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First Everest death of 2019, Irishman missing

Kathmandu - Mount Everest claimed Friday its first fatality of the main spring climbing season, an Indian man, while an Irish mountaineer was also missing, expedition organisers in Nepal said.

South African woman makes landmark Everest summit

Kathmandu - A South African business executive reached the top of Mount Everest on Thursday in what is believed to be the first summit of the world's highest mountain by a black African woman.

Another day at the office: Sherpa completes record 23rd Everest climb

Kathmandu - For the hardy few, climbing Everest is a bucket-list feat of endurance, danger and wonder. But Kami Rita Sherpa's 23rd record summit of the world's highest peak on Wednesday was just another day at work.

Nepal probes journalists for Dalai Lama news

Kathmandu - Three Nepali journalists are being probed for circulating a news item on the Dalai Lama, officials said Tuesday, in a sign of growing Chinese influence on its small Himalayan neighbour.

Everest sees first summits of 2019

Kathmandu - Eight Nepali climbers reached the top of Mount Everest on Tuesday, opening the route for a potentially record number of climbers to summit the world's highest mountain in the coming weeks.

Everest braces for record year amid overcrowding fears

Kathmandu - The tented city at the foot of Mount Everest is bustling as mountaineers brace for potentially the busiest year yet on the world's highest peak, prompting concerns about overcrowding and safety.

Peruvian climber dies on Nepal's Mt Makalu

Kathmandu - Experienced Peruvian climber Richard Hidalgo was found dead Wednesday on Mount Makalu, the world's fifth-highest mountain, expedition organisers in Nepal said.

Nepal refutes Indian Army's abominable yeti claim

Kathmandu - Nepal's army Friday refuted the Indian military's hairy claim that its soldiers had discovered yeti footprints in the Himalayas, saying they were more likely just a bear.

Indian Army mocked for Yeti 'footprint' photos

New Delhi - Photos of "Yeti footprints" posted online by the Indian army triggered a social media storm on Tuesday, with users ridiculing the military for propagating theories debunked by science.

Rescued Malaysian climber in critical condition in Nepal

Kathmandu - A Malaysian climber rescued after two nights in the open on one of the world's most treacherous mountains is fighting for his life in critical condition, his doctor said Friday.

Malaysian climber has 'miracle' rescue on Nepal's Mt Annapurna

Kathmandu - A Malaysian climber stranded in the open for two nights on one of the world's most treacherous mountains was rescued in Nepal Thursday, expedition organisers said.

Three killed in aircraft runway accident near Everest

Kathmandu - A small plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest on Sunday, killing three people and injuring three, officials said.

Nepal bans online game PUBG on concerns over children

Kathmandu - Nepal has banned the hugely popular but brutal online game "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" over concerns about its impact on children, officials said Friday.

Nepal expedition to remeasure height of Everest: officials

Kathmandu - Nepal is sending a team of government-appointed climbers up Mount Everest to remeasure its height, officials said Monday, hoping to quash persistent speculation that the world's tallest mountain has shrunk.

Nepal whirlwind storms kill 27, injure hundreds

- A freak storm tore down houses and overturned cars and trucks as it swept across southern Nepal killing at least 27 people and leaving more than 600 injured, officials said Monday as a major rescue operation gathered pace.

Sherpa widows breaking down taboos as they eye Everest

Kathmandu - For generations climbing has been firmly the realm of men among the legendary Sherpas of Nepal, tradition dictating women care for the home while their husbands conquer the Himalayan peaks.

Nepal tourism minister among seven killed in chopper crash

Kathmandu - Nepal's tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari was among seven people killed Wednesday when a helicopter crashed in the country's hilly east, officials said.

Pilot's 'emotional breakdown' blamed for deadly Nepal plane crash

Kathmandu - An "emotional breakdown" by the pilot caused a deadly plane crash in Nepal last March, a government investigation concluded, in the worst aviation accident in the Himalayan nation for decades.

