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  • Reality TV: Camera-toting sharks hunt seals in kelp forests
    Apr 03 2019 | 05:31 pm

    Reality TV: Camera-toting sharks hunt seals in kelp forests

    Cape Town: Great white sharks fitted with cameras on their dorsal fins have been filmed for the first time stalking prey in dense kelp forests long thought to be no-go zones for the top-level predators. The thrilling, shark’s-eye views show the massive carnivores manoeuvering effortlessly thought thick kelp fronds suspended in the water like giant […]

  • Hindus celebrate Maha Shivaratri festival
    Mar 04 2019 | 02:10 pm

    Hindus celebrate Maha Shivaratri festival

    Kathmandu: Hindus in Nepal celebrated their biggest festival Maha Shivaratri on Monday by offering prayers to Lord Shiva, who is regarded as the God of immense power and destruction.

  • Salvation House — where Hindus go to die
    Feb 14 2019 | 11:36 am

    Salvation House — where Hindus go to die

    Varanasi: They arrive in battered cars, on crutches and sometimes on a stretcher barely able to breathe — but salvation is close for thousands of Hindus who go to the holy city of Varanasi each year to die. Some end up in homes for the elderly overlooking the revered Ganges river where they eventually hope […]

  • Five-star hotels offer exclusive cuisine for Lunar New Year holidays
    Feb 08 2019 | 11:47 am

    Five-star hotels offer exclusive cuisine for Lunar New Year holidays

    By Shristi Kafle Kathmandu: Holiday makers arriving in Nepal to spend the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival here and local foodies are being treated to a gourmet-fest as the majority of five-star hotels are offering exclusive Chinese cuisine.

  • Israeli-developed “multi-target toxin” treatment a complete cure for cancer?
    Feb 05 2019 | 02:17 pm

    Israeli-developed “multi-target toxin” treatment a complete cure for cancer?

    Jerusalem: A “multi-target toxin” treatment developed by an Israeli company has raised doubts about its claimed capability to completely cure cancer. Codeveloper and the company’s CEO Ilan Morad voiced his confidence about its effect and prospects in a recent interview with Xinhua.

  • ‘Naive, reckless’ tourists couchsurfing in war-torn Afghanistan
    Jan 16 2019 | 01:33 pm

    ‘Naive, reckless’ tourists couchsurfing in war-torn Afghanistan

    Kabul: Seeking an “authentic” experience as he backpacked through war-torn Afghanistan, Dutch tourist Ciaran Barr searched the Couchsurfing website for locals to stay with. He found an astonishing number of potential hosts. Despite the country’s decaying security nearly 2,000 Afghans — the vast majority of them men — have signed up to host guests on […]

  • Cancer survivors walk on ramp in Nepal to spread hope, positivity
    Jan 12 2019 | 11:13 am

    Cancer survivors walk on ramp in Nepal to spread hope, positivity

    By Shristi Shrestha Kathmandu: Defying the general misconception that life becomes purposeless after cancer diagnosis, some two dozen cancer survivors in Nepal walked on the ramp in the capital city on Friday night.

  • Nepal’s women mountaineer journalists aspire to contribute to country’s tourism through photo exhibition
    Dec 12 2018 | 04:29 pm

    Nepal’s women mountaineer journalists aspire to contribute to country’s tourism through photo exhibition

    Kathmandu: In a bid to contribute to Nepal’s tourism through series of spectacular photos of the world’s highest peak, the team of “First Women Journalists Everest Expedition-2018” organized a photo exhibition in Kathmandu.

  • US missionary’s body could be lost in battle to preserve isolated tribe
    Nov 25 2018 | 12:22 pm

    US missionary’s body could be lost in battle to preserve isolated tribe

    Port Blair: The body of American missionary-adventurer John Allen Chau may never be recovered from the lost island where he fell in a volley of arrows fired by a reclusive tribe whose existence is threatened by the modern world, say experts. The menace to the Sentinelese from Chau’s one-man invasion is such that tribal rights […]

  • Escaping death and rebirth on Varanasi’s sacred riverbanks
    Nov 23 2018 | 12:20 pm

    Escaping death and rebirth on Varanasi’s sacred riverbanks

    Varanasi: Boats loaded with wood arrive almost constantly at the ghats of Varanasi for around 200 cremations per day on the banks of India’s holy Ganges river. Each pyre needs between 200 and 400 kilogrammes (440 and 880 pounds) of wood, meaning the sacred city in northern India burns through as much as 80 tonnes […]

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