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From TheJournal.ie Mount Everest region to ban single-use plastics Nepal

Mount Everest region to ban single-use plastics

The region receives over 50,000 tourists every year, including climbers and trekkers.

From TheJournal.ie American climber dies after reaching top of Mount Everest Christopher Kulish

American climber dies after reaching top of Mount Everest

About half a dozen climbers died on Everest last week, including two Irish men .

From TheJournal.ie British climber dies on Mount Everest amid overcrowding concerns on world's highest peak Nepal

British climber dies on Mount Everest amid overcrowding concerns on world's highest peak

Robin Fisher’s death follows that of Irishman Kevin Hynes who died yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Government will help family of Trinity professor who went missing on Everest 'in any way possible' Seamus Lawless

Government will help family of Trinity professor who went missing on Everest 'in any way possible'

Seamus Lawless went missing on the world’s highest mountain earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity College professor missing on Mount Everest a day after reaching peak of world's highest mountain Missing

Trinity College professor missing on Mount Everest a day after reaching peak of world's highest mountain

Seamus Lawless reportedly fell on the mountain at an altitude of 8,300m yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Nepali woman and her two children die in outlawed 'menstruation hut' Bajura District

Nepali woman and her two children die in outlawed 'menstruation hut'

The ancient shunning practice known as “chhaupadi” was outlawed in 2005.

From TheJournal.ie Nine climbers killed in freak accident on rarely climbed Himalayan mountain Mountain Climbing

Nine climbers killed in freak accident on rarely climbed Himalayan mountain

It is the deadliest incident to hit Nepal’s mountaineering industry since 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Snowstorm kills nine climbers on Nepal peak Mount Gurja

Snowstorm kills nine climbers on Nepal peak

The bodies of four South Koreans and four Nepali guides were spotted among the wreckage of their camp.

From TheJournal.ie Tourists among six dead in Nepal helicopter crash Crash

Tourists among six dead in Nepal helicopter crash

One woman survived the crash with injuries and has been airlifted to the capital.

From TheJournal.ie Japanese climber who lost nine fingers on Everest dies on his eighth attempt at the summit World's Peak

Japanese climber who lost nine fingers on Everest dies on his eighth attempt at the summit

Nobukazu Kuriki was a solo climber who’d conquered other 8,000m peaks in Nepal.

From TheJournal.ie Double leg amputee reaches summit of Everest, 40 years after losing his feet during his first attempt Persistence

Double leg amputee reaches summit of Everest, 40 years after losing his feet during his first attempt

Xia Boyu had both his feet amputated after suffering frostbite during his first attempt at Everest in 1975.

From TheJournal.ie Plane with 139 people on board skids off runway causing chaos at Kathmandu airport Delays

Plane with 139 people on board skids off runway causing chaos at Kathmandu airport

Nobody was hurt in the incident but hundreds of passengers had flights cancelled.

From TheJournal.ie 49 dead after plane crashes in Kathmandu in worst accident in decades Nepal

49 dead after plane crashes in Kathmandu in worst accident in decades

The disaster is the worst such incident to hit Nepal for years.

From TheJournal.ie Nepali woman suffocates in 'menstruation hut' Banned Practice

Nepali woman suffocates in 'menstruation hut'

She died of suspected smoke inhalation

From TheJournal.ie Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal Girls Not Brides

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal

10% of girls in Nepal are married by the age of 15 and 37% by the age of 18.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll in worst monsoon season in decades tops 1,200 South Asia

Death toll in worst monsoon season in decades tops 1,200

At least five people, including two children, have been killed in Mumbai since yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Rescuers find body of missing Everest climber, bringing death toll to four Treacherous Conditions

Rescuers find body of missing Everest climber, bringing death toll to four

More than a dozen climbers have also been rescued from the mountain in the last three days.

From TheJournal.ie Rescuers find trekker who survived in remote mountainous terrain for 47 days Nepal

Rescuers find trekker who survived in remote mountainous terrain for 47 days

The man’s partner had died three days before rescuers arrived, he said.

From TheJournal.ie For exiled Nepali women, donated bicycles are a passport to a better life Fleeing The Poverty Trap

For exiled Nepali women, donated bicycles are a passport to a better life

Dozens of women were forced to flee their homes during the country’s decade-long civil war.

