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The Nepal earthquake made Mount Everest a bit shorter Thursday, May 7th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal last week, Mount Everest, located on the border with China, has shrunk. Researchers spotted the changes, which also saw Nepal’s capital Kathmandu rise by approximately 3ft, by comparing before and after radar imagery. In addition..

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Life crawling back to normal in Nepal’s quake-hit capital Friday, May 1st, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): Fresh croissants emerged from a popular bakery and were quickly snapped up. Farmers delivered fresh produce and lines disappeared at gasoline stations. Slowly, life edged back toward a semblance of normal in Nepal's quake-hit capital Friday as residents packed up tents and moved..

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The Latest on Nepal Quake: At Busy Airport, Planes Turn Away Monday, April 27th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): Chaos has reigned at Kathmandu's small airport since the earthquake, with the onslaught of relief flights causing major backups on the tarmac. Sitanshu Kar, India's defense ministry spokesman, tweeted that four Indian air force aircraft carrying communication gear, aid supplies..

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Trekking in Nepal: Make it a family adventure Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

By MALCOLM FOSTER, KATHMANDU, (AP): Dawn's golden light caught the tops of the snowcapped Himalayas and gradually crept downward as the rising sun lit up a sweeping arc of soaring peaks, at once forbidding and starkly beautiful. The stunning vista from the top of Poon Hill -- at 10,475 feet, the..

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Nepal’s weather forecaster Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (Reuters): Armed with a four-year-old laptop and an unreliable internet connection, a retired weather forecaster working from his living room is the best local source of climate data for trekkers in Nepal months after a storm killed 32 in the Annapurna massif. The tragedy, described at..

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China plans train tunnel under Mount Everest Saturday, April 11th, 2015

By Elizabeth Shim, BEIJING, (UPI): China is planning to extend an existing railway into Nepal that will link the two countries through a tunnel under Mount Everest – a move that can establish an important channel of trade to India for the world's second-largest economy. The Qinghai-Tibet railway..

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Malaysian man missing in Nepal Thursday, April 9th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (Reuters): A Malaysian tourist has been reported missing since Sunday while trekking along the Pokhara-Mustang route in western Nepal, reported Bernama today. Nepal Deputy Inspector-General of Police Pankaj Shrestha said Dennis Lee Thian Poh, 47, was last seen on Sunday in Ghorepani,..

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China eyeing Tibet-Nepal railway: report

BEIJING: A railway between China and Nepal that could include a tunnel under Mount Everest is under consideration, Chinese state media said on Thursday, as Beijing builds links with a country India regards as firmly within its sphere of influence. The Qinghai-Tibet railway already links the rest..

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Search underway for missing Malaysian tourist in Nepal

KATHMANDU:  A Malaysian tourist has been reported missing since Sunday (Malaysia is two hours, 15 minutes ahead of Nepal) while trekking in the Pokhara-Mustang route in Western Nepal. Nepal Deputy Inspector-General of Police Pankaj Shrestha said Dennis Lee Thian Poh, 47, was last seen on Sunday..

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Nepal Says Climbers Returning to Climb Mount Everest Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): A Nepalese mountaineering official says climbers are returning to Mount Everest as the climbing industry recovers from last year's disaster on the world's highest peak. Mountaineering Department official Gyanendra Shrestha said Wednesday that four team permits have been issued,..

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Finnish Climber, Local Guide Die on Mount Annapurna in Nepal Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): A Finnish climber and his local guide died Wednesday while descending from the summit of Mount Annapurna in the first casualties of this mountaineering season, a Nepal mountaineering official said. Attempts were being made to bring the bodies of Samuli Mansikka, 36, and Pemba..

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Nepal extends permits to over 300 climbers for Mount Everest Friday, March 20th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Nepal has allowed more than 300 mountaineers to climb Mount Everest after they had to abandon their expeditions last year when 16 Sherpa mountain guides were killed in an avalanche on the world's highest mountain. The government will extend last year's permits without charging new fees,..

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Google offers peek into world’s highest peak in Nepal Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

By Deepak Adhikari, KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal’s Everest region, home to the world’s highest peak and one of the country’s busiest trekking routes, is not only remote, it is also expensive; it demands time, energy and investment from the visitor. But now the sights of the Himalayan region are..

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Travel with your family to Nepal Sunday, March 15th, 2015

By Malcolm Foster, GHOREPANI, Nepal, (AP): Dawn's golden light caught the tops of the snowcapped Himalayas and gradually crept downward as the rising sun lit up a sweeping arc of soaring peaks, at once forbidding and starkly beautiful. The stunning vista from the top of Poon Hill — at 10,475..

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