6.1 earthquake strikes Nepal

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck Nepal on Sunday, the National Seismological Centre of Nepal said. The epicentre of the quake was at Dhading, about 55 km (35 miles) west of Kathmandu, it said. “We felt very strong tremors. Some residents rushed out of their homes. There is no report of any injuries so far”,

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El Nino to continue into mid-2024

The El Nino weather phenomenon will last at least through the first half of 2024, according to the latest UN forecasts, with abnormal rainfall due across Latin America raising fears for the agricultural sector. Pacific sea surface temperatures soared in recent months, “with stronger warming along the South American coast,” said the report from the

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Missing 23 Indian soldiers due to flash flood

The Indian army said on Wednesday that 23 dogfaces were missing after a flash flood tide caused by violent downfall tore through a vale in the mountainous northeast Sikkim state. A videotape released by an Indian army spokesperson showed a thick alluvion of raging brown water sweeping down a thickly forested vale, with roads washed

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