KATHMANDU (AFP) - Nepal may install ladders on Mount Everest's Hillary Step, the final rock wall which climbers have to scale to reach the summit, in a bid to ease congestion, the government said on Monday.
GENEVA (AFP) - The North Korean ambassador to the UN in Geneva walked out of a Human Rights Council hearing on rights violations in his country when Japan took the floor.
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China warned the Philippines on Monday to abandon a disputed shoal in the South China Sea after Manila said it planned to challenge a Chinese naval blockade of the area by sending supplies to its troops stationed there.
PAJU, South Korea (AFP) - South Korea began to prepare the remains of 437 Chinese soldiers killed in the Korean War for repatriation on Monday, more than 60 years after the conflict ended.
BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama will hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in the Netherlands next week, China's foreign ministry said on Monday.