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Nepal floods kill at least 97 as cholera fears rise

A Nepalese Army helicopter flies over the site of a landslide during a rescue operation in Sindhupalchowk area, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A massive landslide killed at least eight people and blocked a mountain river in northern Nepal on Saturday, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep several villages, officials said. AP

Rescuers Sunday found 12 more bodies buried under mud and debris to bring the death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal to 97, sparking fears of a cholera outbreak.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nepal gay community parades for same-sex marriage

In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 file photo, gay marriage supporters march to the office of Ohio Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine, in Columbus, Ohio, to deliver petitions urging him to drop his appeal of a federal judge's order on same-sex marriage.  AP

Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites, tooting horns and ringing chimes, took to the streets of Nepal’s capital Monday for a colorful parade celebrating Gaijatra, a Hindu festival to remember the dead that is gleefully overtaken each year by the country’s gay community.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

100 likely dead as Nepal landslide blocks river

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Fresh rainfall was hampering a search Sunday for scores of villagers believed to be buried by a massive landslide in northern Nepal, where army troops used explosives to blast a river blockage in an attempt to release a dangerous water buildup.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk

A Tibetan monk gets out from a tent to the backstage during celebrations to mark the birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, July 6, 2014. AP

Nepal’s government says it will allow the body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk to be brought into the country and cremated.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

American woman gang-raped in Nepal—police


A 40-year-old American woman has been gang-raped by four Nepalese men in a hotel room in the capital Kathmandu, police said Monday.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »