The United Nations has said that the earthquake that hit Nepal on the weekend has affected eight million people. The death toll has passed 5,000 and could rise sharply as aid workers struggle to reach remote villages.
As the search for survivors continues, Nepal's government has declared three days of mourning. More than 4,000 people died in the massive earthquake at the weekend, with eight million affected across the region.
In South Korea, an appeals court has found the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago guilty of murder. The ferry disaster claimed the lives of 304 people on board, most of whom were teenagers.
A powerful earthquake recently struck the Himalayan nation of Nepal - a poor country that has been plagued by political instability in recent years. How was the country prepared to deal with such a disaster? DW examines.
A day after a massive quake in Nepal claimed more than 2,000 lives, the region is still facing strong aftershocks. Journalist and Kathmandu resident Shiwani Neupane tells DW how people are coping with the situation.
Hundreds of people have been killed in a powerful earthquake that struck the Himalayan nation of Nepal. DW spoke to The Asia Foundation's George Varughese, who witnessed the disaster in the capital, Kathmandu.