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Two Indian climbers dead, Irishman missing in Nepal's Himalayas

17 May 2019

KATHMANDU Two Indian climbers died and an Irish mountaineer is missing on the Himalayan peaks of Nepal, officials said on Friday, taking the number of climbers dead or missing this week to six and raising questions about safety and training standards.

Standing tall: first black African woman scales Everest

16 May 2019

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A South African mountaineer reached the top of Mount Everest on Thursday, becoming the first black African woman to conquer the world's highest mountain, her expedition organizer and her government said.

Sherpa climbs Mount Everest for record 23rd time

15 May 2019

KATHMANDU A 49-year-old sherpa reached the top of Mount Everest for a 23rd time on Wednesday, creating a new record for the most summits of the world’s highest mountain, Nepali hiking officials said.

Malaysian climber rescued from Mount Annapurna in Nepal

26 Apr 2019

KATHMANDU A rescue helicopter plucked a Malaysian climber from Mount Annapurna in west Nepal on Friday, where he was stranded for two days after climbing the world’s tenth highest mountain this week, officials said.

Nepal plane hits parked helicopter while taking off, killing three

16 Apr 2019

(This April 14 story corrects aircraft type, makes clear it was not a Twin Otter in paragraph 2) | Video

Nepal bans online game PUBG citing negative impact on children

11 Apr 2019

KATHMANDU Nepal on Thursday banned the popular online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), saying its violent content had a negative impact on children, an official said.

Severe thunderstorm in Nepal leaves 25 dead, hundreds injured

02 Apr 2019

KATHMANDU Over two dozen people were killed in a severe thunderstorm that swept through parts of southern Nepal late on Sunday and hundreds more were injured, police and officials said. | Video

Nepal to use Chinese gauge for its railway, not the one India uses

05 Mar 2019

KATHMANDU Nepal has chosen a railway-track gauge used by China for its network and not the main one India uses citing lower costs, a minister said on Tuesday, a setback for India as it tries to limit Chinese involvement in the Himalayan country.

Nepal to use Chinese gauge for its railway, not the one India uses

05 Mar 2019

KATHMANDU, March 5 Nepal has chosen a railway-track gauge used by China for its network and not the main one India uses citing lower costs, a minister said on Tuesday, a setback for India as it tries to limit Chinese involvement in the Himalayan country.

Thaw of Himalayas set to disrupt Asia's rivers, crops: study

05 Feb 2019

(This February 4 story was corrected to remove incorrect reference to 1.5 meter sea-level rise in paragraph 7)

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