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# Nepal

Last month
January 2023
# Pokhara
Nepali hospitals return bodies from air crash to grieving families
All those on board, including six children, are believed to have died.
# Plane Crash
Search for missing bodies after plane crash in Nepal suspended as evening falls
Officials believe the hopes of finding any survivors are ‘nil’.
# Pokhara
DFA says Nepal crash victim first believed to be Irish was UK national
A list from the Nepalese aviation authority had initially classified the man as Irish.
# Nepal
Irish national on board plane that crashed in Nepal killing dozens
The aircraft was flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Last year
2022
# Charles Sobhraj
Notorious French serial killer 'The Serpent' freed from Nepal prison
Charles Sobhraj has served most of his sentence for killing US and Canadian backpackers in the 1970s.
# Himalayas
Body of missing US ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson found on Mount Manaslu in Nepal
Nelson slipped and went missing while skiing down the world’s eighth-highest mountain.
# Nepal
14 bodies recovered after plane wreckage found in Nepal mountains
The Civil Aviation Authority said that the plane “met an accident” at 4,420 metres in the Sanosware area of Thasang rural municipality.
# Pokhara
Plane with 22 on board missing in Nepal’s mountains
It is a popular route with foreign hikers who trek on the mountain trails.
# On top of the world
Sherpa guide breaks own record scaling Mount Everest for 26th time
Kami Rita, whose father was among the first Sherpa guides, first scaled Everest in 1994 and has been making the trip nearly every year since.
All time
# Extreme Weather
More than 100 people dead as floods and landslides hit India and Nepal
In Uttarakhand in northern India, officials said that 46 people had died in recent days with 11 missing.
# Nepal
Ireland to send ventilators and defibrillators to help Nepal fight Covid-19
Oxygen concentrators, ventilators, defibrillators and PPE are among some of the equipment to be donated.
# Nepal
Offices closed and markets shut as Nepal imposes 15-day lockdown amid surge in Covid cases
The lockdown was imposed in most of the Himalayan nation’s major cities and towns.
# On top of the world
Mount Everest grows four metres after China and Nepal agree new height measurement
The new official height of the world’s tallest peak is 8,848.86 metres.
# Nepal
Veteran Sherpa guide who set Everest record dies aged 72
Ang Rita was a national hero known as the ‘snow leopard”.
# TheJournal Investigation
“Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas
“This black mountain, in the past this was all ice but now it’s just rock.”
# TheJournal Investigation
Floods, drought and natural disasters already threatened food security in Nepal, then coronavirus came
Too much rain, and too little rain, hampers farmers and their crops.
# A mountain to climb
In Nepal, Sherpas are losing vital tourism income, but 'stopping the virus is more important than our jobs'
Cormac Fitzgerald reports from Nepal on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Mount Everest’s guides.
# Nepal
Mount Everest region to ban single-use plastics
The region receives over 50,000 tourists every year, including climbers and trekkers.
# Christopher Kulish
American climber dies after reaching top of Mount Everest
About half a dozen climbers died on Everest last week, including two Irish men .
# Nepal
British climber dies on Mount Everest amid overcrowding concerns on world's highest peak
Robin Fisher’s death follows that of Irishman Kevin Hynes who died yesterday.
# Seamus Lawless
Government will help family of Trinity professor who went missing on Everest 'in any way possible'
Seamus Lawless went missing on the world’s highest mountain earlier this week.
# Missing
Trinity College professor missing on Mount Everest a day after reaching peak of world's highest mountain
Seamus Lawless reportedly fell on the mountain at an altitude of 8,300m yesterday.
# bajura district
Nepali woman and her two children die in outlawed 'menstruation hut'
The ancient shunning practice known as “chhaupadi” was outlawed in 2005.
# Mountain Climbing
Nine climbers killed in freak accident on rarely climbed Himalayan mountain
It is the deadliest incident to hit Nepal’s mountaineering industry since 2014.
# Mount Gurja
Snowstorm kills nine climbers on Nepal peak
The bodies of four South Koreans and four Nepali guides were spotted among the wreckage of their camp.
# Crash
Tourists among six dead in Nepal helicopter crash
One woman survived the crash with injuries and has been airlifted to the capital.
# world's peak
Japanese climber who lost nine fingers on Everest dies on his eighth attempt at the summit
Nobukazu Kuriki was a solo climber who’d conquered other 8,000m peaks in Nepal.
# persistence
Double leg amputee reaches summit of Everest, 40 years after losing his feet during his first attempt
Xia Boyu had both his feet amputated after suffering frostbite during his first attempt at Everest in 1975.
# Delays
Plane with 139 people on board skids off runway causing chaos at Kathmandu airport
Nobody was hurt in the incident but hundreds of passengers had flights cancelled.
# Nepal
49 dead after plane crashes in Kathmandu in worst accident in decades
The disaster is the worst such incident to hit Nepal for years.
# banned practice
Nepali woman suffocates in 'menstruation hut'
She died of suspected smoke inhalation
# Girls not Brides
Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal
10% of girls in Nepal are married by the age of 15 and 37% by the age of 18.
# South Asia
Death toll in worst monsoon season in decades tops 1,200
At least five people, including two children, have been killed in Mumbai since yesterday.
# any strawberries
A 'Wexford Bus' has been spotted doing the rounds in the mountains of Nepal
Erm… hi?
# treacherous conditions
Rescuers find body of missing Everest climber, bringing death toll to four
More than a dozen climbers have also been rescued from the mountain in the last three days.
# Nepal
Rescuers find trekker who survived in remote mountainous terrain for 47 days
The man’s partner had died three days before rescuers arrived, he said.
# fleeing the poverty trap
For exiled Nepali women, donated bicycles are a passport to a better life
Dozens of women were forced to flee their homes during the country’s decade-long civil war.
# Nepal
Man and woman in prison for killing their respective spouses marry each other
The match between the convicted murderers was set up by the man’s mother – who’s also in prison.
# molehill
Is Everest still the tallest peak? Scientists aren't too sure
It’s thought a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015 knocked an inch off the top of the world’s highest peak.
# Hinduism
15-year-old Nepali girl banished for menstruating dies in a cowshed
Some Hindus view menstruating women as impure. The girls are sometimes forced to remain in a hut or cowshed for days,