Archaeologists digging beneath sacred Maya Devi Temple find first physical evidence to enable them to accurately date the nativity of Prince Siddhartha Gautama
A parliamentary probe into Gurkha rights is being launched with Prime Minister David Cameron's “blessing” following a two week hunger strike by veterans.
Violence flares ahead of election, with a fragile peace process at stake as hardline Maoist splinter group seeks to control agenda
Owed two years’ wages, Zahir Belounis cannot leave World Cup hosts until he drops case
2022 tournament comes in for criticism in investigation
22-year-iold from Brighton began trekking alone in the region on 5 August but has not been heard of since
Tests have established a direct link between the Duke of Cambridge and a woman believed to have been at least half Indian
A British climber who delivered a live video interview from the top of Mount Everest has found himself in trouble with the Nepalese authorities who have branded the broadcast illegal.
An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer has begun his attempt to scale Mount Everest, in an effort to reclaim his title as the oldest man to reach the summit.
On 29 May 1953, the New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and the Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of the planet's highest mountain, described by Hillary as "a symmetrical beautiful snow cone".
Nigeria has been added to the Committee for the Protection of Journalists' annual list of most dangerous countries
Survivors of epidemic, which has killed 8,000 people, condemn ‘immoral’ decision to claim immunity
Sex symbol-turned-animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot is threatening to join actor Gerard Depardieu in Russian exile unless France halts the scheduled euthanasia of two sick circus elephants.
The premise of James Mollison's photo book Where Children Sleep was a simple one: Not every child around the world has their own bedroom - or even close.
Leaving the stage, Greg Davies describes his show tonight as one of the high points of his career.