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(Created on 27/04/2015)

  • Nepal earthquakes: What I saved from the rubble - with PHOTOS - 25 July 2015
    "If you could save just one object from an earthquake, what would you choose?
    Three months on from the Nepal earthquakes that killed thousands and devastated the capital and its surrounding areas,
    nine survivors tell the stories of the precious items they managed to salvage."

    (BBC)
  • After Quake, Nepal Reopens Centuries-Old Structures - Text + Audio - 15 June 2015
    "Nepal has reopened its major World Heritage Sites in an effort to get tourists to return.
    They say conditions in areas affected by the recent earthquake are nearly back to normal. However, UNESCO warns it may be too early.
    The organization says that some sites are still in a precarious state."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Nepal one month on: UN calls for more aid - Article + Photos - + Videos - 25 May 2015
    "One month after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal, the United Nations has said the world needs to provide more food aid and shelter for those left homeless."

    (BBC)
  • Where is Nepal aid money going? - 21 May 2015
    "Billions will be needed to rebuild Nepal after two deadly earthquakes in as many weeks.
    But what will happen to the money flowing into a country where corruption is seen as "endemic"?
    Britain is already the biggest national donor to Nepal - but what has happened to this aid?"
    (BBC)

 

  • US Expanding Aid Efforts in Nepal - Text + Audio - 5 May 2015
    "U.S. military aircraft, heavy equipment and air traffic controllers arrived in the capital, Kathmandu, on Sunday.
    They will be used to help transport aid to earthquake victims.
    They are working to reach the areas that have received little help since the 7.8-magnitude quake struck on April 25th."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Aid struggling to reach needy in Nepal (May 04, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A week after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal, the full extent of the disaster is still coming to light."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

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  • Baltimore Police End Investigation of Freddie Gray’s Death - Text + Audio - 30 April 2015
    "Prosecutors will now decide whether to charge six police officers involved in Mr. Gray’s arrest.
    Also in the news, Pakistan sentences 10 men for attack on Malala;
    Nigeria says 150 more freed from Boko Haram;
    Bernie Sanders enters 2016 U.S. presidential race;
    Boy rescued five days after Nepal quake."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

 

 

  • Death Toll Rises Above 2,500 in Nepal Earthquake - VIDEO - 27 April 2015
    "A major earthquake and dozens of powerful aftershocks struck Nepal Saturday, destroying parts of Katmandu, the capital city.
    The quake killed more than 2,500 people. The 7.8-magnitude quake shook Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on Earth."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • World Reaches Out to Nepal After Deadly Earthquake - Text + Audio - 26 April 2015
    "As reports of the death toll rise in Nepal, countries and relief organizations around the world are rushing to send personnel
    and supplies to aid the search and rescue effort. By Sunday, the death toll had risen above 2,500.
    There are many more reportedly injured and homeless."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes - 25 April 2015
    (BBC)