People clear rubble in Kathmandu's Durbar Square

Nepal earthquake: Death toll passes 1,000

The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area of central Nepal between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara.
There were also victims in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and on Mount Everest, where avalanches were triggered.

Kathmandu Earthquake

Nepal earthquake: Hundreds die, many feared trapped

Hundreds of people are known to have died in a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal, with many more feared trapped under rubble, officials say. The quake measured 7.8 and struck an area between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara, the US Geological Survey said.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of talks on Wednesday in Jakarta. | KYODO

Xi and Abe meet amid tentative thaw in ties

Despite a relationship overshadowed by Japan’s wartime past and a territorial dispute over islands in the East China Sea, the leaders of China and Japan held a 29-minute meeting on Wednesday on the sidelines of a conference in Jakarta

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