South Asia flood: Monsoon rain kills 1200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

South Asia flood: Monsoon rain kills 1200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

At least 41 million people affected in floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, UN says While the world’s attention has been on the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Texas (US), devastatingng floods... Read more »
Queenslander Francesco Enrico Marchetti climbing Kala Pathar in Khumbu, Nepal. Facebook photo: Francesco Marchetti

Australian climber Francesco Marchetti dies on Mount Everest

An Australian man has died while descending Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. He died of suspected altitude sickness while trying to reach the summit of Mount Everest on Sunday. The 54-year-old Queenslander,... Read more »
A 2010 photograph of a Tara Air DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, similar to one that crashed in Nepal.

Nepal plane crash kills all 23 aboard

Children are among 23 people dead after a small aircraft crashed while flying over a mountain range in Nepal KATHMANDU (Nepal) – A small plane crashed in Nepal on Wednesday in a... Read more »
A woman sells farm products in Ruma, Bangladesh

Promoting High-value mountain products for sustainable livelihoods

Strengthening linkages between value chain actors, service providers and enablers is important in achieving sustainable growth in Hindu Kush Himalayan region By Dr Surendra Raj Joshi The bountiful mountain areas of the... Read more »

Dozens dead, many injured after Nepal hit by another severe quake

At least 42 people have been killed after a severe earthquake hit Nepal, just weeks after an earlier severe seismic movement killed thousands in the mountainous nation. Powerful aftershocks have hit the... Read more »

MSF sets up inflatable hospitals in earthquake-hit Nepal

Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is setting up their makeshift inflatable hospital in Gorkha, the rural epicenter of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the Himalayan nation ten days ago. Médecins... Read more »

Australia sends aid for Nepal quake victims

More than 1.4 million victims of the Nepalese earthquake are in need of urgent help, say aid ­agencies, as the death toll climbs above 5000 and the world rallies to ­assist the... Read more »
An elderly woman mourns in front of her destroyed home in the Kumalpur village, on the outskirts of capital Kathmandu.

Nepal death toll tops 5,000, PM says toll could reach 10,000

KATHMANDU, (Nepal) — More than 5,000 people are confirmed dead from Saturday’s earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nearly 11,000 more were injured, according to Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center. Some eight million affected... Read more »

Chinese rescue team rushes aid to Nepal after devastating earthquake

KATHMANDU, (Nepal) — China this weekend rushed a 62-person team to Nepal to help with the ongoing search rescue operation after Saturday’s 7.9-magnitude earthquake. They landed in Kathmandu early Sunday and set... Read more »
Justin Pomella, from Melbourne, was last contacted on Friday when he was in Kathmandu.

Nepal earthquake: Around 200 are safe but many Australians still missing

Families, officials and aid agencies in countries including Britain, Australia and the US launch hunt for information about citizens More than 200 Australians were confirmed safe on Sunday after a massive earthquake... Read more »

Nepal Earthquake – Pictures capturing Disaster

Photos capturing Disaster caused by 7.9 Earthquake in Nepal A massive earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale has killed more than 500 people and caused extensive damage in the capital of... Read more »

Nepal earthquake: Hundreds dead, many feared trapped

Worst Earthquake to hit Nepal in 80 years kills more than 500 people, topples historic buildings and triggers avalanches Tribune International coverage of developments in Nepal following 7.9 magnitude quake near Kathmandu... Read more »

Nepal, India ready for cross-power trade accord

KATHMANDU – -Nepal and India have agreed to formulate a master plan for the period until 2035 and an action plan until 2025 on power trade. The two countries will also hold... Read more »