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.
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Sunday 30 September 2012
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.
Saturday 29 September 2012
Air accident investigators from the UK are heading to Nepal to investigate the plane crash which killed seven Britons yesterday.
Friday 28 September 2012
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.
Thursday 23 August 2012
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.
Wednesday 15 August 2012
A bogus website offering jobs in the airline industry has been uncovered by trading standards.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
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Tuesday 26 June 2012
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.
Sunday 10 June 2012
Tuesday 22 May 2012
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.
Monday 21 May 2012
At least three climbers have died while descending from the summit of Mount Everest.
Monday 21 May 2012
Three climbers returning from the summit of Mount Everest have died and two others are missing, a Nepalese official said today.
Saturday 19 May 2012
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.
Monday 14 May 2012
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.
Sunday 04 March 2012
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.
Monday 20 February 2012
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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