A mother reaches towards the coffin of her son, whose body was discovered under rubble, during his funeral in Barpak, Nepal, on Tuesday. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times 1:28

The death toll from the earthquake in Nepal has passed 7,500, with thousands injured, and the casualty figures are still rising as rescue teams reach(...)

A Nepalese villager looks out from inside an Indian military helicopter after being evacuated from the village of Bihi during a relief and rescue mission in the Gorkha district of Nepal. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/New York Times 1:23

Nepal’s government has urged foreign aid workers to go into the beleagured countryside to help those worst affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake(...)

Damaged houses  pictured from a helicopter over Gorkha district in Nepal recently. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images

Over a week since the devastating Nepal earthquake that left thousands dead, hundreds of thousands injured and homes and businesses destroyed, Nepalis(...)

Nepalese farmers work the land near Bungamati village in the Kathmandu Valley recently. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

With three quarters of the country’s population working on the land and agriculture accounting for 38 per cent of GDP, it’s little surprise that one o(...)

Tourists take part in a paragliding session overlooking Pokhara in Nepal. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images

One of the bright spots going forward is that tourism still has a lot of potential in Nepal – 800,000 visitors is not a lot when one considers what Ne(...)

An aid delivery near Dolakha. “The figure that 80 per cent of houses have been damaged sounds right,” said Dualta Roughneen of Plan Ireland. Photograph: Dualta Roughneen 1:23

Irish aid workers helping with relief efforts in Nepal following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the country on April 25th say food and shelt(...)

A man watches the burning pyres of victims of the Nepalese earthquake, during a cremation in Kathmandu yesterday. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

As the death toll in the Nepalese earthquake passed 6,200 yesterday, rescue work was still continuing in downtown Kathmandu, nearly one week after the(...)

Earthquake: villagers in Paslang, near the epicentre, in Gorkha. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Raj Kumar Sahi squats in the wreckage of his house in the village of Paslang, taking a break as he and his 25-year-old son, Sujan, a soldier in the Ne(...)

Earthquake survivor Krishna Kumari Khadka (24) is rescued by joint rescue team members from Norway, France and Israel. Photograph: Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar 1:35

Sirens blaring, the ambulance revs into the courtyard of the Gorkha hospital from the nearby village of Panch Kuwa Durali, transporting a teenage boy (...)

Rubble is removed from the ancient Mahadev Mandir temple at Durbar Square in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Photograph: EPA/Palani Mohan

Nepal’s Armed Police Force rescued a teenager from the wreckage of the Hilton Hotel guesthouse yesterday, a hopeful message for the Asian country whe(...)