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Nepal Drains Dangerous Everest Lake

Nepal’s army says it has finished draining a dangerous glacial lake near Mount Everest to a safe level. The Imja glacial lake, at nearly 5,000m (16,400ft) high, was in danger of flooding downstream settlements, trekking trails and bridges. Imja is one of thousands of glacial lakes in the Himalayas. The lake,

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Mount Everest’s famous Hillary Step Destroyed

A famous feature of Mount Everest has collapsed, potentially making the world’s highest peak even more dangerous to climbers, mountaineers report. The  Hillary Step may have fallen victim to Nepal’s devastating 2015 earthquake. To read this BBC news article, please click on the link below” http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39989992?SThisFB

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Nepal Proposes Rail and Road Links to China

Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Ramesh Lekhak proposed to the Chinese Transport Minister to link Nepal’s border with road and railway connectivity.  That was followed by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s assurance to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal that the Chinese government is ready to initiate construction work on the cross-border railway link between the

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Nepal’s High Hopes for First Local Polls in 20 Years

Nepal holds its first local elections in two decades on Sunday hoping to cement a fraught transition to democracy and fill an institutional void that has seen corruption flourish. The last local representatives were elected in 1997 and their mandates lapsed after their five-year terms expired at the height of

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