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Nepal authorities say 65 people were on board the buses missing in a river since Friday

Jul. 16, 2024 01:47 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — There were 65 people on board the two buses that were pushed into a swollen river in Nepal, of which rescuers have been able to recover 14 bodies, authorities said Tuesday. Eight of the bodies have been identified and are being handed over the relatives. Six...

Nepal’s new prime minister has taken the oath of office at a ceremony in Kathmandu

Jul. 15, 2024 04:19 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s newly appointed prime minister took the oath of office Monday at a ceremony in Kathmandu. Khadga Prasad Oli, the leader of Nepal’s largest communist party, was named prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition...

Nepal’s new prime minister has taken the oath of office at a ceremony in Kathmandu

Jul. 15, 2024 02:37 AM EDT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s new prime minister has taken the oath of office at a ceremony in Kathmandu.

Rescuers in Nepal recover 11 bodies after a landslide swept 2 buses full of people into a river

Jul. 15, 2024 02:27 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers in Nepal have recovered a total of 11 bodies from the river that two buses full of people were swept into by a landslide, officials said Monday. Rescuers found the bodies in different spots along the riverbanks as they searched for the missing buses...

The leader of Nepal's largest communist party has been named the country's new prime minister

Jul. 14, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The leader of the Nepal’s largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, was named the Himalayan nation’s new prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government. A statement issued by the president’s office said Oli will...

The leader of Nepal's largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, has been named the country's new prime minister

Jul. 14, 2024 08:22 AM EDT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The leader of Nepal's largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, has been named the country's new prime minister.

Rescuers recover first body from 2 buses that were hit by landslide and fell into a river in Nepal

Jul. 13, 2024 04:07 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers in Nepal recovered Saturday the first body after a landslide swept away two buses, pushing them into a raging river a day earlier, authorities said. The buses, carrying more than 50 people, fell into the Trishuli river which was swollen by...

Rescuers recover the first body from two buses that were swept by a landslide and submerged into a raging river in Nepal

Jul. 13, 2024 03:27 AM EDT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers recover the first body from two buses that were swept by a landslide and submerged into a raging river in Nepal.

Nepal's prime minister loses a confidence vote forcing him to step down

Jul. 12, 2024 11:40 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s prime minister lost a vote of confidence in parliament on Friday after the largest party in his governing coalition withdrew its support, forcing him to step down from office after 19 months in power. Pushpa Kamal Dahal failed to get the support...

2 buses carrying more than 50 people were swept into a river by a landslide in Nepal

Jul. 12, 2024 09:48 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A landslide swept two passenger buses carrying more than 50 people into a swollen river in central Nepal early Friday, while continuous rain and more landslides were making rescue efforts difficult. Three survivors apparently swam to safety, but rescuers by...