Nepal criticized for not stopping child marriages

Sep 8, 2016

Nepal criticized for not stopping child marriages

Traditional practices, poverty, last year’s massive earthquake and Nepal’s ongoing political instability mean child marriages remain a serious problem in the country, where 10 percent of the girls marry before they are 15, even though the government says it is making progress to combat ...

Jun 20, 2016

Nepal police arrest 36 fake doctors in raids nationwide

Police in Nepal have arrested 36 people who were working as doctors with fake credentials and education certificates in a sweeping operation across the Himalayan nation. Central Investigation Bureau official Dibesh Lohani said Monday that those arrested were working in reputed hospitals, health clinics ...

Australian and Dutch climbers die after Everest summit

May 22, 2016

Australian and Dutch climbers die after Everest summit

An Australian and a Dutch mountaineer have died of altitude sickness after summiting Mount Everest, expedition organizers said. The Australian was on her way down from Camp 4 to Camp 3 when she fell ill and died on Saturday afternoon, Pasang Phurba Sherpa, a ...

Comedian Nasubi climbs Mount Everest

May 19, 2016

Comedian Nasubi climbs Mount Everest

Japanese comedian Tomoaki Hamatsu, known by the stage name Nasubi, scaled Mount Everest on Thursday, according to an official from the Nepal Tourism Ministry. Hamatsu, 40, team leader Kenji Kondo, 53, and three other Japanese — Sumio Hibino, Ban Ito and Koki Nishida — ...

May 16, 2016

Second day of protests over Nepal's new constitution

Supporters of ethnic minority groups demanding changes in Nepal’s new constitution clashed with police Monday and blocked main streets near the prime minister’s office, on a second day of protests. About 500 demonstrators gathered, chanting anti-government slogans and attempting to push through a police ...