Groups raise money for quake victims

...in the following weeks will be given to Live to Love, an international nonprofit that works toward positive change in the Himalayan region.The other groups mentioned will also collect funds for Live to Love. Money sent to the campaign will be used to...

Missing Georgian in Nepal calls home

...Wednesday to let them know he and his guide are safe and on the way home.The magnitude 7.8 earthquake is the worst to hit the Himalayan nation in more than 80 years. The quake destroyed infrastructure and historic sites in Kathmandu, killed over 5,000 people...

Members of Himalayan ethnic group flock to U.S.

...Himalayas in what is now Nepal. They toiled as traders and farmers in the thin mountain air, until a boom in the popularity of Himalayan trekking turned them into sophisticated guides hobnobbing with wealthy foreign tourists. "There are a lot of Sherpas who...

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Hamburg's Olympic bid is approved by country

...CONCERNS: Tibetan groups calling on the IOC to reject Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Games are out of touch with the Himalayan region and their campaign is "doomed to failure," a Chinese state newspaper said Saturday.In an editorial, the Global...

Peace talks bring tourists back to Kashmir

...SRINAGAR, India - The lines to take cable-car rides to a Himalayan snow field are long. Every viewpoint on the forested mountain...is divided, with Pakistan controlling one-third of the Himalayan region. Both countries claim all of it and have fought two...

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Travelers drawn to spirituality, traditions in India

...fast becoming a top destination for weary, work-worn tourists thanks to an aggressive campaign to push the country's Himalayan spas and secluded beaches, officials say. Tourism officials have been crisscrossing the globe as part of the government's...

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Digital effects create world of 'Sky Captain'

...the World of Tomorrow" is full of visions of the dark, soaring New York cityscape, dogfights in the sky and the majestic Himalayan mountains. But what was the movie set like for the actors? A whole lotta blue. That's because "Sky Captain," despite...

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...according to VSDA VidTrac. 1. Vertical Limit, an action-adventure about the rescue of mountain climbers trapped near the Himalayan summit. Chris O'Donnell and Bill Paxton star (PG-13). 2. What Women Want, a comedy starring Mel Gibson as a man...

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Religion News in Brief

...discouraging festivals, a watchdog group said in a report. The actions are part of a campaign to tighten control of the Himalayan region. Authorities are reducing time for religious study in monasteries by requiring political classes, while ordinary...

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The river of life, death and tourists

...moksha , or spiritual liberation to Hindus. The living cleanse their spirits by washing in the waters that run down from Himalayan snow peaks. That tradition draws a never-ending human current of pilgrims, beginning in predawn darkness each morning...

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