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Abandoned tents, human waste piling up on Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — After every party it’s time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different. The record number of climbers crowding the world’s highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that …

11 Years on, Has Nepal’s Republic Succeeded? | The Diplomat

Pessimism about Nepal’s politics is common, despite significant changes since the declaration of the republic in 2008. In Nepal, May 28 marks Republic Day, commemorating the date in 2008 when an elected Constituent Assembly brought an end to the country’s centuries-old monarchy and declared it a federal, democratic republic. This …

Himalayan nation Nepal gets first modern train tracks

JANAKPUR, Nepal (AP) — The competition between two Asian giants, India and China, for influence over tiny Nepal is yielding a bonanza in the form of the Himalayan mountain nation’s first modern railway — and possibly more to come. New shiny rails connecting the 34 kilometers (21 miles) between Janakpur …