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2008-10-09 09:00:33

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, Oct. 8 HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced on Wednesday that it is to adjust the methodology for determining the base rate starting from Thursday, which will amount to a base rate cut by 100 basis points. "As a result, there will be a cut in the Base Rate, effective tomorrow, from 3.5 percent to 2.5 percent," said Joseph Yam, Chief Executive of Monetary Authority. (Hongkong-Base rate) ---- JAKARTA -- Indonesian...

2008-10-09 03:00:27

Nepalese authorities say the 18 people killed in the crash of a Yeti Airlines twin-engine Otter plane included 12 German nationals and two Australians. The plane, with 19 aboard, went down Wednesday after hitting a cliff and catching fire while approaching the Lukla airport near Mount Everest, CNN had reported earlier. Nepalnews.com quoted officials at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, from where the plane had taken off, that only the pilot, Surendra Kunwar, survived. He...

2006-04-16 02:23:00

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's anti-monarchy protests spread to the usually off-limits tourist district in Kathmandu on Sunday, with hundreds of people chanting slogans against King Gyanendra and burning tyres on the street. Police arrested four people during the protest in the Thamel district, a maze of alleys full of backpacker hotels, bars, curio shops and trekking and travel agencies which is a magnet for most tourists entering the country. Protests were held elsewhere in the city...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.