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29 Killed in Nepal Bus Accident

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nepal say a bus in the western part of the country has veered off a mountain road, killing at least 29 people. Authorities say several people were injured Saturday when the bus drove off the road near Chatiwan village. Officials say at the time of the accident, the crash area was dark and […]

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Nepal Vote Postponed Til Next Year

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s interim government has decided to postpone elections set for this week until next year, after opposition parties threatened to boycott the vote. Communication Minister Raj Kishore Yadav said Tuesday the Cabinet decided to hold parliamentary elections between mid-April and mid-May of next year. He said the date will be set after discussions with all […]

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Everest-bound Plane Crashes in Nepal, Killing 19

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Nepal say a plane crashed shortly after taking off Friday from the capital Kathmandu, killing all 19 people on board. An airport official said the pilot notified air traffic controllers the small, twin-propeller plane had hit a large bird moments before it went down. Aviation authorities say the Sita Air flight crashed on […]

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Plane Carrying 19 Crashes in Nepal

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nepal say a plane has crashed shortly after taking off from the capital Kathmandu, killing all 19 people aboard. An airport official said the pilot notified air traffic controllers the plane had hit a bird moments before it went down. Aviation authorities say the Sita Air flight crashed on the banks of the […]

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Plane Carrying 19 Crashes in Nepal

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nepal say an airplane has crashed on the outskirts of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, killing all 19 people aboard. They say the plane crashed Friday morning shortly after taking off from Kathmandu airport. Authorities say the aircraft was engulfed in flames near the Manohara river. Police officials say seven British, five Chinese and […]

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Plane Carrying 19 Crashes in Nepal

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nepal say an airplane carrying 19 people has crashed. They say the plane crashed Friday morning shortly after taking off from Kathmandu airport. Police officials say the 16 passengers and three crew members are feared dead. The Sita Air plane was headed to Lukla in the Mount Everest region, small town in Nepal […]

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Nepal Ends Search For Climbers Missing After Deadly Avalanche

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Emergency officials in Nepal have suspended their search for climbers missing after a deadly avalanche on the world’s eighth-highest mountain. Officials said at least two French climbers were still unaccounted for late Monday. At least nine people were killed Sunday on Mount Manaslu when it was hit by a wall of snow in one of […]

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Several Missing After Deadly Nepal Avalanche

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Emergency officials in Nepal say several people are still missing Monday following a deadly avalanche on the world’s eighth-highest mountain. At least nine people were killed Sunday on Mount Manaslu when it was hit by a wall of snow in one of the worst tragedies in Himalayan mountaineering in recent years. Several people were rescued […]

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Nine Killed in Himalayan Avalanche

Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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At least nine climbers have been killed in an avalanche on the world’s eighth-highest mountain. About 25 people were near the top of the 8,156-meter Mount Manaslu in Nepal when it was hit by a wall of snow early Sunday, in one of the worst tragedies in Himalayan mountaineering in recent years. Local officials said […]

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US Removes Nepal’s Maoists from Terrorist List

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has removed the Communist Party of Nepal from its list of terrorist organizations. The State Department announced the move Thursday, saying the party is “no longer engaged in terrorist activity that threatens the security of U.S. nationals or U.S. foreign policy.” Nepal’s Maoist rebels carried out a decade-long insurgency that claimed more […]

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