Finnish climber, local guide die on Mount Annapurna in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Finnish climber and his local guide died Wednesday while descending from the summit of Mount Annapurna in the first casualties of this mountaineering season, a Nepal mountaineering official said.
UK should cut aid to Nepal if "endemic" corruption persists - report - TRFN
Britain should cut its 86 million pound ($128 million) aid budget for Nepal unless the country acts to combat poor governance and "endemic" corruption, a parliamentary committee said on Friday. Britain is the largest bilateral donor to Nepal which is one of the world's poorest nations with a quarter of its 28 million population living below the poverty line, according to the World Bank. Funding ...
UK must cut aid for Nepal if 'endemic' corruption persists - report
By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The British government should make cuts to its 86 million pound aid budget for Nepal unless the country takes action to combat poor governance and "endemic" corruption, a parliamentary committee said on Friday. The Department for International Development (DFID)'s funding has seen Nepal make huge progress in health, water and sanitation ...
Nepal jails man for 35 years for rape, murder of 7-year-old
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A court in southern Nepal has sentenced a man to 35 years in prison for the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, officials said Wednesday, in a case that sparked outrage in the Himalayan nation.
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