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Nepal rescuers call off search for trekkers after new avalanches

20 Jan 2020

KATHMANDU Rescuers in Nepal called off efforts on Monday to find seven people, including four South Korean trekkers, after fresh avalanches hit the Annapurna region where the group went missing last week, an official said. | Video

Search for South Korean trekkers missing in Nepal could take weeks-rescuers

19 Jan 2020

KATHMANDU A search and rescue operation for the four South Korean trekkers and three Nepali guides missing after being struck by an avalanche in northwest Nepal could take weeks due to bad weather, rescuers said on Sunday. | Video

Four South Korean trekkers among seven missing in Nepal avalanche

18 Jan 2020

KATHMANDU Seven trekkers, including four South Koreans, went missing in Nepal's northwest Himalayan region after an avalanche hit their trail, local police and hiking officials said on Saturday.

Nepal cracks down on illegal 'menstrual huts' after deaths

27 Dec 2019

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anyone in Nepal banishing women to "menstrual huts" during their periods will forfeit state benefits as well as face up to three months in jail, according to a government crackdown on the illegal practice unveiled this week after several deaths.

Nepal detains 122 Chinese for suspected cyber crime and bank fraud

24 Dec 2019

KATHMANDU Police in Nepal have detained 122 Chinese men and women in its biggest crackdown on crime by foreigners entering the country on tourist visas, officials said on Tuesday.

Nepal seeks review of Gurkha recruitment deal with Britain

14 Dec 2019

KATHMANDU Nepal wants to review a military deal allowing its citizens to be enlisted in the British army, before a planned recruitment of Nepali women in the Brigade of Gurkhas for the first time in two centuries, the Himalayan country's foreign minister said.

Eight in 10 girls in western Nepal forced to sleep outside during periods

10 Dec 2019

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Teenage girls are still being forced to sleep outside during their periods in parts of Nepal despite a string of deaths and a law banning the ancient custom, researchers said on Tuesday.

Eight in 10 girls in western Nepal forced to sleep outside during periods

10 Dec 2019

KATHMANDU, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Teenage girls are still being forced to sleep outside during their periods in parts of Nepal despite a string of deaths and a law banning the ancient custom, researchers said on Tuesday.

Nepal makes first arrest over 'menstrual hut' death

05 Dec 2019

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police in Nepal have arrested the brother-in-law of a woman who died after she was banished to a 'menstrual hut', the first such arrest in the Himalayan nation as it seeks to end the practice.

Thousands of animals sacrificed in Nepal Hindu ritual amid outcry

04 Dec 2019

KATHMANDU Tens of thousands of devout Hindus thronged a temple in southern Nepal where thousands of animals and birds were sacrificed this week, amid an outcry from animal rights activists who said the ritual was a cruel and gruesome spectacle.

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