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2005-10-21 12:48:49

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - NATO said on Friday it would send up to 1,000 troops to help hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors who have been waiting for two weeks for help in the rugged mountains of northern Pakistan. But the measures announced fell short of matching an appeal from a top U.N. aid official who on Thursday urged the alliance to mount a massive airlift to rescue stranded survivors on the scale of the 1948-49 Berlin airlift to the...

2005-10-21 11:50:30

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - NATO said on Friday it would send up to 1,000 troops to help hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors who have been waiting for two weeks for help in the rugged mountains of northern Pakistan. But it rebuffed a U.N. call for a massive airlift to rescue stranded survivors on the scale of the 1948-49 Berlin airlift to the beleaguered people of Soviet-blockaded West Berlin. "There is no question of the alliance doing that. That...

2005-10-21 11:24:44

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - NATO said on Friday it would send up to 1,000 troops to help hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors who have been waiting for two weeks for help in the rugged mountains of northern Pakistan. But it rebuffed a U.N. call for a massive airlift to rescue stranded survivors on the scale of the 1948-49 Berlin airlift to the beleaguered people of Soviet-blockaded West Berlin. "There is no question of the alliance doing that. That...

2005-10-21 09:49:04

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - NATO said on Friday it may send up to 1,000 troops to help hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors who have been waiting for two weeks for help in the rugged mountains of northern Pakistan. But it appeared to reject a U.N. call for a massive airlift, saying it would not be able to send more than four helicopters. The United Nations' top aid official, incensed by what he saw as a woefully inadequate response to the most...

2005-10-21 07:35:55

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Alarm mounted across the world on Friday for hundreds of thousands of Pakistan earthquake survivors who have been awaiting help for two weeks and now face the prospect of a freezing winter without shelter. The top United Nations aid official, incensed by what he saw as a woefully inadequate international response to the most difficult relief operation the world has ever seen, called on NATO to stage a massive airlift to get...

2005-10-20 17:19:24

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - NATO was meeting on Friday to consider calls for a massive airlift to help quake survivors in Pakistani Kashmir, where U.N. aid officials report a logistical nightmare worse than the Asian tsunami. Jan Egeland, U.N. emergency relief coordinator, will make his case for boosting NATO's aid role after the devastating October 8 quake, which killed more than 50,000 people, at a Council meeting of the military alliance in Brussels,...

2005-10-14 20:02:19

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - A week after South Asia's strongest earthquake in 100 years, forecast thunderstorms and cold promised more misery and disruption for efforts to provide food and shelter for more than a million homeless. With chances of finding life in the rubble of flattened towns and villages across Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province and divided Kashmir disappearing fast, some international rescue teams have begun leaving, but a massive...

2005-10-14 05:44:53

By David Fox MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Thunderstorms followed by cold weather promised more misery for survivors of the Kashmir earthquake at the weekend as the focus of international aid efforts turned on Friday from rescue to relief. International rescue teams began leaving Pakistani Kashmir as efforts shifted from searching for people in the rubble to keeping survivors alive with an eye to winter just weeks away. Officials denied that the search for survivors had been...

2005-10-14 01:34:47

By David Fox MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Survivors of the Kashmir earthquake spent a sixth night in the open in the worst-hit city of Muzaffarabad, kept awake by the rumble of aid trucks and an aftershock early on Friday that set dogs howling. The aftershock, at around 2 a.m. (1700 EDT), measured 5.3 magnitude on the U.S. Geological Survey's sensors. Local meteorological officials said there were 70 aftershocks in a 24-hour period between Wednesday and Thursday, and the...

2005-10-13 19:02:53

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - The United Nations voiced concern at the desperate situation faced by tens of thousands of Pakistanis who spent a sixth cold night in the open following the killer quake that leveled their homes. "This is our worst nightmare -- a very major earthquake in the Himalaya mountains just before winter sets in, with millions of people affected and more than a million people homeless," the U.N.'s top emergency relief co-ordinator Jan...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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