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Nepal must make training and experience in high altitude climbing mandatory for all climbers on Mount Everest and other high peaks, a government panel said, following the deadliest climbing season in four years.
The Dalai Lama's birthday celebrations in Nepal have been cancelled after the government refused permission for the event to go ahead, officials said, in another sign of the growing influence of China over its Himalayan neighbour.
Ameesha Chauhan, a survivor of the Everest "traffic jam" who is in hospital recovering from frostbite, says climbers without basic skills should be barred to prevent a recurrence of this year's deadly season on the world's highest peak.
Three men have died and six were injured in two separate explosions in Kathmandu, Nepali police said.
Tragedy has struck as an Irish professor - who was part of the party that summited Mount Everest with South African Saray Khumalo - slipped on the way down and is now missing, while two Indian climbers reportedly died.
South African Saray Khumalo has reached the highest point on the planet becoming the first black African woman to scale Mount Everest.
A Malaysian climber rescued in Nepal after two nights in the open on one of the world's most treacherous mountains has died in a Singapore hospital, reports have said.
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Rescuers are struggling to reach villages in southern Nepal that were cut off by a rainstorm that killed at least 28 people and injured hundreds more.
A helicopter flying in bad weather has crashed in Nepal's mountainous region, killing all seven people on board including the country's tourism minister.
Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 50 people across Nepal while dozens more are missing, officials said Sunday.
As the return of cloud and frozen hurricane-force winds seal off Mount Everest for another year, questions are being asked about how to police the world's highest peak after the deadliest climbing season in years.
The first black woman from Africa to summit Mount Everest returns to South African soil.
Mount Everest claimed its first fatality of the main spring climbing season, an Indian man, while an Irish mountaineer was also missing, expedition organisers in Nepal said.
South African Saray Khumalo has made history, reaching the highest point on the planet at 05:15 SA time, becoming the first black African woman to scale Mount Everest.
A Nepalese Sherpa climber Kami Rita has scaled Mount Everest for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world's highest peak.
At least 3 people have been killed and 4 injured after a small plane crashed into a parked helicopter during takeoff at the only airport in Nepal's Everest region.
Over two dozen people were killed and hundreds more were injured in a severe thunderstorm that swept through parts of southern Nepal.
A team of American scientists is heading to the Mount Everest region to study how pollution has impacted the Himalayas and glaciers that are melting due to global warming.
An investigation report says the pilot of a Bangladeshi airliner was disoriented and tried to land in 'sheer desperation' before the crash in Nepal that killed 51 people.
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