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6 killed as ambulance and truck collide in Nepal

Dec. 1, 2019 3:58 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Six people were killed when an ambulance carrying a dead body collided with a truck in eastern Nepal, police said Sunday. The accident happened Saturday night near Haripur, a village about 353 kilometers (219 miles) from the capital, Kathmandu. A police officer said the crash may...

Bus accident in Nepal leaves 18 dead, 13 injured

Nov. 27, 2019 11:03 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A bus driver on Wednesday lost control of his vehicle which veered off a mountain road in Nepal, killing 18 people and injuring 13 others, police said. A police officer said the bus plunged several hundred feet in the accident in Narpani, a village about 240 kilometers (150 miles)...

Bus falls into river in Nepal, killing 17 and injuring 50

Nov. 3, 2019 10:31 PM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An overcrowded bus drove off a mountain highway and crashed in a river in Nepal, killing 17 people and injuring 50 more, a police official said Monday. The bus was packed with people returning from festivals and appeared to have a mechanical problem before skidding off the highway...

US extends protection for 6 nations' migrants for a year

Nov. 1, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Friday it is extending temporary protected status coverage for migrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021. The status, which has been granted because of disasters or conflicts in...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Nov. 1, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

A police dog decorated with flowers stands at a police kennel in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the second day of the Tihar festival, when dogs are worshipped to acknowledge their role in providing security. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a fire nearly destroyed the historic Shuri Castle on the...

Brazil police arrest 8 in US illegal immigration scheme

Oct. 31, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police have arrested eight suspected members of a criminal syndicate that allegedly coordinated illegal entry into the United States for people from Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries. Federal police said Thursday that the foreigners heading for the U.S. flew to Sao...

Fastest climber of 14 highest peaks to return to mountains

Oct. 30, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepalese mountaineer who smashed the speed record for climbing the world's 14 highest peaks returned safely to Nepal's capital on Wednesday but said he plans to return to the mountains in three days to guide his clients. Nirmal Purja on Tuesday scaled the 8,027-meter (26,340-foot)...

Nepal man shatters record for scaling world's highest peaks

Oct. 29, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepalese man shattered the previous mountaineering record for successfully climbing the world's 14 highest peaks, completing the feat in 189 days. Nirmal Purja scaled the 8,027-meter (26,340-foot) Mount Shishapangma in China on Tuesday, which was the last of the 14 peaks that are...

China, Nepal sign deals for connectivity, security and trade

Oct. 13, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal and China signed 20 agreements on Sunday, including one on a trans-Himalayan railway, as Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a two-day visit to the Himalayan nation. After talks in Kathmandu, Xi and Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli witnessed the signing of 18...

Xi becomes 1st Chinese president in 2 decades to visit Nepal

Oct. 12, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Xi Jinping on Saturday became the first Chinese president in more than two decades to visit Nepal, where he is expected to sign agreements on several infrastructure projects. Xi arrived Saturday from India, where he met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Nepal is expected to...