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Nepal earthquake 2015

On April 25, 2015, a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing thousands of people. Dozens were also reported to have been killed in neighbouring China and India. The quake triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. 

Kathmandu residents take part in a vigil on Wednesday marking the third anniversary of the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, killing almost 9,000 people. Photo: Agence France-Presse

US to end special protection for 9,000 Nepalese immigrants

The Trump administration will end special protections for an estimated 9,000 Nepalese immigrants living in the United States, giving them until June 24, 2019, to leave or find another way to stay in the country, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday.