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Elephants Deployed in Nepal to Rescue Flood Victims

Elephants Deployed in Nepal to Rescue Flood Victims

The resort city of Sauraha in southern Nepal has been struck by severe floods that cut power to over 100,000 people and left a large number of tourists stranded in hotels. With roads blocked and bridges down, the government decided to send in a squad of rescue elephants.

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Mount Everest Shifted Southwest Due to Nepal Earthquake

(AFP) BEIJING: The world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, moved three centimetres (1.2 inches) to the southwest because of the Nepal earthquake that devastated the country in April, Chinese state media reported on Tuesday.

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Pendleton Chopper Goes Missing During Nepal Earthquake Relief

A helicopter from U.S. Marines Camp Pendleton was on a rescue mission following the massive and deadly Nepal earthquakes when it lost contact Tuesday. Search efforts continue in hopes the six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers aboard the UH-1Y Huey are simply unable to communicate in the mountainous region.

Pakistan Accidentally Sends Beef to Hindu Survivors of Nepal Quake

The Times of India relates an awkward mistake in Pakistan’s much-needed, and generally much-appreciated, relief assistance to survivors of the earthquake in Nepal: “According to media reports, the food items in relief aid sent by Pakistan to Nepal included beef content (beef masala) in the food packets. Eating beef is prohibited in Hindu religion. Nepal is a majority-Hindu nation.”

Israel Leading International Efforts to Treat Victims of Deadly Nepal Earthquake

Israel, a country of only 8 million people, has the second largest foreign volunteer force (behind India) in assisting Nepalese victims of Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) delegation of over 250 doctors and humanitarian workers touched down in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, on Tuesday to provide treatment for those injured by the deadly quake.

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Southern Californian Killed in Nepal Earthquake

On Saturday, the 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal, its worst earthquake in 80 years, killing roughly 3,600 people, claimed the life of at least one Southern Californian and triggered Governor Jerry Brown to send 57 Los Angeles County firefighters to aid in search and rescue efforts.

Officials Worried by Mount Everest Feces Pileup

Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world’s highest peak, the chief of Nepal’s mountaineering association said Tuesday.