Nepal is a staging ground for China and India's military dominance of South Asia. So what role can Nepal play as it is stuck between a rock and a hard place?
Many rich Westerners are targeting Nepal to exploit and sexually abuse children owing to weak government oversight.
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.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2018 TRT World.