From TheJournal.ie Man and woman in prison for killing their respective spouses marry each other Nepal

Man and woman in prison for killing their respective spouses marry each other

The match between the convicted murderers was set up by the man’s mother – who’s also in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Is Everest still the tallest peak? Scientists aren't too sure Molehill

Is Everest still the tallest peak? Scientists aren't too sure

It’s thought a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015 knocked an inch off the top of the world’s highest peak.

From TheJournal.ie 15-year-old Nepali girl banished for menstruating dies in a cowshed Hinduism

15-year-old Nepali girl banished for menstruating dies in a cowshed

Some Hindus view menstruating women as impure. The girls are sometimes forced to remain in a hut or cowshed for days,

From TheJournal.ie Baby killed in helicopter crash in Nepal No Survivors

Baby killed in helicopter crash in Nepal

There were five adults and one infant on board as well as the pilot. There were no survivors.

From TheJournal.ie Landslides and floods kill 33 in Nepal Kathmandu

Landslides and floods kill 33 in Nepal

Two children were killed when a school in the capital Kathmandu partially collapsed.

From TheJournal.ie "I don't understand, I still don’t understand" - Climber's grief after wife's death on Everest Death Zone

"I don't understand, I still don’t understand" - Climber's grief after wife's death on Everest

Robert Gropel and his wife Maria Strydom were climbing Mount Everest together earlier this month when she died.

From TheJournal.ie Three climbers die on Everest in the space of three days Himalayan Tragedy

Three climbers die on Everest in the space of three days

The latest fatality is an Indian climber.

From TheJournal.ie Survivors of Nepal earthquake 'being sold as child slaves in UK' Trafficking

Survivors of Nepal earthquake 'being sold as child slaves in UK'

Children are said to be exchanging hands for as little as €6,500.

From TheJournal.ie 23 confirmed dead as passenger plane crashes on Nepal mountain Tragedy

23 confirmed dead as passenger plane crashes on Nepal mountain

The aircraft lost contact with air traffic control eight minutes after taking off.

From TheJournal.ie Nepal earthquake survivor: 'More than anything now, the women need safety' Opinion

Nepal earthquake survivor: 'More than anything now, the women need safety'

One month on, a survivor of the Nepalese earthquake talks about the conditions in the camps and the dangers faced by displaced women and girls.

From TheJournal.ie Wreck of missing US helicopter found in Nepal Earthquake

Wreck of missing US helicopter found in Nepal

It is unknown if there are any survivors.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

A little girl egged at a No campaign event, the death of Derek Davis and a train crash in Philadelphia had people talking today.

From TheJournal.ie "People have no hope left. We know that another quake is coming" Fresh Tragedy

"People have no hope left. We know that another quake is coming"

The search has also been continuing for a US military helicopter that went missing while delivering aid.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people are jokingly using Facebook's Nepal safety check-in Bad Form

Irish people are jokingly using Facebook's Nepal safety check-in

Their friends really aren’t impressed.

From TheJournal.ie "We were sitting in the car when it started to shake...it was sheer pandemonium" Earthquake

"We were sitting in the car when it started to shake...it was sheer pandemonium"

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, an Oxfam aid worker on the ground described the consequences of yesterday’s earthquake.

From TheJournal.ie US helicopter missing in Nepal after massive earthquake that killed dozens Fresh Tremors

US helicopter missing in Nepal after massive earthquake that killed dozens

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said there were no reports or suggestions of any Irish casualties.

From TheJournal.ie How does an earthquake happen and why do they kill people? Tremors

How does an earthquake happen and why do they kill people?

The answer is they don’t.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: The terrifying moment the Nepal quake struck the parliament Panic This post contains videos

WATCH: The terrifying moment the Nepal quake struck the parliament

Dozens of people have been declared dead after the 7.3 magnitude earthquake.

From TheJournal.ie 101-year-old man pulled from rubble alive is surprised he survived second Nepal quake Survivor

101-year-old man pulled from rubble alive is surprised he survived second Nepal quake

Irish Aid has today delivered more than 63 tonnes of life-saving humanitarian supplies.

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