Indian forest fires kill 9 hikers, injure 18 others

Indian forest fires kill 9 hikers, injure 18 others

The group were hiking through Theni district, a hilly region in southern India thickly forested and dotted with tea plantations, when they were forced to flee a fast-approaching fire.

British DJ hosts world's highest party on Everest

British DJ hosts world's highest party on Everest

Top British DJ Paul Oakenfold braved thinning air and freezing temperatures to host the "highest party on earth" at Everest base camp on Tuesday, playing to around 100 climbers -- all in full mountain gear.

Quake-hit Nepal hands out free SIM cards to tourists

Quake-hit Nepal hands out free SIM cards to tourists

Nepal has begun distributing free mobile SIM cards to newly arrived visitors in a bid to attract tourists and allay safety fears after last year's devastating earthquake and avalanches.