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AP Interview: Official says Nepal desperately needs vaccines

Jun. 17, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal has significantly reduced coronavirus infections after its worst outbreak, which overwhelmed the country’s medical system, but is in desperate need of vaccines, its health minister said Thursday. “We have gone down from the red stage to...

Nepal's health minister tells AP the country has significantly reduced virus cases but is in desperate need of vaccines.

Jun. 17, 2021 09:38 AM EDT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's health minister tells AP the country has significantly reduced virus cases but is in desperate need of vaccines.

Sherpa guide uses savings to help colleagues during pandemic

Jun. 14, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The scenic Himalayan mountain trails that normally draw throngs of foreign trekkers to Nepal have been empty for more than a year, with most of the country's tourism industry still shut down by the pandemic. That means tens of thousands of Sherpa...

Migrant workers in Malaysia win labor suit against Goodyear

Jun. 11, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on Thursday ruled in favor of 65 migrant workers who sued U.S. tiremaker Goodyear for underpaying them, their lawyer said, calling it a victory for foreign employees. Chandrasegaran Rajandran said the Industrial Court...

The Latest: Melbourne's 4th pandemic lockdown to end Friday

Jun. 08, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest city will emerge from its fourth pandemic lockdown Friday. But some restrictions will remain and the 5 million residents of Melbourne won’t be allowed to travel to regional centers in surrounding Victoria state. ...

Nepal resumes vaccination campaign with doses given by China

Jun. 08, 2021 05:38 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal resumed its stalled coronavirus vaccination campaign on Tuesday with 1 million doses given by China after the Himalayan nation made international pleas for help with a shortage of doses. Thousands of people, all 64 years old, lined up at...

Chinese climber becomes 1st blind Asian to scale Everest

May. 31, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Chinese climber who became the first blind Asian to scale Mount Everest says he aims to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents and then travel to the North and South Poles. Zhang Hong, 44, is also the third blind climber...

Oldest American, fastest woman on Everest return safely

May. 30, 2021 04:35 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A retired attorney from Chicago who became the oldest American to scale Mount Everest, and a Hong Kong teacher who is now the fastest female climber of the world's highest peak, on Sunday returned safely from the mountain where climbing teams have struggled with bad...

Virus fails to deter hundreds of climbers on Mount Everest

May. 29, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A year after Mount Everest was closed to climbers as the pandemic swept across the globe, hundreds are making the final push to the summit with only a few more days left in the season, saying they are undeterred by a coronavirus outbreak in base camp. ...

Bad dream stopped Everest guide from climbing peak 26th time

May. 25, 2021 03:50 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A record-holding Sherpa climber halted his attempt to scale Mount Everest for a 26th time because of a bad dream but plans to try again next year. Kami Rita already reached the summit of the world's highest mountain for a record 25th time earlier...