A powerful earthquake shook Nepal one year ago. Nearly 9000 people died. Reconstruction is proceeding slowly in the country's villages. Especially in regions such as the remote Gorkha district, building materials are in short supply.
Nepal is distancing itself more and more from its powerful neighbor India and turning to China. But more dependence on Beijing could entail certain risks for the developing country, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
Nepalese have voted in a historic two-phase election for national and state representatives. Political stability has eluded Nepal for 27 years. Will the vote be a turning point?
For the first time since 1999, parliamentary elections will be held in Nepal on Sunday. However, the vote may not change much in the politically unstable country, says Julia Strasheim from the Helmut Schmidt Foundation.
Vienna's historic center could be added to the UN's list of endangered sites, along with the earthquake-devastated Kathmandu valley. A team of UNESCO experts is meeting in the Polish city of Krakow to decide.
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