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U.S. to end protected status for Nepalese immigrants

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/27/18, 10:58 am

The Trump administration on Thursday said it will end the special immigration status that granted protection to some 9,000 Nepalese living in the United States after a 2015 earthquake rocked their homeland. The Department of Homeland Security announcement gives the immigrants until June 2019 either to leave the country or change their immigration status. The Obama administration granted the immigrants temporary protected status (TPS) after the earthquake killed more than 8,000 people. Officials extended the status for another 18 months in October 2016.

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Plane crash in Nepal kills at least 50

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/12/18, 11:10 am

At least 50 people died when a Bangladeshi plane with 67 passengers and four crew members crashed Monday as it landed in Nepal, officials said. The twin-propeller Bombardier Dash 8, operated by US–Bangla Airlines, took off from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Witnesses said the plane crashed near the runway at the Kathmandu, Nepal, airport and burst into flames. Dozens of firefighters and rescue officials worked to assist the victims at the site of the crash. “We have recovered 50 dead bodies so far,” Bangladeshi army spokesman Gokul Bandar said. The country has yet to release an official death toll.

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Water, water everywhere

International | Disastrous flooding hits South Asia and Texas
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/30/17, 05:51 pm

FLOODS: Abnormal seasonal flooding has killed 1,200 people across India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

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