A SMALL PLANE carrying 14 people has crashed in Nepal, about 50km from capital Kathmandu. The plane crashed en route to Lukla, considered the entry point to Mount Everest. Six foreign tourists are believed to have been on board, but no further information has been released yet. A rescue operation is underway, but is being hampered by the bad weather blamed for the crash.
# nepal - Sunday 31 August, 2014
The best way to climb Everest is to do it fast,” says Adrian Ballinger.
# nepal - Sunday 3 August, 2014
Authorities have evacuated more than 20,000 people amid fears that a torrent of water could inundate villages and farms if a dam suddenly breaks.
# nepal - Friday 23 May, 2014
The climber was stranded for 19 hours before help arrived.
# nepal - Tuesday 29 April, 2014
The deadly avalanche of 18 April led to labour dispute and a closure of the mountain route.
# nepal - Friday 17 May, 2013
He already broke the world record in 2007 but it was beaten four years later.
# nepal - Tuesday 30 April, 2013
Nothing like a bit of fisticuffs at 6,500m above sea level.
# nepal - Tuesday 9 April, 2013
The woman who was four-months pregnant suffered burns on more than 50 per cent of her body
# nepal - Monday 7 January, 2013
Police say that one of five arrested men has confessed to carrying out the burial during the country’s brutal civil war which ended seven years ago.
# nepal - Thursday 3 January, 2013
The landmark case is being watched closely by human rights activists in Nepal.
# nepal - Wednesday 5 December, 2012
A Nepalese pensioner has been granted citizenship more than a century after she was born in a remote village of the Himalayan nation.
# nepal - Friday 28 September, 2012
The plane was carrying trekkers to the Mount Everest region when the crash occurred just minutes after takeoff.
# nepal - Sunday 23 September, 2012
The avalanche occurred on the world’s eighth highest mountain.
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Five countries, three deserts and one mountain range will be crossed by the fundraising duo by the time they reach the east coast of China.
# nepal - Monday 21 May, 2012
The three climbers were descending the mountain when a wind storm hit the mountain.
# nepal - Monday 14 May, 2012
A plane carrying Nepalese, Indian and Western passengers crashed into a mountain in the Himalayas today, killing 15 people and critically injuring six.
# nepal - Wednesday 2 November, 2011
Nepal’s main parties have agreed to resume talks for a peace deal, but will face a significant challenge in creating a new constitution.
# nepal - Sunday 25 September, 2011
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The plane hit the roof of a house and disintegrated into several pieces just south of the capital. Kathmandu.
# nepal - Tuesday 20 September, 2011
Officials fear that the death toll will rise as landslides and communications difficulties prevent rescue workers from reaching potential survivors.
# nepal - Sunday 18 September, 2011
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The quake was felt as far as the Indian capital, with New Delhi residents rushing out of shaking buildings.
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The disease has killed more than 5,500 people and sickened more than 363,000 others since it was discovered in October.
# nepal - Thursday 28 April, 2011
Folk singers who flew in for a festival stepped off the plane and then disappeared. Immigration officials are investigating.
# nepal - Wednesday 2 March, 2011
Sadhus arrested by undercover cops for selling drug in temple.
# nepal - Tuesday 16 November, 2010
Demonstrations against Nepalese peacekeepers turn violent, as UN soldiers open fire and complain of political bias.
# nepal - Friday 29 October, 2010
Climbers will be able to text home and check their email thanks to Nepalese telecommunications company.
# nepal - Thursday 14 October, 2010
A 2-foot-2 Nepalese teenager is officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world’s smallest man.