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Nepal airport closed after plane skids off runway

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:11 PM

The Yeti Airlines ATR 72-500, arriving into Kathmandu from southern Nepal with 66 passengers, skids about 15 meters into the grass

Trash from the top of the world handed over for recycling in Nepal

Jun 11, 2019 - 2:16 PM

The 14-strong team sent by Nepal spends about 6 weeks scouring for litter from base camp to Camp 4 – nearly 8,000 meters up – scraping together empty cans, bottles, plastic and discarded climbing gear

Nepali workers search for recyclable materials froma a pile of waste collected from Mount Everest, in Kathmandu on June 5, 2019. Aluminium ladders and cans collected from Mount Everest may find a second life as pots and pans, Nepali officials said Wednesday, as some ten tonnes of garbage collected from the world's highest mountain was handed over for recycling. The 14-strong team sent by the government spent about six weeks scouring for litter from base camp to Camp 4 -- nearly 8,000 metres (26,300 feet) up -- scraping together empty cans, bottles, plastic and discarded climbing gear. PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP

Why a deadly shadow hangs over Everest summit

May 31, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Questions are being asked about how to police the world's highest peak after the deadliest climbing season in years

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 29, 2018, mountaineers walk near camp two of Mount Everest, as they prepare to ascend on the south face from Nepal. Two more climbers have died on Everest, expedition organisers and officials said on May 25, taking the toll from a deadly week on the overcrowded world's highest peak to ten.  PHUNJO LAMA / AFP

First black African woman makes landmark Everest summit

May 17, 2019 - 10:20 AM

Saray Khumalo reaches the 'roof of the world' in her fourth attempt after 3 previous bids were thwarted by bad weather, injury, and tragedy

THE TOP. South African Saray Khumalo climbs mountains 'in support of her cause of promoting access to education for African children.' Photo from her Facebook account

3 tons of rubbish collected from Mount Everest

May 02, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing equipment, empty gas canisters and even human excrement litter the well-trodden route to the summit of the 29,029-foot peak

Tent in the Everest base camp. Mountain peak Everest. Highest mountain in the world. National Park, Nepal. - Shutterstock Image

'Stressed, weeping' pilot caused deadly Nepal plane crash – inquiry

Aug 27, 2018 - 5:27 PM

The draft copy of the final investigation report concludes the US-Bangla Airlines captain was 'under stress and emotionally disturbed' after a female co-worker had 'questioned his reputation as a good instructor'

MARCH 12 AIRPLANE CRASH. Nepali rescue workers gather around the debris of an airplane that crashed near the international airport in Kathmandu on March 12, 2018. File photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP

New normal: Massive info leaks, networked journalism

Sep 23, 2016 - 5:38 PM

The Panama Papers project for example is the best example of networked journalism in an interconnected world

AGE OF COLLABORATION. Sheila Coronel (left) with the Panama Papers team from Asia, at the Uncovering Asia conference in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo by Melvyn Calderon/Rappler

Nepal quake, Jolo Revilla, naval drills | 6PM wRap

May 12, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Q&A: Did Kathmandu shift?

Apr 28, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Possibly about 3 meters southward according to initial analysis of seismological data obtained from sound waves which travel through Earth after an earthquake says tectonics expert James Jackson

An elderly woman mourns in front of her destroyed home in the Kumalpur village, on the outskirts of capital Kathmandu, Nepal, 27 April 2015, with some black hair visible (background C) of a 10-year-old girl that died in the earthquake and was cremated last night. Kumalpur village is a small village town situated north of Kathmandu where 9 people including 4 children were killed.EPA/N ARENDRA SHRESTHA

Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy

Apr 21, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Some of the sherpas and their families are angry about the Nepali government s offer of 40 000 rupees to pay for the funeral expenses of those killed calling it a disrespectful gesture

WORST ACCIDENT. Group of family members of the Nepalese mountaineer carry the body of Ang Kaji Sherpa who died on Mt. Everest Avalanche upon its arrival at Sherpa Monastry in Kathmandu, Nepal. April 19, 2014. Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Passenger plane carrying 18 missing in Nepal – officials

Feb 16, 2014 - 6:32 PM

The state run carrier was travelling from Pokhara to the town of Jumla west of the capital Kathmandu when air traffic controllers lost contact