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A Mountain on the Move

January 24th 2008
If you mention Nepal, most people immediately think of Mount Everest. The world’s highest mountain, and a mountain which has claimed many lives. Hundreds of people head to Nepal each year to climb it’s dangerous summit. But Everest is not going to be in Nepal forever. Scientists take precise GPS readings each year, and the mountain is moving North, slowly but surely, at a rate of 6cm per year. ... read more
Asia » Nepal » Annapurna

Nepalese Flag In 1951, the Nepalese monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. A Maoist in... ... read more
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