Seven dead in French Alps avalanche: Official

Seven people were killed Tuesday when an avalanche swept them away in the French Alps, a local official told AFP, the deadliest snowslide to hit the popular mountain range this year.

Five dead, two missing in French Alps avalanche: Official

Five people died and two others were missing Tuesday after an avalanche in the French Alps, a local official told AFP.

Remains of 17 missing found in quake-hit Nepal trek zone

Locals have recovered the remains of another 17 people who were killed in Nepal's Langtang trekking region in April when an earthquake triggered a massive avalanche, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Cartoonist cyber-bullied as Greek politics turn sour
Cartoonist cyber-bullied as Greek politics turn sour

One of Greece`s most popular cartoonists has pulled down his Facebook page after what appeared to be a concerted attack by pro-government cyber bullies.

At least 48 dead, dozens injured in Colombia landslide

A landslide sent mud and water crashing onto homes in a town in Colombia`s northwest mountains on Monday, killing at least 48 people and injuring dozens, officials said.

Rescuers battle to reach survivors of new Nepal quake

 Rescuers battled Wednesday to reach survivors of a deadly new earthquake in Nepal that triggered landslides and brought down buildings, as the search continued for a US military helicopter that went missing while delivering aid.

Nepal quake epicentre close to Everest

 The epicentre of the strong earthquake that shook Nepal on Tuesday was close to Mount Everest.

After Nepal disasters, more climbers eye Chinese route to top of world

 Climber Carsten Pedersen has not given up his childhood dream of scaling Everest, despite last month`s avalanche that killed 18 people at base camp after a devastating earthquake. But if he does try again, it may well be from China, not Nepal.

Search for bodies in Nepal village suspended due to avalanches

 The search for missing trekkers, guides and residents feared buried in Nepal village by a massive landslide and avalanche triggered by last month`s magnitude 7.8 earthquake has been suspended due to bad weather, officials said on Sunday.

59-year-old woman with fractured leg airlifted from Gorkha

Nearly two weeks after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, a 59-year-old woman, whose leg was severely fractured, was airlifted from a remote village in Gorkha district, the epicentre of the disaster.

Prayers and ritual baths as Nepal ends quake mourning

 Dressed all in white and with their heads shaved, survivors of a Nepalese earthquake that killed more than 7,800 people ended 13 days of mourning Thursday as the broken capital began picking up the pieces.

Hundreds of bodies may be buried in Nepal avalanche, official says

Body parts are strewn on the slopes of a mountain in Nepal, and up to 300 people, many of them foreigners, are believed buried there by an avalanche set off by last month`s earthquake, an official said on Thursday.

Nepal devastation a `wake-up call` for vulnerable region

Nepal`s earthquake should act as a wake-up call to neighbouring countries which have failed to learn lessons from their own disasters and where shoddy construction and rapid urbanisation could lead to death on an even greater scale next time round, experts say.

575 schools completely damaged in Nepal earthquake

As many as 575 schools were completely flattened in 36 districts of Nepal in the massive earthquake that devastated the country on April 25 and the subsequent aftershocks.

Nepal records eight more tremors

Eight fresh tremors were recorded on Monday in Nepal.

About 100 bodies found in Nepal trekking village

Nepali police and local volunteers found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month`s devastating earthquake and were digging through snow and ice for signs of dozens more missing, officials said on Monday.

US military planes to begin Nepal earthquake relief sorties

US transport aircraft were due to make "an immediate difference" to the aid effort in Nepal Monday, shuttling supplies and rescue teams to remote areas devastated by an earthquake that killed more than 7,300 people.

Fresh terrifying avalanche footage emerges from Everest base camp

Take a look at another glimpse of the avalanche that hit Mount Everest base camp after a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal five days ago.

Kiren Rijiju condoles Kashmiri climber's death in Nepal

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday condoled the death of Kashmir-born mountaineer Renuka Fotedar at the base camp of Mount Everest after being caught in an avalanche triggered by an earthquake in Nepal last week.

Climbing to reopen on Mount Everest after earthquake, avalanche
Climbing to reopen on Mount Everest after earthquake, avalanche

 Climbing will reopen on Mount Everest next week after damage to routes caused by avalanches that were set off by a huge earthquake, one of which killed 18 climbers at base camp, senior officials said on Thursday.