World May 17, 2019

Standing tall: First black African woman scales Everest

A South African mountaineer reached the top of Mount Everest on Thursday, becoming the first black African woman to conquer the world's highest mountain, her expedition organizer and her government said. Saray N'kusi Khumalo, a 47-year-old e-commerce executive, scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) mountain after three ...

National Mar 22, 2019

Japanese trekker dies after fall on Nepal mountain

A 64-year-old Japanese man has fallen to his death on a popular trekking route in western Nepal, officials said Thursday. Masashi Nagasawa, who was on an 11-day Annapurna Sanctuary trek with three other Japanese nationals, fell from a cliff Wednesday while returning to his hotel ...

Nepal tourism minister among seven killed in chopper crash

World Feb 28, 2019

Nepal tourism minister among seven killed in chopper crash

Nepal's tourism minister, Rabindra Adhikari, was among seven people killed Wednesday when a helicopter crashed in the country's hilly east, officials said. Rescue workers retrieved the bodies of Adhikari, 49, the pilot and five other passengers from a hillside in Taplejung district where the Air ...

World Sep 10, 2018

Nepal copter crash kills five, including Japanese man; one missing

A helicopter flying in bad weather crashed in Nepal's mountains on Saturday, killing five of the seven people on board and leaving another missing, police said. The pilot and four of the six passengers, including a 68-year-old Japanese man, were among those killed, said police ...