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Nepal calls off search for missing guides on Everest—official

Family members of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cry as his body is brought to the Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa people are one of the main ethnic groups in Nepal's alpine region, and many make their living as climbing guides on Everest and other Himalayan peaks. AP FILE PHOTO

Nepal called off the search Sunday for three local guides still missing after the deadliest accident on Mount Everest that killed 13 of their colleagues, a tourism ministry official said.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

Mother of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries while she waits for his body at Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. AP

Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Search resumes for bodies in Everest avalanche

Hospital staff get ready to receive the injured from an avalanche, on helipad of Grandy hospital, in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 18, 2014. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. AP

Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everest

: In this image released by mountain guide Adrian Ballinger of Alpenglow Expeditions and taken Saturday, May 18, 2013, climbers navigate the Hillary Step just below the summit of Mount Everest, in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. Nepal plans to minimize the congestion of climbers near the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit of Mount Everest, which is clogged with scores of climbers during the short window of good weather, officials said Monday. AP

An avalanche swept Mount Everest’s slopes on Friday along a route used to climb the world’s highest peak, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the worst disaster to hit climbers on the mountain, officials said.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Nepal steps up security to stop Tibetan protests

An exiled Tibetan is detained by a Nepalese policeman during a protest outside the Chinese embassy visa office in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, March 10, 2014. AP

Police broke up a small Tibetan protest in Nepal’s capital and detained the protesters on Monday’s anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nepal says litterbugs no longer welcome on Everest

In this Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, the last light of the day sets on Mount Everest as it rises behind Mount Nuptse as seen from Tengboche, in the Himalaya's Khumbu region, Nepal. AP FILE PHOTO

Litterbugs are no longer welcome on the roof of the world. As Nepal welcomes this year’s trekking season on Mount Everest, it is introducing new rules and oversight this week in hopes of taking more control over the world’s tallest mountain. The rules, including a demand that climbers bring down their own trash, are aimed at making the mountain safer—and cleaner, officials said.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nepal police find plane wreckage, no survivors – official

A Nepalese man consoles a relative, center, of a passenger of a missing DeHavilland Canada-manufactured Twin Otter plane outside Tribhuwan Domestic Airport in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. A Nepal Airlines plane flying in bad weather with 18 people on board was missing Sunday and is feared to have crashed in Nepal's mountainous west, officials said. AP

Nepalese police Monday found the wreckage of a missing Nepal Airlines plane carrying 18 people in the country’s mountainous west but there were no survivors, an aviation official said.

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

Aircraft with 14 on board missing in Nepal—police

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A Nepal Airlines plane carrying 14 passengers from a popular tourist resort to a town in the west of Nepal went missing Sunday afternoon, police said.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nepalese man dies after downing whisky for bet

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A 47-year-old man in Nepal who downed a bottle of whisky after a bet with a friend has died from medical complications three weeks after the drinking challenge, officials said Thursday.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Doctors on strike in Nepal; thousands without care

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Thousands of doctors across Nepal have stayed away from work to support a colleague who has been on a hunger strike for days demanding reforms in medical education.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 Italian tourists found dead in Nepal hotel

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Police in the Nepalese capital say they have found the bodies of two Italian tourists inside a hotel room.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Find suggests Buddha lived in 6th century B.C. —Lead

The Giant Buddha. FILE PHOTO

The discovery of a previously unknown wooden structure at the Buddha’s birthplace suggests the sage might have lived in the 6th century BC, two centuries earlier than thought, archaeologists said Monday.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nepal’s oldest party leads first election results

Supporters of the Nepali Congress party cheer outside a vote counting center after initial results showed their candidates winning in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The leader of Nepal’s Maoist party, who appears to have lost in this week’s national election, demanded Thursday that the vote counting be stopped because of what he called massive irregularities. AP

Nepal’s oldest political party is leading the first set of results from last week’s election ahead of two prominent communist parties, the country’s election commission said Monday.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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