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Stories with place: Nepal
  • On trek to Everest, a chance to push boundaries, find peace story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 7:53 am

    EVEREST BASE CAMP, Nepal - We reach Everest Base Camp on a sunny but chilly afternoon, after an eight-day trek that stretched our physical and mental limits.

  • Nepal begins reconstruction of quake-damaged heritage sites story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-16 5:04 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's prime minister announced on Monday the start of reconstruction of key heritage sites in and around the capital that were damaged by an earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and devastated the country one year ago.

  • Nepal has done little to protect itself from next 'big one' story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-16 2:00 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Last year's massive earthquake in Nepal killed nearly 9,000 people, yet could have been much deadlier. It was spared not by disaster preparedness, but by the calendar.

  • Despite back-to-back disasters, climbers return to Everest 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 9:43 pm

    MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP, Nepal - When the earthquake struck last year and thousands of tons of snow and ice and earth came crashing down the mountain, some feared the climbers might never return to Mount Everest.

  • Girls scarred by Nepal quake share friendship, but not luck story has photos
    Updated: Apr-22-16 11:04 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nirmala pouts when her father fits the prosthetic leg onto her stump and wraps the long straps around her waist. He whispers quiet encouragement in her ear as she grumbles. Finally, she limps around the Kathmandu sweatshop that is now her home.

  • Photographer's view of young Nepal quake victims' friendship 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 6:26 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Associated Press photographer Niranjan Shrestha chronicled the lives of two young Nepal earthquake victims for several months after the April 25, 2015, disaster. Below, he shares his experiences:

  • Virtually no gov't rebuilding 1 year after Nepal quake story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-16 9:47 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - The violence of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake left countless towns and villages across central Nepal in shambles. Almost one year later, in shambles they remain.

  • Tiger countries agree to preserve big-cat habitats story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-16 9:46 pm

    NEW DELHI - Countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to do more to protect tiger habitats that are shrinking drastically because of deforestation and urban sprawl, conservationists said Friday.

  • Bus veers off mountain road in Nepal, killing 22 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 8:50 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - At least 22 people were killed Tuesday when a bus slipped off a mountain gravel road in eastern Nepal and rolled down a hill, police said.

  • World's wild tiger count rising for first time in story has photos
    Updated: Apr-10-16 11:26 pm

    NEW DELHI - The world's count of wild tigers roaming forests from Russia to Vietnam has gone up for the first time in more than a century, with 3,890 counted by conservation groups and national governments in the latest global census, wildlife conservation groups said Monday.

  • Refugee chefs bring their recipes to NYC food company story has photos
    Updated: Apr-02-16 11:13 am

    NEW YORK - The kitchen hums with activity. Rachana Rimal is at one table, making momos, the traditional dumplings from her native Nepal. Next to her, Iraqi immigrant Dhuha Jasif mixes some pureed eggplant for baba ghanouj. Containers of adas, a lentil stew from the East African nation of Eritrea, sit on a counter.