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Climber at the summit of Imja Tse (Island Peak) in Nepal. (Photo by Mountaineer via Wikimedia Commons/MANILA BULLETIN)

Nepal bans solo climbers from Mt. Everest

By Agence France-Presse Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents, an official said Saturday.…

A team of Nepali and foreign experts have begun refining the methodology for the new survey of Mount Everest, which is expected to take two years. (AFP/File / ROBERTO SCHMIDT / MANILA BULLETIN)

Nepal survey to remeasure Mount Everest begins

By Agence France-Presse Nepal has begun remeasuring Mount Everest to check if the height of the world's tallest peak was altered by a powerful earthquake…

A general view of the Mount Everest range seen from Tengboche some 300 km northeast of Kathmandu on May 5, 2017. (AFP Photo/PRAKASH MATHEMA / MANILA BULLETIN)

Indian police fire couple for faking Everest climb

By Agence France-Presse Two Indian police officers who falsely claimed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest last year have been sacked, authorities said…

Nepal flag (Flickr / MANILA BULLETIN)

Nepal holds landmark elections in troubled south

by AFP Nepalgunj, Nepal — Nepal’s troubled south began voting Wednesday in the first local elections for two decades, a key stage in the country’s…