A police team from Nepal has pulled out the bodies of about 50 people, including some foreign trekkers, from an avalanche-hit area, officials say, as the death toll from last month's devastating earthquake climbed to more than 7,000.
More than 100 people are known to have died in a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal, wrecking many historic buildings, officials have said. The quake measured 7.9 and struck an area between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara, the US…
A powerful earthquake has rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea, generating a small tsunami and frightening locals near the epicentre, but prompting no reports of damage or injuries.
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has welcomed the launch of a new web-based platform that will provide global access to critical information on earthquakes and enable ‘cutting-edge’ risk assessment aimed at…