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78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia

Monsoon flooding and landslides continued to cause havoc in South Asia on Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 78 in Nepal and authorities in neighboring northeastern India battling to …


Nepal marks 1st Everest ascent amid debate over permits

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 …


Deaths rise as Nepal issues more permits for Mount Everest

Scaling Mount Everest was a dream few realized before Nepal opened its side of the mountain to commercial climbing a half-century ago. This year the government issued a record number …


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

Nepal’s record-setting Everest guide returns a hero

Family, friends and supporters have welcomed a veteran Sherpa guide upon his return to Nepal’s capital days after his 24th climb of Mount Everest extended his record.


More immigrants sue U.S. over end to protected status

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.


Nepal bus crashes in mountainous area, 21 killed and 15 hurt

A bus carrying college students and teachers drove off a highway in a mountainous area, leaving 21 people dead and 15 injured.


Trekking in Nepal presentation Thursday

Spokane’s Ric Conner and Denise Attwood will present a slide show and discussion about traveling and trekking in Nepal Thursday.


2 Sherpa guides scales Everest setting new records

A veteran Sherpa guide scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday for the 22nd time, setting a record for the most climbs of the world’s highest mountain, while a female Sherpa made …


Australian climbs 7 peaks in 7 continents in record time

An Australian mountaineer scaled Mount Everest on Monday, completing his quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents in record time, an expedition organizer said.


Plane carrying 71 people crashes, catches fire in Kathmandu

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 …


Outdoor skills Idaho man learned in the Northwest prove effective in hurricane relief efforts

Fifteen cats stuck in one tree. A precarious sight. Especially because the tree was surrounded by 4 feet of debris filled water. In August, that’s what Tim Sorenson came upon.


Nepal votes in 1st provincial polls amid democracy hopes

Residents of mountain villages and foothill towns voted Sunday in Nepal’s first provincial polls, with the hope of bringing government closer to the Himalayan nation’s rural and remote areas.


Nepal hopes first state elections will give people a voice

Eleven years after Nepal began its journey toward democracy by stripping its authoritarian king of his powers, the nation’s 30 million people will finally get a say in running their …


Bus veers off highway in Nepal, killing 31 people

A passenger bus heading toward Nepal’s capital veered off a key highway early Saturday, killing at least 31 people and injuring 15, officials said.


Flooding maroons people in Indian states, eases in Nepal

Monsoon flooding is easing in Nepal, but the water flowing downriver has worsened floods in northern India and marooned thousands of villagers across the border, officials said Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

Group finds Asia’s performing elephants are treated harshly

An animal protection group wants tourists to know: That elephant you are thinking about riding during your vacation in Thailand is probably a miserable victim of abuse.


Rescuers retrieve bodies of 3 Indian climbers from Everest

Rescuers on Sunday retrieved the bodies of three Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest.


American climber dies, Indian missing on Everest

An American climber has died near the summit of Mount Everest and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the mountain following a successful ascent, expedition organizers said …


UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Nepalese vote in first local elections in 20 years

Millions of Nepalese voted Sunday for representatives in municipal and village councils for the first time in two decades, a sign that the country’s fractious democracy may be stabilizing.


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 7:44 p.m.

85-year-old aiming to be oldest Everest climber dies

An 85-year-old Nepali died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world’s highest peak, officials said.


UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Famed Swiss climber killed near Mount Everest in Nepal

A Swiss climber acclaimed for his rapid ascents – including scaling dozens of peaks in the Alps in a little more than two months – was killed Sunday in a …


Dozens killed, injured as crowded bus veers off Nepal road

A bus filled with people traveling to their home villages in Nepal to receive the first government payments for victims of last year’s devastating earthquake slipped off a narrow mountain …


Spokane nonprofit brings relief to Nepal, where struggles continue after 2015 earthquake

A Spokane woman’s chance encounter with a Nepalese man more than 30 years ago not only helped her found a thriving business here, it also helped bring needed relief to …


Taliban suicide bombing kills 14 Nepalese guards in Kabul

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in an attack Monday on their minibus in the Afghan capital, the Interior Ministry and an Afghan security official said.


Indian climber third to die on Mount Everest in recent days

An Indian climber who had fallen sick and was being helped down Mount Everest has died, becoming the third to die in recent days while attempting to scale the world’s …


Mount Everest records first successful ascent after two years

The first successful ascent of Mount Everest after a gap of two years was recorded on Wednesday, authorities confirmed. Nine Nepali climbers, who work as mountain guides and icefall doctors, …


Jess Roskelley, Annapurna climbers apply skills to Nepal disaster relief

A lofty goal to climb the world’s 10th-tallest peak has transcended to an even higher calling for Spokane mountaineer Jess Roskelley and his expedition since disaster struck Nepal last month. …


UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2015, 8:17 p.m.

Nepal quake: 1,865 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing …


UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2015, 3:19 p.m.

Massive earthquake strikes Nepal, killing hundreds

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing …


Dawes Eddy: Going for age record

In 2009, Dawes Eddy of Spokane became the oldest American to climb Mount Everest, a title he held for just two days before it was claimed by a year-older Californian, …