An 85-year-old Nepali man has died while attempting to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, officials said.
A Swiss climber acclaimed for his rapid ascents -- including scaling dozens of peaks in the Alps in a little more than two months -- was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said.
The day after Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake, Samrat Basnet opened his doors to the wounded as hospitals overwhelmed with thousands of victims had to send away those without life-threatening injuries.
Hopes of finding anyone alive under a collapsed mountain of garbage in Sri Lanka's capital faded Sunday as the death toll reached 21, police said.
Sri Lankan residents walk through damaged homes at the site of a collapsed garbage dump in Colombo on April 15.
A Nepali who was once the oldest climber to scale Mount Everest is attempting to regain that title, at age 85, with hopes that the feat will help him spread a message of peace.
All hell broke loose as the one-horned rhino stepped out of the crate, the powerful male charging elephant-mounted mahouts relocating him to a new home in Nepal's far west in the hope of shoring up the vulnerable species.
The Cambodian government is set to allow foreign couples to return home with babies conceived to surrogates before the "womb for rent" business was banned last year, an official said Monday.
A park ranger in Cambodia says an endangered wild elephant has died after an electrical pole fell and electrocuted the animal.
Fourteen-year-old San Min Hteik had worked at the steel factory for less than a week when his hand got caught in a machine, a casualty of the economic boom driving more children into Myanmar's factories.