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Mountaineers from the Indian army on a expedition in Nepal have found mysterious large footprints in the snow that they think belong to the Yeti, or the abominable snowman, the military said on Tuesday.

Footprints of large ‘mystical’ beast found in Indian mountains

Mountaineers from the Indian army on a expedition in Nepal have found mysterious large footprints in the snow that they think belong to the Yeti, or the abominable snowman, the military said on Tuesday.
Ram Bahadur Bomjon

Spiritual leader under investigation over disappearance of devotees

A Nepali spiritual leader believed by his followers to be a reincarnation of Buddha is under investigation over the disappearance of several devotees, police in Kathmandu said Monday.
Mount Gurja, in Nepal's Dhaulagiri range

Nine mountain climbers missing in Nepal after storm hits camp

At least nine climbers have been reported missing after a storm swept through their camp on a Himalayan mountain.
Amnesty International claims that workers at the Qatar's Lusail Stadium site have not been paid.

Amnesty: Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium contractor not paying workers

A contractor involved in building the marquee stadium for Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup did not pay its workers, leaving them stranded thousands of miles from home, according to a report by Amnesty International.

Alcohol poisoning kills 19 in Malaysia

At least 19 people have died and more are receiving treatment, following a series of suspected alcohol poisoning in recent days, Malaysian authorities said on Wednesday.
Flydubai Boeing 737-800 landing in Prague. Jacob Pfleger

Pilot fails alcohol test just before international flight

A Flydubai Pilot faces disciplinary action after failing an alcohol test in Nepal before being due to operate a flight to the United Arab Emirates, the Airline said.
Nepal Police

Police arrest five involved in kidney-smuggling

Police in Nepal have arrested five men in connection with a kidney-smuggling racket allegedly luring poor people to hospitals in India to have their kidneys removed and sold, a police official said Monday.

Macedonian climber dies on Everest

A Macedonian climber died Sunday while making a final push for the summit of Mount Everest, the latest fatality of the current spring climbing season in the Nepali Himalayas.

Sherpa reaches summit of Everest for the 22nd time

The record for the number of times a person has made it to the top of Mount Everest has been broken.

Nepal commences investigation into plane crash that killed 49

Investigators have retrieved the flight data recorder from the wreckage of a Bangladeshi airliner that crashed, killing at least 49 aboard, including the crew, when it attempted to land in Nepal’s capital, officials said on Tuesday.

Olawunmi Bayode breaks Guinness record in longest marathon reading aloud

A Nigerian Olawunmi Bayode has set a new Guinness Record in the “Longest Marathon Reading Aloud” Category.

Nepali woman suffocates in ‘menstruation hut’

A young Nepali woman has died of suspected smoke inhalation while she was banished to a shed for menstruating under an ancient tradition banned more than a decade ago, police said Wednesday.

Despite conversion ban, Christianity spreads in Nepal

More than two years after an earthquake flattened the Nepali village of Richet, most residents are still living in makeshift shelters. Only the church has been rebuilt — paid for by Christian missionaries whose influence in the mainly Hindu country is growing.

World Cup 2022 Qatar workers ‘exploited’ – Amnesty

Nepali migrant workers involved in the construction of stadiums for the 2022 Qatar World Cup are being trapped in a “vicious cycle of debt and exploitation”, according to a report by Amnesty International.

Death toll from Nepal floods, landslide rises to 40

The death toll from floods and landslides in Nepal has jumped to at least 40, officials said Sunday, with thousands forced to flee their homes amid days of heavy monsoon rain.

Nepali couple registers ‘first transgender marriage’

A Nepali transgender woman and a man registered their marriage, a first in the country, the couple said Saturday, despite an absence of laws legalising same-sex or transgender unions.

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