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Bus plunges into river, killing dozensupdated: Sun Jul 15 2012 08:58:00

An overloaded bus in Nepal plunged into a canal on Sunday, killing at least 35 people, police said.

'Himalayan Viagra' taking its toll on Nepalupdated: Tue Jul 03 2012 06:10:00

Ram Bahadur Jafra and his two brothers crouch on a field, picking through blades of grass and staring at the soil. They have traveled five days by foot to a Himalayan meadow at a 4,300 meter elevation deep inside Nepal's Dolpa district. They came, as tens of thousands do each year, to harvest a highly valuable commodity from the high-altitude soil: the Himalayan caterpillar fungus -- also known as Himalayan Viagra.

Nepalese leaders fail to strike deal on constitutionupdated: Sun May 27 2012 20:55:00

Political leaders in Nepal failed Sunday to reach any kind of agreement on the country's new constitution, prompting the parliament to dissolve and pushing the nation even deeper into crisis.

Child actress, 14, among victims of Nepal crashupdated: Wed May 16 2012 09:46:00

A 14-year-old Indian actress, Taruni Sachdev, was among the passengers who died in Monday's plane crash in Nepal, officials said.

Six passengers survive Nepal crashupdated: Tue May 15 2012 05:07:00

CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports on the miraculous survival of passengers in a plane crash in Nepal.

Police: Floods in Nepal kill at least 8; 3 Ukrainians among missingupdated: Mon May 07 2012 05:40:00

The bodies of eight people were recovered Saturday after flash floods washed away a settlement in central Nepal, police said.

Rescue efforts continue after Nepal floods, despite dwindling hopesupdated: Mon May 07 2012 04:03:00

Rescue workers continued their search Monday for survivors from a flash flood in central Nepal that swept away houses over the weekend, killing at least 17 people and leaving as many as 47 missing.

At least four killed in bombing in southeastern Nepalupdated: Tue May 01 2012 00:18:00

At least four people were killed in a bomb explosion near a political rally in southeastern Nepal on Monday, authorities said.

Tibetans say they're not safe in Nepalupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 09:52:00

Tibetans living in Nepal complain they're living in fear, as China embraces the tiny country. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Three killed in Nepal blastupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 09:52:00

Three people were killed and seven others injured, two of the seriously, when an improvised explosive device went off Monday near government offices here.

18 dead after tractor runs into canal in Nepalupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 10:49:00

At least 18 people were killed Thursday in southern Nepal when a tractor carrying them to a religious festival overturned into an irrigation canal, police said.

Rescue under way for tourists stranded near Nepal's Mt. Everestupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 07:53:00

The effort to rescue hundreds of trekkers stranded for six days in a town near Nepal's iconic Mount Everest due to bad weather continued Monday.

Nepal parties agree on future of former rebelsupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 20:25:00

Nepal's main political parties on Tuesday agreed to integrate up to 6,500 former Maoist rebels into the national army, ending years of negotiations.

Small plane with 6 aboard crashes in Nepalupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 06:05:00

Six people were killed when an army plane crashed in western Nepal, authorities said Wednesday.

Nepal on high: Himalayas trekking tipsupdated: Sat Oct 15 2011 03:26:00

Magnificent snow-peaked summits and quaint thousand-year-old villages provide the backdrop for an unforgettable adventure in Nepal. Exploring the dramatic landscape on foot is nothing short of extraordinary, trekkers say.

Bus plummets into river in Nepal, killing 40 updated: Thu Oct 13 2011 04:27:00

A bus plunged into a river in eastern Nepal on Thursday, killing at least 40 people, authorities said.

Police: 19 killed as small plane crashes in Nepalupdated: Sun Sep 25 2011 04:11:00

Nineteen people aboard a small plane were killed Sunday when it crashed while trying to land at the airport in Kathmandu, police in Nepal said.

Tourist plane crash in Nepalupdated: Sun Sep 25 2011 04:11:00

Several reported dead in a Nepal tourist plane crash. CNN's Colleen McEdwards speaks with Manesh Shrestha.

