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I Am Not Untouchable. I Just Have My Period.

Forbidden from participating in daily life, Nepalese girls are speaking out against menstrual shaming.

Nepal Helicopter Crash Kills 7, Including Tourism Minister

The aircraft went down in a mountainous region that the minister was visiting to look into the feasibility of building an airport there. Everyone onboard died.

Nepal's menstruation huts may be banned, but stigma remains deadly

The death of a 17-year-old girl who was sequestered because of her period has cast renewed scrutiny on the challenges of eradicting Chhaupadi and changing attitudes in Nepal.

Rising Temperatures Could Melt Most Himalayan Glaciers by 2100

If current climate change trends continue, the Himalayas could heat up by 8 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century, researchers said.

Nepal woman suffocates in banned 'menstruation hut'

The 21-year-old Nepali woman was found dead in a windowless hut after she lit a fire to keep warm.

Woman Killed by Fire in Menstruation Hut, as Nepal Fights a Tradition

Despite a ban and efforts to educate Nepalese about a centuries-old practice of banishing menstruating women to isolated huts, the tradition stubbornly lives on.

Pilot in Nepal Plane Crash Had an ‘Emotional Breakdown,’ Officials Say

A report found that the captain’s “moody and aggressive” behavior during the flight might have contributed to the crash last year, which killed 51 people.

US-Bangla crash: Nepal says pilot had 'emotional breakdown'

The US-Bangla Airlines plane went down in Kathmandu last year, killing 51 of the 71 people on board.

Everest Fraud Leads Insurers to Threaten a Boycott Unless Nepal Cracks Down

An elaborate scheme centered on helicopter rescues from Everest and nearby peaks has defrauded millions of dollars from insurance companies.

Everest Fraud Leads Insurers to Threaten a Boycott

An elaborate scheme centered on helicopter rescues from Everest and nearby peaks has defrauded millions of dollars from insurance companies.