Landslides have killed at least 14 people in Nepal as officials issued warnings on the risk of more landslides and flash floods due to torrential rain.
Although Nepal hasn't got enough infrastructure for the disabled, many say the new trail is a good start.
They are aspiring ultra-marathon runners, hoping the sport will put their remote village on the map and provide the funds needed to rebuild homes destroyed by 2015 earthquake.
The vote marks Nepal's transition from a monarchy to a federal democracy, after emerging from a brutal decade of civil war only to stagger through political turmoil and natural disaster.
Government officials say some passengers were still trapped inside the bus but police warn their chances of survival were slim as the rescue started hours after the crash.
Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 220 people and displaced 1.5 million during the past week. Authorities are still trying to rescue those missing or stranded in flooded areas.
Heavy monsoon rain in the region triggered flash floods and landslides, killing 45 in India and at least 49 in Nepal. Rescue efforts are underway.
Nepal has previously attempted to ban women from working as maids in private homes in the Gulf over allegations that they are treated poorly.
Voting began in Nepal on Sunday in its first local elections in two decades, a landmark moment in the country's full transition to democracy. The vote has been split into two phases because of unrest in the southern plains bordering India.
Tourists are returning to Nepal, two years after an earthquake killed thousands, devastated lives, communities and the country's tourism industry.
The government has been spending money to repair the damage caused by the 2015 earthquake that claimed 9,000 lives, but people in rural areas say not enough is being done to help them.
The "Great night of Shiva" will be observed on Friday February 24 to honour Lord Shiva, one of the most important Hindu gods.
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