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April 26, 2015
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Quake deals heavy blow to Nepal's rich cultural heritage
Kathmandu (AFP) April 26, 2015
Reduced to piles of rubble and splintered wood, Nepal's rich cultural heritage has suffered a devastating blow from a massive earthquake that tore through the country, experts said Sunday. In the heart of Kathmandu, many of a cluster of temples and statues built between the 12th and 18th centuries by the ancient kings of Nepal have collapsed, killing scores and trapping others underneath. The nine-storey Dharahara tower, a major tourist attraction in the city's Durbar square with its spiral stai ... read more
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TECTONICS

Quake-prone Nepal: key questions and answers
Located on a major faultline dividing the Indian and Eurasian plates, quake-prone Nepal is set to suffer more aftershocks in the coming months, some of which might be major, experts say. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Scared to stay inside, Nepal quake victims treated in car park
Nepalese doctors set up makeshift operating theatres in a hospital car park Sunday as they worked round the clock to treat the wounded from a monster quake that has also left morgues overflowing with bodies. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Choppers rescue Everest avalanche victims
Helicopters airlifted injured climbers off Mount Everest Sunday after an avalanche killed at least 18 people, an AFP team at the scene reported, even as a powerful aftershock hit the world's highest peak. ... more


TECTONICS

The creation of Shangri-La
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Aftershocks cause more terror as Nepal quake toll tops 2,400
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Catalina Island's slow sink - and potential tsunami hazard
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EARLY EARTH

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WATER WORLD

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CLIMATE SCIENCE

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WHALES AHOY

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DEMOCRACY

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WATER WORLD

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FLORA AND FAUNA

Thai temple banned from making money off tigers
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