Everest trekkers cut off by snowfall

2014-12-15 07:58

Dozens of foreign hikers and Nepali guides have returned from a trekking trip to the base camp of Mount Everest after being cut off by heavy snowfall.

Nepal bus crash sees 17 dead

2014-12-08 10:17

An overcrowded bus has plunged off a mountain road in Nepal, killing at least 17 people and injuring 50 more, police say.

Nepal bus crash death toll reaches 47

2014-11-24 14:42

Rescuers have recovered 42 more bodies from the wreckage of a bus that plunged into a river in west Nepal, raising the confirmed death toll to 47, police say.

Cape Town couple survive freak Nepal snow storm that killed 43

2014-11-10 14:35

A Cape Town-based couples recent visit to Nepal turned to near disaster when they become trapped in an unseasonable snow storm that claimed the lives of 43 people and was described as 'Nepal's worst trekking disaster'. Watch.

Nepal calls off search after Himalayan snowstorm

2014-10-22 17:20

Nepal has called off a search for any more survivors of a Himalayan snowstorm that claimed some 43 lives, after more than a week of scouring the popular trekking region.

Hunt for 100 trappers in Nepal continues

2014-10-16 12:32

Nepalese rescuers are scouring Himalayan hiking routes for more than 100 trekkers who have been out of contact since a snowstorm and avalanche hit the area.

Three climbers killed in Himalayas

2014-09-27 14:11

Two climbers have been swept away by an avalanche while a veteran mountaineer has plunged to his death in a separate tragedy.

Nepal must scrap 35 day limit on reporting rapes

2014-09-23 14:37

Nepal must scrap a 35-day time limit for reporting rapes that prevents victims from seeking justice, HRW says in a report on wartime sexual violence in the Himalayan nation.

Global wild tiger population to be counted by 2016

2014-09-16 19:29

Thirteen countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to take part in a global count to establish how many of the critically endangered big cats are left and improve policies to protect them.

Nepal, India floods kill nearly 200

2014-08-18 18:55

Floods and landslides in Nepal and northern India have killed nearly 200 people and scores more are missing.

Landslides, floods kill 109 in Nepal, India

2014-08-16 18:58

The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India has climbed to at least 109.

Nepal gay community parades for same-sex marriage

2014-08-11 16:40

Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites, tooting horns and ringing chimes, have taken to the streets of Nepal's capital for a colourful parade celebrating Gaijatra, a Hindu festival to remember the dead.

'No chance' of finding 159 Nepal landslide victims

2014-08-04 09:32

Nepalese officials say there's 'no chance' of finding any of the 159 people missing in landslide that has hit northern Nepal.

Landslide blocks mountain river; 6 people die

2014-08-02 11:48

A massive landslide has blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal and caused the water to form a lake that threatens to burst and sweep several villages.

Thousands in Nepal hug trees for world record

2014-06-05 11:26

More than 2 000 people have gathered in a park in Nepal's capital in a bid to set the record for the largest tree hug.

Nepal opens peaks Hillary, Tenzing to foreign climbers

2014-05-22 19:24

Nepal has named two Himalayan peaks near Mount Everest after Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and opened them to foreigners for climbing.

7 dead, 100s ill from contaminated water in Nepal

2014-05-10 09:42

At least seven people have died and hundreds are ill from infections with symptoms of jaundice in Nepal's south-eastern district of Biratnagar, officials say.

Everest debacle damages Nepal tourism

2014-04-30 11:36

Many foreign climbers say they might never return to Nepal to climb Everest, upset by ugly scenes at base camp.

Everest climbing season takes another hit

2014-04-25 10:52

Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season has taken another hit as more Sherpa mountain guides packed and left the base camp for their village homes.

SA climbers' chances to summit Everest wane

2014-04-23 19:44

The largest team climbing Everest this year has decided not to continue their expedition, spelling the end for most teams hoping to scale Everest this year, including the SA team.

Sherpas leave Everest, expeditions nix climbs

2014-04-23 08:30

Sherpa guides are leaving Mount Everest's base camp as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced cancellations for this season.

Everest sherpas abandon climbing season

2014-04-22 13:56

Nepalese guides on Everest are packing up and leaving the mountain after a meeting at which they decided to abandon this year's climbing season to honour their dead colleagues.

As Nepali sherpa families cremate Everest victims, anger grows

2014-04-21 17:58

Nepali families have cremated eight Mount Everest sherpas as anger grew over how much compensation should be paid to victims of the single deadliest avalanche on the world's highest mountain.

Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

2014-04-21 07:57

Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season.

Search resumes for missing Everest climbers

2014-04-19 07:53

The search for four climbing guides missing on Mount Everest has resumed following the deaths of 12 others.


