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Nepal

Jul 16, 2014 — And that's not necessarily a good thing. Our blogger reveals the darkly funny side of being a local celebrity who's trying (and not always succeeding) to improve health, nutrition and income.
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May 28, 2014 — Science can be a very hands-on, dangerous affair. The story of researcher John All is just one example, says commentator Adam Frank.
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Apr 25, 2014 — One week after 16 Sherpas were killed, new ice falls have likely ended the chances of any summit attempts this year on the mountain's south side. Expeditions continue from the north.
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Apr 23, 2014 — Some of the guides have reportedly packed up to leave. Shaken by the deaths last week of 16 Sherpas, many don't want to climb this year. Negotiators are headed to Everest's base camp.
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Apr 22, 2014 — Members of this Nepalese community are renowned for their climbing skills and remarkable endurance at high altitudes. They are paid well by local standards, but it's a job fraught with risk.
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Mar 4, 2014 — Authorities say that from now on, climbers on the world's tallest peak will be expected to return 18 pounds of garbage on their way down or lose a $4,000 deposit.
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Aug 2, 2013 — The government says it will more closely scrutinize climbing teams following an embarrassing brawl this year between European climbers and their Sherpa guides.
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Oct 31, 2012 — The name is pretty grisly. But these annual or semi-annual festivals, which involve yak blood and take place high in the mist-wrapped highlands of Nepal, reflect the complex relationship that Buddhists have with eating meat.
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Sep 28, 2012 — Nineteen climbers died in a Nepalese plane crash today, following last Sunday's avalanche that killed nine people. There've been several deadly plane crashes in Nepal in the past 10 years, increasing risk for people trekking in the mountainous country.
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Apr 29, 2008 — The Olympic torch relay makes it complicated for climbers hoping to ascent Mount Everest.
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