Nepali woman, two children, die in outlawed 'menstruation hut'

Kathmandu - A Nepali mother and her two children have died of suspected smoke inhalation after a night in a windowless hut where women are banished during their period, police said Wednesday.

Nepal probes 'Buddha boy' over devotee disappearances

Kathmandu - A Nepali spiritual leader believed by his followers to be a reincarnation of Buddha is under investigation over the disappearance of several devotees, police in Kathmandu said Monday.

Fighting climate change in the shadow of Mount Everest

Formed in the shadow of Mount Everest, the turquoise depths of Nepal's Imja glacial lake would be a breathtaking miracle of nature to behold -- were they not a portent of catastrophic floods.

Suu Kyi calls for peace in speech which avoids Rohingya crisis

Kathmandu - Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is facing international criticism over her country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, called Saturday for "a culture of peace" to end conflict between communities.

Nepal stalls on LGBT rights despite early strides

Kathmandu - Nepal was hailed a leader in LGBT rights when it became the first country in conservative South Asia to recognise a third gender and assure equality for its sexual minorities.

Bhutan's not-so-happy evicted minority, the Lhotshampa

The Himalayan nation of Bhutan, often described as a "Shangri-La" where happiness is equated to wealth, is holding elections this week. But the Lhotshampa people, brutally driven out of the small kingdom in the 1990s, won't be voting.

Nepal rescuers retrieve bodies of nine climbers

Kathmandu - The bodies of nine climbers killed on Nepal's Mount Gurja were retrieved Sunday as rescuers tried to piece together what led to the freak accident, the deadliest to hit the Himalayan nation's mountaineering industry in recent years.

Bodies of nine climbers killed on Nepal peak found

Kathmandu - A rescue team Sunday began retrieving the bodies of nine climbers killed in a violent storm on Nepal's Mount Gurja, a freak accident that has left the mountaineering community reeling.

Snowstorm kills nine climbers on Nepal peak

Kathmandu - Nine members of a South Korean climbing expedition were killed after a violent snowstorm swept them off a cliff on Nepal's Mount Gurja, one of the deadliest mountaineering accidents to hit the Himalayan nation in recent years.

Snowstorm kills at least eight climbers on Nepal peak: officials

Kathmandu - At least eight climbers from a South Korean expedition have died on Nepal's Mount Gurja after their camp was devastated by a violent snowstorm, officials said Saturday.

15 dead in Malaysia from suspected alcohol poisoning

Kuala Lumpur - Fifteen men, most believed to be foreign workers, have died in Malaysia and 33 more are in hospital with suspected poisoning after consuming alcoholic drinks, police said Tuesday.

Six killed in Nepal chopper crash

Kathmandu - A helicopter crashed into a hillside in central Nepal on Saturday, killing six on board including a Japanese tourist, officials said. One woman survived the crash with injuries and has been airlifted to the capital.
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Brigitte Bardot saved Baby and Népal, two elephants in a Lyon Zoo from being euthanized.
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One-horned rhinoceros at t Bardiya National Park in Nepal.
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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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Villagers of Teenpiple have taken to rainwater harvesting to meet their drinking water needs
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Landslides in Nepal, Sindhupalchowk - May 12, 2015.
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Two such large community owned ponds are now providing water for irrigation, bathing and other needs to the village
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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The Mera Glacier region in the Dudh Kosi basin, Nepal. One of the areas studied by the research team.
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A 3-day long media workshop  organized by global environment forum Third Pole in Kathmandu  Nepal fr...
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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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Ginger selling market woman. Kathmandu
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Wise woman near the Swayambhunath temple outside Kathmandu, Nepal
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The body is washed and prepared to be burned
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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Street-view (without Google) of women and girls. Kathmandu
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Two market women in conversation. Durbar Square, Kathmandu
Unpaved roads everywhere. In the background the majestic Himalayas. South of Kathmandu.
Unpaved roads everywhere. In the background the majestic Himalayas. South of Kathmandu.
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Digital photograph of Mount Everest taken at an elevation of 5,300 meter from Gokyo Ri, Khumbu, Nepal on Nov.5, 2012.
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