Nepal


Nepal villager killed in fight over 'Himalayan Viagra'

2016-06-17 14:15

A villager has been shot dead in a remote mountainous area of Nepal and three others injured in clashes over a rare and valuable fungus known as the "Himalayan Viagra" for its reputed aphrodisiac qualities, an official says.

Leopard on the loose sparks alarm in Nepal

2016-06-01 16:17

A wild leopard has sparked alarm in Nepal's capital after it spent hours wandering through a residential neighbourhood before being sedated and captured.

Indian climber 3rd to die on Mount Everest in recent days

2016-05-23 08:57

An Indian climber who had fallen sick and was being helped down Mount Everest has died, becoming the third to die in recent days while attempting to scale the world's tallest peak.

SA-born woman dies on Mount Everest

2016-05-22 18:51

A South African-born woman, who was a lecturer in Australia, has died after summiting Mount Everest.

Nepal's ethnic groups in fresh protests against charter

2016-05-15 16:00

Hundreds of members of Nepal's ethnic minorities have blocked roads in the capital in renewed protests calling for changes to the Himalayan nation's controversial new constitution.

First climbers summit Everest after deadly disasters

2016-05-11 15:56

Nine Nepalis have reached the top of Mount Everest, the first group of climbers to summit the world's highest mountain in three years after deadly disasters forced a shut down.

Nepali girls 'marry' Hindu god to protect from widowhood

2016-04-29 13:15

It's a big day for nine-year-old Nepali schoolgirl Riddhima Shrestha and her three-year-old sister, Ishita, as they dress up in silk brocade and gold jewellery, preparing to wed a Hindu god.

Nepal bus veers off mountain road, killing 13

2016-04-12 12:57

A Nepal police official says at least 13 people were killed and another 26 hurt when a bus slipped off a mountain gravel road and rolled down a hill for nearly 200m.

2 pilots killed as plane crash lands in Nepal

2016-02-26 13:29

Two pilots were killed when a small passenger plane crash landed in Nepal on Friday but all nine passengers survived, an airport official said.

Plane goes missing in Nepal with 21 on board

2016-02-24 09:31

Rescue teams are scouring a remote mountainous area of Nepal where a passenger plane went missing with 21 people on board, two of them children.

 

Nepal seeks to drain glacial lake near Everest

2016-06-04 08:45

Nepali soldiers have started efforts to partially drain a giant glacial lake near Mount Everest, fearing possible flooding.

Body of SA-born climber retrieved from Everest

2016-05-27 12:14

Rescuers have been able to retrieve the body of an SA-born climber who died on Mount Everest and fly it to Nepal's capital.

Climbers missing on Everest after 2 die

2016-05-22 20:35

Two Indian climbers have gone missing on Mount Everest, a day after two deaths from apparent altitude sickness were reported, underscoring the risks on the world's highest mountain.

30 climbers ill near Everest summit after 2 die

2016-05-22 16:39

About 30 climbers have got frostbite or become ill on Mount Everest, after two people died in recent days on the world's highest mountain, an official says.

Nepal raises estimate of earthquake costs

2016-05-13 07:15

Nepal's earthquake reconstruction agency has increased by more than $1 billion its estimate of the money needed to rebuild nearly 1 million houses damaged by a powerful earthquake last year

Canadian to leave Nepal after visa revoked over tweets

2016-05-05 17:01

A Canadian software developer who has been ordered to leave Nepal over tweets deemed to "incite conflict" will fly home after failing to win a reprieve from the country's top court, his lawyer says.

Nepal marks one year since huge quake

2016-04-24 19:04

Thousands of Nepalis have grieved for their loved ones killed in a massive earthquake a year ago, as protesting victims still living in tents accused the government of failing them.

Prince extends Nepal trip to rebuild quake-hit school

2016-03-23 21:01

Britain's Prince Harry is extending his trip to Nepal by six days to help rebuild a school damaged by a devastating earthquake last year

Nepal finds missing plane, bodies could be seen scattered around the wreckage

2016-02-24 10:54

The wreckage of a passenger plane that went missing in Nepal with 23 people on board has been found, the aviation minister says.

India pledges $250m for rebuilding quake-hit Nepal

2016-02-20 15:26

India has pledged $250m for post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal as the two countries try to remove irritants in their ties following protests in Nepal over the country's new constitution

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