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A South African who attempted to climb Mount Everest without permission has been arrested in Nepal where he faces a $22,000 fine -- double the cost of the permit he was trying to avoid.
 
Nepal votes in first local election in 20 years
Voting began Sunday in Nepal's first local elections for two decades, a landmark moment in the country's fraught transition to democracy.
 
Nepal wants to limit age for Everest
Family and supporters on Sunday honored an 85-year-old Nepali man who died trying to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, while officials stressed the need to limit the age for such a daunting physical challenge.
 
A South African attempting to climb Mount Everest alone and without a permit has been ordered off the mountain, had his passport confiscated and will be fined $22,000, an official said Monday.
 
Man, 85, dies trying for oldest Everest climber
An 85-year-old Nepali man has died while attempting to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, officials said.
 
Famed Swiss climber killed near Mount Everest in Nepal
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.
 
Nepal's quake injured stalked by disability
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.
 
Hope fades for the missing in Sri Lanka as dump-collapse toll hits 21
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.
 
11 killed in garbage dump collapse in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan residents walk through damaged homes at the site of a collapsed garbage dump in Colombo on April 15.
 
At 85, Nepali aims to conquer Everest again
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.
 
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