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  1. News - Asia - NEPAL

    12 years after becoming a star, Himalaya actor Thinle Lundup Lama scrapes a living

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Upper Dolpa While co-stars have moved on, the actor who played a village chief is a mere tourist attraction Himalaya star penniless 12 years after hit movie Twelve years ago, Oscar-nominated film, Himalaya, opened up the remote, pristine villages of the world's tallest mountain range to the West. But while the director, Éric Valli and co-stars have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1051843/12-years-after-becoming-star-himalaya-actor-thinle-lundup-lama-scrapes
  2. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Mega-quakes could return to the Himalayas, new study says

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Big quakes may come back to the Himalayas A mega-quake in 1255 that wrecked the Nepalese capital, wiped out a third of the population of Kathmandu Valley and killed the country's monarch, King Abhaya Malla, was of a kind that may return to the Himalayas, seismologists have reported. Experts from Nepal, France and Singapore mapped deposits of river sediment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1107193/mega-quakes-could-return-himalayas-new-study-says
  3. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal avalanche sweeps away climbers

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:39pm by Associated Press in Katmandu

    ... eighth-highest peak, Mount Manaslu. It came at the start of Nepal’s autumn climbing season, when the end of the monsoon rains makes weather in the high Himalayas unpredictable. Police official Basanta ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1045992/nepal-avalanche-sweeps-away-climbers
  4. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Brothers sharing a wife aids survival in Nepalese villages

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Upper Dolpa In remote Nepalese villages, several brothers will often marry the same woman to keep household wealth together and allow families to survive In harsh land, one wife for 2 men When Tashi Sangmo was 17 she married a 14-y ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1048903/brothers-sharing-wife-aids-survival-nepalese-villages
  5. Lifestyle - Health - PERSONAL BEST

    Personal best

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by WALTER CHEUNG

    ... Walter Cheung healthpost@scmp.com Into thin air The Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon is held annually on May 29 to commemorate the first successful ascent of the world's highest mountain by New Zealand explorer Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenz ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1011415/personal-best
  6. Leading the way to the pinnacle

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mount Everest was in the headlines again this spring when 10 climbers died, including Chinese national Wang-yi Fa, triggering memories of 1996, the deadliest year on the peak. That year, on May 10, there were several expeditions making summit bids for Eve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008476/leading-way-pinnacle
  7. Kids are ready to climb Mount Everest

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh HONG KONG- Twenty secondary and four university students will make an expedition to Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain. The group will study the environment while going mountain trekking. They will also visit local schools for a l ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007629/kids-are-ready-climb-mount-everest
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Staff and Agencies

    ... [Leung Chun-ying's ministerial team] is the weakest in the history of Hong Kong Lawmaker and Executive Council member Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee condemns the new government's lack of experience   Meditation is not just blissing out under a mango tree … it changes your brain Dr Matthieu Ricard, a French monk in the Himalayas, on tests that show him to be the happiest man ever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1072714/who-said-it
  9. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Riders fight for honour in Nepal in the world's highest horse race

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Upper Dolpa For 800 years, the Himalayas' best riders have competed in a colourful and brutal horse race Horsemen of the Dolpa vie for honour and glory The clansmen and monks of the mystical land of Upper Dolpa first gathered eight centuries ago to pray, feast, fight over property and vie for the title of fastest horseman in the Himalayas. They have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1041822/riders-fight-honour-nepal-worlds-highest-horse-race
  10. News - China - INDIA

    Chinese defence minster makes peace-keeping trip to New Delhi

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... on Indian border Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie will signal Beijing's desire to maintain calm on the disputed Sino-Indian border in the Himalayas by including the PLA's Tibet ... Islands. Andrei Chang, editor-in-chief of the Canadian-based Kanwa Asian Defence Monthly, said Liang's trip was aimed at preventing disputes on the SinoIndian border in the Himalayas from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1026629/chinese-defence-minster-makes-peace-keeping-trip-new-delhi

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