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Japanese climber with one finger nears Everest summit again

Kathmandu - A Japanese climber with only one finger due to frostbite, who last month failed to reach the top of Mount Everest, will make his final push for the summit late Wednesday, organisers said.

Japanese climber attempting Mount Everest summit turns back

Kathmandu - A Japanese climber who was attempting the first summit of Mount Everest since a deadly quake-triggered avalanche destroyed part of base camp in April said Sunday he had turned back.

Violent protests as Nepal adopts new constitution

Kathmandu - Nepal Sunday adopted a new constitution aimed at bolstering its transformation to a peaceful democracy after decades of political instability and a long civil war, even as protests raged over its terms.

Protester killed as Nepal prepares for new constitution

Kathmandu - Police fired into a crowd of demonstrators in Nepal on Sunday, killing one, with tensions running high as the Himalayan nation prepared to adopt a controversial new constitution.

Nepal's parliament passes new constitution

Kathmandu - Nepal's parliament passed a new national constitution on Wednesday, weeks after political leaders reached a historic agreement to create a federal state following an earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people.

Nepal policeman shot dead in anti-charter protest

Kathmandu - A Nepali policeman was shot dead Friday in the latest round of clashes to hit the country's southern plains as protests intensify against a proposed new constitution.

Greek archaeologists discover 17th century BC palace near Sparta

An archaeological dig in Greece has discovered a 10-room palace from the 17th-16th century BC at a site of ancient ruins near Sparta. The Ministry of Culture said the palace dates back to the Mycenaean Age and the site revealed a host of artifacts.

Nepal protester shot dead in fresh clashes with police

Kathmandu - Nepal police shot dead a protester as fresh clashes erupted in the country's southern plains Tuesday, a day after an 18-month-old boy and seven officers died during demonstrations against a new constitution.

Eight Nepal police killed in clashes with anti-charter protesters

Kathmandu - Demonstrators armed with spears and axes killed eight police officers in western Nepal on Monday during escalating protests against a proposed new constitution, officials said.

Quake-hit Nepal opens Everest for autumn season

Kathmandu - Nepal Sunday opened Everest for the autumn season, granting its first climbing permit four months after a deadly earthquake triggered an avalanche at its base camp.

Nepal police arrest dozens in anti-charter protests

Kathmandu - Nepal police on Monday arrested dozens of people protesting against a proposed new constitution after they attacked vehicles and forced shops to close on the second day of a nationwide strike.

Nepal police arrest 112 in strike over new constitution

Kathmandu - Nepalese police arrested more than a hundred protestors on Sunday for trying to enforce a nationwide strike, the latest in a string of protests against the new constitution.

New protests after deadly clashes over Nepal constitution

Kathmandu - Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and other political leaders appealed for calm Tuesday as anger flared over the police killing of two demonstrators during a protest against a new constitution.

Fears grow over Nepal's 'anti-women' constitution

Kathmandu - Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who say their citizenship, property and other rights are being curtailed by the document designed to draw a line under centuries of inequality.

Nepal landslides toll climbs to 36: Police

Kathmandu - Emergency workers on Friday recovered seven more bodies from the debris of multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains in Nepal, taking the confirmed death toll to 36.

Only 100 tigers left in Bangladesh's famed Sundarbans: Survey

Nestled in the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in Bangladesh's Bay of Bengal lies the Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest forests in the world. It is home to the Royal Bengal tiger, whose numbers are in steep decline.

Five fascinating facts that you may not know about the red panda

Scampering around in the trees from Nepal to northern Myanmar is an animal that is so cute, it looks like a creature from a child's dream. Perhaps it is, but it's also actually real. Red pandas can also be found in the mountains of southwestern China.

Monsoon troubles Nepal quake survivors three months on

Kathmandu - As dark clouds loomed overhead, Rabi Baral hurriedly secured his tent to the ground at a camp for victims of Nepal's earthquake, three months after the disaster upended his life.The 7.

Key facts about Nepal's quake and the risk of sequels

Kathmandu - Three months after a massive earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 8,800 people and destroying nearly 600,000 homes, aftershocks continue to jolt the Himalayan nation.

Nepal police teach quake victims self-defence after attacks

Kathmandu - Nepal is teaching self-defence to quake-affected women and children following a string of attacks in temporary camps housing survivors, police said Friday.
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