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Jet skids off runway causing Kathmandu airport chaos

Kathmandu - A Malaysian jet carrying 139 people that aborted its takeoff and skidded into mud forced Kathmandu airport to shut down for more than 12 hours until the plane was moved Friday.

Kathmandu airport closed after jet skids off runway

Kathmandu - Kathmandu airport was closed Friday after a Malaysian jet with 139 people on board aborted its takeoff and skidded off the runway, officials said.

India pledges to expand rail, waterways to Nepal

Kathmandu - India pledged Saturday to expand rail links to Nepal's capital Kathmandu and develop inland waterways in the landlocked Himalayan nation, which has also benefited from extensive China-backed infrastructure investment in recent years.

Chinese double amputee to climb Everest after ban revoked

Bhaktapur - A Chinese climber who lost both legs to frostbite on Everest four decades ago is hoping to finally reach the summit after Nepal's top court overruled a controversial government ban on blind and double amputee climbers.

Nepali Sherpa aims for record 22nd Everest summit

Kathmandu - A Nepali Sherpa is hoping to summit Mount Everest for a record-breaking 22nd time next month, during the busy climbing season that each year sees hundreds of climbers reach the top of the world.

Australian paraplegic 'humbled' by Everest base camp trek

Kathmandu - A wheelchair-bound Australian who reached Everest base camp under his own power said Tuesday he was "humbled" to be the first paraplegic to make the gruelling journey mostly unaided.

Nepal's first female president wins second term

Kathmandu - Nepal's lawmakers Tuesday elected President Bidya Bhandari for a second term, extending the tenure of the Himalayan nation's first female head of state for another five years.

Nepal probes deadly air crash after runway confusion

Kathmandu - Recordings show apparent confusion between the pilot and air traffic control over the runway approach at Kathmandu airport as Nepal Tuesday began investigating its deadliest plane crash in decades.

49 dead in Nepal's worst plane crash in decades

Kathmandu - Forty-nine people were killed when a Bangladeshi plane crashed and burst into flames near Kathmandu airport on Monday, in the worst aviation disaster to hit Nepal in nearly three decades.

Nepal newspaper due in court for case slammed as press freedom attack

Kathmandu - Nepal's largest newspaper is due in court Friday summoned by the country's chief justice for articles critical of him, in a case widely condemned as an attack on press freedom.

Nepal's ruling party merges into super bloc with Maoists

Kathmandu - Nepal's ruling party has merged with a former Maoist rebel group to form a super bloc that experts say will reshape politics after years of turbulence in the Himalayan nation.

Nepal gets new Communist prime minister after landmark polls

Kathmandu - The leader of Nepal's largest Communist party was sworn in as prime minister Thursday, two months after leading his party to a thumping victory in landmark elections billed as a turning point for the impoverished Himalayan nation.K.P.

Nepal gets new Communist prime minister after landmark polls

Kathmandu - The leader of Nepal's largest Communist party was named prime minister Thursday, two months after leading his party to a thumping victory in landmark elections billed as a turning point for the impoverished Himalayan nation.K.P.

Nepal Communist alliance to form next government

Kathmandu - Nepal's Communist parties will form the next government, the election commission confirmed Friday after releasing long-delayed election results months after polls billed as a turning point for the Himalayan nation roiled by decades of political instabi...

Nepal Communist parties poised to take power

Kathmandu - Nepal's Communist parties have secured a majority of seats in the upper house of parliament, the election commission said Thursday, paving the way for the leftist alliance to form the next government two months after historic general elections.

Nepal losing out to China as Everest operators cross mountain

Kathmandu - Poor regulation and overcrowding are pushing Everest climbers away from Nepal to China, which is investing millions to boost a rival path to the top of the world.

Double amputee banned from Everest slams Nepal govt rules

Kathmandu - A former Gurkha soldier who lost both his legs in Afghanistan hit out Tuesday at new rules by the Nepal government that ban double amputees from climbing its mountains, dashing his Everest dreams.

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.
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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Nagarkoth  Nepal
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Nagarkoth, Nepal
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
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.
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
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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The sadhu monks of Nepal
The sadhu monks of Nepal
Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Flags.
Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Flags.
Landslides in Nepal  Sindhupalchowk - May 12  2015.
Landslides in Nepal, Sindhupalchowk - May 12, 2015.
Michael The Mentor
Brigitte Bardot saved Baby and Népal  two elephants in a Lyon Zoo from being euthanized.
Brigitte Bardot saved Baby and Népal, two elephants in a Lyon Zoo from being euthanized.
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Former Nepal Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal
Former Nepal Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal
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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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Wise woman near the Swayambhunath temple outside Kathmandu  Nepal
Wise woman near the Swayambhunath temple outside Kathmandu, Nepal
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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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Funeral pyre. Katmandu  Kali Gandaki river.
Funeral pyre. Katmandu, Kali Gandaki river.
Seriously  who could resist this face?
Seriously, who could resist this face?
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Swimming monkeys near Swayambhunath  also known as Monkey Temple.
Swimming monkeys near Swayambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple.
Pictured is an Indian cobra snake.
Pictured is an Indian cobra snake.
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The Mera Glacier region in the Dudh Kosi basin  Nepal. One of the areas studied by the research team...
The Mera Glacier region in the Dudh Kosi basin, Nepal. One of the areas studied by the research team.
Patrick Wagnon - European Geosciences Union

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