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Three fresh tremors jolt Nepal, death toll crosses 8000

Kathmandu, May 10 (IBNS): Three fresh tremors rocked Nepal on Sunday triggering panic among the locals after the Himalayan nation witnessed a massive earthquake on Apr 25, resulting in the killing of over 8000 people.

Pakistan: Doctor shot dead in Karachi

Karachi, May 9 (IBNS): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a doctor near his clinic in Pakistan's Karachi city on Saturday, media reports said.

UN agency report documents alarming surge in Bay of Bengal crossings

New York, May 9 (IBNS): The number of irregular migrants crossing the Bay of Bengal has almost doubled over the past year amid a dangerous uptick in human smuggling and trafficking across the region, according to a new report from the United Nations refugee agency.

Nepal: UN agency stresses funding needs to get food to quake victims

New York, May 9 (IBNS): Two weeks after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal¸ the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that “severe logistical challenges” are getting in the way of aid reaching hundreds of thousands of survivors in some of the country’s hardest-hit areas.

Pakistan chopper crash kills 7, Taliban claims responsibility of attack

Islamabad, May 8 (IBNS): Local Taliban has claimed responsibility of the helicopter crash in Pakistan's Naltar Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday, which left at least seven people, including Ambassador of Philippines Domingo D Lucenario Jr and Ambassador of Norway Leif Larsen, killed.

Pakistan chopper crash kills 7

Islamabad, may 8 (IBNS): At least seven people, including Ambassador of Philippines Domingo D Lucenario Jr and Ambassador of Norway Leif Larsen, were killed in a helicopter crash in Pakistan's Naltar Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday, reports said.

Ambassadors of Norway, Philippines killed in Pakistan chopper crash

Islamabad, May 8 (IBNS) Ambassador of Philippines Domingo D Lucenario Jr and Ambassador of Norway Leif Larsen along with several others were killed in a helicopter crash in Pakistan's Naltar Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday, said reports.

Nepal: WHO calls for efforts to boost health services in quake-hit country

New York, may 8 (IBNS): Amid continuing relief efforts throughout Nepal, the threat of disease increasingly hangs over the earthquake-stricken nation as the country's water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure struggles to recover from the 7.8 magnitude tremor, an official with the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

Afghanistan: Khost blast injures 9

Khost, May 7 (IBNS): At least nine people, including six policemen, were injured in a blast in Afghanistan's Khost province on Thursday, media reports said.

Nepal: UN labour agency set to ramp up operations in quake-hit country

New York, May 7 (IBNS): The devastating earthquake that hit Nepal two weeks ago is expected to impact one third of the country’s labour force, the Kathmandu office of the United Nations agency mandated to promote jobs and workplace rights worldwide warned on Wednesday.

UNICEF, EU begin airlift of 80 metric tonnes of humanitarian supplies to Nepal

New York, May 6 (IBNS): Humanitarian supplies to meet the emergency needs of some of the 1.7 million children affected by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal are being airlifted in to the capital, Kathmandu, as the United Nations children’s agency works with the European Union (EU) to provide much needed relief from the effects of the disaster.

Nepal: UN official warns ‘clock is ticking’ for earthquake relief efforts

New York, May 5 (IBNS): The global humanitarian community is fighting against the clock as it delivers critical relief to Nepal’s most devastated communities, a top United Nations official said on Monday as she urged international donors to step up their support.

Peshawar: Passenger van crashes into shop, 5 killed

Peshawar, May 4 (IBNS): A passenger van crashed into a shop located on Charsadda Road in Pakistan's Peshawar city on Monday which left at least five people killed, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Suicide attack on AGO's staff vehicle, 1 killed

Kabul, May 4 (IBNS) A suicide attack targeting Attorney General's staff vehicle on Monday killed a person while injured 15 others here, media reports said.

Nepal: WHO expands support to areas cut off by quake

New York, May 4 (IBNS): In a major step to boost the health-care assistance to earthquake survivors in Nepal who have been unreachable since last week's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday announced it is setting up a new field office in the remote, mountainous Gorkha district, considered to be near the epicentre of the quake.