Light illuminates Mount Everest, during sunset in the Solukhumbu District also known as the Everest region, November 30, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Nepal will measure Mount Everest afresh to settle a controversy over height of the world's tallest peak, especially after some estimates suggested it became a little shorter in the wake of an earthquake two years ago, officials said Friday.Nepal, home to Mount Everest and half of the world's 14 highest mountains, has never measured the peak on its own and uses its snow height of 8,848 meters that was measured by the Survey of India in 1954 . Everest straddles the border between Nepal and China, and in 2005 Chinese mountaineers and researchers put its height at 8,844.43 meters.
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