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Kenyan climber is found dead on Mount Everest in Nepal

May. 23, 2024 09:39 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A climber from Kenya attempting to scale the world's highest mountain has been found dead near the summit, officials said Thursday. The body of Cheruiyot Kirui was found on Mount Everest, said Khim Lal Gautam, a government official at the mountain's base...

Owner of Nepal's largest media organization arrested over citizenship card issue

May. 22, 2024 03:07 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The owner of Nepal's largest news organization has been arrested for allegedly violating the country's citizenship laws over an issue with his citizenship card. Kailash Sirohiya will be presented before a judge in a district court in south Nepal on Wednesday...

Nepal's prime minister wins confidence vote in parliament, his fourth since taking office

May. 20, 2024 04:56 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s prime minister will continue leading his shaky governing coalition after winning his fourth vote of confidence in two years on Monday. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called the vote in Nepal's lower house of parliament after a minor party in his...

Nepal's top cricket star has his 8-year sentence for rape thrown out and is cleared of all charges

May. 15, 2024 08:54 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A high court in Nepal on Wednesday overturned an eight-year prison sentence for rape for the country's star cricket player and former captain of the national team, and cleared him of all charges. A two-judge panel of the Patan High Court ruled that Sandeep...

Buddha's birthday: When is it and how is it celebrated in different countries?

May. 12, 2024 01:13 AM EDT

The birthday of the historical Buddha or Shakyamuni Buddha, known as Vesak in several countries, celebrates the birth of the child who became Prince Siddhartha around the end of the 4th century B.C. This is a holy occasion for all Buddhists, but is celebrated on different dates depending on the...

Broadband internet services are disrupted in most parts of Nepal

May. 02, 2024 10:07 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Broadband internet was disrupted in many parts of Nepal on Thursday as Indian vendors from whom most Nepali private operators source the bandwidth stopped providing the services because of payment defaults. Private internet service providers in Nepal issued...

Nepal hosts an investment summit in hopes of attracting foreign money for hydropower projects

Apr. 28, 2024 05:55 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal hosted an investment summit Sunday in hopes of attracting much-needed foreign investment, especially in developing hydropower projects to produce more electricity that it can sell to neighboring countries. Several foreign investors were attending the...

Nepal's president asks visiting Qatari emir to help free student held hostage by Hamas

Apr. 24, 2024 06:14 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's president asked the emir of Qatar, who is on a two-day visit to the South Asian country, to help release a Nepali student held hostage by Palestinian militant group Hamas, officials said on Wednesday. President Ram Chandra Poudel met with Sheik Tamim...

Qatari emir in Nepal, expected to tackle migrant conditions and Nepali student held hostage by Hamas

Apr. 23, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The emir of Qatar landed in Nepal Tuesday on his first-ever visit to the South Asian country, after visiting Bangladesh and the Philippines, where improving migrant workers' conditions in the Gulf state and a Nepali student still held hostage by Hamas are expected to be on...

UN approves an updated cholera vaccine that could help fight a surge in cases

Apr. 18, 2024 23:59 PM EDT

The World Health Organization has approved a version of a widely used cholera vaccine that could help address a surge in cases that has depleted the global vaccine stockpile and left poorer countries scrambling to contain epidemics. WHO authorized the vaccine, made by EuBiologics,...