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.
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.
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.
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.
(This April 14 story corrects aircraft type, makes clear it was not a Twin Otter in paragraph 2) | Video
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.
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
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.
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.
(This February 4 story was corrected to remove incorrect reference to 1.5 meter sea-level rise in paragraph 7)