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