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Nepal votes in first provincial polls amid democracy hopes

November 26, 2017 1:47 am
Nepal votes in first provincial polls amid democracy hopes

A Nepalese policeman stands guard next to a ballot box during the legislative elections in Chautara, Sindupalchowk, 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Kathmandu, Nepal, November 26, 2017. (Photo by AP) Residents of mountain villages and foothill towns voted Sunday in Nepal’s first provincial polls, with the hope of bringing […]

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Fleeing violence at home, Rohingya Muslims face difficulties in India, Nepal, Bangladesh

September 17, 2017 2:09 pm
Fleeing violence at home, Rohingya Muslims face difficulties in India, Nepal, Bangladesh

A Rohingya Muslim refugee from Myanmar fills water at a makeshift camp on the outskirts of the Indian city of Jammu, June 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) There seems to be no end in sight to the plight of Rohingya Muslims as those members of the community who have fled […]

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Floods, landslides kill over 55 in Nepal, India

August 13, 2017 10:30 pm
Floods, landslides kill over 55 in Nepal, India

A Nepali resident wades through a flooded area while carrying a boy at Birgunj Parsa district, some 200 kilometers south of Kathmandu, August 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Torrential rain has battered Nepal, causing widespread flooding and landslides and raising the death toll from three days of severe weather to […]

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Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan visiting Sri Lanka, Nepal

March 19, 2017 6:00 pm
Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan visiting Sri Lanka, Nepal

Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan left on Sunday for official visits to Sri Lanka and Nepal, the Defense Ministry said, trips that could unnerve neighboring India. China is vying to increase its influence in Nepal, which serves as a natural buffer between China and India, […]

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Italians clash with police as far-right leader visits Naples

March 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Italians clash with police as far-right leader visits Naples

People in the southern Italian city of Naples have clashed with police in protest against the presence of far-right leader Matteo Salvini. Riot police fired tear gas to disperse people demonstrating in Naples on Saturday as Salvini, the head of the Northern League party, was to stage a rally in the […]

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At least 24 dead in Nepal bus crash

March 9, 2017 6:59 pm
At least 24 dead in Nepal bus crash

Nepalese rescue workers and bystanders gather at the site of a bus accident in Jajarkot district, some 600 kms northwest of Kathmandu on March 9, 2017.<br />At least 24 people were killed when an overcrowded bus skidded off the road and crashed in remote western Nepal, local officials said. / […]

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General strike shuts southern Nepal after police killed 3 protesters

March 7, 2017 3:00 pm
General strike shuts southern Nepal after police killed 3 protesters

Ethnic groups have staged a general strike in southern Nepal after police shot and killed three protesters trying to disrupt a political rally. The industrial action, which shut down markets, schools and transport in much of southern Nepal on Tuesday, came following a violent protest rally in Rajbiraj town, 400 kilometers […]

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Mount Everest region of Nepal trek reveals scientific effects of meditation

August 4, 2016 11:15 am
Mount Everest region of Nepal trek reveals scientific effects of meditation

The scientists discovered that by meditating the monks were able to remain focus and relaxed long after the exercise, a “carryover effect” as such. Photo / Getty Images Scientists who trekked to the Mount Everest region of Nepal last May have discovered the amazing effects meditation has on brain activity. […]

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Heavy monsoon rains, flooding kill 58 people in Nepal

July 27, 2016 5:30 pm
Heavy monsoon rains, flooding kill 58 people in Nepal

In this handout photograph released by the Nepalese army on July 27, 2016, and taken on July 26, Nepalese army personnel rescue flood victims at Nawalparasi, southwest of the capital Kathmandu. (AFP) Heavy monsoon rains and subsequent flooding and landslides have left at least 58 people dead in Nepal, the government […]

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How a bunch of tech geeks helped save Nepal’s earthquake victims

April 26, 2016 7:52 am
How a bunch of tech geeks helped save Nepal’s earthquake victims

A Nepalese woman offers prayer at the compound that was destroyed during last year earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 25, 2016. Nepal’Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli has announced the star It was a few minutes before noon when it hit. The massive earthquake in Nepal touched off multiple avalanches […]

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