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Nepal: Rescue operation in full swing to evacuate Mansarovar yatra pilgrims

73 pilgrims were evacuated through 5 commercial flight this morning and another 23 were airlifted by Nepal Army helicopter. 158 pilgrims were evacuated yesterday. 250 pilgrims were also brought to Simikot from Hilsa by helicopters. Our correspondent reports that over 1300 pilgrims are still stranded in Simikot, Hilsa and Tibet side. The mission …

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New Mexico wildfires force hundreds to evacuate

The two fires, about 250 miles (400 km) apart in the drought-parched Four Corners region of the southwestern United States, have consumed nearly 32,000 acres (12,000 hectares) between them, officials said. The larger of the two, the so-called Ute Park Fire in Colfax County, New Mexico, was zero percent contained …

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