In Nepal, many families view the birth of a baby girl as an economic burden, so some pregnant women abort girl fetuses. One local Nepali government is encouraging families to keep their daughters — and it’s paying them for having baby girls.
For millions of women around the world, monthly periods are something that comes with real hazards, such as missing school and work or being subjected to potentially harmful sanitary conditions. But there's a global menstrual movement taking place.
Global warming is having a dramatic impact in the Himalayas, where the glaciers are melting at a rapid pace. One local mountain climber has started a campaign to educate villagers and trekkers alike about the effects of climate change on the mountains.
Change is in the air in Nepal, the answer to our Geo Quiz today. Nepal's new national assembly voted today to formally abolish the country's monarchy. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from the BBC's Rabindra Mishra in the capital Kathmandu.
For our Geo Quiz, we're looking for Nepal's largest city. The answer is Kathmandu. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with California art collector Michelle Page about local Nepali artists who specialize in painting portraits of dogs for American pet owners.
The fierce fighters known as Gurkhas have long helped Britain's military on the battlefield. But they didn't have the right to live in Britain, until today. The World's Laura Lynch reports from London.
The Himalayan glaciers that feed many of Asia's most important rivers are receding. The BBC's Chris Morris treks to the face of one of the glaciers that feeds the Ganges to see for himself and assess the possible impact.
Animal rights activists are up in arms over a Hindu ritual taking place in a small Nepalese village today. Part of a festival, the ritual involves the slaughter of thousands of animals. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the BBC's Joanna Jolly.
Jeb Sharp speaks with Radhika Coomaraswamy, the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict about the use of child soldiers by Maoists in Nepal and the efforts to release them back into society.
An anonymous millionaire is sponsoring an unusual weight loss campaign in Finland. For every 2 pounds shed by Finns ? 20 dollars will go to fund education for children in Nepal. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Finnish reporter Heli Keskinen.
A team of Sherpas is gearing up to ascend Everest to remove thousands of pounds of garbage from elevations known as the ?death zone.' The group may also recover the remains of climbers who died. The BBC's Joanna Jolly speaks with anchor Marco Werman.
In Nepal, armed police are escorting emergency supplies of food and fuel into the capital, Kathmandu, on day three of a general strike that has crippled the country. Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from the BBC's Jo Jolly, in Kathmandu.