Nepal - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Nepal 3 foreign climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mount Everest KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Three climbers have died on Mount Everest and another is missing in a busy and tragic weekend on the world's highest mountain, officials and expedition organizers said Monday. An American climber died near the summit and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the top following a successful ascent, expedition organizers said. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 02:24:00 GMT 2017-05-22T02:24:00Z Nepalese get 1st chance in 20 years to vote for local bodies KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Much has changed since Nepal last held local elections 20 years ago — the Himalayan country's 240-year monarchy was abolished, federal democracy was introduced and political wrangling took center stage. Earthquakes ravaged the country. A Maoist insurgency left thousands dead. And widespread poverty ensured daily life for many remained a struggle if no... Fri, 12 May 2017 05:02:00 GMT 2017-05-12T05:02:00Z Nepal wants to limit age for Everest after 85-year-old dies KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Family and supporters on Sunday honored an 85-year-old Nepali man who died trying to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, while officials stressed the need to limit the age for such a daunting physical challenge. The death of Min Bahadur Sherchan has revived concerns about allowing elderly people to attempt... Mon, 08 May 2017 01:14:00 GMT 2017-05-08T01:14:00Z Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An 85-year-old Nepali man has died while attempting to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, officials said. Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the Everest base camp on Saturday evening. The cause of death was not immediately clear, but mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha, who is at the base camp, said he likely suffered cardi... Sun, 07 May 2017 04:03:00 GMT 2017-05-07T04:03:00Z Nepal's top judge suspended after impeachment motion filed KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's first female Supreme Court chief justice was suspended after an impeachment motion was filed in parliament accusing her of bias and interfering with executive powers. Sushila Karki, who had one of the highest positions ever held by a woman in Nepal, was suspended automatically after the motion signed by nearly half the members in parliament wa... Mon, 01 May 2017 13:54:00 GMT 2017-05-01T13:54:00Z Nepal makes scant progress in rebuilding 2 years after quake SANKHU, Nepal (AP) — The paved alleys are still lined by the skeletons of homes once filled with families. Shop shelves are empty, and the water well in the center of town remains clogged by fallen debris. Children carefully side-step piles of broken brick on their way to school. This is life today in the tiny Nepalese farming town of Sankhu, once famed f... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:11:00 GMT 2017-04-25T10:11:00Z Poachers kill rare one-horned rhino in southern Nepal forest KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Authorities are searching for poachers who killed a rare one-horned rhinoceros over the weekend in the forests of southern Nepal and cut off the horn, officials said Sunday. Forest officer Nurendra Aryal said it was the first killing of a rhino in the Chitwan National Forest in nearly three years. Soldiers and forest rangers were scouring the forests ... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 15:00:00 GMT 2017-04-09T15:00:00Z South Sudan plane crashes, all 49 passengers, crew survive JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A passenger plane crash-landed and burned in Wau, northwestern South Sudan on Monday, but all 49 passengers and crew survived, an airport official. The plane was landing but then crashed, said Wau's Acting Airport Manager Stephen Youngule. "The plane touched down and then jumped up again. The pilot couldn't cont... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:15:00 GMT 2017-03-20T20:15:00Z Nepal seeks foreign investment to help recovery from quake KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal made a pitch to foreign investors Thursday for help in developing its struggling economy as the Himalayan nation recovers from a devastating 2015 earthquake. The government hopes to attract at least $1 billion in new foreign investment during the two-day conference in the capital, Kathmandu. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal promised to foster a... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:12:00 GMT 2017-03-02T10:12:00Z Tibet women's soccer team denied US travel visas A Tibet women's soccer team has been denied U.S. visas to participate in a tournament in Dallas. Cassie Childers, a coach and executive director for Tibet Women's Soccer, said that 16 members of the team were told at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, that they "have no good reason to visit the U.S.," during their visit on Feb. 24. They were seeking travel visas to partic... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:49:00 GMT 2017-03-01T07:49:00Z Politics, migration dominate visual art fair in India NEW DELHI (AP) — It's no surprise that satirical portraits of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un are the centerpiece of the India Art Fair, the annual feast of visual arts where politics took center stage this year, including groundbreaking projects on migration and rapidly changing urban landscapes in South Asia. Titled "Peace Owners," the work... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 06:42:00 GMT 2017-02-05T06:42:00Z Transgender Nepali has her big moment on Indian catwalk NEW DELHI (AP) — It was her big moment. Anjali Lama sashayed down the catwalk in the swanky Mumbai auditorium. A fitted, cream dress highlighted her tall, slender frame. Her pulled-back hair showed off her high cheekbones. Modeling at Lakme Fashion Week often seemed like a dream far beyond her reach, but Lama has become the first transgender woman to mode... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:30:00 GMT 2017-02-03T07:30:00Z Refugee youths find safe haven in Boy Scouts of America EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) — Some young refugees in the Denver area are signing up for a quintessential American experience — the Boy Scouts. Troop 1532 is composed almost entirely of refugees who hail from far-flung places like Burma, Rwanda and Nepal. The troop's leaders say it helps refugee kids adjust to American culture while providing ... Sun, 01 Jan 2017 19:07:00 GMT 2017-01-01T19:07:00Z