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Schools reopen in earthquake-hit Nepal Kathmandu, May 31: Schools, which remained closed following devastating earthquakes in Nepal, reopened on Sunday. 31-May-2015
Gunmen kill 19 bus passengers in Pakistan Quetta, Pakistan, May 30: Gunmen have killed at least 19 passengers of a bus in Mastung town, 40 km off the western Pakistani city of Quetta. 30-May-2015
J&K:Policeman injured in militant firing Srinagar, May 29: Militants on Friday struck again as they fired at the police guard posted outside a bank in Shopian town of Kashmir, injuring the policeman and decamping with his service rifle. 29-May-2015
Another man shot at in Kashmir Srinagar, May 28: In the third attack in three successive days unknown gunmen on Wednesday shot at a man in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said. 28-May-2015
Some 500,000 homes and temples across Nepal damaged by earthquake: UN official New York, May 27: As teams of trekkers and Nepalese sherpas are now reaching remote, high-altitude villages with humanitarian aid, a senior United Nations development official on Tuesday drew attention to the post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction needs of more than 500,000 homes and cultural heritage sites in the rural areas. 27-May-2015
Nepal: UN races humanitarian relief to quake-affected communities New York, May 26: Marking one month after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal killing thousands and devastating large swathes of the country's Kathmandu valley, the United Nations relief arm is continuing to intensify its humanitarian operations as it supports national and local authorities with critical life-saving efforts. 26-May-2015
Pakistan: 3 killed in blast targeting President Mamnoon Hussain's son Quetta, May 25: At least three people were killed and a dozen injured as an improvised explosive device (IED) went off outside a local restaurant in Balochistan's industrial city Hub in Pakistan on Sunday night. 25-May-2015
Nepal: WHO marks one month since devastating earthquake as it ramps up aid New York, May 23: Nearly one month after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, flattening large swathes of the country’s Kathmandu valley and affecting millions of people, the United Nations health agency is continuing its emergency response aimed at saving lives and addressing the urgent health needs of the Himalayan nation. 23-May-2015
Nepal: UN underscores need to act before monsoon rains risk further disaster New York, May 22: As Nepalese communities devastated by two major earthquakes struggle to restore and rebuild, United Nations humanitarian workers and their partners are in a fierce race against time to reach survivors in the remote mountains before the monsoon rains hit and further complicate logistics. 22-May-2015
Hurriyat Conference calls for strike in Kashmir Srinagar, May 21: Life in the Kashmir Valley was crippled on Thursday due to a general strike called by the moderate Hurriyat Conference which coincided with the death anniversary of Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq. 21-May-2015
J&K encounter ends Srinagar, May 20: The brief gunfight which starts Tuesday evening in Shopian District of south Kashmir has ended with both the militants escaping from the spot in darkness. 20-May-2015
Kabul explosion kills 4 Kabul, May 19: At least four people were killed in an explosion in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday, media reports said. 19-May-2015
Ban urging UN to help Nepal build back better New York, May 16: Over the past three weeks, the lives of eight million Nepalese people has been “changed beyond recognition,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, as he called on the international community to rally in support of the country and invest for the long haul so that it can sustain itself as it recovers and rebuilds from a devastating earthquake. 16-May-2015
Nepal’s emergency preparedness saved lives in earthquake aftermath: WHO New York, May 14: The emergency preparedness efforts implemented by the Government of Nepal over the past 15 years have ensured that key elements of the health sector remained ready and able to function during the recent earthquake that devastated large swathes of the mountainous country, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. 14-May-2015
Ban condemns terrorist act in Pakistan on Shia Muslim community New York, May 14: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned in the “strongest possible terms” Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Pakistan which left dozens dead and many others injured, a United Nations spokesperson has confirmed. 14-May-2015
Pakistan terror attack kills over 45 people Karachi, May 13: More than 45 people have been killed as armed men entered a bus and sprayed bullets on passengers in Pakistan's Karachi city on Wednesday. 13-May-2015
Five killed in Nepal, one in India in fresh tremor Kathmandu/New Delhi/Kolkata, May 12: At least five people were killed in the earthquake that rattled already devastated Nepal on Tuesday afternoon while one casualty was reported from Bihar in neighbouring India. 12-May-2015
16 killed, 20 injured in Kashmir road mishap Srinagar, May 11: At least 16 persons died and 20 others were injured, six of them critically, when a passenger bus in which they were travelling skidded off the road and fell into 400 feet deep gorge on Srinagar Jammu Highway, officials said on Monday. 11-May-2015
Nepal: UN agency stresses funding needs to get food to quake victims New York, May 9: 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. 09-May-2015
Ambassadors of Norway, Philippines killed in Pakistan chopper crash Islamabad, May 8: 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. 08-May-2015
Afghanistan: Khost blast injures 9 Khost, May 7: At least nine people, including six policemen, were injured in a blast in Afghanistan's Khost province on Thursday, media reports said. 07-May-2015
UNICEF, EU begin airlift of 80 metric tonnes of humanitarian supplies to Nepal New York, May 6: 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. 06-May-2015
Nepal: UN official warns ‘clock is ticking’ for earthquake relief efforts New York, May 5: 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. 05-May-2015
Nepal: WHO expands support to areas cut off by quake New York, May 4: 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. 04-May-2015
105-year-old rescued in Nepal Kathmandu, May 3: Three people, including a 105-year-old have been rescued from underneath the rubble in earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday , media reports said. 03-May-2015
Nepal: UN official urges continued funding for earthquake relief efforts New York, May 2: Emergency funding for relief efforts are streaming into Nepal as the country begins to recover from last Saturday’s devastating earthquake, the top United Nations humanitarian official said on Friday as she urged the international community to increase its support for the landlocked Himalayan nation. 02-May-2015
Pakistan: 27 militants killed Islamabad, May 1: Security forces in Pakistan have killed 27 militants in the country's Khyber Agency areas in the past 24 hours, officials said. 01-May-2015
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