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Nepal's Ang Rita Sherpa, first to climb Mount Everest ten times, dies

21 Sep 2020

KATHMANDU Ang Rita Sherpa, the first man to climb Mount Everest 10 times, died of a lengthy illness on Monday, his family said, an event that fellow sherpas called a major loss to Nepal and the climbing community.

Landslides in Nepal kill 12 people, at least 21 missing

14 Sep 2020

KATHMANDU Landslides triggered by torrential rain swept through two villages in Nepal on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, a government official said. | Video

Nepal police fire tear gas to stop religious rally amid COVID-19 surge

04 Sep 2020

KATHMANDU Police in Nepal used tear gas and water cannon on Thursday to break up a religious rally that defied a government ban on public gatherings imposed to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Landslide, flash floods kill 12 in Nepal, dozens missing

03 Sep 2020

KATHMANDU Flash floods and a landslide triggered by heavy rains killed 12 people in Nepal and at least 36 people were missing in the Himalayan nation's biggest monsoon-related disaster this year, officials said on Thursday.

Landslide, floods from monsoon rains kill at least 41 in India, Nepal

31 Aug 2020

KATHMANDU/AHMEDABAD, India A landslide and floods caused by heavy rains have killed at least 41 people in Nepal and India in the past week, officials said on Monday, as the annual monsoon season enters its final stretch after claiming hundreds of lives in South Asia.

Climbers twice as likely to reach Mount Everest summit but 'death zone' crowding soars, study shows

27 Aug 2020

KATHMANDU Climbers tackling Mount Everest are twice as likely to make it to the summit and slightly less likely to die than two decades ago, despite a sharp increase in crowding in the so-called "death zone", a study released on Wednesday showed.

Nepal temporarily bans transport and gatherings in capital due to rise in coronavirus

19 Aug 2020

KATHMANDU Nepal temporarily banned public and religious gatherings and most transportation in its capital Kathmandu and surrounding areas on Wednesday, asking residents to stay home to control the spread of the coronavirus as cases surge.

Mountain village landslides kill 16 in Nepal, sweep away homes

14 Aug 2020

KATHMANDU Landslides triggered by heavy rain swept away dozens of houses and killed at least 16 people in mountainous villages of Nepal on Friday and many people were missing, a home ministry official said.

Nearly a quarter of Nepal's workers lose jobs due to coronavirus - central bank

13 Aug 2020

KATHMANDU Nepali businesses have laid off 22.5% of their workers as measures to contain the novel coronavirus hit tourism and other activities, a senior central bank official said on Thursday, citing a study of the economic impact of the outbreak.

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