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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.

'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.

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.

Trevor Hall discusses new album 'Chapter of The Forest' and tour Special

Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall chatted about his latest studio album "Chapter of the Forest," as well as his tour dates with Michael Franti.

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.

Sherpas struggle as Everest shuts down after killer avalanche

Kathmandu - An unprecedented shutdown of Mount Everest after the worst ever accident on the world's highest peak has left grieving Nepalese sherpa guides and their families fearing for their livelihoods.

Fresh safety, violence fears on Mount Everest

Kathmandu - The Nepal government held talks with grieving and angry sherpas on Mount Everest Thursday to try to end a deepening crisis on the world's highest peak after an avalanche killed 16 of their colleagues.

Cancellations on Everest amid talks to save climbing season

Kathmandu - Nepal's government strove Wednesday to save the Everest climbing season from an unprecedented walkout by sherpa guides as another major mountaineering company abandoned its expedition following a deadly avalanche last week.

Everest guides abandon climbing season after deadly avalanche

Kathmandu - Nepalese guides on Mount Everest said Tuesday they would abandon this year's climbing season to honour 16 colleagues killed in an avalanche last week, throwing hundreds of mountaineers' plans into chaos.

Tension at Everest base camp over sherpa strike threat

Kathmandu - Tensions mounted Tuesday at Everest base camp as frustrated mountaineers who have paid tens of thousands of dollars to climb the world's highest peak faced disappointment due to a strike threat by guides.

Cancellation threat follows tragedy on Everest

Kathmandu - Expedition leaders and guides threatened Monday to cancel all climbing on Mount Everest after the deadliest avalanche in its history as hundreds of Nepalese sherpas paid final respects to fellow guides.

Nepal calls off search for missing guides on Everest

Kathmandu - Nepal on Sunday called off the search for local guides still missing after the deadliest accident on Mount Everest killed 13 colleagues, as climbers recalled the terrifying moments when the avalanche hit.

Twelve sherpas killed on Mount Everest avalanche, 3 more missing

A tourism ministry official in Nepal, Krishna Lamsal, reports an avalanche early Friday morning on Mount Everest has killed at least 12 Nepalese guides. Another 3 guides, also called 'sherpas', are missing and believed to have died in the avalanche.

At least 11 dead in worst-ever Everest avalanche

Kathmandu - At least eleven Nepalese climbing guides have been killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early Friday, a rescue team official told AFP, in the worst accident to hit the world's highest peak.

Nepalese pioneer inducted into 'Internet Hall of Fame'

Hong Kong - A Nepalese educator who transformed the way of life in more than 150 remote Himalayan villages by connecting them to the Internet was Tuesday inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

Nepal may install ladders on Everest's Hillary Step

Kathmandu - Nepal may install ladders on Mount Everest's Hillary Step, the final rock wall which climbers have to scale to reach the summit, in a bid to ease congestion, the government said Monday.Expedition organisers announced last week that extra ropes would be...

Mt. Everest climbers told to bring their garbage back down

It will be 61 years in May since the first successful attempt at reaching the summit of Mt. Everest was made. Since that time, 3,500 people have succeeded in duplicating the feat of Sir Edmund Hillary and his Nepalese Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay.

Passenger plane carrying 18 missing in Nepal: officials

Pokhara - A Nepal Airlines plane carrying 15 passengers and three crew went missing on Sunday afternoon shortly after take off from a popular tourist resort, police and an airline spokesman said."The Nepal Airlines plane with 14 passengers took off from Pokhara ...

Nepal parliament elects Sushil Koirala as new PM

Kathmandu - Nepal's parliament elected political veteran Sushil Koirala as prime minister on Monday, its speaker Surya Bahadur Thapa announced. "Sushil Koirala has secured 405 of 553 votes cast at the election today.

Doctors end strike in Nepal

Kathmandu - Hundreds of Nepalese doctors on Friday ended a five-day strike after the government agreed to meet their demands for medical education reforms, their professional association said.

