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Last horsemen of Hunza: Buzkashi game faces final whistle

    Last horsemen of Hunza: Buzkashi game faces final whistle

Unlike in neighbouring Afghanistan or Central Asia, where the sport remains vibrant, Khan fears the tradition will die out in Pakistan.─AFP In a remote northern valley surrounded by giant ice-capped

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Bearing with bears: Male bears in KNP get two female companions

    Bearing with bears: Male bears in KNP get two female companions

Herald Report Two female brown bears have been released into the Khunjerab National Park (KNP) in Gojal, upper Hunza, according to local media reports. The bears, bred at the Bear

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Nepal Avalanche Carried Half the Force of an Atomic Bomb

    Nepal Avalanche Carried Half the Force of an Atomic Bomb

The avalanche that buried the popular hiking village of Langtang in Nepal this past spring struck with about half the force of an atomic bomb, according to a study published

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Nepal climbers face ruin after quake, blockade hits Everest industry

    Nepal climbers face ruin after quake, blockade hits Everest industry

Phurba Tashi Sherpa, the most accomplished high-altitude climber in history, holds a bucket and crowbar as he claws through the rubble of his home seven months after Nepal’s earthquake shattered

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Campaigners alarmed by KFC’s decision to open first store in Tibet

    Campaigners alarmed by KFC’s decision to open first store in Tibet

A prominent campaign group has expressed concern over an announcement that KFC will open a store in Tibet more than

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Nepal quake victims face deadly winter as parties bicker

    Nepal quake victims face deadly winter as parties bicker

Thousands of Nepalis still living in tents months after a massive earthquake are facing a desperate winter, because of a

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7.2-Magnitude Quake Hits Tajikistan, Shakes Pakistan, India, Afghanistan

    7.2-Magnitude Quake Hits Tajikistan, Shakes Pakistan, India, Afghanistan

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The temblor, which

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