Death toll from India-centered quake jumps to 81updated: Tue Sep 20 2011 09:34:00

The death toll from a powerful weekend earthquake that rocked parts of India, China and Nepal climbed to 81 Tuesday, emergency officials said.

Deadly quake rocks India, Nepalupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 09:34:00

A magnitude 6.9 struck the northern Indian state of Sikkim, killing more than 20 people. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Nepal elects Maoist prime minister, 4th leader in 4 yearsupdated: Sun Aug 28 2011 21:03:00

Nepal's parliament on Sunday elected a leader of the former Maoist rebels as the new prime minister with a simple majority.

Nepal carpet crisis pushing children into slaveryupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 04:40:00

Nepal is seeing a surge in indentured child labor as the economy is hit by a decline in demand for its hand-woven carpets, according to leading children's groups.

Economy, children suffering in Nepalupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 04:40:00

CNN's Gena Somra traces the reasons why Nepal's failing economy could spell danger for children.

Nepal's PM detonates its last landmineupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 00:03:00

With the detonation of the last landmine, Nepal on Tuesday became free of minefields, the United Nations said.

Nepal census recognizes 'third gender'updated: Tue May 31 2011 10:06:00

When census gatherers went door-to-door visiting 5.6 million households across Nepal this month, they collected information not only on the country's men and women, but also on a so-called third gender.

16 killed as bus plunges off cliff in Nepalupdated: Wed May 04 2011 02:56:00

Sixteen people were killed and 22 others wounded when a passenger bus fell off a cliff in western Nepal on Wednesday, authorities said.

Pakistani diplomat shot in Nepalupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 07:52:00

Two people on motorcycles shot and wounded a Pakistani diplomatic official in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Thursday morning, authorities said.

Satellite collar helps ecologists track endangered tigerupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 02:09:00

Sitting at his office in Kathmandu, Maheswar Dhakal, a government ecologist, can tell exactly where in a jungle about 600 kilometres away, at what altitude and what temperature Namobuddha, a two and a half year old tiger, is at a given moment.

Elephant beauty pageant highlights 3-day Nepal festivalupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 13:22:00

The beauty pageant was like any other, with decked-out contestants parading on a catwalk and undergoing intelligence tests.

Nepal's former crown prince arrestedupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 09:26:00

Nepal's former crown prince was arrested Tuesday on charges of firing a pistol in a public place and threatening others, authorities said.

Nepal confiscates Tibet ballot boxesupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 14:46:00

Nepalese authorities in Kathmandu seize ballot boxes, disrupting elections for Tibetans voting to elect a prime minister.

Nepalese authorities confiscate Tibetan ballot boxesupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 14:46:00

Nepalese authorities in Kathmandu seized ballot boxes Sunday, disrupting elections for Tibetans who were voting to elect a new prime minister and government in exile, officials said Monday.

14 people killed when vehicle plunges from cliff in Nepalupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 09:51:00

A passenger vehicle plunged off a cliff into a river in western Nepal Tuesday, killing 14 people, police said.

On the trail of human trafficking: stone breaking industry in Nepalupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 11:51:00

During my final week in Nepal, I explored a disturbing mix of labor abuses.

Sex trafficking in Nepalupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 22:24:00

CNN's Max Foster speaks to human trafficking expert Siddharth Kara on the sex trafficking situation in Nepal.

14 dead in Nepal plane crash; several foreigners on boardupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 06:56:00

A single-engine aircraft carrying 11 passengers and three crew members crashed south of Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday morning, government officials said, killing everyone on board.

Colorado man goes to Nepal to seek missing daughterupdated: Mon May 17 2010 22:46:00

A Colorado man and his son began flying to Nepal on Monday evening to help search for his 23-year-old daughter, who he says failed to contact her family after hiking there alone last month.

Maoists threaten strike to force out Nepal PMupdated: Sun May 02 2010 07:41:00

Maoists in Nepal have threatened an indefinite general strike starting Sunday in a bid to force the country's prime minister to resign.

Thousands of Maoists rally in Kathmanduupdated: Sun May 02 2010 03:39:00

Thousands of Maoist supporters swarmed into Nepal's capital Saturday for a May Day rally that was also intended to press the government to step down.

