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6 Killed in Nepal Landslides

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nepal say monsoon rains have triggered landslides Friday in two villages, killing six people, with 10 others believed to be buried in the debris. Authorities in Purtingkada, about 320 kilometers west of the capital, Kathmandu, say three bodies have been recovered from the landslide. They say 10 others are missing and are thought […]

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Former Nepalese King Criticizes Lack of Progress on Constitution

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s former king has chided the country’s lawmakers for failing to come up with a constitution and stable government in the years since the monarchy was abolished. Gyanendra Shah told reporters Thursday that he does not understand why there has not been more progress since he gave up his crown in a peaceful transition in […]

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Nepal Blocks Tibetans from Celebrating Dalai Lama’s Birthday

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Nepal have arrested three Tibetans and prevented many others from celebrating the Dalai Lama’s 76th birthday, saying they will not allow any anti-Chinese activities. Riot police in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, blocked Tibetans from attending a planned celebration Wednesday at the Namgyal school on the edge of the city. Authorities said they would allow […]

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Nepal Cleared of Landmines

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Nepal has been declared free of landmines nearly five years after the end of its civil war, becoming the second Asian nation after China to receive the designation. Nepalese Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal on Tuesday triggered the switch to blow up the last remaining minefield in the Pulchowki area, near the capital Kathmandu. Nepal’s army […]

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