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15 Killed in Nepal Plane Crash

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 6:10 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 survived Monday’s crash and were flown to the nearby city of Pokhara for treatment. Those on board the Agni Air company plane included 16 Indians, two Danish nationals, two Nepalese pilots […]

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15 Killed in Nepal Plane Crash

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 4:15 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 survived Monday’s crash and were flown to the nearby city of Pokhara for treatment. Those on board the Agni Air company plane included 16 Indians, two Westerners, two Nepalese pilots and […]

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9 Killed in Nepal Plane Crash

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Nepal say a plane carrying 21 people has crashed in the country’s northern Himalayas, killing at least 9 people. The Associated Press reports that authorities have flown at least four survivors of Monday’s crash to the nearby city of Pokhara for treatment. The plane went down at an area known as a popular […]

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Nepal PM Plans New Unity Government

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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A spokesman says Nepal’s prime minister will dissolve his Cabinet and form a unity government in a bid to break years of deadlock in crafting the country’s new constitution. Ram Rijan Yadav, an aide to Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, said Thursday final details were still being decided, but that the new government would include the […]

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4 Killed in Nepal Blast

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in southern Nepal say a bomb blast has killed four people and wounded at least 20 others. Authorities say a bomb attached to a motorbike exploded Monday in Janakpur during a demonstration by protesters demanding a separate province for Maithili-speaking people. The Nepalese parliament is nearing a deadline to write a new constitution which […]

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4 Killed in Nepal Blast

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in southern Nepal say a blast has killed four people and wounded at least 20. Authorities say the explosion happened Monday in Janakpur during a demonstration called by the Mithila Struggle Committee to protest a proposal to divide the country into federal provinces.

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Blast Kills 3 in Nepal’s Capital

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A bomb has exploded outside the offices of Nepal’s state-run oil company, killing three people. Monday’s attack was the first blast in the capital, Kathmandu, since 2009. Police say a remote-control bomb was detonated in front of the Nepal Oil Corporation during lunchtime. Nepal’s Home Minister Bijaya Gachchedar said a little-known group calling itself United […]

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Nepal’s Former Rebels Begin Leaving Camps

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s former Maoist rebels have begun leaving camps that were established at the end of the country’s civil war in 2006. The first of some 19,000 former rebels were released Friday from seven camps across Nepal as part of a peace deal struck last year between the country’s major political parties. Under the agreement some […]

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Nepal’s Former Rebels Begin Leaving Camps

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s former Maoist rebels have begun leaving camps that were established at the end of the country’s civil war in 2006. The first of some 19,000 former rebels were released Friday from seven camps across Nepal as part of a peace deal struck last year between the country’s major political parties. Under the agreement some […]

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China’s PM Visits Nepal on Way to Middle East

Posted January 14th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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China on Saturday agreed to provide Nepal with more than $120 million in economic development aid and to support Kathmandu’s fragile peace process. During his brief visit to Nepal, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with his Nepalese counterpart, Baburam Bhattarai, and oversaw the signing of several agreements. He also promised money for infrastructure projects to […]

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