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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 ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Chinese and Indian troops dug in amid stand-off high in Himalayas

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:33am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New Delhi New Delhi accuses Chinese forces of entering its territory and setting up camp on high plateau PLA and Indian troops dig in amid border stand-off Hundreds of Indian and Chinese troops have dug into positions on a high Himalayan platea ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Himalayan avalanche kills five in India

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 06:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shimla, India An avalanche in a Himalayan region of northern India killed at least five villagers on Wednesday when their houses were buried under heavy snow, officials said. The avalanche trapped eight people in the remote Kafnu v ...

  5. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal blames 'cheap tourists' for falling victim to deadly snowstorm

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by GUARDIAN, KYODO

    ... Agencies in Kathmandu 'Cheap tourists' blamed for falling victim to snowstorm Officials in Nepal have blamed the high death toll from last week's snowstorm in the Himalayas on "cheap" tourists who failed to hire guides to cross a mountain pass to save money. At least 40 people were killed and around 175 injured when the sudden snowstorm in the country's Annapurna ...

  6. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Seventeen dead and nearly 150 missing as avalanche hits Annapurna trekking circuit in Nepal

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kathmandu Almost 150 still missing as severe weather hits the popular Annapurna circuit in the Himalayas Seventeen dead as avalanche hits trekking route A snowstorm and avalanche in Nepal's Himalayas has killed at least 17 hikers and guides, while almost 150 others are missing in one of the worst disasters in the region in the last 10 years. Severe weather ...

  7. News - China

    India asks China to withdraw troops near disputed border

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 06:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi India’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had asked China to withdraw troops who allegedly advanced into disputed territory claimed by New Delhi in a remote area of the Himalayas. “We have asked the Chinese side to maintain the status quo in this sector (of the western border),” spokesman Syed Akbaruddin told a briefing. “By this I mean ...

  8. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Surviving trekkers speak of heart-pounding escape from Nepal avalanche that killed 29

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 01:26pm by AP, Reuters

    ... toll rose to 29, rescuers widened their search on Friday for trekkers in Nepal’s northern mountains who were stranded since a series of blizzards and avalanches battered the Himalayas early ... 10th highest mountain. The 240-kilometre Annapurna circuit takes almost three weeks to complete, and is perhaps the most popular walking route in the Himalayas. It is dubbed the "apple ...

  9. News - Asia - DISASTERS

    Frantic search for 100 missing trekkers after deadly Nepal avalanche

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kathmandu Blizzard in Nepal spurred by Cyclone Hudhud has killed at least 30 hikers on Annapurna circuit Hongkongers among 150 rescued after avalanches Workers using helicopters and battling waist-deep snow rescued more than 150 people, including two Hongkongers, in Nepal's Himalayas yesterday, two days after a major snowstorm that triggered ...

  10. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- October 20, 2014

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 08:15am

    ... crackdown slows Tibet refugee crossings to freedom in India |Source: Washington Post The 24-year-old paid a smuggler about US$800 to guide her over the Himalayas to what she hoped would be freedom ...




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