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Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights

Kathmandu - When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was told it was no job for a girl. Now she has proved her doubters wrong, becoming Nepal's first woman to earn a prestigious international qualification.

'Kung fu nuns' on bikes swap maroon robes for lycra leggings

Kathmandu - About 200 "Kung fu nuns" kicked off a month-long journey from Nepal through India on Saturday, swapping their flowing maroon robes for lycra leggings to raise awareness about human trafficking and gender equality.

Despite conversion ban, Christianity spreads in Nepal

Dhading - More than two years after an earthquake flattened the Nepali village of Richet, most residents are still living in makeshift shelters.

Fugitive wins seat in Nepal parliament

Kathmandu - A fugitive wanted over a deadly attack on police won a seat in Nepal's national parliament Tuesday, despite being in hiding and not once appearing in public during his campaign.

Communist parties win majority in Nepal vote

Kathmandu - An alliance of Nepal's former Maoist rebels and the main Communist party have won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections and are expected to form the next government, according to preliminary results from the election commission late Sunday.

Nepal votes in final round of historic polls

Kathmandu - Nepal voted Thursday in the final round of historic parliamentary elections aimed at drawing a line under years of conflict and political turmoil in the Himalayan country.

Nepalis vote for stability in historic polls

- Nepalis across the country's mountainous north voted Sunday in elections that could herald change after 20 ruinous years marked by a bloody Maoist insurgency, a devastating earthquake and crippling political instability.

Nepal goes to the polls for historic vote

Sindhupalchok - Millions of Nepalis headed to the polls Sunday for a historic election billed as a turning point for the impoverished Himalayan nation, hoping to end the ruinous instability that has plagued the country since the end of a bloody civil war a decade ago....

Nepal votes in historic polls

Kathmandu - Nepal on Sunday votes in historic elections for new national and provincial assemblies that many hope will bring much-needed stability to the desperately poor country, which has cycled through 10 leaders in the last 11 years.

Battle for hearts, minds and ears in Nepal election

Kathmandu - With days to go before elections in Nepal the battle for votes is being fought over the air waves as radio stations, many backed by political parties, beam campaign messages to the farthest corners of the Himalayan nation.

Lifeline trails restored to Nepal's quake-hit villages

Dang - As the dust settled from Nepal's massive earthquake, a fresh humanitarian crisis was just beginning: supply lines to remote communities had been destroyed, and villagers were starving.

At least 31 dead in central Nepal bus accident: police

Kathmandu - At least 31 people, including 11 children, died when an overcrowded bus swerved off the road and plunged into a river in central Nepal on Saturday, police said.

Nepal's newly-retired 'living goddess' starts school

Kathmandu - Matina Shakya was only three when she was taken away from her parents to be worshipped as a "living goddess" in Nepal's historic capital. On Monday she finally started school after puberty ended her nine-year reign.

Couple in Nepal's 'first transgender marriage' finds acceptance

Pithoragarh - Born and raised as a boy in rural Nepal, Monika Shahi Nath never dreamed that one day she would be a bride, adored and accepted as a wife and daughter-in-law.

Three-year-old anointed as 'living goddess' in Nepal

Kathmandu - A three-year-old girl was anointed the new "living goddess" of Kathmandu by Hindu priests on Thursday and taken to a palace in the historic centre of the Nepali capital where she will remain until she reaches puberty.

Nepal names 3-year-old as new 'living goddess'

Kathmandu - A three-year-old girl has been named the new Kumari of Nepal's capital Kathmandu after her predecessor retired when she reached puberty, continuing an ancient tradition that sees young girls worshipped as "living goddesses".

Nepal holds final phase of landmark local polls

Kathmandu - Polls opened in Nepal Monday for the final phase of local polls, the first in nearly two decades and a key step in the country's post-war transition to a federal democracy.

Unwanted Rohingya face threats in India and Nepal

New Delhi - Detested in Myanmar, the Muslim Rohingya desperately seeking sanctuary will get a new reminder Monday of just how unloved they are in India too.

Nepal's feared demon dancer dances again

Kathmandu - Kathmandu's feared Demon Dancer finally performed again after a two-year break at this year's Indra Jatra festival, an annual celebration that marks the end of the monsoon and the beginning of the harvest.

Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

New Delhi - The death toll from floods sweeping South Asia has climbed above 1,000, officials said Thursday, as rescue teams try to reach millions stranded by the region's worst monsoon disaster in recent years.

24 million affected by South Asia floods: Red Cross

Geneva - More than 24 million people have been affected by some of the worst flooding to hit South Asia in decades, with large areas of land submerged in water, the Red Cross Tuesday.

At least 700 killed in South Asia floods

New Delhi - The confirmed death toll passed 700 and more than a million were driven from their homes as large swathes of South Asia reeled under monsoon floods Sunday, officials said.

Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods

New Delhi - Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued.

At least 221 dead in India, Bangladesh, Nepal floods

Dhading - At least 221 people have died and more than 1.5 million have been displaced by monsoon flooding across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday, as rescuers scoured submerged villages for the missing.

Floods kill 175 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Kathmandu - At least 175 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal, India and Bangladesh, officials said Monday, warning the toll could rise as the extent of the damage becomes clear.

Thousands uprooted as floods kill 143 in India, Nepal

Kathmandu - At least 143 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal and India, officials said Monday, warning the toll could rise as the extent of the damage becomes clear.

At least 94 dead in monsoon disasters in Nepal and India

Kathmandu - Monsoon floods and landslides have killed at least 94 people across Nepal and India but officials fear that figure could rise sharply as rescuers search for dozens believed lost under mud and in submerged villages.

Nepal immigration officials trafficking women: report

Kathmandu - Immigration officials at Nepal's international airport are colluding with traffickers to illegally send Nepali women to the Gulf where they are often exploited and abused, said a parliamentary report released Tuesday.

Indian police fire couple for faking Everest climb

New Delhi - Two Indian police officers who falsely claimed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest last year have been sacked, authorities said Tuesday.

Sopranos actor kicks off Nepal fire truck expedition

Kathmandu - Sopranos star Michael Imperioli kicked off an expedition Monday that will see a motley crew of celebrities drive 10 fire trucks on Nepal's hair-raising roads for charity.
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