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Record breaking Nepal climber seeks to inspire future mountaineers

30 Oct 2019

KATHMANDU A Nepali climber who scaled the 14 highest peaks in six months and six days to become the world's fastest mountaineer said on Wednesday he wanted to inspire future generations of climbers in the Himalayan nation.

Nepali scales 14 highest peaks in just over six months, becomes world’s fastest climber

30 Oct 2019

KATHMANDU A 36-year-old Nepali became the fastest climber to summit the world's 14 highest mountains on Tuesday, scaling all the mountains in just over six months, his hiking agency said, a feat other climbers have taken several years to complete. | Video

Nepal gang-rape victim sees attackers convicted after years-long battle

25 Oct 2019

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Nepali woman who was gang raped as a child finally saw her attackers convicted this week after a years-long legal battle that took her to the country's highest court, but said she was still waiting for compensation for her ordeal.

China to give $21 million to Nepal army to help future disaster relief

21 Oct 2019

KATHMANDU Nepal said on Monday that China will give its army about $21 million in unspecified "disaster relief materials" over the next three years, as Beijing strengthens its ties with Kathmandu.

Handful of golfers tee off in Mount Everest tournament in bad weather

21 Oct 2019

KATHMANDU A high-altitude golf tournament in the shadow of Nepal's Mount Everest had to be called off over the weekend as most of the players could not fly in due to heavy cloud cover, its organizer said on Monday, though a few golfers managed a quick game. | Video

Nepal pushes to end dependency on India with China rail, tunnel deals

13 Oct 2019

KATHMANDU Chinese President Xi Jinping wound up two days of meetings in Nepal on Sunday with separate deals for a rail link to Tibet and a tunnel, an official said, as the Himalayan nation seeks to end an Indian dominance over its trade routes by increasing connectivity with Beijing.

Nepal pushes to end dependency on India with China rail, tunnel deals

13 Oct 2019

KATHMANDU, Oct 13 Chinese President Xi Jinping wound up two days of meetings in Nepal on Sunday with separate deals for a rail link to Tibet and a tunnel, an official said, as the Himalayan nation seeks to end an Indian dominance over its trade routes by increasing connectivity with Beijing.

UPDATE 1-Nepal eyes railway deal with China during Xi visit

12 Oct 2019

KATHMANDU, Oct 12 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Nepal on Saturday on a state visit for talks with Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and both sides are expected to sign a deal expanding a railway link between the Himalayan nation and Tibet, officials said.

Nepal eyes railway deal with China during Xi visit

12 Oct 2019

KATHMANDU, Oct 12 Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to arrive in Nepal on Saturday for talks with Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and is expected to sign a deal expanding a railway link between the Himalayan nation and Tibet, officials said.

Nepal's parliament speaker resigns over rape allegation

01 Oct 2019

KATHMANDU The Speaker of the House of Representatives in Nepal's parliament, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, resigned on Tuesday to allow an investigation into an accusation made by a female parliament employee that he raped her.

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