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Nepal blizzard, avalanche death toll rises to 25

In this photo provided by the Nepalese army, soldiers carry an avalanche victim before he is airlifted in Thorong La pass area, Nepal, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. An avalanche and blizzard in Nepal's mountainous north have killed at least 12 people, including eight foreign trekkers, officials said Wednesday. Five other climbers were hit by a separate avalanche on Mount Dhaulagiri and remain missing. (AP Photo/Nepalese Army)

Search and rescue teams flying on army helicopters spotted the bodies of eight more trekkers killed in a series of blizzards and avalanches that have hit central Nepal in recent days, raising the death toll in the region to 25, officials said Thursday.

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

4 killed in Himalayan snowstorm, 100 others out of contact

Annapurna region. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A snowstorm in the Himalayan region of central Nepal has killed three foreign trekkers and a local, while more than 100 others remain out of contact, officials said on Wednesday.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5 killed in Nepal bus accident

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Two speeding buses collided on a busy highway leaving at least five people killed and several more injured during the busiest travel week in the Himalayan nation, police said.

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

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 »

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