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Paramilitary soldiers have recovered 20 bodies from a steep hillside in northern India where a rescue helicopter crashed while attempting to evacuate people stranded in monsoon floods, the country's air force chief said.
One could, if one were being utterly charitable to Narayan Pargaien, assume the Indian television reporter was trying to use his initiative.
Fears that death toll of 150 could soar, with up to 14,000 unaccounted for
Police in the north of India have arrested three men following the rape of an American female tourist - the latest in a series of sexual assaults on foreign women.
Fears that the fifth and final one-day international between England and India would not go ahead on Sunday were put to bed as the teams awoke in Dharamsala in perfect cricketing weather.
Fashion finds inspiration from the great explorers, discovers Harriet Walker
Irish climber Ian McKeever inspired others to follow their dreams
Japan's pensioners may be celebrated – but they are also creating a 'national crisis'. By David McNeill in Tokyo
Intrepid TV adventurer and Chief Scout Bear Grylls has left the Discovery Channel after a row over "new programming", his publicist said today.
Andrew Buncombe visits Bhutan to find out if its people really are as content as they claim to be.
Activists in Bhutan are hoping their young king – a man known for his fondness for the occasional cigarette – will enter a controversy that has gripped the country and use royal powers to free a number of people sent to jail after being convicted under tough anti-smoking legislation.
194 nations talk into the small hours – but pressure on the planet continues to grow.
Three windows of opportunity are going, going...gone
With the death of George Band, the "family" of British mountaineers who forged close bonds in the 1950s, notably on the crowning 1953 Everest expedition, suddenly seems much depleted. Band was the youngest of the climbers taken to Everest by Colonel John Hunt, and though Hunt, Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary died some years ago, Band tirelessly kept the Everesters' show on the road at anniversary galas, lectures and through charitable work.
A collection of simple stone houses gathers at Shakti 360° Leti – a Himalayan retreat so remote that guests have to make an hour-long hike from the nearest road in Leti to reach it. The rewards include spending days reading in one of four cottages – all with views of the peaks; going trekking with a guide and porter; or curling up beside open fires at night as the temperature drops outside.
Anthea Gerrie discovers why the home brew is prized from Chelsea to China