, thudding to a halt. The...
  • Meet Yumi Hogan, Maryland's first lady

    Meet Yumi Hogan, Maryland's first lady
    On a farm in JeonNam, in southern South Korea, an adolescent Yumi Hogan helped gather vegetables, doodled with watercolors and dreamed of being a teacher. "We were not a rich family," she said, sipping hot tea in the Maryland governor's mansion...
  • Avalanche sweeps Everest base camp, killing 17, injuring 61

    An avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake slammed into a section of the Mount Everest mountaineering base camp, killing at least 17, injuring 61 and leaving an unknown number of climbers and guides unaccounted for on other routes, an official...
  • Philippines urges ASEAN to stop China in South China Sea

    The Philippines on Sunday urged its fellow Southeast Asian countries to take immediate steps to halt land reclamation by China in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, warning that failure to do so will see Beijing take "de facto control" of the...
  • Avalanche triggered by Nepal quake strikes Everest base camp

    Avalanche triggered by Nepal quake strikes Everest base camp
    He thought it was a joke. Lying down at his camp on one of the approaches to Mt. Everest, Dutch mountaineer Eric Arnold assumed that his friend was shaking the tent. A prank. But then the ground trembled. “When I zip open my tent, I see...
  • Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake

    Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily...
  • Toll climbs after powerful quake hits Nepal: Things to Know

    The death toll climbed and aftershocks continued a day after a powerful earthquake struck the Nepal region, triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest and setting off an urgent aid response. The key information known at this time: ___ HOW BAD IS THE...
  • Nepal quake death toll climbs to 1,910

    A Nepal police official says at least 1,910 people have been killed, including at least 721 in Kathmandu, in the immense weekend earthquake centered outside of the capital of the Himalayan nation. Deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam says...