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Stories with place: Kathmandu
  • Anniversary of 1st Everest climb marked as industry frets 
    Updated: May-29-15 5:16 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Everest Day, marking the conquest of the world's tallest peak 62 years ago, was marked quietly by officials, people in the mountaineering business and a few climbers Friday, little more than a month after an earthquake-triggered avalanche swept the base camp and killed 19 people.

  • UN agency to hire mountain guides, porters for Nepal relief 
    Updated: May-27-15 9:16 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - The U.N. food agency is hiring thousands of mountain and trekking guides, porters and other workers to carry food, medicine, tents and supplies to Nepal's mostly inaccessible northern villages where two powerful earthquakes destroyed houses, officials said Wednesday.

  • Nepali villagers return to homes after river gets unblocked 
    Updated: May-25-15 12:33 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Thousands of villagers in northwestern Nepal were able to return to their homes Monday after a mountain river swept away debris from a landslide that had blocked it, allowing waters to flow normally again.

  • Sports in disarray after devastating Nepal earthquakes 
    Updated: May-19-15 6:18 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - A revered national sports coach is among the thousands of dead, trapped in his rented house when devastating earthquakes rocked Nepal.

  • Illinois Marine among 8 dead in Nepal helicopter crash 
    Updated: May-17-15 2:22 pm

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says a U.S. Marine Corps combat photographer from Illinois made "the ultimate sacrifice" while helping the people of Nepal.

  • Brick business booms as Nepal readies to rebuild after quake 
    Updated: May-16-15 1:33 am

    BHAKTAPUR, Nepal - The worn-out workers of Jaya Mayaswori Brick Factory are packing clay and hauling loads with a new sense of purpose - helping to rebuild Nepal after a series of massive earthquakes and aftershocks ravaged the Himalayan nation, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

  • US team pulls woman from collapsed 4-story building in Nepal story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 7:41 pm

    LOS ANGELES - U.S. rescuers from California and Virginia helped pull a 41-year-old woman from a four-story building that collapsed in the magnitude-7.3 earthquake in Nepal.

  • The Latest on Nepal: Quake deaths also occur in India, Tibet story has photos
    Updated: May-12-15 10:05 am

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  • After 2 disasters on Everest, Sherpas worry about future story has photos
    Updated: May-08-15 3:19 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Just when Nepal's climbing industry was recovering from last year's deadly avalanche on Mount Everest, another avalanche triggered by last month's earthquake killed 19 people, ending yet another climbing season.

  • Portuguese travelers turn into aid agency after Nepal quake 
    Updated: May-07-15 4:26 am

    ICHANGU NARAYAN, Nepal - They arrived in Nepal as backpackers a day before a deadly earthquake that flattened large swaths of this impoverished Himalayan nation. In the days since the disaster, they've transformed themselves into a two-man amateur aid agency.

  • Nepal's earthquake highlights village exodus of the young story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 3:20 am

    KHADKA TOLE, Nepal - Gone, the girl says as she squints into the sun, the air around her shimmering with wind-blown wheat chaff. She points to one house after another nestled in the green hills, most shattered from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal last month.

  • Nepal's wrenching choices: 'I feel like I could die anytime' story has photos
    Updated: May-03-15 11:26 pm

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Four days after the earthquake ripped apart the supporting wall attaching her ancient brick house to the tilting seven-story building next door, Parbati Gautam moved back in.

  • Rescuers find 3 survivors in Nepal days after quake 
    Updated: May-03-15 8:05 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Rescuers have found three survivors in a mountainous village in Nepal, several days since the earthquake, an official said Sunday.

  • An elderly Nepali villager, and memories of the 1934 quake story has photos
    Updated: May-03-15 2:55 am

    POKHARIDANDA, Nepal - He was 9 years old when he felt the earth tremble for the first time. He'd been out in a field, grazing his goats on wild grass below Nepal's snow-covered peaks.

  • Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure story has photos
    Updated: May-03-15 12:14 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Perched on a hilltop, the blue-rimmed eyes of Kathmandu's gold-spired Swayambhunath stupa have long stared silently across this sprawling city nestled in the Himalayan foothills.

  • Nepal quake could have been much worse: Here's why story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 1:31 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - The structural engineer strides through Kathmandu's old city, past buildings reduced to rubble, buildings whose facades are cracked in dozens of places, like the fractured shell of a hardboiled egg. But it's the many buildings that made it unscathed through the earthquake that amaze Kit Miyamoto.

  • Sherpas face uncertain future following Everest avalanche 
    Updated: May-01-15 3:16 pm

    SEATTLE - Mount Everest is normally buzzing with activity this time of year, with hundreds of hopeful climbers gathering at base camp to attempt to summit the world's tallest peak during a narrow 10-day window in May before the monsoons arrive.

  • Sherpas face uncertain future following Everest avalanche story has photos
    Updated: May-01-15 1:31 pm

    SEATTLE - Mount Everest is normally buzzing with activity this time of year, with hundreds of hopeful climbers gathering at base camp to attempt to summit the world's tallest peak during a narrow 10-day window in May before the monsoons arrive.

  • His sorrow left when Nepalese photographer saw baby's rescue story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 9:53 am

    BHAKTAPUR, Nepal - Nepalese photojournalist Amul Thapa smiled in spite of his hidden pain when he saw the scene he'll remember always: Rescue workers pulling a 4-month-old boy from the wrecked home where he'd been trapped 20 hours after the earthquake.

  • Rescuers pull survivor from rubble 5 days after Nepal quake story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-30-15 8:48 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Crowds cheered Thursday as a teenage boy was pulled, dazed and dusty, from the wreckage of a seven-story Kathmandu building that collapsed around him five days ago when an enormous earthquake shook Nepal.

  • Georgia man missing after Nepal earthquake contacts family 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 3:07 am

    DECATUR, Georgia - A Georgia man who was missing after a catastrophic earthquake rocked Nepal has contacted family.

  • Nepal economy shattered by quake, recovery to take years 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 3:06 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - What took moments to flatten will take years to rebuild.

  • Behind Nepal's Shangri-la image, poverty and misery 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 12:04 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Even amid the misery, with entire neighborhoods sleeping on sidewalks for fear of a massive earthquake's aftershocks, even with no running water, no electricity, and anger and frustration boiling over - even with all this, you can still find hints of the picture-postcard image of Nepal many foreigners hold in their imaginations.

  • Nepalese family mourns 18 lost in single house collapse story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-15 9:17 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Flanked by funeral pyres flickering in the darkness, Shankar Pradhan stood barefoot on the edge of Kathmandu's sacred Bagmati River, where the dead pulled daily from the city's ruins have been brought nonstop since a massive earthquake shook this impoverished mountain nation.