As the global climate changes, one of the clearest manifestations of the change is in the disappearance or shrinking of the glaciers in the Himalayan mountain range. These glaciers provide fresh water to 40 percent of the Earth's population and their disappearance could be devastating.
It's been 10 years since Nepal's crown prince gunned down the king, and other royal family members before killing himself. Many in Nepal say they don't believe the official story of what happened that night. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.
Nepal's tourism industry took a major hit during the decade of Maoist insurgency. Now Nepalese officials want to make 2011 the year of tourism. And they're billing Nepal as a destination for gay and lesbian visitors. Habiba Nosheen has more.
Traditionally, widows can be shunned or deprived of basic rights in Nepal, consigned to a life of ritual mourning. But as more young men in Nepal die while working abroad, some of those restrictions are loosening.
Thousands of men leave Nepal every year to work abroad, mostly in Gulf states. They send money to their families — but sometimes they don't return. And this is having deep repercussions for the women they leave behind.
It's been a year since the earthquake in Nepal. The devastating quake hit on April 25, 2015, killing almost 9,000 people and leaving many thousands homeless. Photographer Sonia Narang visited with several people who lost their homes, livelihoods or access to basic needs in the disaster.
For decades, organ smugglers have targeted Nepal's Hokse village so frequently that it’s become known as Kidney Village. The money many villagers earned for selling a kidney paid for land or a home. After last year’s earthquake, however, no homes in Hokse remained inhabitable.