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September 19, 2011 | By Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press
GAUHATI, India - A strong earthquake shook northeastern India and Nepal on Sunday night, killing at least 16 people, damaging buildings, and sending lawmakers in Nepal's capital running into the streets. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9, struck at 6:10 p.m. local time and was felt across northern and eastern India, including in the capital of New Delhi. It triggered at least two aftershocks of magnitude 6.1 and 5.3, Indian seismology official R.S. Dattatreyan said. He warned that more aftershocks were possible.
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May 28, 2012 | By Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press
KATMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's prime minister called new elections for November after the term of the Constituent Assembly expired at midnight Sunday without political leaders completing the task of writing a new constitution. Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said the Contituent Assembly had failed to achieve its goal. "We have no other option but to go back to the people and elect a new assembly to write the constitution," Bhattarai said in his announcement broadcast live over television.
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April 30, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
After Saturday's magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Nepal, the clock was ticking. Thousands were already dead, countless others were trapped in collapsed buildings, and many more needed medical attention. At Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, that meant members of the Sixth Airlift Squadron of the 305th Air Mobility Wing would spring into action. They prepared a cavernous C-17 Globemaster for a long flight that would take them to Kathmandu on Tuesday - with 69 rescue professionals, six sniffer dogs, and 70,000 pounds of equipment and relief supplies.
LIVING
February 13, 2000 | By Dianna Marder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The holiday season was a high point for many couples, who took the 1/1/00 date to pop the question. Few ventured higher than Martin Matlin and Derin Tanyol, who were 11,000 feet above sea level when he proposed Jan. 1 atop Poon Hill in Nepal. Matlin and Tanyol, both 32 and from Narberth, first brushed shoulders in the fifth grade. They noticed each other in high school, corresponded through college, and finally became romantically entangled after their 10-year high school reunion.
BUSINESS
July 25, 1994 | By Donna Shaw, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
First, let's set the record straight: Philip Rosenberg did not go trekking in Nepal to seek some mystic truth or to contemplate his navel. Early this year, he was just a guy who had been laid off from a pharmaceutical job he really liked. He needed to get away and think. The thing is, the more of Nepal that Rosenberg saw, the more he liked it. He was pretty sure lots of other people would like it, too. So Rosenberg, 45, a Bucks County resident, marathon runner, sailor and longtime travel buff, has started his own travel business.
NEWS
January 27, 1997 | By Raphael Lewis, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Representing two New Hampshire sleep-away camps at the Shipley School's "Super Camp Fair" yesterday, Peter Dietz felt like two soup cans and a foot of string at a telecommunications conference. Surrounded by photos of tree-lined lakes and canoes, Dietz was offering what fewer and fewer youngsters seem to want from their summer camps these days - camping. "We exist on retention and referrals," he said as a throng of well-heeled adolescents rushed to a nearby table touting a summer's worth of roller coaster rides.
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September 8, 1997 | For The Inquirer / HINDA SCHUMAN
Lori Schulze of Harleysville rides Winds of Nepal over a jump in the Center Square section of Whitpain Township. The occasion was the 34th annual Montgomery County Horse Show and County Fair, held over the weekend on the grounds of St. Helena's Church.
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November 17, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
KATMANDU, NEPAL - A court in northwestern Nepal has convicted 19 villagers for the beating deaths of seven people from a rival community in a dispute over foraging for a rare fungus known as "Himalayan Viagra. " The Manang district court said six of the defendants were sentenced to 20 years in prison, while the remaining were sentenced to two years. Residents of Naar village attacked the seven rivals in June 2009 after they came to nearby mountainous areas to collect yarsagumba, a rare fungus that grows out of the corpses of caterpillars.
NEWS
November 30, 2014 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shoppers across the Philadelphia region packed malls and big-box stores on Black Friday, battling for parking spots and discount goods. But in a second-floor space on the south side of Rittenhouse Square, commerce took on a quieter tone. The Tibetan Bazaar is the un-Black Friday, a place to shop for unique silverwork and textiles, to savor salty butter tea and inhale the steamy scent of traditional dumplings, known as momos, to trade the blare of canned holiday music for the hum of chanting monks.
NEWS
September 19, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
GAUHATI, India - A strong earthquake shook northeastern India and Nepal, killing at least 16 people, damaging buildings and sending lawmakers in Nepal's capital running into the streets. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9, struck at 6:10 p.m. yesterday, local time, and was felt across northern and eastern India, including in the capital of New Delhi. It triggered at least two aftershocks of magnitude 6.1 and 5.3, Indian seismology official R.S. Dattatreyan said. He warned more aftershocks were possible.
