International aid groups rush to reach Nepal quake victims

2015-04-25 19:20

International aid groups have rushed to respond to a massive earthquake in Nepal that claimed more than 1 400 lives as aftershocks and severed communications hampered rescue efforts.

US sending disaster team to Nepal

2015-04-25 17:40

The United States is sending a disaster response team to earthquake-hit Nepal and has authorised an initial $1m, the US Agency for International Development.

Climbers caught in earthquake on Everest

2015-04-25 16:03

Climbers on Mount Everest have been caught in a deadly earthquake that struck Nepal an AFP reporter at the mountain says, with reports of a major avalanche hitting the world's highest peak.

Hundreds feared dead in Nepal after massive quake

2015-04-25 12:33

Hundreds of people have been feared killed in Nepal after a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake ripped through parts of the country, toppling office blocks and towers in the capital Kathmandu.

Buildings collapse in Nepal after 7.7 quake - witnesses

2015-04-25 08:43

An earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude struck 80km east of Pokhara in Nepal, about halfway between the town and the capital Kathmandu and witnesses says some buildings have collapsed.

After Nepal tragedy, trekkers safety in hands of living-room weatherman

2015-04-07 11:06

Armed with a four-year-old laptop and an unreliable Internet connection, a retired weather forecaster working from his living room is the best local source of climate data for trekkers in Nepal.

In Nepal, rangers on elephants chase wild rhino back into forest

2015-03-31 17:33

Forest officers and tamed elephants have chased a wild rhino back to the forest after it killed a woman and injured seven people in a rampage through a city in southern Nepal.

Rhino kills woman in central Nepal

2015-03-30 09:00

A woman has been killed by a rhinoceros in Makwanpur district in central Nepal, local media report.

Google launches virtual tour of Nepal's Everest region

2015-03-12 13:44

Google launched a virtual tour of Nepal's Everest region on Thursday, allowing armchair tourists a rare glimpse of life in one of the toughest and most inaccessible places on earth, home to the world's highest mountain.

Nepal: Human waste on Everest is a major problem

2015-03-03 10:00

Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world's highest peak, the chief of Nepal's mountaineering association says.


South Africans in Nepal accounted for after quake

2015-04-25 17:49

All South Africans in Nepal during the devastating earthquake have been accounted for, the department of international relations and so-operation said.

Death, panic on Everest once more, year after tragedy

2015-04-25 16:51

Climbers on the world's highest mountain have pleaded for help after a massive earthquake triggered an avalanche at Everest base camp, killing at least 10 people and sparking panic.

Devastating Nepal quake kills 100s, triggers deadly Everest avalanche

2015-04-25 15:30

A powerful earthquake has struck Nepal, killing hundreds of people, toppling an historic 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu and touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest

Heavy damage as quake hits Nepal

2015-04-25 09:33

A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake has hit near Nepal's capital of Kathmandu, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings

Nepal clears $1.6bn China hydropower project

2015-04-13 20:52

Nepal's investment board has cleared China's Three Gorges International to build a long-delayed $1.6bn new hydropower project.

Nepal doctors stay away from work

2015-04-01 16:52

Thousands of doctors in Nepal have stayed away from work to support a colleague who has been on a hunger strike for 10 days demanding reforms in medical education and services.

Rhino goes on rampage in Nepal

2015-03-30 17:35

A wild rhino has rampaged through a city in Nepal, killing a woman and injuring several others.

Two die on Mount Annapurna

2015-03-25 18:28

Two climbers have been killed on Nepal's Mount Annapurna in Nepal.

Turkish Airlines plane skids off Nepal runway

2015-03-04 18:48

A Turkish Airlines plane carrying 224 passengers had to be evacuated after it skidded off the runway on landing at Kathmandu airport and ended up on grassland.

Canadian gets 7 years in Nepal for child sex abuse

2015-03-02 08:56

A Canadian tourist with several previous child sex convictions has been sentenced to seven years in prison in Nepal for sexually abusing a minor boy, the court says.

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