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    1. Nepal may allow hundreds of foreign mountaineers to climb Mount Everest on the same permit next year after they were forced to abandon their expeditions due to an avalanche triggered by last month's devastating earthquake, a minister said on Friday. More than 350 foreign climbers abandoned their attempts to reach the summit after the avalanche buried part of Everest base camp, killing 18 people...

    2. UN agency to hire mountain guides, porters for Nepal relief

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 27 06:14 AM

      KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The U.N. food agency is hiring thousands of mountain and trekking guides, porters and other workers to carry food, medicine, tents and supplies to Nepal's mostly inaccessible northern villages where two powerful earthquakes destroyed houses, officials said Wednesday.

    3. Nepal's Unsung Hero

      Al Jazeera via Yahoo UK & Ireland NewsMay 28 10:20 PM

      101 East follows one man's mission to restore hope to survivors of Nepal's worst natural disaster in recent history.

    4. Nepal on guard against human trafficking

      IANS via Yahoo Maktoob NewsMay 28 08:25 AM

      Kathmandu, May 28 (IANS) Nepal has banned child adoption in the country in an effort to curb human trafficking, especially of girl children who are at risk of falling victim to traffickers, in the wake of the April 25 earthquake that claimed thousands of lives and left a huge section of the population homeless. "Children are at high risk of becoming trafficking victims during disaster as they ...

    5. KATHMANDU, May 29 (Bernama) -- Next month, Nepal will host a donors' conference in Kathmandu to solicit funds for reconstruction and rehabilitation in view of a massive earthquake which battered the Himalayan nation on April 25.

    6. Nepal may allow hundreds of mountaineers forced to quit their Everest expeditions last month due to an earthquake-triggered avalanche to use their $11,000 climbing permits next year, an official said Friday. Hundreds of climbers had to abandon their attempts when an avalanche struck Everest base camp, killing 18 people and marking a second year with virtually no summits after the deaths of 16 ...

    7. Could Nepal learn lessons from India, where a 7.7 magnitude quake flattened towns and villages in 2001?

    8. Nepal bans children traveling without parents or guardian

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 26 09:25 AM

      KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The government announced Tuesday that all children traveling in Nepal will need to be accompanied by their parents or a legal guardian to prevent the trafficking of young people who lost their homes in the country's powerful earthquakes.

    9. Nepal seeks expert advice on tourism

      BBC NewsMay 26 05:49 PM

      Tourism operators in earthquake-hit Nepal seek guidance from international experts on which areas can be declared safe for trekking and mountaineering.

    10. Seeking to revive its tourism sector hit by last month's devastating earthquake, Nepal today observed the International Everest Day marking the conquest of the world's highest peak by Edmund Hillary a...

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