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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.

2006-02-16 23:35:13

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal arrested more journalists than any other country since 2004, many during pro-democracy protests, an international media watchdog said while urging the royalist government to free seven still in detention.

2006-02-15 06:03:06

By Terry Friel and Gopal Sharma RAJHENA REFUGEE CAMP, Nepal (Reuters) - Maheshwari Sanjali lies alone on the clean, hard-packed mud floor, countless flies crawling over her gaping mouth and half-closed eyes, her parents too busy working for her food to be able to tend to her.

2006-02-10 06:49:33

By Gopal Sharma and Terry Friel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - She's 88, so short most people have to bend down to talk to her, but she walks tall and she walks strong.

2006-02-09 08:24:27

By Gopal Sharma and Terry Friel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Elections called by Nepal's King Gyanendra to convince his people he is moving toward democracy have backfired, with a low turnout signaling a rejection of his power grab and the polls triggering fresh protests on Thursday.

2006-02-09 04:04:42

By Gopal Sharma and Terry Friel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police clashed with protesters demanding King Gyanendra's ouster on Thursday, a day after a remarkably low turnout at local polls signaled a massive rejection of the monarch's seizure of power last year.

2006-02-08 07:24:48

By Gopal Sharma and Terry Friel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A Nepali protester was killed on Wednesday when troops opened fire to break up a demonstration against controversial local polls called by King Gyanendra who seized power a year ago, the army said.

2006-02-08 06:55:45

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali troops shot dead a protester on Wednesday when they opened fire while trying to break up a demonstration against controversial local elections, the army said.

2006-02-08 05:44:32

By Gopal Sharma and Terry Friel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalis trickled into schools, temples and courtyards on Wednesday to vote in local elections seen by many as the first real test of King Gyanendra's rule since he seized power a year ago.

2006-02-07 09:43:51

By Gopal Sharma and Terry Friel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Maoist rebels in Nepal launched a series of attacks, killing nine people including a taxi driver, as tension mounted on the eve of the kingdom's controversial first election in seven years, officials said on Tuesday.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.