Climbers line a path on Mount Everest in Nepal on May 22. Rizza Alee/AP

Death on Everest

On the podcast: An American mountaineer describes the dangers of climbing the world’s tallest peak.

Climbers line a path on Mount Everest in Nepal on May 22. Rizza Alee/AP

Death and Debris at 30,000 Feet

On the podcast: An American adventurer describes climbing over bodies to reach the top of Mount Everest.

A Nepalese woman prepares to sleep in a chhaupadi hut during her period in Surkhet District, 300 miles west of Kathmandu. Feb. 3, 2017.

In Nepal, Tradition Is Killing Women

The Hindu practice of chhaupadi is dangerous and deadly, but legislation is not enough to stop it.

An election official checks identification outside of a polling area in Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site, on May 14, 2017. (Photo Credit: TIM BOWDEN)

Nepal’s Oligarchy Isn’t Earthquake-Proof

A 2015 disaster devastated the country — and paved the way for this year's breakthrough elections.

Tibetan monks and supporters of Core Group for Tibetan cause hold lighted candles as they participate in a Tibetan solidarity rally at Tashi Gomang Stupa on the outskirts of Siliguri on October 20, 2011. Tibetans living in exile in India launched protests throughout India over Chinese actions in Tibet after a spate of self-immolation's by Buddhist monks and to mark the 50th anniversary of a Chinese attack in India on October 20,1962. AFP PHOTO/Diptendu DUTTA (Photo credit should read DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s Cult of Stability Is Killing Tibetans

Tibetans are setting themselves on fire in record numbers to protest Beijing’s heavy hand. But the brutal cycle of violence is only increasing.


The Disappearance of Dahlia Yehia

A 25-year-old American traveled to Nepal to volunteer after the earthquake. She found a friendly host on She was never heard from again.


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Who Is Really Putting Nepal Back Together?

Half a year after Nepal's devastating earthquake, its the smaller community organizations that are helping the country rebuild, while the giants of disaster relief lag behind.

An Indian man cycles past parked Indian trucks carrying goods to Nepal near the India-Nepal border at Panitanki, some 40 kms from Siliguri on September 29, 2015. Nepal's new constitution was meant to end centuries of inequality, but instead it has sparked deadly protests and a trade blockade by ethnic minorities that has forced nationwide fuel rationing. More than 40 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters representing ethnic minorities who say a new federal structure laid out in the constitution will leave them under-represented in the national parliament.

India Pushes Nepal into China’s Arms

India's blockade may force Nepal's hand but it will also remind Nepal that India is not their only neighbor.

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Integrity Gets Great Ratings

How Nepalis harnessed the power of reality TV to strike a blow against corruption.

Haitians queue up to legalize their status at the Interior Ministry in Santo Domingo, on June 17, 2015. Tens of thousands of people are facing deportations as a deadline for foreigners, most of them being Haitians, to legalize their status as undocumented alien is due to expire midnight. AFP PHOTO / ERIKA SANTELICES        (Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

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Nepalese army personel and others gather in front of a Nepalese helicopter, whose crew spotted the wreckage of a US Marine helicopter, at the army air base in Kathmandu on May 15, 2015  The US military said it expected to find no survivors after locating the wreckage of a helicopter that went missing with eight people on board in earthquake-devastated Nepal.  AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH MATHEMA        (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Families of Marines Killed on Humanitarian Missions Get Fewer Benefits

Like the families of the 1,400 U.S. Marines killed in action in recent years, Andrea and Jim Hug of Phoenix, Arizona planned to travel to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware this month to receive their son’s coffin after getting news that he died in a helicopter crash in Nepal.

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