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US Removes Nepal’s Maoists from Terrorist List

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has removed the Communist Party of Nepal from its list of terrorist organizations. The move was announced by the State Department, which said the communists had taken steps to dismantle their terrorist apparatus. The decade-long Maoist insurgency claimed more than 13,000 lives. The communists agreed to enter Nepal’s political arena in 2006 […]

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Gunmen Kill Nepalese Supreme Court Justice

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Nepal say unknown gunmen have shot dead a Supreme Court justice who was under investigation for corruption. Authorities said Rana Bahadur Bam was in a car on the way to his office Thursday in Katmandu when gunmen shot both him and his bodyguard. Bam was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Nepal’s Judiciary […]

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UN Chief ‘Disappointed’ in Lack of Nepali Constitution

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “disappointed” in Nepal’s failure to craft a new constitution before a Sunday deadline. In a statement Monday, Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said the Constituent Assembly came to important agreements on nearly all aspects of the document except state restructuring. The issue divided lawmakers, with the four main parties trying to […]

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Nepal Fails to Write New Constitution

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Nepal braced Monday for months of political instability and street protests after parliament missed its Sunday midnight deadline to complete the task of writing a new post-war constitution. Nepal’s Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said Sunday the Constituent Assembly had failed to achieve its goal. He said he will stay in office until the new polls, […]

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Nepal Fails to Agree on New Constitution

Posted May 27th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai called for new elections after the term of the country’s parliament, the Constituent Assembly, expired at Sunday midnight without completing the task of writing a new post-war constitution. Mr. Bhattarai, who leads a national unity government made up of the country’s four main political parties, said the Constituent Assembly had […]

Nepal Fails to Agree on New Constitution

Posted May 27th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s Prime Minister Baburam Ghattarai called for new elections after the term of the country’s parliament, the Constituent Assembly, expired at Sunday midnight without completing the task of writing a new post-war constitution. Mr. Ghattarai, who leads a national unity government made up of the country’s four main political parties, said the Constituent Assembly had […]

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Climbers Crowd Mount Everest Despite Deadly Week

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Several climbers are heading for Mount Everest’s summit, despite concerns of overcrowding after four deaths last week. Many are trying to take advantage of what is seen as the last weekend of good weather to reach the 8,850 meter summit. Officials in Nepal say at least 50 climbers reached the top of the world’s highest […]

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Nepalese Woman Beheads Nephew in Witchcraft Ritual

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Nepal have arrested a woman over allegations she brutally murdered her three-year-old nephew as part of a witchcraft ritual. Mahadevi Yadav allegedly beheaded the child Saturday. Late Tuesday, police arrested Yadav after receiving suspicious reports about the child’s disappearance. All of Yadav’s family members had fled the house prior to the police raid. […]

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73-Year-Old Woman Climbs Mt. Everest

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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A 73-year old Japanese mountaineer has climbed Mount Everest, smashing her record to again become the oldest woman to scale the world’s highest peak. Tamae Watanabe reached the 8,850-meter summit Saturday with four other team members, climbing Everest from its Tibetan side. Watanabe had scaled the mountain in 2002 when she first claimed the title […]

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15 Killed in Nepal Plane Crash

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Nepal say a plane crash near an airport in the country’s north has killed 15 people. Authorities say six people on board, including two Danes and two children, survived Monday’s crash. The plane, belonging to local carrier Agni Air, went down while trying to land at an airport in Jomsom, a hub for […]

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