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.

Missing Nepal plane found, no survivors

2014-02-17 07:16

Nepal police have discovered the wreckage of a plane carrying 18 people that had gone missing one day earlier in the country's mountainous west, but no survivors have been found.

Plane with 14 on board goes missing

2014-02-16 14:21

A Nepal Airlines plane carrying 14 passengers from a popular tourist resort to a town in the west of Nepal has gone missing.


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.

True love runs smooth in a 'Moggie

2014-02-20 12:52

A 1986 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 1300L has been a home on wheels for honeymoon couple for Jennifer and Peter Glas as they toured the world.

Rescuers unable to reach plane crash site

2014-02-16 16:40

A Nepal Airlines plane with 18 occupants crashed in bad weather, but rescuers have been unable to reach the presumed site in a forest and details remained sketchy.

14 killed in Nepal bus crash

2014-02-06 11:03

A bus has veered off a mountain highway in Nepal and plunged into a river, killing 14 people and injuring seven others.

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