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2006-03-31 09:25:03

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - At least 11 school children and a teacher were wounded on Friday when Maoist rebels set off an explosion at a school in west Nepal, the army said.

2006-03-31 03:27:09

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - At least 11 schoolchildren and a teacher were wounded on Friday when suspected Maoist rebels set off an explosion at a school in west Nepal, the army said.

2006-03-21 08:24:45

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - At least 23 Maoist rebels and 10 policemen were killed on Tuesday in escalating violence across Nepal following the end of a rebel-led road blockade, authorities said.

2006-03-21 04:09:12

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - At least 21 Maoist rebels and 10 police were killed as violence escalated across Nepal on Tuesday following the end of a rebel-led road blockade, authorities said.

2006-03-20 05:10:52

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - At least 16 people, including 13 soldiers, were killed in a new outbreak of violence in Nepal on Monday, a day after Maoist rebels ended a crippling road blockade, the army and witnesses said.

2006-03-20 03:58:42

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - At least 13 Nepali soldiers were killed in a clash with Maoist rebels in the east of the country on Monday, a day after the guerrillas ended a crippling road blockade, an army officer said.

2006-03-14 07:41:30

By Gopal Sharma KHATRI POUWA, Nepal (Reuters) - Soldiers carrying automatic rifles patrolled key highways in Nepal on Tuesday but normally busy roads were all but deserted as an indefinite blockade of the capital by Maoist rebels began.

2006-03-13 22:28:48

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Roads across Nepal were deserted on Tuesday, the first day of an indefinite blockade of Kathmandu and other major towns called by Maoist rebels mounting pressure on King Gyanendra who seized full power last year.

2006-03-11 08:47:06

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police began hunting on Saturday for a teenaged boy who some people believe is an reincarnation of Buddha after he disappeared from the site where he had been meditating for almost 10 months.

2006-02-27 05:39:17

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Dozens of Maoist rebels ambushed an army patrol in eastern Nepal on Monday and shot dead at least three soldiers, an army officer said.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.