India to Nepal by Bus   The Indian and Nepalese governments have just officially inaugurated the first-ever bus service between the two (...)

Tibetan Monks construct a sand Mandala of the Buddha of Compassion at the Chester Beatty Library. Photograph: The Irish Times

It seems the first Buddhist mission to the West was led by Irish man Charles Pfoundes in 1889, as discovered in recent research by academics in Irelan(...)

The Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University doesn’t sound like the most obvious source of ground-breaking cinema to rattle senses and confoun(...)

Environmental advocates participate in the “People’s Walk for Climate Justice”, a walkathon against climate change in the  Philippines. The latest round of UN climate talks are set to “grind to a halt” unless its joint co-chairs find a way of reconciling serious differences between rich and poor countries. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

The latest round of UN climate talks “will grind to a halt” unless its joint co-chairs find a way of reconciling serious differences between rich and (...)

 Israeli avalanche victims  prior to their departure for the international airport, at Ciwec clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal, at the weekend. The Israeli government has sent a special flight to bring back their avalanche survivors  from Kathmandu.  Photograph: Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Hopes faded yesterday for survivors of one of Nepal’s worst mountain disasters as villagers joined an intensive search by troops and government offici(...)

A handout picture from the Nepalese Army shows members of the army rescue unidentified trekkers from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, near Muktinath, in Mustang district, Nepal, yesterday.

The death toll in a blizzard that engulfed trekkers on a popular hiking route in Nepal rose by nine today to 39 after a helicopter search spotted more(...)

 Members of the Nepali army rescuing injured  trekkers from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, near Muktinath, in Mustang district, Nepal yesterday. Photograph: Nepali army

Nepali troops today searched rugged snow-covered Himalayan terrain in their most intensive effort to find any remaining survivors of a blizzard that (...)

Rescue team members in Thorong La  yesterday following Tuesday’s  blizzard and avalanches in the mountains of northern Nepal. Photograph: Nepalese Army/AP 2:54

Survivors of a Himalayan blizzard that killed at least 29 people in Nepal said on Thursday they dived under a boulder to shelter from an avalanche th(...)

Emergency responders carry a victim of an avalanche away from the area near Thorang-La in the Annapurna region of Nepal. A blizzard and avalanche in Nepal’s Himalayas climbing region have killed at least 20 people.

Mountain rescue teams in Nepal are searching for dozens of missing trekkers after unseasonal blizzards and avalanches killed at least 20 people along (...)

A handout picture released by the Nepalese Army shows members of the army evacuate a victim from the Thorung La mountain pass, on the Annapurna Circuit, in Mustang district, Nepal. Photograph: Nepalese Army/EPA

At least 12 people, including eight foreign hikers and a group of yak herders, were killed in Nepal by unseasonal blizzards and avalanches triggered b(...)