30 killed as bus plunges off cliff in Nepalupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 11:15:00

An overcrowded bus plunged off a cliff and fell 200 meters (656 feet) into a river in western Nepal Thursday, killing at least 30 people, police said.

Children among Maoist combatants discharged in Nepalupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 08:52:00

More than 200 former fighters and other members of the Maoist People's Liberation Army -- including minors -- were discharged from a Maoist camp Thursday in line with Nepal's ongoing peace process, officials said.

Everest hosts Nepal cabinet meetingupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 09:14:00

Nepal's cabinet met at the base of Everest on Friday to highlight the impact of climate change on the Himalayas and adopted a 10-point Everest Declaration.

Nepal's Cabinet meets at Everestupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 09:14:00

Nepal's Cabinet meets at Everest base camp to highlight the impact of climate change on the Himalayas.

Ritual animal slaughter begins in Nepalupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 04:11:00

The two-day ritual slaughter of tens of thousands of animals -- among the world's largest sacrifice of animals -- began Tuesday in southern Nepal, officials said.

Church collapse in Nepal kills at least 23updated: Wed Sep 30 2009 02:04:00

At least 23 people died when part of a church collapsed in eastern Nepal, police said Wednesday.

Bus plunges into river, killing at least 19 in Nepalupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 11:25:00

At least 19 people were killed when a bus plunged into a swollen river in central Nepal Thursday, police said.

Landslides kill 5 in Nepal, increasing monsoon death toll to 43updated: Fri Jul 31 2009 09:34:00

Five people died Friday in landslides in the mountains of western Nepal.

Nepali PM resigns in bid to save 'infant democracy'updated: Mon May 04 2009 10:32:00

Nepal's prime minister said Monday he will resign to save what he called the country's "infant democracy."

Nepalese president in dispute over army chiefupdated: Mon May 04 2009 04:33:00

Nepal's Maoist government took the president to task Monday for ordering the country's army chief of staff to stay in office after they had fired him, calling the decision "unconstitutional."

Nepal government splits over general's firingupdated: Sun May 03 2009 23:33:00

Nepal's government ordered the country's army chief of staff fired Sunday, touching off street protests and a split in Nepal's Maoist-dominated ruling coalition.

Nepal: 9 dead after bus plunges into ravineupdated: Sun Mar 01 2009 09:22:00

Nine passengers were killed when a bus plunged about 2,300 feet (700 meters) into a ravine in Nepal on Sunday, police said.

Nepal beefs up security ahead of Tibet anniversaryupdated: Sat Feb 28 2009 07:02:00

Authorities in Nepal said Saturday they have beefed up security near the Chinese Embassy to stop any possible anti-Chinese demonstrations in the run-up to the 50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama's flight from Tibet.

Nepalese journalist hacked to deathupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 07:03:00

A Nepalese journalist who reported on women's rights and wrote several articles criticizing the dowry system was hacked to death in her room, a media rights group said Monday.

Nepal: 2 dead, 30 rescued after boat capsizesupdated: Sun Jan 04 2009 05:06:00

Eight people were missing and two confirmed dead after a boat capsized on Nepal's Koshi River, about 450 km (280 miles) southeast of Kathmandu, police said.

Schoolgirls killed in Nepal bus crashupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 21:53:00

At least 22 people, most of them children, died in southern Nepal when their bus overturned on a bridge and fell nearly 100 feet (30 meters), police said.

Explainer: What is polyandry?updated: Fri Oct 24 2008 06:36:00

Polyandry is a form of polygamy where a woman is married to two or more husbands at the same time.

Nepal tourist plane crashupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 09:02:00

Amateur video of a small plane that crashed and caught fire, killing 18 people in Lukla, Nepal. (No audio)

German experts probe Nepal plane crashupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 09:02:00

A team of German forensic experts has arrived in Nepal to identify the badly charred bodies of tourists who were among the dead in a plane crash near Mount Everest.

18 killed in Nepal tourist plane crashupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 15:41:00

A small plane carrying tourists from Germany and Australia hit a fence and caught fire in Nepal's Everest region Wednesday morning, killing 18 of 19 people on board, officials said.

