At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed Friday by an avalanche in the most deadly mountaineering accident ever on the world's highest peak, officials and rescuers say.
An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.
For the first time in the country, electronic share trading began on Tuesday, with two stockbroker companies — Kalika Securities and Trishakti Securities — carrying out trading of 30 units of dematerialized shares of Agriculture Development Bank.
Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is leading his closest rival Ashraf Ghani in the Afghan presidential election, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said Sunday, with the early results indicating a run-off vote is likely.
The death toll from flash floods in the Solomon Islands climbed to 23 on Tuesday, officials said, as aid agencies scrambled to distribute supplies to thousands left homeless by the disaster.
At least 16 people have died in flooding in the Solomon Islands, while 40 are missing and up to 49,000 homeless, an aid official said Saturday as the full extent of the devastation began to emerge.
The leader of one of Fiji's main opposition parties, former prime minister Mahendra Chaudhry, was convicted on tax charges Friday, ruling him out of this year's election in the coup-plagued Pacific nation.
Tibetans in Nepal face heightened risks of being detained, beaten and even forcibly returned to China, as Katmandu bows to growing diplomatic pressure from Beijing, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
A mining tycoon, his brother and 34 associates stood trial Monday on allegations of running a vast criminal gang in China's Sichuan province that gunned down rivals, maintained fleets of Ferraris and bribed police to avoid prosecution.
At least 16 people were killed in rain and hailstorms that triggered flooding and landslides in southern China, officials said Monday. The severe weather, which began last Friday, has affected seven provinces and municipalities, China's ministry of civil affairs said in a statement, leaving 16 people dead and two missing.