Nepal names 3-year-old as new 'living goddess'

2017-09-27 16:07

A 3-year-old girl has been named the new Kumari of Nepal's capital Kathmandu, after her predecessor retired when she reached puberty, continuing an ancient tradition that sees young girls worshipped as "living goddesses".

Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1 000

2017-08-24 10:31

The death toll from floods sweeping South Asia has climbed above 1 000, officials have said as rescue teams try to reach millions stranded by the region's worst monsoon disaster in recent years.

Massive monsoon disasters across Nepal, India

2017-08-13 15:31

Monsoon floods and landslides have killed at least 66 people across Nepal and India but officials fear that figure could almost double as rescuers search for dozens believed lost under mud and in submerged villages.

Millions vote in Nepal in crucial local elections

2017-06-28 15:21

Nepalis are voting for local representatives after yearlong delay because of insurgency and lengthy constitution drafting.

Risky retrieval of Everest bodies raises climbers' concern

2017-05-31 17:00

A high-risk expedition to retrieve bodies from Mount Everest has led some to question if the risk is acceptable.

Spanish climber tops Everest twice in a week

2017-05-28 15:21

Spanish mountaineer Kilian Jornet has reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in a week.

Nepal bans SA Everest permit dodger for 10 years

2017-05-26 20:40

Nepal has said a South African who tried to climb Mount Everest without a permit can go home without paying a $22 000 fine, but banned him from mountaineering there for 10 years.

4 bodies found inside tent at the highest camp on Everest

2017-05-24 15:32

Authorities in Nepal say four bodies have been found inside a tent at the highest camp on Mount Everest, raising the death toll this climbing season to 10.

Everest toll mounts to four as rescuers find body

2017-05-22 18:16

Rescuers on Everest found the body of a missing Indian climber on Monday, taking the toll from a deadly weekend on the world's highest peak to four.

Police in Nepal detain South African for trying to scale Everest without permit

2017-05-17 10:16

A South African climber is in police custody in Nepal's capital for trying to scale Mount Everest without obtaining a permit, an official said


Floods kill over 1 200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

2017-08-27 21:11

Rescue workers scramble to provide aid to millions of people stranded by the worst monsoon floods in South Asia for years.

Floods kill almost 1 000 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

2017-08-23 19:52

At least 800 people have been killed in two weeks and more than 20 million have been affected by severe flooding, as aid agencies struggle to cope.

Floods, landslides triggered by heavy rain kill 47 in Nepal

2017-08-13 13:09

Police say landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 47 people in southern Nepal and left thousands homeless.

Hundreds of climbers reach Everest peak in May: official

2017-06-12 16:41

Nearly 450 climbers have reached the summit of Mount Everest from the Nepal side in May, officials say, but poor weather and inexperience prevented many others from reaching the top this season.

Bodies of 3 Indian climbers retrieved from Everest

2017-05-28 22:06

Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of three Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest.

Small plane crashes near Mount Everest

2017-05-27 12:30

A small cargo plane has crashed near Mount Everest, injuring all three people on board.

Four bodies in tent on Everest: They might have died years ago

2017-05-24 22:22

Authorities in Nepal have been unable to confirm the identities of four bodies found on Mount Everest, officials say, raising speculation the climbers may have died years ago.

SA-born illegal Everest hiker released on bail

42-year-old South African born hiker Ryan Sean Davy has been released on bail following his arrest and 6 days spent in police custody for illegally climbing Everest.

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3 climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mount Everest

2017-05-22 06:32

Three climbers have died on Mount Everest and another is missing in a busy and tragic weekend on the world's highest mountain, officials and expedition organisers have said.

Nepal votes in first local election in 20 years

2017-05-14 20:59

Nepal has held local-level polls, the first since 1997 and a key step in its rocky road to democracy more than a decade after a civil war ended.

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