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Nepal Earth update & UK New Tory Government

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    May 12, 2015   Author : admin

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Fresh earthquakes has struck eastern Nepal, near Mount Everest, two weeks after more than 8,000 people died in a major magnitude-7.8 earthquake. 

41 people have been confirmed dead and 1,261 injured in Kathmandu and other areas, said Kamal Singh Bam, a spokesman for Nepal’s national police. Furthermore, at least 17 people have also died in India with 39 injured.

The earthquake struck at 12:35 Nepali time (06:50 GMT), and according to a spokesman for the country’s government, 31 of Nepal’s 75 districts had been affected by the disaster. 

Compared to the 7.8 earthquake on 25 April, today’s quake had a magnitude of 7.3. 

According to Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific chief economist for HIS, the earthquake “could add an additional $1 billion to the total costs of reconstruction in Nepal.”

The deadly quake hit at a depth of about 15 kilometers, the US Geological Survey said, while the magnitude-7.8 earthquake on April 25 was more than three times bigger and 5.6 times stronger, in terms of energy released, according to the agency.

The April 25’s earthquake is the worst disaster in Nepal since 1934, when 8,500 people were killed.

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After unexpectedly winning 331 out of 650 seats, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has met with the first all-Tory Cabinet since 1997 and said they must focus on “bread and butter” ways of improving people’s lives.

With his new Cabinet in place, Cameron has promised to deliver all of the promises he made before the election. Furthermore, yesterday he was seen with a copy of Conservative’s manifesto in his hand.

Meet the new Cabinet appointments: 

  • Robert Halfon as Deputy Conservative Chairman
  • Amber Rudd as Energy and Climate Change Secretary
  • Priti Patel as Employment Minister
  • John Whittingdale as Culture Secretary
  • Anna Soubry as Minister for Small Business
  • Sajid Javid as Business Secretary
  • Greg Clark as Communities Secretary
  • Matthew Hancock as Cabinet Office minister and Paymaster General

Images via Narendra Shrestha/European Pressphoto Agency, Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters, Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

MYC Bulletin Writer Polina Tikhonova

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