Tragedy as French climber dies in Nepal

2014-12-14 13:15

A 30-year-old French climber has fallen to his death on a mountaineering trip in Nepal's Everest region, police say.

India, Nepal sign $1bn hydropower deal

2014-11-25 18:09

Nepal and India have signed a deal to build a $1bn hydropower plant as Indian premier Narendra Modi began a visit to the Himalayan nation.

At least 24 feared dead as bus plunges into Nepal river

2014-11-20 11:17

At least 24 people are feared dead after a passenger bus plunged into a river in mountainous western Nepal, triggering a search operation for any survivors, police say.


A Cape Town-based couples recent visit to Nepal turned to near disaster when they become trapped in an unseasonable snow storm that claimed the lives of 43 people and was described as 'Nepal's worst trekking disaster'. Watch.

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Nepalese mom ends year-long hunger strike

2014-10-19 16:23

A Nepalese woman has ended a year-long hunger strike after authorities promised to bring the killers of her son to justice.

Avalanche kills 4 trekkers in Nepal's mountains

2014-10-15 12:03

An avalanche on a mountain pass in northern Nepal has killed four trekkers from Poland, Israel and Nepal say.

Nepal jeep crash - 11 dead

2014-09-23 18:30

Eleven people have been killed in a jeep accident in central-western Nepal.

Nepal, Indial to build hydropower plant

2014-09-19 14:00

Nepal has signed a long-delayed agreement with New Delhi to build Nepal's biggest hydropower plant in a bid to kickstart economic growth.

Doctors remove metal rods from 'possessed' shaman

2014-09-06 20:39

Nepalese surgeons have removed four metal rods measuring up to 15cm from a shaman who had swallowed them during a trance, doctors say.

Nepal flood kills 101, fears of disease rise

2014-08-18 09:10

Nepalese authorities attempting to reach thousands of people stranded by flooding fear an outbreak of diseases from the disaster that has already killed 101 people.

Landslides kill 10 in Nepal monsoon

2014-08-15 14:37

Multiple landslides triggered by monsoon rains have left at least 10 people dead in Nepal and caused a major bridge along a national highway to cave in, officials said Friday.

Saudi officials behead maid for toddler murder

2014-08-04 15:59

Saudi authorities have beheaded a Nepali housemaid convicted of murdering a two-year-old boy by slitting his throat, the interior ministry says.

Searched hampered for missing in Nepal

2014-08-03 08:31

Rain has hampered the search for more than 100 missing in a Nepal landslide and the army have used explosives to blast a river blockage.

US woman gang-raped in Nepal

2014-06-23 15:25

A 40-year-old American woman has been gang-raped by four Nepalese men in a hotel room in the capital Kathmandu.

Illegal trade spikes in rare South Asian turtle

2014-05-23 13:55

A South Asian turtle famed for its polka dot skin is under growing threat of extinction as demand for it as an exotic pet booms, a wildlife monitoring group warned Friday.

Climbers back on Everest after avalanche disaster

2014-05-13 11:46

Two foreign mountaineers have returned to Everest after a deadly avalanche effectively ended the climbing season, flying by helicopter partway up the peak before starting their ascent.

Nepal man 'sets pregnant wife on fire' over dowry

2014-05-06 11:07

Nepalese police are searching for a husband and his parents after they allegedly set his pregnant wife on fire in a demand for dowry, an officer says.

No Everest summits likely this season - official

2014-04-25 22:46

The Everest climbing season will probably be called off this year following last week's avalanche that killed 16 Sherpas.

SA team crushed by Everest decision

2014-04-24 13:19

The South African climbers, who have been waiting to see if their climb will be approved, has finally been notified that they will not be allowed to climb Mt Everest.

SA team waiting for final decision on Everest

2014-04-23 17:01

Several Everest climbing expeditions have been called off, but SA climbers Saray Khumalo and Sibusiso Vilane are yet to hear if they are leaving.

Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

2014-04-22 21:42

On Everest, everybody knows that the Icefall is dangerous, and they've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer turned away from the Khumbu Icefall in 1921.

Tension at Everest over sherpa strike threat

2014-04-22 10:07

Tensions are mounting at Everest base camp as frustrated mountaineers who have paid tens of thousands of dollars to climb face disappointment due to a strike threat by guides.

Everest: SA climbers head back to base camp

2014-04-21 15:46

Two South African climbers are heading back to base camp after talk of a possible second avalanche on Mount Everest, an update on the Facebook page for the mountaineers reads.

SA climbers safe after Everest avalanche

2014-04-20 14:30

South African climbers are safe following an avalanche on Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain, which left at least 13 Nepalese mountain guides dead, says a report.

Mt Everest avalanche kills 12, 4 missing

2014-04-18 17:02

An avalanche has swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing.

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