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There is strong evidence that the overall gender ratio is significantly different from the background ratio in the case of UK parents born in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Nepal's tragic news sent a shiver down my spine

I awoke, as usual, with the radio on. I can't get to sleep if it's not, a habit I acquired growing up in Beirut where the BBC World Service would always be on. Lebanon is a place where news really matters and you would often find out who was shooting at you from some calm voice in London before anybody local had worked it out.

The burning Dornier aircraft after it crashed in Kathmandu

Experts to investigate fatal Nepal plane crash

Air accident investigators from the UK are heading to Nepal to investigate the plane crash which killed seven Britons yesterday.

City lawyer among seven Britons killed in Nepal plane crash

A young City lawyer, two mountaineering friends and a group of outdoor enthusiasts from the north west were among the 19 people killed in yesterday’s plane crash outside Nepal’s capital Kathmandu.

Snake harmer: Farmer kills cobra in revenge attack

A Nepali man who was bitten by a cobra snake bit it back and killed the reptile in a tit-for-tat attack, a newspaper said today.

Bogus website offered airline jobs

A bogus website offering jobs in the airline industry has been uncovered by trading standards.

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Ten killed in Nepal van plunge

At least 10 people were killed and another six injured when a passenger van crashed off a mountain road in north-western Nepal today, a police official said.

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Three climbers die on 'overcrowded' Everest

Three climbers died and two others went missing while descending the summit of Mount Everest – a toll that raised concerns about overcrowding in the "death zone" at the top of the world's tallest peak.

Three climbers die and two remain missing on Mount Everest

At least three climbers have died while descending from the summit of Mount Everest.

Three dead and two missing on Everest

Three climbers returning from the summit of Mount Everest have died and two others are missing, a Nepalese official said today.

73-year-old Japanese woman scales Mount Everest

A 73-year-old Japanese woman climbed to Mount Everest's peak today, smashing her own record to again become the oldest woman to scale the world's highest mountain.

Plane crash in northern Nepal kills 15

A plane crashed into a mountain in the Himalayas while trying to land at an airport in northern Nepal on Monday, killing 15 people and injuring six, some critically.

Dom Joly: I'm after the Abominable Snowman, but nothing yeti...

Trekking up to 4,000 metres high above the Khumbu valley in Nepal, I came across a curious sight. As I rounded a corner on the precarious path that I had taken from Namche Bazaar, I got a fantastic view of Everest in the distance. But it wasn't this that caught my eye. It was a low-slung, rather tasteful stone building nestled in a forest of eucalyptus and stubby juniper trees. It stood out because it was very different from the traditional Sherpa homes clinging to the steep slopes that surrounded me.

Nepalese police arrest dozens for smoking cannabis at Hindu festival

Police in Nepal say they have arrested dozens of people for smoking cannabis at a religious festival where holy men had received permission to indulge in the drug.

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