Nepal marks 1st Everest ascent amid debate over permits

World 05/29/19, 06:26

Nepal commemorated the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest on Wednesday amid a climbing season marred by the highest death toll in four years and a debate on whether the government should limit permits to prevent dangerous overcrowding ...

Deaths rise as Nepal issues more permits for Mount Everest

World 05/28/19, 05:24

Nepal's reluctance to limit the number of permits it issues to scale Mount Everest has contributed to dangerous overcrowding, with inexperienced climbers impeding others and causing deadly delays, seasoned mountaineers said.During the short period this season when the weather was ...

Sherpa climber scales Mount Everest for record 23rd time

World 05/15/19, 00:53

Sherpa climber Kami Rita scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world's highest peak.Rita reached the summit with other climbers Wednesday morning and all of them were ...

Beijing celebration of building binge overshadowed by debt

World 04/23/19, 22:43

Asian and African leaders plan to press Beijing at a conference this week to reduce the politically volatile debt burden left by its Belt and Road Initiative to build ports and other trade-related infrastructure.That may bring a note of conflict ...

Widows, ace guide to climb Everest to honor Sherpas

World 04/18/19, 11:06

Five years after one of the deadliest disasters on Mount Everest, three people from Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community are preparing an ascent to raise awareness about the Nepalese mountain guides who make it possible for hundreds of foreign climbers to ...

US scientists to climb Everest, collect data on climate

Science 03/27/19, 00:17

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 ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 02/14/19, 23:12

Young Buddhist novices attend a dance festival as part of Tibetan New Year celebrations in Kathmandu, Nepal.In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, South Korean high school seniors clad in traditional attire bow during a joint graduation and ...

More immigrants sue US over end to protected status

U.S. 02/11/19, 16:44

Immigrants from Honduras and Nepal have filed a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration unfairly ended a program that lets them live and work in the United States. The lawsuit filed late Sunday in federal court in San Francisco alleges that the ...

Nepal stops water project contractors from leaving country

Europe 12/19/18, 19:44

Nepal's government has stopped eight Italian contractors from leaving the Himalayan country in an effort to complete a critical but much delayed water supply project for the capital. Nepalese officials and the Italian contractors met again on Wednesday, Dec. 19, but ...

PHOTOS: Nepal’s masked dancers mark the end of monsoon

World 10/24/18, 23:26

For centuries, Nepal has celebrated its masked dancers, who officially begin monthlong festivities in the Hindu-dominated Himalayan nation.In this Sept. 26, 2018, photo, 10-year-old Salik Suwal, right, and 11-year-old Pujan Machamasi pose for a photograph without their masks of god ...

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