Nepal

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

DiCaprio Foundation donates $3 million to WWF

  NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio wants to help the tiger population of Nepal. His Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded $3 million in grants to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to work with the […]

11/21/2013

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Airport to Everest presents a risky flight

LUKLA, Nepal (AP) — As soon as the decades-old Twin Otter landed at Lukla airport, passengers burst out in applause. They do that for nearly every safe landing at the often terrifying airport at the […]

06/17/2013

Yuichiro Miura, 80-year-old Japanese mountain climber, the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo)

No more Everest, says oldest to climb highest peak

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The oldest person to climb Mount Everest said Sunday that he won’t make any further attempts to scale the world’s highest peak — even though his new record may soon be […]

05/26/2013

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5 climbers feared dead on world’s 3rd highest peak

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Five climbers including two Hungarians and a South Korean are missing on the world’s third-highest mountain and feared dead, a mountaineering official said Friday. The five disappeared Monday on Mount Kanchenjunga, […]

05/24/2013

Brigitte Bardot (Photo credit: http://www.fondationbrigittebardot.fr/)

France’s Bardot threatens exile over elephants

PARIS (AP) — Sex symbol-turned-animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot is threatening to join actor Gerard Depardieu in Russian exile unless France halts the scheduled euthanasia of two sick circus elephants.

01/04/2013

Nepal avalanche hit climbers as they were sleeping

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – Mountaineers who survived a pre-dawn avalanche high on the world’s eighth-tallest peak say they waited an hour for the sun to come up and then saw pieces of tents and bodies […]

09/24/2012