Can Nepal Use a Natural Disaster to End Caste Discrimination?
On April 25th, 2015, Tara Devi Sunar was finishing up some housework when Nepal’s earthquake hit. Her two children were inside watching TV. “I ran out of the house and everything collapsed,” Sunar, 32, says. Her village, a cluster of stone homes clinging to the face of a Himalayan ridge along the Tibetan border, was flattened in instants.
8.7-magnitude earthquake off Sumatra
An 8.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia 434 km southwest of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia.