Asia Observer

Nepal flooding and landslides kill scores

Rain damages roads across the Himalayan country's western plains, forcing officials to use helicopters to rescue stranded peopleReport - Agence France-Press in Kathmandu, The Guardian.

Picture - Nepalese villagers walk through floodwaters in Banke district, 350km west of Kathmandu. Photog


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One body found as Sherpas count cost of Everests deadliest avalanche

Survivors flown by helicopter to Kathmandu. By Gopal Sharma in Kathmandu, The Observer. The avalanche that killed at least 13. Picture shows Sherpa guides on 18 April. Photograph Buddhabir Rai/AFP/Getty Images


Rescuers have recovered the body of one mountain guide after


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Nepal slashes cost of climbing Everest

Fees for single climbers cut from $25,000 to $11,000, but veterans warn of increased cost of safer group expeditions. Report by Will Coldwell and agencies; The Guardian, Friday 14 February 2014


Photo shows Mount Everest rises 8,848m through the clouds. Photograph Desmon


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Qatar World Cup: 185 Nepalese died in 2013 – official records

Death toll in 2013 likely to rise as new cases revealed, sparking fresh wave of concern over treatment of migrant workers. Report by Owen Gibson and Pete Pattisson in Kathmandu, The Guardian, Friday 24 January 2014


Photo shows migrant construction workers in Doha, Qatar


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