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German climber dies in Nepal's Everest region

Kathmandu - A German climber has died while descending a Himalayan peak in eastern Nepal, one week after an American fell to his death on the same mountain, police said Wednesday.

Nepal calls off search for survivors of deadly snowstorm

Pokhara - Nepal on Wednesday called off a search for any more survivors of a Himalayan snowstorm that claimed some 43 lives, after more than a week of scouring the popular trekking region.

Nepal rescuers find 34 more trekkers, 12 bodies after snowstorm

Kathmandu - Nepalese teams Sunday rescued 34 more trekkers and guides stranded in the Himalayas since a snowstorm struck five days ago at the height of the hiking season but also found 12 more bodies, officials said.

Storm toll jumps to 43 in Nepal's worst trekking disaster

Kathmandu - The death toll from a devastating snowstorm in Nepal's Himalayas climbed to 43 on Saturday, in the worst trekking disaster ever to hit the mountainous country.

Nepal vows warning system after deadly Himalayan snowstorm

Kathmandu - Nepal's prime minister has pledged to set up a weather warning system after a major Himalayan snowstorm killed 32 people at the height of the trekking season, 17 of them tourists.

Rescuers hunt scores of trekkers missing after deadly Nepal storm

Kathmandu - Rescuers in Nepal battled waist-deep snow as they searched a remote mountainous area popular with trekkers for dozens of people still missing on Thursday, two days after a major snowstorm that triggered avalanches and killed more than 30 people.

Bodies of four Canadians killed in Nepal avalanche recovered

Katmandu - Officials say a blizzard and avalanche in Nepal’s Himalayas climbing region have killed at least 20 people, including four Canadians. Dozens more trekkers are said to be missing after the powerful storm hit the region.

Himalayan snowstorm kills nine in Nepal

Kathmandu - Five more foreign trekkers have been killed in Nepal's Himalayas, taking the death toll from a snowstorm and avalanche to nine, including eight foreigners and one local, officials said Wednesday.

Nepal's former king suffers heart attack

Kathmandu - Nepal's last king, Gyanendra Shah, was in a stable condition in a Kathmandu hospital on Sunday after suffering a heart attack, his doctor said.Gyanendra, 67, was rushed to Kathmandu's Norvic Hospital late Saturday after he complained of chest pain.

Nepal, India floods leave nearly 200 dead, scores missing

Kathmandu - Floods and landslides in Nepal and northern India have killed nearly 200 people and scores more are missing, local authorities said Monday.

Nepal floods kill at least 89 as cholera fears rise

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Sunday found four more bodies buried under mud as the death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal climbed to 89, sparking fears of a cholera outbreak.

Landslides, floods kill 77, displace thousands in Nepal, India

Kathmandu - The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 77 Saturday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses, officials said.

India's Narendra Modi reunites Nepalese godson with family

Kathmandu - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over his "godson" Jeet Bahadur Saru Magar to his parents in Kathmandu, Nepal. A young 10-year-old Jeet left for India in 1998 to earn his livelihood, but got lost and ended up in Modi's care.

'No hope' of survivors in deadly Nepal landslide

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Sunday ruled out finding any more survivors of a landslide in northeast Nepal that is feared to have buried dozens of people under tonnes of mud and rocks.

Nepal landslide kills eight near Kathmandu, sparks flood fears

Kathmandu - A massive landslide Saturday in Nepal's northeast left at least eight people dead and dozens missing as officials worked to clear debris blocking a major river and avert the possibility of flash floods.

Experts see potential growth in South Asian tourism sector

Experts are expecting a significant boost for South Asian tourism in the next few years, with India serving as a basis upon which the region can reach its full tourism potential.

Tibetan monk cremated in Nepal despite China controversy

Kathmandu - Thousands of mourners, many in tears, gathered in Kathmandu to pay tribute to a senior Tibetan Buddhist monk whose cremation was initially blocked by Nepal, sparking claims it had caved to pressure from China.

Indian schoolgirl elated after Everest summit

Kathmandu - A 13-year-old impoverished Indian schoolgirl, thought to be the youngest female to climb Mount Everest, said Monday she had never scaled a mountain before setting her sights on the world's highest peak.

Climbers back on Everest after avalanche disaster

Kathmandu - Two foreign mountaineers have returned to Everest after a deadly avalanche effectively ended the climbing season, flying by helicopter partway up the peak before starting their ascents, an official said Tuesday.

Nepal counts cost of damaging Everest debacle

Kathmandu - Dreams shattered and counting their losses, many foreign climbers say they might never return to Nepal to climb Everest, upset by ugly scenes at base camp and what they see as the government's mismanagement of the peak.
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