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2006-01-02 05:41:18

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Rain and snow fell across Pakistan's earthquake zone for a second straight day on Monday, grounding relief flights and adding to the misery of millions of survivors camped out in tents and crude shelters. Heavy snow fell across high ground and rain drenched valleys overnight, triggering some tent collapses and landslides but the military, coordinating a huge relief effort with aid groups, said there had been no reports of major...

2006-01-01 05:42:11

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Snow and rain across northern Pakistan grounded relief flights on Sunday, giving earthquake survivors and rescuers their first big test of the winter. But aid workers were not letting it dampen their optimism that the relief operation installed since the October 8 quake will prevent the winter adding large numbers to the 73,000 killed by the tremor, barring another quake or exceptional cold. The rain began in Muzaffarabad, the...

2006-01-01 02:25:48

By Robert Birdsel GANTAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Villagers in the remote Allai Valley in the high mountains of northern Pakistan are used to hard winters and this year they need to be. Most of their homes were destroyed in the October 8 earthquake. But help has arrived and they, like people across the earthquake zone, are confident of survival. "Our forefathers lived in small houses like this," said Mohammed Amin Shah, who has patched together a corner of his ruined farmhouse with...

2005-12-31 23:54:11

By Robert Birdsel GANTAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Villagers in the remote Allai Valley in the high mountains of northern Pakistan are used to hard winters and this year they need to be. Most of their homes were destroyed in the October 8 earthquake. But help has arrived and they, like people across the earthquake zone, are confident of survival. "Our forefathers lived in small houses like this," said Mohammed Amin Shah, who has patched together a corner of his ruined farmhouse with...

2005-12-31 21:48:36

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A suspected militant raid on one of India's top science universities has confirmed fears that the country's booming information technology sector could be a new target for terror groups, officials and analysts said. A professor was shot dead and four other people were wounded last week when an unidentified gunman drove on to the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) campus in the southern city of Bangalore, India's tech capital, and opened...

2005-12-15 20:03:45

By Abu Arqam Naqash MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - The October 8 earthquake that flattened much of northern Pakistan has taught a lesson to mountain villagers that conservationists had long failed to instill: the importance of their forests. Despite the harsh lesson, conservationists and government officials are worried that necessity will drive survivors to hack down trees to save themselves from the winter. "Honestly speaking, I'm both surprised and pleased to see that...

2005-12-13 01:12:57

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani bus left the eastern city of Lahore on Tuesday for a trial run to the Indian city of Amritsar in the latest step in a slow-moving peace process between the nuclear-armed rivals. Nine people, including Pakistani tourism officials, were on the bus, painted in the green-and-white colours of the Pakistani flag, as it left a government tourism office for the Wagah border crossing point 15 km (10 miles) to the east. The Tuesday test run follows one...

2005-12-12 18:10:00

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck the sparsely populated Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan early on Tuesday, close to a region in northern Pakistan and Kashmir devastated by a quake two months ago. The latest quake, with a magnitude of 6.7, struck at 3:17 a.m. (1647 EST Monday), according to the United States Geological Survey. People in nearby Pakistani Kashmir, where some 73,000 people were killed by a major earthquake on October 8, fled their homes when the...

2005-12-07 17:20:00

While the rupture zones of recent major earthquakes are immune to similar-sized earthquakes for hundreds of years, they could be vulnerable to even bigger destructive temblors sooner than scientists suspect, according to analysis by University of Colorado seismologist Roger Bilham. Bilham and his research colleagues explained that the magnitude 9.3 Indian Ocean earthquake of December 2004 showed scientists that a giant earthquake can rupture through a region with a recent history of quakes...

2005-12-06 11:21:19

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The collapse of a mountainside triggered by the deadly October 8 earthquake in Pakistani Kashmir blocked two major streams creating huge lakes that could endanger up to 12,000 people, the military said on Tuesday. Military spokesman Major-General Shaukat Sultan said a few hundred people might have been buried in the collapse of the mountainside near the town of Hattian Bala and there was no chance they could have survived. He said two streams...


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