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Everest's legendary 'snow leopard' Ang Rita Sherpa dies at 72

Kathmandu - A famed Nepali Everest climber nicknamed "snow leopard" for his record of summiting the world's highest mountain a record 10 times without bottled oxygen has died aged 72, officials said Monday.

Nepal reopens Everest despite pandemic uncertainty

Kathmandu - Nepal has reopened its mountains -- including Everest -- for the autumn trekking and climbing season in a bid to boost the struggling tourism sector, officials said Friday, despite coronavirus uncertainty.

Bangladesh faces further flood crisis in monsoon-hit South Asia

Dhaka - Deadly flooding will persist in Bangladesh for the next 10 days, officials warned Tuesday, as South Asia battles torrential monsoon rains which have already pounded the region for weeks.

Torrential rains unleash havoc in South Asia

Guwahati - Torrential monsoon rains swept across South Asia on Thursday, having killed more than 100 people in recent days and almost entirely flooding a massive park reserve, officials said.

Third of Bangladesh underwater as monsoon drenches region

Sunamganj - Almost four million people have been hit by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Tuesday, with a third of Bangladesh already underwater from some of the heaviest rains in a decade.

Seven foreigners arrested at anti-govt protest in Nepal

Kathmandu - Nepali police arrested 10 protesters including foreign nationals from Australia, the United States and China on Saturday as hundreds staged a demonstration in Kathmandu against the government's handling of the virus crisis.

Nepali police clash with lockdown demonstrators

Kathmandu - Police fired water cannon at about 500 people who staged a demonstration in Kathmandu on Tuesday against the Nepali government's handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Pandemic shuts down Nepal's 'Himalayan Viagra' harvest

Kathmandu - The lucrative annual trek to harvest a caterpillar fungus nicknamed "Himalayan Viagra" that can fetch three times the price of gold in China will be banned amid Nepal's coronavirus lockdown, officials said Thursday.

Two bodies found in Nepal search for missing Koreans

Kathmandu - Two bodies believed to be of South Koreans missing after being hit by a Himalayan avalanche in January have been found, officials said Sunday, a day after discovering the corpse of their Nepali guide.

Nepal marks quake anniversary under lockdown

Kathmandu - Nepal on Saturday marked the fifth anniversary of a devastating earthquake under a nationwide lockdown with the prime minister blaming the coronavirus pandemic for delays in rebuilding.The magnitude 7.

Rescued from Himalaya trails, trekkers find world in turmoil

Kathmandu - Stranded in Kathmandu, running out of cash and with no way to get home, Alexander Sys is one of hundreds of tourists whose Nepal trekking adventure abruptly ended in lockdown.

Pandemic a 'perfect storm' for South Asia, World Bank says

New Delhi - South Asia is on course for its worst economic performance in 40 years, with decades of progress in the battle against poverty at risk, because of coronavirus, the World Bank said Sunday.

Emergency flights for tens of thousands stranded by virus in S.Asia

Kathmandu - Foreign governments on Friday stepped up operations to evacuate tens of thousands of tourists stranded by the coronavirus pandemic in remote locations across South Asia, from Everest base camp to beach hotels in Sri Lanka.

Pandemic shuts down Everest as Nepal suspends permits

Kathmandu - Nepal on Friday barred climbers from all mountains -- including Everest -- over the coronavirus pandemic, in a major blow to its tourism industry.

Pandemic shuts down Everest as Nepal suspends all permits

Kathmandu - Nepal on Friday barred climbers from all mountains -- including Everest -- over the coronavirus pandemic, in a major blow to its tourism industry.The Himalayan country, which has so far confirmed one coronavirus case, earns 4.

China shuts down Everest over coronavirus

Kathmandu - China has cancelled permits for Mount Everest because of the coronavirus, expedition organisers said Thursday, ahead of the spring climbing season on the world's highest peak.

Winter ends on Everest without an ascent

Kathmandu - Incessant snowfall and avalanches have forced teams to abandon their bid to achieve the first winter ascent of Everest in more than quarter of a century.

Sherpa team aims for record Everest winter ascent

Kathmandu - A team of four Sherpas is setting off on Monday to attempt a record winter ascent of Mount Everest in just five days, which would also be the first winter climb of the peak in more than quarter of a century.

Nepal paper defiant after China slams virus criticism

Kathmandu - A Nepalese newspaper on Thursday slammed Beijing for trying to muzzle free speech after it was accused of "deliberate" and "malicious" smearing by the Chinese embassy in the Himalayan nation.

Search suspended for South Koreans, Nepalis hit by avalanche

Kathmandu - The search for four South Korean trekkers and three Nepalis swept away by an avalanche in the Himalayas almost a week ago was suspended Thursday as conditions made further operations too risky.

Guide saw wall of snow carry away Korean trekking team in Nepal

Pokhara - Rescuers intensified an increasingly desperate hunt Monday for four South Korean trekkers and three Nepalis swept away by an avalanche in the Himalayas as a guide told how he saw people carried off by the snow.

Guide saw wall of snow carry away Korean trekking team in Nepal

Pokhara - Rescuers intensified an increasingly desperate hunt Monday for four South Korean trekkers and three Nepalis swept away by an avalanche in the Himalayas as a guide told how he saw people carried off by the snow.

Heavy snow hampers search for missing S. Korean, Nepal trekkers

Kathmandu - Avalanches, heavy snow and poor visibility hampered the search Sunday for four South Koreans and three Nepalis caught in an avalanche in the popular Annapurna region of the Himalayas, officials saidRelatives of the missing Koreans have arrived in Kathm...

Child 'love marriages' in Nepal blight young lives

Dailekh - Teenager Asha Charti Karki told her parents she was going out to study, but instead she ran off to wed her boyfriend -- one of a growing number of Nepali teenagers who are marrying young by choice.

Nepalese worker dies in Malaysia meat machine accident

Kuala Lumpur - A Nepalese worker was killed Monday after he fell into a meat-mincing machine in Malaysia's Malacca state, an official confirmed.

Nirmal Purja: Nepali climber carving mountaineering history

Kathmandu - Such was the determination of Nepali climber Nirmal Purja to climb the world's 14 highest mountains, that he had them tattooed across his back, complete with swirling clouds and Tibetan prayer flags.

Nepali climber claims new record for 14 highest peaks

Kathmandu - A Nepali mountaineer on Tuesday smashed the speed record for summiting the world's 14 highest peaks, racing up all "8000ers" in just six months and six days, organisers said.

Trash to treasure: Everest garbage given new lease of life

Kathmandu - A group of tourists sip water at a five-star hotel in Kathmandu, unaware that the green glasses in their hands were once bottles discarded on Mount Everest -- left by climbers eager to make their ascent.

Record-chasing Nepali climber wants to inspire next generation

Kathmandu - For pioneering Nepali mountaineer Nirmal Purja, on track to finish climbing the world's 14 highest mountains in a record seven months, reaching the summit of the last peak is part of a broader quest.

Nepali climber set for final summit in record 14-peak bid

Kathmandu - Nepali adventurer Nirmal Purja is on track to make history after Chinese authorities granted him a special permit Tuesday to climb the final mountain of a 14-peak quest despite closing the peak for the season.
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Earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday was forced to close its only international airport to big airplanes f...
Earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday was forced to close its only international airport to big airplanes flying in relief supplies and aid workers because the only runway can't handle the strain of the stream of large aircraft flying in to help.
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