No justice for Nepal's slave girls

Kathmandu - Nine-year-old Manjita Chaudhary had never spent a night away from her parents when her father sold her to a Nepalese policeman for $25.

Nepal's ex-goddesses to receive monthly allowance

Kathmandu - Nepal's former Kumaris, girls worshipped as living goddesses in a centuries-old tradition, are to be awarded a pension to help them re-adjust to normal life, an official said Tuesday.

French man with multiple sclerosis to tandem skydive over Everest

Kathmandu - 55-year-old Marc Kopp, a sufferer of multiple sclerosis, is not letting the disease get him down. He is planning to become the first disabled person to tandem skydive over Mount Everest.

Lawsuit alleges that UN forces brought cholera epidemic to Haiti

A federal lawsuit that will reportedly be filed in New York on Wednesday alleges that Nepalese United Nations peacekeepers re-introduced cholera into Haiti.

Op-Ed: Nepal's poor yet beautiful women, young and old Special

Kathmandu - Nepal is among the most impoverished nations in the world, but you wouldn't suspect it when seeing the smiles and open faces of its women and girls. Most travelers are drawn here because of the magnificent Himalayas, yet the people are even more majestic.
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Two market women in conversation. Durbar Square  Kathmandu
Two market women in conversation. Durbar Square, Kathmandu
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Wise woman near the Swayambhunath temple outside Kathmandu, Nepal
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A 3-day long media workshop  organized by global environment forum Third Pole in Kathmandu  Nepal fr...
A 3-day long media workshop, organized by global environment forum Third Pole in Kathmandu, Nepal from 13-16 October brought together, for the first time, journalists from China, India and Bangladesh to deliberate upon the effects of climate change in Brahmaputra/Yurlung Zangbo river basin
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The western side of Mt. Everest.  November 5  2012.
The western side of Mt. Everest. November 5, 2012.
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Like many of the poor  men and women  this girl earns her living by carrying heavy loads through the...
Like many of the poor, men and women, this girl earns her living by carrying heavy loads through the mountains; often on bare feet.
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Young mother  begging on the stairs leading towards the large Swayambhunath Stupa near Kathmandu  Ne...
Young mother, begging on the stairs leading towards the large Swayambhunath Stupa near Kathmandu, Nepal
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Villagers of Teenpiple have taken to rainwater harvesting to meet their drinking water needs
Villagers of Teenpiple have taken to rainwater harvesting to meet their drinking water needs
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Surrounded by lush green hills lined with rows of Pine  Teenpiple village of Nepal is today like a p...
Surrounded by lush green hills lined with rows of Pine, Teenpiple village of Nepal is today like a picture postcard
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In the international market  one kg of Caterpillar mushroom can fetch up to USD 10 000.
In the international market, one kg of Caterpillar mushroom can fetch up to USD 10,000.
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Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Flags.
Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Flags.
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A still from  The Sari Soldiers . Although the women have different points of view regarding the Nep...
A still from 'The Sari Soldiers'. Although the women have different points of view regarding the Nepal conflict, director Julie Bridgham has succeeded admirably in getting their stories across. The documentary has received several prizes, including the Nestor Almendros Prize from the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival.
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The body is washed and prepared to be burned
The body is washed and prepared to be burned
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Funeral pyre. Katmandu  Kali Gandaki river.
Funeral pyre. Katmandu, Kali Gandaki river.
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Thanks to the community initiative to dig a pond  this year  villagers in Teenpiple  Nepal have rece...
Thanks to the community initiative to dig a pond, this year, villagers in Teenpiple, Nepal have received a good harvest of corn
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A scene from  Manakamana
A scene from 'Manakamana'
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Ginger selling market woman. Kathmandu
Ginger selling market woman. Kathmandu
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Two such large community owned ponds are now providing water for irrigation  bathing and other needs...
Two such large community owned ponds are now providing water for irrigation, bathing and other needs to the village
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Young one carried by her mother through the streets of Kathmandu. The black  kohl  under her eyes is...
Young one carried by her mother through the streets of Kathmandu. The black 'kohl' under her eyes is not make-up, but a protection against the sun.
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