Time.com: Nepal's New PM Makes the Roundsupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 10:00:00

While China and India woo Nepal for lucrative contracts, the former monarchy's new leader tries to make a new name for himself -- and his nation

Nepal alters policy regarding Tibetan exilesupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 05:16:00

The Nepalese government has begun checking the legal status of protesting Tibetan exiles -- an apparent change in policy, authorities said Thursday.

Indian flood leaves 3 million needing helpupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 06:27:00

As soon as the navy boats hit the water, hundreds of villagers swarmed around them -- pleading with rescue crews to head to their homes to retrieve the bodies of dead relatives.

Bomb attack on Nepalese leader's homeupdated: Sun Aug 17 2008 11:34:00

An explosion detonated Sunday evening at the home of Nepal's first-ever vice president, who ignited a wave of protests last month after taking the oath of office in the Hindi language.

Former communist becomes Nepal PMupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 11:03:00

The leader of Nepal's former communist rebels was named as the country's new prime minister Friday.

Nepal: More than 1,000 Tibet protesters heldupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 06:25:00

Police have arrested 1,130 people Friday as they protested in front of the Chinese Embassy in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, a police spokesman said.

Physician elected first president of Nepalupdated: Mon Jul 21 2008 10:40:00

Almost two months after Nepal was declared a republic, lawmakers Monday voted Ram Baran Yadav, a physician, as its first ever president.

Bus plunges into Nepal riverupdated: Sat Jul 19 2008 03:15:00

At least 15 passengers were killed Friday when a bus hit a pothole on a highway in Nepal and plunged into a river west of Kathmandu, police said.

Nepal to select its first presidentupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 08:36:00

Lawmakers in Nepal will vote Saturday to pick the country's first president since it became a republic.

Nepalese police release superiorsupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 00:56:00

A group of 200 officers surrendered at a police camp in western Nepal early Monday after holding seven of their superiors hostage for about 36 hours, authorities said.

Nepalese police take superiors hostageupdated: Sun Jul 13 2008 03:42:00

About 200 officers at a police camp in western Nepal have taken eight of their superiors hostage, demanding better treatment and better food in the barracks, Nepalese officials.

Nepal police, protesters clashupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 14:36:00

Nepalese police clash with Tibetan protesters who were attempting to storm the Chinese embassy visa office.

Nepal republic celebrationsupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 07:05:00

People in Nepal march in celebration as their country becomes a republic Wednesday.

Nepal's prime minister tenders resignationupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 07:05:00

Nepal's octogenarian Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala resigned Thursday, ending two months of political deadlock following elections for a constituent assembly in April.

Hundreds of Tibetan exiles arrested in Nepalupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 14:04:00

Nepalese authorities Thursday detained at least 650 Tibetan exiles protesting against China's policies in the province ahead of this weekend's Olympic torch relay in Tibet, security officials in Kathmandu said.

Nepal king's palace becomes museumupdated: Sun Jun 15 2008 07:35:00

Nepal's new government has converted its deposed king's opulent palace into a museum and unfurled the national flag on Sunday as a symbolic move to signify the end of monarchy.

Deposed king vows to stay in Nepalupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 11:47:00

Nepal's former king said Wednesday he is not going to leave his country even though the monarchy has been abolished.

Changing U.S. terror policy in Nepalupdated: Thu May 29 2008 16:26:00

State Department officials have met with Maoist rebels in Nepal, marking a dramatic policy shift for the United States which has long called the rebels terrorists.

Nepal abolishes monarchyupdated: Wed May 28 2008 17:39:00

Nepal's newly elected leadership changed the country from a monarchy to a republic just before midnight Wednesday, a historic move that ended about 240 years of autocratic rule in the country.

Time.com: Nepal's King: 15 Days to Leave Palaceupdated: Wed May 28 2008 06:00:00

Nepal's king will have 15 days to leave the palace after his centuries-old throne is abolished, officials said Wednesday, hours before they were expected to declare the country a republic

Clearing the air in Nepalupdated: Wed May 28 2008 01:45:00

Electric vehicles are more popular in Nepal. CNN's Dan Rivers reports on a green revolution on the streets of Kathmandu.

