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 ...

Apr 25, 2016

Nepal begins reconstruction of quake-damaged heritage sites

Nepal’s prime minister has announced the start of reconstruction of heritage sites in the capital that were damaged by an earthquake that devastated the country one year ago. Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli offered prayers Monday at the 17th century Anantapur temple, which was ...