Himalayan nation Nepal gets first modern train tracks

World 12/13/18, 22:59

The competition between two Asian giants, India and China, for influence over tiny Nepal is yielding a bonanza in the form of the Himalayan mountain nation's first modern railway — and possibly more to come.New shiny rails connecting the 34 kilometers (21 miles) between Janakpur in southeastern Nepal and Jay ...

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 Kawancha in Kathmandu, Nepal. For centuries, Nepal has celebrated ...

Weeping relatives receive bodies of South Korean climbers

World 10/16/18, 21:54

Relatives dressed in black funeral suits wept in grief on Wednesday as the bodies of five South Korean mountain climbers arrived home from Nepal where they had died in a storm last week.The caskets covered in white sheets were carried out from a terminal in Incheon International Airport before being ...

Deaths spark calls in Nepal for better warning systems

World 10/16/18, 09:28

The bodies of five South Korean climbers killed in a fierce storm last week on a mountain in Nepal were set to head home Tuesday amid calls to improve weather warning systems on Nepal's mountains.Mountaineers and officials gathered at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu offering flowers and burning incense ...

Bodies of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain’s remoteness

World 10/15/18, 03:51

Authorities say it took two days to recover the far-flung and battered bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world's best, who died in Nepal's worst mountaineering disaster in recent years.A helicopter carrying bodies of those killed in Gurja Himal mountain arrives at the Teaching hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, ...

Bodies of 5 S. Koreans, 4 Nepalese retrieved from mountain

World 10/14/18, 21:49

Rescuers on Sunday retrieved the bodies of five South Korean climbers and their four Nepalese guides who died in a storm that destroyed their base camp on Gurja Himal mountain.Family members of Nepalese guides cry as bodies of those killed in Gurja Himal mountain arrive at the Teaching hospital in ...

Nepal says its tiger population has almost doubled from 2009

Enviroment 10/07/18, 05:05

Officials say the number of tigers roaming the jungles of Nepal has nearly doubled because of initiatives from the government, conservationists and local authorities who have worked for years to increase the tiger population in the Himalayan nation.Gopal Prakash Bhattarai of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation said ...

Amnesty Int’l: Firm at Qatar 2022 World Cup not paying wages

Soccer 09/25/18, 23:51

Amnesty International is accusing a contractor involved in building a stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup of not paying its workers.The rights group released a report Wednesday that alleges engineering firm Mercury MENA owes thousands of dollars of wages to workers from countries where most live on less than ...

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