Nepal

Climbers in the midst of a small avalanche during an Everest ascent. (Photo by Lloyd Smith)

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Members of the Northwest Sherpa community are collecting money to aid the families of Sherpas killed in April’s big avalanche on Mount Everest, and some are rethinking their careers as mountain guides.

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC's) are hailed as democratizing higher education, especially in the developing world. Are they living up to the hype?

Shanta Darnal attended school in Kathmandu thanks to Western donations. (Photo by Amy Benson)

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Girls’ education is often seen as a panacea for global development. One promising Nepalese student's suicide reveals a more complicated picture.

Enter the Yellow Band on an Everest ascent. (Photo by Lloyd Smith)

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“I was just thinking, ‘that could have been me,’” says AC Sherpa, remembering the moments after he heard of the avalanche that killed 16...

by Nina Wegner and Taylor Weidman
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Cheap denim jeans replace handwoven textiles and ancient farming techniques give way to tractors as the ancient Tibetan Kingdom of Lo gets a long-awaited...