Time.com: Nepal Swears in New Assemblyupdated: Tue May 27 2008 08:00:00

Police fanned out across Nepal's capital Tuesday as a new assembly that is widely expected to abolish the country's 239-year-old monarchy was sworn in

Nepal arrests hundreds of Tibetan womenupdated: Sun May 11 2008 22:04:00

Police in Nepal arrested more than 500 Tibetan protesters, nearly all of them women, on Sunday before what was to be the first all-female rally against China's actions in Tibet.

Nepalese head to the pollsupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 05:50:00

Nepali citizens vote early Thursday in historic but violence-marred election.

Nepal: Everest pro-Tibet protesters may be shotupdated: Sun Apr 20 2008 04:34:00

Nepal has given its security personnel permission to shoot pro-Tibet demonstrators during China's Olympic flame climb to Mount Everest's summit early next month.

Tibetan protest in Nepalupdated: Sun Apr 20 2008 04:34:00

Police and Pro-Tibetan demonstrators clash outside the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Time.com: 500 Tibetans Arrested in Nepalupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 17:00:00

Nepalese police detained more than 500 Tibetan exiles decrying a crackdown in their homeland in a protest near the Chinese Embassy on Thursday

Time.com: When the Maoists Take Over Nepal updated: Wed Apr 16 2008 00:00:00

The U.S. still labels the party a terrorist group, but the election is likely to make its leader the ex-monarchy's new President

Maoists early leaders in Nepal electionsupdated: Sun Apr 13 2008 04:22:00

The former communist rebels known as Maoists emerged Sunday as early leaders in Nepal's historic elections for an assembly that could formally abolish a 240-year monarchy.

Nepal election fraud?updated: Sat Apr 12 2008 09:33:00

There are calls of fraud in Nepal's election of a constitutional assembly. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Time.com: Nepal Elections Bring Hopeupdated: Fri Apr 11 2008 04:00:00

Analysis: Despite pre-polling violence, the Himalayan kingdom takes the first step toward becoming a republic

Three dead in Nepal vote violenceupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 12:26:00

Nepal's elections on Thursday were hailed as a success by international observers, including a former U.S. president, despite violence that left two people dead -- including a candidate gunned down in front of a polling station.

Parliamentary polls open in Nepalupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 01:15:00

Polls opened in Nepal Thursday in an election marred by an outburst of bloodshed that has left eight people dead and stoked fears of more violence on voting day.

Pre-election violence flares in Nepal, 7 deadupdated: Wed Apr 09 2008 07:35:00

Nepalese police shot and killed a demonstrator Wednesday as he protested the killing of a political candidate a day earlier, police said.

Violence flares ahead of Nepal electionupdated: Wed Apr 09 2008 03:41:00

A candidate in Nepal's upcoming elections was shot and killed little more than a day before voters go to the polls, authorities said Wednesday. Six other leftist activists were killed elsewhere in the country, police said.

Mosque bombing in Nepal kills 2updated: Sun Mar 30 2008 00:03:00

At least two people were killed and two wounded when a bomb exploded in a mosque during evening prayers in southeastern Nepal, police said Sunday morning.

Three killed in pre-election violence in Nepalupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 21:43:00

Two Communist Party workers and a candidate for a small leftist political party were killed less than a month before a historic vote in Nepal, police said Wednesday.

Nepal: 12 dead from U.N. copter crashupdated: Tue Mar 04 2008 00:59:00

The death toll from a United Nations helicopter crash in Nepal has reached 12, the government said Tuesday.

U.N. 'copter crash in Nepal kills 10updated: Mon Mar 03 2008 13:10:00

A United Nations helicopter caught fire and crashed Monday in a mountainous region in eastern Nepal, killing at least 10 of the 12 people on board, according to Nepal's home ministry.

Fire destroys 1,200 refugee homes in Nepalupdated: Sun Mar 02 2008 09:27:00

About 12,000 refugees were without homes Sunday after a fire blazed through a camp in southeastern Nepal destroying more than 1,200 huts, officials told CNN.

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