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The Two-Way
5:08 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Economic Impact Of Nepal Quake Likely To Be Massive

More than 4,000 people are believed dead in the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday. The scale of the devastation is likely to have an economic impact on the country, one of the poorest in the world.

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The Two-Way
4:54 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Big Aftershocks In Nepal Could Persist For Years

A man stands near collapsed houses in Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, on April 27, two days after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit Nepal. Aftershocks tend to get less frequent with time, scientists say, but not necessarily gentler.
Prakash Mathema AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 6:04 pm

Aftershocks following Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake in Nepal are jangling nerves and complicating rescue operations. So far, there have been more than a dozen quakes of magnitude 5 or higher, and another two dozen between magnitude 4.5 and 5.

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Asia
3:58 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Death Toll Continues To Rise After Devastating Earthquake Hits Nepal

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 5:57 pm

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Parallels
3:54 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

For Europe-Bound Migrants, Desperation Outweighs Risks

Migrants crowd an inflatable dinghy as members of the Italian coast guard approach them off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea on April 22.
Alessandro Di Meo AP

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 4:38 pm

After a two-month wait in Libya, Hassan Silla, a 35-year-old from Sierra Leone, made the sea crossing from northern Africa to southern Italy on a smuggler's boat last February.

As one of 76 migrants on a 12-meter-long inflatable dinghy, Silla knew exactly what the risks were. Lawlessness and chaos have gripped Libya, and Silla says migrants from sub-Saharan Africa are the most vulnerable.

While waiting to make the crossing, he lost his best friend.

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World
3:25 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Indonesia Notifies Convicted Drug Dealers Of Imminent Execution

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 4:18 pm

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World
3:25 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Kathmandu Residents Work To Help Communites Ravaged By Earthquake

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 4:18 pm

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Politics
3:25 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

U.S., Japan Announce Updated Defense Guidelines

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 5:44 pm

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National Security
3:25 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

President Obama Relaxed Drone Rules For CIA Operations In Pakistan

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 5:42 pm

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Media
3:25 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Authors Criticize Pen America's Decision To Honor 'Charlie Hebdo' Survivors

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 4:29 pm

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The Two-Way
2:43 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

LOOK: Historic Nepal Sites Before And After The Quake

(Left) Nepalese devotees participating in a procession of chariots of god and goddess Ganesh, Kumari and Bhairav during the last day of the Indrajatra festival at Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sept. 22, 2013. (Right) The ruins on the Durbar Square after an earthquake in Kathmandu on Saturday.
Sunil Sharma Xinhua/Landov

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 5:16 pm

More than 4,000 people are dead in Nepal after a devastating earthquake over the weekend.

The human toll of the quake is extensive, but the temblor also damaged some of Kathmandu's most historic structures.

Here are some before-and-after images of some of those sites.

Durbar Square

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