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.

Nepal reassures Everest climbers on safety after deadly avalanche

2015-02-23 14:33

Nepal will arrange regular weather forecasts and tighten safety measures on Mount Everest to reassure climbers, an official says, after an avalanche killed 16 sherpas last year.

Nepal changes Everest route after avalanche deaths

2015-02-18 19:27

Nepalese officials say they are changing the route that climbers take up Mount Everest after an avalanche killed 16 guides last year, the deadliest accident in the mountain's history.

Tiger nations to set up anti-poaching network

2015-02-06 13:05

Thirteen countries which are home to the world's dwindling population of wild tigers have agreed to establish an intelligence-sharing network to fight traffickers, concluding an anti-poaching conference in Kathmandu.

Opposition turns violent inside Nepal parliament

2015-01-20 16:32

Opposition politicians have thrown chairs and attacked the parliamentary speaker during a violent general strike in Nepal that was aimed at blocking the government from pushing through a draft of a new constitution.

Sparks fly as bird flies into plane's engine

2014-12-29 20:38

A Jet Airways plane with 125 passengers on board has made an emergency landing at Kathmandu airport after a bird flew into its left engine, an aviation official says.

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.

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.


14 infected with swine flu in Nepal

2015-02-26 06:08

The number of people infected with the H1N1 influenza virus in Nepal has reached fourteen, authorities say.

Lighting kills 3 in Nepal

2015-02-19 16:18

Police say lightning has struck a mountain village in northeast Nepal, killing at least three people while a snow storm on a popular trekking route struck a group of hikers.

Nepal committee calls for legalising same-sex marriage

2015-02-10 16:37

Nepal should legalise same-sex marriage, a committee charged with implementing a Supreme Court order to improve the country's gay rights record says.

'Tiger heavyweight' Nepal hosts anti-poaching summit

2015-02-01 11:00

Nepal's success in turning tiger-fearing villagers into their protectors has seen none of the endangered cats killed for almost three years.

Canadian held in Nepal on child sex charge

2015-01-17 13:21

A Canadian tourist with records of several previous child sex offenses has been arrested in Nepal on charges that he lured a 9-year-old boy to his hotel room and had sex with him, a police official says.

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.


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.

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