• Nepal Jan 21

    Nepal Rescuers Search for 7 as Avalanche Hits Hiking Trail

    Special Nepalese army and government rescue personnel continued searching Monday for four South Korean trekkers and their three Nepali guides missing since an avalanche swept across popular mountain trekking route.

  • PRESIDENT Nov 2, 2019

    US Extends Protection for 6 Nations’ Migrants for a Year

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Friday it is extending temporary protected status coverage for migrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through Jan. 4, 2021. The status, which has been granted because of disasters or conflicts in those countries, had been set to expire in January 2020, or in Nepal’s case, March. Trump administration has...

  • Donald Trump Sep 12, 2019

    Healing Trauma Through Art: Mural Arts Helps Refugees Share Their Stories and Ease Their Transition to Philadelphia

    Many Karen people left behind war and genocide, fleeing to neighboring Thailand only to wait upwards of 10 years in refugee camps before arriving in Philadelphia.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    ‘Making Home Movies Cut’: Telling Refugee Stories Through Art

    These Karen women waited upwards of 10 years in refugee camps before resettling in Philadelphia. They left behind war and genocide in their native Burma and fled to neighboring Thailand. Now, they’re learning English and preparing to become citizens at a small South Philly social services center, Southeast by Southeast.

  • India Jul 20, 2019

    Monsoon Flooding Death Toll Climbs to 164 in South Asia

    The death toll in monsoon flooding in South Asia has climbed past 160 as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries, officials said Saturday. At least 90 people have died in Nepal and 62 in northeastern India’s Assam state over the past week. A dozen have been killed in flooding in Bangladesh. Shiv Kumar,...

  • Associated Press Jul 14, 2019

    Heavy Rain Leaves Scores Dead in Nepal, India, Bangladesh

    Flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have killed at least 50 people in Nepal in the past few days, with more deaths reported across the border in India and Bangladesh, officials said Sunday. At least 30 other people were missing in Nepal, either swept away by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since monsoon rains began pounding the region...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Jun 6, 2019

    He Got the FBI to Test ‘Bigfoot’ Hair in the 1970s — and This 93-Year-Old Man Is Still Searching for Sasquatch

    Yeti persisted. An Oregon man intent on proving the existence of the mythical creatures known as Bigfoot, Sasquatch, the Abominable Snowman and Yeti in 1976 managed to get the FBI to test hair and tissue samples that he believed might help his case, according to newly released records. “The FBI has analyzed hair in connection with the search for Sasquatch,...

  • United States Jun 4, 2019

    American Scientist Sounds Warning on Future Everest Dangers

    Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are increasingly polluted and warmer, and nearby glaciers are melting at an alarming rate that is likely to make it more dangerous for future climbers, an American scientist who spent weeks in the Everest region said Tuesday. Prof. John All of Western Washington University said after returning from the mountains that he and his...

  • United States May 21, 2019

    Sherpa Guide Climbs Everest 24th Time, Outdoing Own Record

    A Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world’s highest peak on Tuesday. Kami Rita reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak Tuesday, which was his second time on the summit in a week. He climbed to the top on May 15 then returned to base camp before climbing again this week....

  • Canada Apr 19, 2019

    3 Climbers Presumed Dead After Avalanche in Canada

    Three renowned mountain climbers are presumed dead after an avalanche in Alberta’s Banff National Park, Canadian officials said Thursday. Outdoor apparel company The North Face said that American Jess Roskelley and Austrians David Lama and Hansjorg Auer disappeared while attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway. They were reported overdue on Wednesday. “They are...

  • United States Mar 27, 2019

    US Scientists to Climb Everest, Collect Data on Climate

    A team of American scientists flew to the Mount Everest region Wednesday to study how pollution has impacted the Himalayan mountains and glaciers that are melting due to global warming. The team led by John All of Western Washington University plans to spend the next two months in the region collecting samples and studying the ice, snow and vegetation. In...

  • United States Feb 12, 2019

    Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley Demand Action on TPS for Immigrants

    Perla Canales, born in Honduras, has been living and working in the U.S. for 26 years under a federal program that temporarily protects her immigration status, but she is worried how long that will last....
    Canales, 54, who works as a cleaner at a mall in Staten Island, New York, was one of thousands who went to Washington on Tuesday to...

  • California Feb 11, 2019

    More Immigrants Sue US Over End to Protected Status

    Immigrants from Honduras and Nepal have filed a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration unfairly ended a program that lets them live and work in the United States. The lawsuit filed late Sunday in federal court in San Francisco alleges that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s decision to end so-called temporary protected status for the countries was motivated by racism....

  • New York Oct 17, 2018

    The 2018 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book Is Here

    A sure sign of fall, luxury retailer Neiman Marcus unveiled its annual Christmas Book on Thursday.

  • Associated Press Oct 15, 2018

    Recovery of Nepal Climbers Delayed by Mountain’s Remoteness

    Rescuers hampered by difficult, remote terrain took two days to recover the bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world’s best, who hoped to map a new route to a Himalayan peak in Nepal that hasn’t been scaled in eight years. Local police chief Bir Bahadur Budamagar said a group of villagers reached the climbers’ devastated campsite on Saturday...

  • India Oct 12, 2018

    Groups Hope to Stop Animal Sacrifices During Nepal’s Biggest Festival

    Animal-rights campaigners are hoping this year’s festival season in Nepal will be a little less bloody. During the 15-day Dasain festival that began this week in the Himalayan country, families fly kites, host feasts and visit temples, where tens of thousands of goats, buffaloes, chickens and ducks are sacrificed to please the gods and goddesses as part of a practice...

  • Governor Jul 2, 2018

    Boys, Coach in Stable Health After 10 Days Lost in Thai Cave

    The 12 boys and soccer coach found in a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand after 10 days are mostly in stable medical condition and have received high-protein liquid food, officials said Tuesday, though it is not known when they will be able to go home. Video released early Tuesday by the Thai navy showed the boys in their soccer...

  • Governor Jun 30, 2018

    Thailand Cave Rescue Efforts Pick Up Pace as Flooding Eases

    The effort to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a cave in Thailand for a week picked up pace Saturday, as a break in the rain eased flooding in the system of caverns and more experts from around the world joined the rescue mission. The search effort in the northern province of Chiang Rai has been going...

  • Donald Trump Jun 8, 2018

    As Trade Fears Grow, US States Reach Out to Companies

    President Donald Trump’s trade relations with Tokyo are testy, but Idaho gave Takashi Suzuki a warm welcome. Suzuki, president of Sakae Casting Co., which manufactures aluminum parts used for cooling batteries and semiconductors, first went to Silicon Valley looking for opportunities. But that was where everyone went, making for tough competition. In Idaho, he was welcomed by politicians, officials and...

  • NBC NEWS May 15, 2018

    Climber Who Lost Legs to Everest Finally Makes It to Summit 4 Decades Later

    A Chinese climber who lost both his legs to frostbite while trying to summit Everest in 1975 finally accomplished the feat on Monday, Reuters reported. Xia Boyu became the first double amputee to summit the world’s tallest mountain from the Nepal side. “Climbing Mount Everest is my dream,” Xia told Agence France Presse last month. “I have to realize it....

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