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Two Indian climbers dead, Irishman missing in Nepal's Himalayas

Two Indian climbers dead, Irishman missing in Nepal's Himalayas

Two Indian climbers died and an Irish mountaineer is missing on the Himalayan peaks of Nepal, officials said on Friday, taking the number of climbers dead or missing this week to six ...

Malaysian climber has 'miracle' rescue on Nepal's Mt Annapurna

Malaysian climber has 'miracle' rescue on Nepal's Mt Annapurna

A Malaysian climber stranded in the open for two nights on one of the world's most treacherous mountains was rescued in Nepal Thursday, expedition organisers said.

Three killed in aircraft runway accident near Everest

Three killed in aircraft runway accident near Everest

A small plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest on Sunday, killing three people and injuring three, officials said.

Nepal to send team to clean Mount Everest

Nepal to send team to clean Mount Everest

Nepal will send a dedicated team to Mount Everest this climbing season to collect garbage and retrieve bodies littering the world's highest peak, officials said Thursday.

Freak Nepal storm kills 27, injures hundreds

Freak Nepal storm kills 27, injures hundreds

A freak storm tore down houses and overturned cars and trucks as it swept across southern Nepal killing at least 27 people and leaving more than 600 injured, officials said Monday.

Nepalese expedition association concerned over dead bodies on Everest

Nepalese expedition association concerned over dead bodies on Everest

Nepalese expedition operators on Thursday expressed concern over the rising number of dead bodies being exposed as snow melts on Everest ahead of the busy spring climbing season.

Nepal bans radical Maoist party after bomb attacks

Nepal bans radical Maoist party after bomb attacks

Nepal's government has banned a radical Maoist party that carried out a series of bomb attacks in the capital Kathmandu, a minister said Wednesday.

Teachers' strikes shut schools across Nepal

Teachers' strikes shut schools across Nepal

Temporary teachers in Nepal shut down schools across the country Tuesday, demanding that their contracts be made permanent, with protests affecting around six million students.

Nepal minister among seven killed in chopper crash

Nepal minister among seven killed in chopper crash

Nepal's tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari was among seven people killed Wednesday when a helicopter crashed in the country's hilly east, officials said.

Helicopter carrying Nepal's tourism minister crashes

Helicopter carrying Nepal's tourism minister crashes

A helicopter carrying Nepal's tourism minister has crashed in Nepal's hilly east, officials said Wednesday, with no word yet on the fate of those aboard.

Nepal social media bill sparks freedom of speech concerns

Nepal social media bill sparks freedom of speech concerns

Nepal's government on Wednesday tabled draft legislation that would impose harsh penalties for "improper" social media posts, igniting concerns it could be used to suppress freedom of speech and stifle dissent.

Popular Nepali singer pulls video from YouTube after threat

Popular Nepali singer pulls video from YouTube after threat

A popular Nepali folk singer has been forced to remove a satirical song on corruption from YouTube after a youth wing of the ruling communist party allegedly threatened him, local media reported on Monday.