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World 06 May 2015 | 12:20 AM

A friend in need: China, India turn on aid diplomacy in Nepal

DHADING, Nepal/KATHMANDU (Reuters) - At a 12-bed hospital deep in Nepal's Himalayan mountains, Indian Air Force helicopters bring in the casualties of a devastating earthquake that has killed more than 4,000: injured men, women and children plucked from hilltops and inaccessible valleys.

World 12 Jan 2015 | 2:30 PM

Pakistani children anxiously return to school a month after massacre

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Children streamed back to school across Pakistan on Monday in an anxious start to a new term following last month's massacre of 134 students at an army-run school in the volatile northwestern city of Peshawar.

World 27 Apr 2015 | 11:05 PM

After quake and avalanche, Everest climber not yet ready to quit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Climber Nick Cienski has not given up on his world record bid to scale six 8,000-metre peaks this calendar year, despite narrowly escaping a huge avalanche on Mount Everest set off by an earthquake that killed thousands of people in Nepal.

World 27 Jan 2015 | 12:50 PM

AirAsia crash report won't include black box data - investigator

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A preliminary report into last month's crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed 162 people will not include an analysis of the black box flight recorders, an Indonesian investigator said on Tuesday.

World 28 Jan 2015 | 1:35 AM

Return to Auschwitz - Still inescapable 70 years on

OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) - "The trains were jam-packed," recalled Susan Pollack. "Old people, young, mothers, many children. My mother, brother and I. No one spoke."

AseanPlus News 04 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Centenarian survived a week buried in rubble of his home

KATHMANDU: Rescuers have pulled a 101-year-old man alive from his ruined home a week after Nepal’s earthquake claimed at least 7,200 lives, as the government warned the death toll will climb “much higher”.

AseanPlus News 14 May 2015 | 2:22 PM

Anger as Philippine factory fire death kills 72

MANILA (AFP) - Seventy-two people died in a huge blaze at a footwear factory in the Philippine capital, authorities said Thursday, as angry relatives and workers described sweatshop conditions including dismal fire safety standards.

Nation 27 Jan 2015 | 2:23 PM

AirAsia QZ8501: Crash report will not include black box data, says investigator

JAKARTA: A preliminary report into last month's crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed 162 people will not include an analysis of the black box flight recorders, an Indonesian investigator said on Tuesday.

World 28 Apr 2015 | 1:45 AM

U.S. boosts quake aid to Nepal, says supplies to arrive shortly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday announced an additional $9 million in aid for Nepal, where more than 3,700 people were killed in a 7.9 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, bringing total U.S. disaster funding to $10 million.

AseanPlus News 03 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar flood toll may rise, UN warns

YANGON: The toll from flash floods and landslides in Myanmar after days of torrential rain is likely to rise, the UN warned as monsoon downpours brought misery to thousands across the region.