Definition: This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Roadways map
More than 1,900 killed by 7.8-magnitude quake in Nepal
Washington Post - 4/26/2015 3:42:20 AM
[Read: After earthquake, World Heritage sites reduced to rubble] “We never imagined ... Patients from neighboring areas flooded Kathmandu’s medical facilities, and traffic clogged damaged roads, hindering relief efforts. At Kathmandu Medical College ...
Asian countries search for citizens stranded by Nepal quake
The Rakyat Post - 4/26/2015 2:05:07 PM
More than 2,000 people are reported killed by the earthquake, which cracked roads and brought down much of the country’s mobile phone network. Offers of help have poured in from governments around the world, with Japan, China, the US and European Union ...
Pakistan storms leave dozens dead in country's north-west
theguardian.com - 4/26/2015 10:19:02 PM
The Pakistani army said troops had been sent to the area to launch rescue and relief operations. Rescuers rushed victims to hospitals but roads submerged in water hindered their operations. Ambulances and rescue vehicles struggled to enter some areas due ...
Two days of earthquakes have set Nepal’s economy back by more than a decade
Quartz - 4/27/2015 6:11:29 AM
More than 3,000 people have lost their lives, and villages, roads, highways and ancient buildings have been ... In all, the destruction could push the economy of Nepal—already one of the world’s poorest countries—back by a decade or more ...
Nepal tormented by aftershocks from massive earthquake that killed more than 2,200: ‘You cannot imagine the fear’
The Vancouver Sun - 4/26/2015 5:51:11 AM
“The aftershocks keep coming … so people don’t know what to expect,” said Sanjay Karki, Nepal country head for global aid agency ... in the Gorkha district. Roads to that area were blocked by landslides, hindering rescue teams, said chief district ...
Historic Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade set for nomination to Unesco World Heritage List
Inquirer Lifestyle - 4/26/2015 6:29:58 PM
Among the topics presented include the Spanish colonial shipyards in Sorsogon, by Mary Jane Bolunia of the National Museum (NM); underwater archaeology in the country ... the Silk Roads in China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyztan in last year’s World Heritage ...
Gleaning For The World Works With Partners In Nepal
ABC 13 - 4/26/2015 6:01:20 PM
Reverend Ron Davidson with Gleaning For The World says it's impossible to ship food to the country right since the roads are destroyed, so they're sending money in for their partners to buy food. He says five hundred dollars will fund a thousand meals.
Road like 'a Third World country': Horsley resident
Illawara Mercury - 4/21/2015 1:35:15 PM
Horsley residents are up in arms over a lack of response by authorities to maintain an unsafe road giving access in and out of the Brooks Reach Estate. The recent wild weather has caused tempers to flare, with torrential rain exacerbating the dozens of ...
Rescue operation underway in Nepal, locals resort to roads for the night
Daily News and Analysis - 4/26/2015 3:42:20 AM
Locals spent the night on roads as their homes were destroyed due to the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the country. Nepal earthquake AFP A rescue operation has been underway in Nepal by the Armed Police Force (Nepal) in the wake of the massive ...
Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery
Medical Xpress - 4/26/2015 10:47:40 PM
and road accidents." Of the 313 million operations done worldwide each year, just one in 20 occur in the poorest countries, where over a third of the world's population lives. New estimates produced for the Commission find that there is a global shortfall ...
Get Off The Couch: Music tripsto Chicago, Abbey Road
Times Free Press - 4/27/2015 4:02:38 AM
BARRY: "Colour My World." Only song I can play on the piano ... When I'm back from Chicago, I can head to Abbey Road. Again, not a trip to London. The Beatles' "Abbey Road" is one of two albums Black Jacket Symphony will be presenting Friday at the ...
Local Woman Takes On A Cross-Country Adventure on a Solar Bike
KAAL-TV - 4/26/2015 11:13:19 AM
(ABC 6 News) -- She moved to the United States alone from Germany to escape World War II in 1961 ... "I mean, when they see it, they wonder what the heck is going down the road there?" said Hannah Elshoff. Elshoff's solar powered pedal bike is hard ...
Himachal Pradesh to host Paragliding World Cup
Times of India - 4/26/2015 3:52:29 PM
He said that Rs 2.50 crore will be spent on the upgradation of roads and infrastructure ... He said that in addition to the participants in the world cup several tourists from all over the country and the world will visit the area during the event.
Shurooq promotes Sharjah at World's Investment Summit in Shanghai
MENAFN - 4/26/2015 8:50:09 AM
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, has been promoting Sharjah to investors from around the globe at the World's Investment ... Apr 26 2015 - UAE road deaths in Q1 2015 fall by 21 per cent ...
The country that died on Jan. 1, 1959
Standard Speaker - 4/26/2015 8:00:02 AM
The parlor was charming with an old-world, elegant feel. Huge paintings adorned all four ... beautiful countryside with limestone mountains in the distance. We shared the road with many horse-drawn wagons and goats. At the 10-acre tobacco farm I learned ...