Nepali troops seek at least 40 missing on avalanche-hit trek

Oct 18, 2014

Nepali troops seek at least 40 missing on avalanche-hit trek

Nepali troops on Saturday searched rugged snow-covered Himalayan terrain in their most intensive effort to find any remaining survivors of a blizzard that killed 30 people and injured 175 in one of the country’s worst mountain disasters. More than 40 people are still missing ...

Sep 29, 2014

Japanese climber's body recovered from Mount Manaslu in Nepal

Rescuers have recovered the body of a veteran Japanese climber who slipped and fell to his death while climbing Mount Manaslu in Nepal, a trek organizer said Sunday. Yoshimasa Sasaki, 59, from Kanagawa Prefecture, slipped on ice Friday while climbing at 7,300 meters on ...

Sep 12, 2014

UNICEF: 46 percent of South Asian girls marry by age 18

Nearly half of girls in South Asia marry before their 18th birthday as children in the region continue paying the price of persistent inequality, according to a UNICEF report released Thursday. The report said child marriage is pervasive in the region even though most ...

Nepal flood toll tops 100 as disease fears swell

Aug 18, 2014

Nepal flood toll tops 100 as disease fears swell

Nepalese authorities on Monday feared an outbreak of diseases as they attempted to reach thousands of people stranded by flooding that has already killed at least 101 people and left more than 136 missing. Jhanka Nath Dhakal of Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center said ...

Aug 17, 2014

Three days of Nepal floods leave 54 dead, 142 missing

Flooding and landslides in western Nepal have killed at least 54 people and left 142 missing amid continuous rainfall over the past three days, officials said Saturday. Ten districts in the area have been flooded, with rescuers recovering 54 bodies, police official Kesh Bahadur ...

Japanese donate $100,000 for welfare of Nepalese Sherpas

May 6, 2014

Japanese donate $100,000 for welfare of Nepalese Sherpas

Japanese alpinist Ken Noguchi donated $100,000 on behalf of the Japanese public to Nepal on Monday to help the families of Sherpas who die in avalanches and other accidents while climbing Mt. Everest. Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, said the ...