Nepal's monsoon floods and landslides leave at least 50 dead

Asia Pacific Jul 14, 2019

Nepal's monsoon floods and landslides leave at least 50 dead

Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 50 people across Nepal, and dozens more are missing, officials said Sunday. Northeast India has also been hit by floods, with 11 deaths recorded as rivers burst their banks. Heavy rains since Thursday have ...

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 ...