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Northern Indian Monsoon weakens a fragile environment
01/07/2013 - World news explained

Northern Indian Monsoon weakens a fragile environment

The torrential early monsoon rain in northern India and in the Himalayan mountain regions of Nepal has left at least a thousand people dead. The authorities say the figure is likely to rise.
15/12/2012 - France - Nepal

Maurice Herzog, conqueror of Annapurna, dies aged 93

The French climber who conquered Annapurna in the first recorded ascent of a peak above 8,000 metres, Maurice Herzog, has died at the age of 93.
24/09/2012 - France - Canada- Nepal

Two French climbers, one Canadian, still missing after deadly Nepal avalanche

Two French mountain-climbers and one Canadian are still missing after the avalanche on Nepal’s Manaslu mountain that left at least nine people dead, four of them French.
Call for frontier troop withdrawal after Himalayas avalanche
11/04/2012 - World news explained

Call for frontier troop withdrawal after Himalayas avalanche

The avalanche on the militarised Siachen Glacier in the Himalayas a few days ago buried 135 people, most of them Pakistani soldiers. There's little hope for survivors.
Bhutan smoking ban raises tensions
07/02/2012 - International report

Bhutan smoking ban raises tensions

Smoking is banned in Bhutan. It's against the law to puff away in public places or sell tobacco. Smuggling tobacco is a crime punishable by three to five years in jail.
18/08/2010 - India - France

First French Himalayas flood victim identified

Authorities have identified a French national killed in flash floods in northern India, France's Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday.

10/08/2010 - India - France

Three French trekkers among 170+ dead in Himalayas floods

Three French tourists are among among the 177 people killed in flash floods in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, an Indian government official said Tuesday.
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