• Mount Everest December 9, 2020 4:18 pm

    Why Did Mount Everest's Height Change?

    The world’s highest mountain is now officially a little higher, but that might not be the end of the story

  • Nepal July 10, 2020 11:22 pm

    Landslides Kill at Least 10 in Nepal

    Another 30 people were missing after landslides triggered by a monsoon swept through parts of Pokhara, Nepal, on Friday.

  • India May 25, 2019 6:09 pm

    US Ambassador Raises Concerns During Rare Tibet Visit

    The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the past week, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday. Terry Branstad also “expressed concerns regarding the Chinese government’s interference in Tibetan Buddhists’ freedom to organize and practice their religion,” an embassy statement said....

  • Utah May 26, 2019 3:07 am

    Utah Climber, 4 Others Die on Mount Everest

    An American climber who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents died of probable altitude sickness on the way down from Mount Everest, mountaineering officials said. Don Cash became ill at the summit and was treated there by his two Sherpa guides, Pasang Tenje Sherpa, head of Pioneer Adventure, which provided the guides,...

  • United States March 27, 2019 11:39 am

    US Scientists to Climb Everest, Collect Data on Climate

    A team of American scientists flew to the Mount Everest region Wednesday to study how pollution has impacted the Himalayan mountains and glaciers that are melting due to global warming. The team led by John All of Western Washington University plans to spend the next two months in the region collecting samples and studying the ice, snow and vegetation. In...

  • Donald Trump March 2, 2019 6:39 pm

    India-Pakistan Fighting Kills 6 Civilians, 2 Pakistan Troops

    Indian and Pakistani soldiers have again targeted each other’s posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir, killing at least six civilians and two Pakistani troops, officials said Saturday. But in a sign that tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals could soon ease, a Pakistani Cabinet minister said a key train service between Pakistan and neighboring India would resume...

  • India October 12, 2018 4:15 pm

    Groups Hope to Stop Animal Sacrifices During Nepal's Biggest Festival

    Animal-rights campaigners are hoping this year’s festival season in Nepal will be a little less bloody. During the 15-day Dasain festival that began this week in the Himalayan country, families fly kites, host feasts and visit temples, where tens of thousands of goats, buffaloes, chickens and ducks are sacrificed to please the gods and goddesses as part of a practice...

  • POLICE OFFICER July 1, 2018 3:45 pm

    48 Dead After Overcrowded Bus Plunges Into Gorge in India

    At least 48 people were killed on Sunday when an overcrowded bus plunged off a mountain road into a gorge in northern India, officials said. Chief Minister of Uttarakhand state Trivendra Rawat said the bus fell into a 213-meter- (700-foot-) deep gorge in the Himalayan foothills. He said about a dozen other people were injured and hospitalized. Police official Manoj...

  • real estate March 13, 2018 12:10 pm

    Nepal Crash Followed Apparent Confusion Over Plane's Path

    A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, killing at least 50 people, officials and witnesses said. A top airport official said the pilot of US-Bangla Airlines flight BS211 did not follow landing instructions from the control tower, and had approached...

  • head September 14, 2017 5:07 pm

    Long-Endangered Snow Leopard Upgraded to ‘Vulnerable' Status

    The elusive snow leopard — long considered an endangered species — has been upgraded to “vulnerable,” international conservationists said Thursday. But experts warned the new classification does not mean they are safe. The animals still face serious challenges including poaching and loss of prey in their high Himalayan habitat. “The species still faces ‘a high risk of extinction in the...

  • Berlin April 30, 2017 1:00 pm

    Famed Swiss Climber Ueli Steck Killed Near Mount Everest

    Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said. Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks said Steck was killed at Camp 1 of Mount Nuptse. His body has been recovered from the site and been taken to Lukla, where the only airport in the Mount Everest area is located....

  • India May 23, 2016 6:29 pm

    3 Dead, 2 Missing on Mount Everest

    An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just a couple days after a Dutch and an Australian died near the peak. Two other Indian climbers are missing, and experts say some of the tragedy may have been avoidable. Poor planning and overcrowding on the world’s tallest peak may have led to bottlenecks that kept people delayed...

  • Afghanistan December 25, 2015 1:48 pm

    India's Prime Minister Meets With Pakistan's on Unannounced Visit

    India’s Narendra Modi arrived in Pakistan on Friday, his first visit as prime minister to this Islamic nation that has been India’s long-standing archrival in the region. The previously unplanned visit is a sign of improving relations between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. The two heads of government also had an unscheduled meeting at the Paris climate change talks earlier this...

  • Oscar May 24, 2015 2:46 pm

    Susan Sarandon Urges Tourists to Visit Earthquake-Hit Nepal

    Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon is urging tourists to come to Nepal, where two powerful earthquakes in the last month killed thousands of people and made several hundreds of thousands homeless.

  • director May 21, 2015 5:16 pm

    How to Help Victims of Nepal Earthquakes

    A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, killing dozens of people, less than three weeks after a 7.8-magnitude quake rocked the Himalayan country, killing 8,000 people. Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Centre confirmed that Tuesday’s quake killed 37 people and injured 1,117 others. The U.S. Geological Survey said that the estimated damage from the April 25 quake and strong aftershocks that...

  • Norway April 26, 2015 6:22 am

    “We Could Barely Stand”: Quake Triggers Deadly Mount Everest Avalanche

    An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake in Nepal smashed into a base camp at the foothills of Mount Everest on Saturday, killing at least eight climbers and guides, injuring many and leaving an unknown number missing near the mountain’s most dangerous spot, officials said.

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