Stand-off between Indian and Chinese border troops is the culmination of festering tensions between the two sides over territory that has been contested for more than a century.
Nepal is stuck between the two giants and can act as a deterrent, provided its own territory does not fall victim to the larger dispute.
India rejects Nepal's new map approved by latter's lower house of parliament that includes strategic territories disputed with its giant neighbour.
Hundreds of miles from Lhasa's imposing 1,000-room Potala Palace, the sandal-wearing monk now ministers to his fellow Tibetan exiles from Dharamsala in the foothills of the Indian Himalaya.
Meanwhile, Beijing slams a new US defence act, which includes measures to strengthen Washington's ties with Taiwan and support for Hong Kong's anti-government protestors, saying it "blatantly interfered" in China's internal affairs.
Chinese premier Xi Jinping visited Nepal recently, where China’s influence has grown rapidly, prompting Washington to push back – but is it ‘too little, too late’?
Authorities says mission to recover climbers' bodies likely to take 10 days.
Rizza Alee, an 18-year-old climber from India-administered Kashmir, said "massive traffic jams" up the mountain had made scaling the world's most sought after climb "a death race."
Robin Haynes Fisher died in the "death zone" known for low levels of oxygen on the descent from the summit of the world's tallest mountain, officials say.
Researchers say they traced the DNA of a jawbone found in a cave on the Tibetan Plateau to the Denisovans, a defunct cousin of modern humans.
"For the first time, an #IndianArmy Mountaineering Expedition Team has sited (sic) Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti'," it said in a tweet, not explaining how a mythical beast could leave footprints.
Nepal is a staging ground for China and India's military dominance of South Asia. So what role can Nepal play as it is stuck between a rock and a hard place?
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