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July 02, 2015
Quake aid supplies stuck at Nepal customs: UN official
Kathmandu (AFP) July 1, 2015
Overly zealous customs officials and the imposition of taxes on donations are hampering aid deliveries to quake-devastated Nepal ahead of the imminent arrival of monsoon rains, a senior UN official said Wednesday. The landlocked Himalayan nation needs around $6.7 billion to recover from the disaster that killed more than 8,800 people, destroyed nearly half a million homes and left thousands in need of food, clean water and shelter. Nepal's government has faced steady criticism for holding up for ... read more
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Sri Lanka's war widows pin hopes on new president
Shunned, destitute and pushed into prostitution in some cases, Sri Lanka's Tamil widows have returned to northern Jaffna since the end of the separatist war only to discover they are not welcome even in their homeland. ... more

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Floods kill 41 in western India
Flash flooding triggered by torrential rains has killed 41 people in India's western Gujarat state, as the annual monsoon season hits the country, a disaster management official said Thursday. ... more

Donors pledge $4.4bn in aid to quake-hit Nepal
Quake-devastated Nepal Thursday hailed international donors, led by India and China, for surpassing expectations and pledging $4.4 billion for reconstruction, as the country's premier vowed "zero tolerance" of corruption and said all aid would go to victims. ... more

Quake-hit Nepal appeals for aid to rebuild country
Nepal is to host a major meeting of donors Thursday to raise funds to rebuild the quake-devastated country, hoping to dispel doubts that money will be lost to corruption and reconstruction hamstrung by red tape. ... more
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Tibetans pray for Dalai Lama at 80th birthday celebration
The Dalai Lama marked his official 80th birthday on Sunday, with prayers and celebrations at his hometown in exile but little to show for decades of lobbying seeking greater Tibetan autonomy. ... more

Frustration as tourists stay away from quake-hit Nepal
Boatman Hem Gurung waits listlessly on the deserted banks of Lake Phewa in the shadow of Nepal's spectacular Annapurna mountain range for tourists that do not come. ... more
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Desalination technology goes off the grid in India
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Russia's Nuclear Might Slashing US Hopes of New American Century?
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Nepal quake leaves remote villages cut off as rains begin
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Malaysia says committed to MH370 hunt despite ship pull-out
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After harrowing journeys, Rohingya hope for peaceful Ramadan in Indonesia
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India's booming taxi-app firms endure bumpy ride
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