Hudson Hongo · 05/02/15 12:00PM

According to CNN, the death toll from last week’s devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal now stands at 7,040 with another 14,398 injured. “It will be a miracle if anyone is found alive,” a government spokesperson told the network. “But we have not completely given up yet and are continuing to look.”

Before and After Photos of Historic Monuments Ruined in Nepal Quake

Aleksander Chan · 04/28/15 01:37PM

The death toll in Nepal from last weekend’s 7.9 magnitude earthquake has exceeded 4,000 people, a number expected to rise as local authorities continue to comb through the remote regions surrounding the country’s capital of Kathmandu. But also lost in the indiscriminate destructive powers of the quake were irreplaceable pieces of Nepal’s cultural history, some dating back several centuries.

Taylor Berman · 04/28/15 08:49AM

The death toll from the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal now stands at more than 4,400, with more than 8,000 injured. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said the number of dead could surpass 10,000 when rescue efforts are done.

Sarah Hedgecock · 06/05/14 12:52PM

Nepalese students hug trees during a mass tree hugging on World Environment Day on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal, on Thursday. More than 2,000 people gathered in the country's capital in a bid to set a world record for the largest-ever tree hug. Image via Niranjan Shrestha/AP.

A Man-Eating Leopard Is Running Wild in Nepal

Taylor Berman · 11/05/12 09:56PM

If you were thinking about going to Nepal (or, if you already live there), consider yourself warned: there's a man-eating leopard on the loose that, so far, has killed and devoured 15 people, including 10 children. The most recent victim was a 4-year-old child, who was reportedly snatched from his family's yard by the jungle cat and taken into the forest where authorities found his head.

Nepal Agrees to Remeasure Mount Everest

Jeff Neumann · 07/20/11 07:20AM

An apparently long running dispute between China and Nepal over the exact height of Mount Everest should be put to rest, after Nepalese officials said they would measure the mountain using GPS. Today, Nepal and China both recognize a height of 8,848 meters — but in recent border talks China has used the rock height of Mount Everest, while Nepal wants to recognize the snow height, which is about meters higher. Global positioning systems will be set up at three separate locations, but it will be two years before the official height is measured.

'Super Sherpa' Sets Everest World Record

Jeff Neumann · 05/11/11 05:15AM

Ang Tshering Sherpa, a 51-year-old Nepalese climber, surpassed his own world record for the most ascents of Mount Everest today with his 21st summit. That's impressive, to say the least. [AFP]