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June 13, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Samir Panthi saw television images of the mass destruction from earthquakes in Nepal, his homeland, he didn't sleep for days. The earthquakes April 25 and May 12 took the lives of more than 8,500 and left more than 19,000 injured. Months later, catastrophes such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and typhoons - often in developing nations - have an enormous effect on the labor pool in those countries and their ability to produce asinternational suppliersto customers as far away as Philadelphia, retail experts say. In Nepal's case, handwoven rugs - the country's leading export - and all those involved in the production process were adversely affected.
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May 19, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrew Towne, 33, was eating lunch in a tent at base camp on Mount Everest when the ground beneath him began to sway. He and others scrambled out of the tent, said Towne, a new graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. That's when "we saw this wall of snow descending to the north. " The avalanche that followed would bury large areas of base camp, killing 19 climbers - just a fraction of the devastation in Nepal, where that magnitude-7.8 earthquake on April 25 and a second one on May 12 left more than 8,000 dead and 20,000 injured and destroyed 489,000 homes.
NEWS
April 30, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
After Saturday's magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Nepal, the clock was ticking. Thousands were already dead, countless others were trapped in collapsed buildings, and many more needed medical attention. At Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, that meant members of the Sixth Airlift Squadron of the 305th Air Mobility Wing would spring into action. They prepared a cavernous C-17 Globemaster for a long flight that would take them to Kathmandu on Tuesday - with 69 rescue professionals, six sniffer dogs, and 70,000 pounds of equipment and relief supplies.
NEWS
November 30, 2014 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shoppers across the Philadelphia region packed malls and big-box stores on Black Friday, battling for parking spots and discount goods. But in a second-floor space on the south side of Rittenhouse Square, commerce took on a quieter tone. The Tibetan Bazaar is the un-Black Friday, a place to shop for unique silverwork and textiles, to savor salty butter tea and inhale the steamy scent of traditional dumplings, known as momos, to trade the blare of canned holiday music for the hum of chanting monks.
NEWS
September 24, 2012 | By Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press
KATHMANDU, Nepal - An avalanche hit climbers on a high Himalayan peak in Nepal on Sunday, leaving at least nine dead and six others missing, officials said. Many of the climbers were French or German. Police official Basanta Bahadur Kuwar said the bodies of a Nepalese guide and a German man were recovered and that rescue pilots had spotted seven other bodies on the slopes of Mount Manaslu in northern Nepal, the eighth highest mountain in the world. In Madrid, Spain's Foreign Ministry said one of those killed was Spanish, but did not release the person's identity.
NEWS
July 1, 2012 | By St. John Barned-Smith and FOR THE INQUIRER
After an hour of steep switchbacks, aching legs, and sweat, I arrived in the small village of Ghyaru and the welcome Yak Ru hotel. But it was the view behind me that took my breath away.   Amid the mighty Annapurna Mountains, a thin river slithered through the landscape below. Only three days into my 14-day trek, I was high in the Himalayas of northern Nepal, and a week's climb lay ahead before I crossed Thorung La pass (elevation 17,769 feet) and began the descent back to civilization.
NEWS
May 29, 2012 | By Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal sank into political turmoil Monday after lawmakers failed to agree on a new constitution, leaving the country with no legal government. The premier called new elections, but critics said he lacked the power to do so. Security forces went on high alert and riot police patrolled the streets after several political parties called for rallies to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and protest his unilateral decision to call elections for November.
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May 28, 2012 | By St. John Barned-Smith, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Political discord has come to Shangri-La. Again. Kathmandu, which normally swarms with business, honking horns, and creaking rickshaws, found itself stuck in a tense quagmire last week as political leaders struggled to finish writing Nepal's new constitution by a May 27 deadline. Even though Nepal proclaimed itself a democratic republic in 2008, two years after a brutal decade of civil war, this mountainous country of almost 30 million is still operating with an interim government.
NEWS
May 28, 2012 | By Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press
KATMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's prime minister called new elections for November after the term of the Constituent Assembly expired at midnight Sunday without political leaders completing the task of writing a new constitution. Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said the Contituent Assembly had failed to achieve its goal. "We have no other option but to go back to the people and elect a new assembly to write the constitution," Bhattarai said in his announcement broadcast live over television.
NEWS
May 4, 2012
Three journalists slain in Mexico MEXICO CITY - Three men who had worked as news photographers were found slain and dumped in plastic bags in a canal in the eastern Mexico state of Veracruz on Thursday, less than a week after the killing in the same state of a reporter for an investigative newsmagazine, officials and colleagues said. Press advocates called for immediate government action to halt attacks that have killed at least seven current and former reporters and photographers in Veracruz over the last 18 months, most of them among the few journalists still working on crime-related stories in the state.
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