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No infections on Everest: Tourism Ministry

400 oxygen cylinders to be brought from China in first phase

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Doctors in Nepal warn of major crisis as virus cases…

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Across the border from a devastating surge in India, doctors in Nepal warned Friday of a major crisis as daily coronavirus cases hit a record and hospitals were running out of beds and oxygen. Nepal reported 9,070 new confirmed cases on Thursday, compared to 298 a month ago. The number of fatalities also reached its highest with 58 on Wednesday and 54 on Thursday, for a total of 3,529. “Right now there are

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Deuba not to participate in Constitutional Council meeting

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said he will not be attending a meeting of the Constitutional Council

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Kami Rita Sherpa back to Everest base camp after successful…

KATHMANDU: A team led by noted climber Kami Rita Sherpa which reached the top of Mount Everest on Friday evening

No infections on Everest: Tourism Ministry
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China
China opens Everest’s north side to 38 virus-tested climbers

BEIJING (AP) — China has opened Mount Everest’s northern slope to a few dozen mountaineers who will be tested for the coronavirus and must keep their distance while ascending the world’s highest peak. Both Nepal and China closed the mountain to foreign climbers last year because of the pandemic. Nepal has allowed in foreign climbers this season despite a surging COVID-19 outbreak, and at least one climber, a Norwegian, confirmed last month he had contracted the virus. Nepal mountaineering officials

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Man charged with 4 counts of murder in California shooting

By STEFANIE DAZIO and AMY TAXIN, ORANGE, Calif. (AP):- A man was charged Friday with murder and attempted murder in a shooting rampage at a Southern California office building this week that left four people dead, including a 9-year-old boy whose mother was critically wounded. Police have not revealed a motive for Wednesday’s attack but said the gunman had targeted the business, Unified Homes, and had personal and business relationships with the victims. The suspect, Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez, is married

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Online speech shield under fire as Trump Facebook ban stays

By MARCY GORDON, WASHINGTON (AP) — Lurking beneath Facebook’s decision on whether to continue Donald Trump’s suspension from its platform is

4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd…
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Italy jury deliberates fate of 2 Americans in police slaying
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Israel mourns deaths of 45 in stampede at religious festival

By JOSEF FEDERMAN and ISAAC SCHARF, JERUSALEM (AP) — The holiday of Lag BaOmer is one of the happiest days on

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China opens Everest’s north side to 38 virus-tested climbers

BEIJING (AP) — China has opened Mount Everest’s northern slope to a few dozen mountaineers who will be tested for

Beyond the pandemic: London votes for a mayor during crisis

By JILL LAWLESS, LONDON (AP) — Not long ago, London was booming. Now it fears a bust. Brexit and the coronavirus

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NASA Mars helicopter heard humming through thin Martian air

By MARCIA DUNN, CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — First came the amazing pictures, then the video. Now NASA is sharing sounds

Facebook’s oversight board: Watchdog or distraction?

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and MATT O'BRIEN: Facebook’s oversight board, which on Wednesday upheld the company’s ban of former President Donald Trump,

Health
Country records 8,287 positive cases thru PCR tests; 53 deaths…

KATHMANDU: The country has recorded a record high of 8,287 cases of COVID-19 as the second wave of the crisis

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86 health workers in Chitwan infected with Covid-19
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Country records 9,196 positive cases; 50 deaths in 24 hours
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As India surges, Bangladesh lacks jabs, faces virus variants

By JULHAS ALAM, DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — India’s surge in coronavirus cases is having a dangerous effect on neighboring Bangladesh. Health

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