Sunday, May 28th, 2017 Nepal Edition
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KATHMANDU, (AP): A small plane carrying only crew members and cargo crashed near Mount Everest on Saturday, killing one of the pilots, Nepalese officials said. The two other crew members were injured. The plane hit a mountain about 20 meters (66 feet) below the runway of Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, the gateway to Mount Everest, said government administrator Umesh Pandey. The plane was carrying two pilots and an air hostess. They were all Nepali nationals. Pandey said all three on board......

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KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal said Friday a South African who tried to climb Mount Everest without a permit can go home without paying a $22,000 fine, but banned him from mountaineering there for 10 years. Ryan Sean Davy, 43, was found hiding in a cave near Everest base camp nearly two weeks ago after being spotted on the world's highest mountain without a $11,000 climbing permit. The South African, who has no prior mountaineering experience, said he could not afford the hefty permit fee but wanted......

Entertainment

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Demi Moore Sued in 2015 Swimming Pool Drowning Death

(People.com): Demi Moore has been sued over the death of a 21-year-old man who drowned in her pool two years ago. Back in..

Demi Lovato Splits from MMA Fighter Guilherme ‘Bomba’ Vasconcelos

(People.com): Demi Lovato and Guilherme “Bomba” Vasconcelos’s relationship appeared to be heating up earlier this..

Richard Simmons Accuses Former Assistant of Blackmail in Bombshell Lawsuit

(People.com): Richard Simmons is alleging that a former associate, Mauro Oliveira, had “blackmailed, extorted and..

Nation & Society

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Parliamentary panel formed to probe alleged irregularities in polls

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has formed a five-member special committee to probe into the alleged irregularities in the first phase of local level polls. Arjun Prasad Joshi of Nepali Congress, Ram Narayan Bidari of CPN (Maoist..

Politics

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Two Nepal parties to withdraw impeachment motion against CJ

KATHMANDU: Two Nepal parties which moved an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki in April, on Saturday decided to withdraw it, a move expected to end an unsavoury row between the executive and judiciary in the Himalayan..

 

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World

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Small plane crashes near Mount Everest; 1 killed, 2 injured Saturday, May 27th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): A small plane carrying only crew members and cargo crashed near Mount Everest on Saturday, killing one of the pilots, Nepalese officials said. The two..

Australia

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Australian prime minister looking forward to meeting Trump Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

CANBERRA, Australia, (AP): Australia's prime minister said Tuesday he is looking forward to meeting soon with U.S. President Donald Trump, three months after their..

Europe

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Kosovo Border Crisis Deepens Into No-Confidence Vote Monday, May 8th, 2017

(VOA): Opposition parties in Kosovo have filed a motion of no confidence in the government, potentially deepening an 18-month political crisis over legislation to draw..

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Obama Warned Trump Against Naming Flynn to Key Security Post Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

(VOA): Former U.S. President Barack Obama personally warned then President-elect Donald Trump against naming retired Army General Michael Flynn as his national security..

Asia

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UN: Greater ASEAN Cooperation Needed to Combat Transnational Crime Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

(VOA): The United Nations says Southeast Asia’s economic success has been marked by an expansion of organized crime and terrorism challenges, especially in areas of..

Tibet

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Tibetan Monk Sets Himself Ablaze in Qinghai in 150th Self-Immolation Monday, May 22nd, 2017

A young Tibetan monk set himself on fire and died on Friday in northwestern China’s Qinghai province in an apparent challenge to Chinese rule in Tibetan areas, a..

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Nepal Says Bodies of Four Everest Climbers Not From This Year’s Climbing Season Thursday, May 25th, 2017

By Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU (REUTERS): Nepal said on Thursday that four bodies found in tents at the highest camp on Mount Everest were not of mountaineers from this..

Travel

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Nepal lets Everest permit dodger off $22,000 fine Saturday, May 27th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal said Friday a South African who tried to climb Mount Everest without a permit can go home without paying a $22,000 fine, but banned him from..

Opinion

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We’re Dealing With a New Type of War Lie Friday, May 26th, 2017

When the U.S. public was told that Spain had blown up the Maine, or Vietnam had returned fire, or Iraq had stockpiled weapons, or Libya was planning a massacre, the..

Time to Ban the Bomb Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Why Children Should Form Ties to Russia Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Truth or Delusion? Monday, May 22nd, 2017

American Journey

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Business & Economy

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‘Nepalis eager for OBOR implementation’

KATHMANDU: Scholars participating in a discussion programme organised by the Nepal Council of World Affairs said on Thursday..

Employees Provident Fund constructing 680-MW hydropower project

KATHMANDU: The government has granted approval to the Employees Provident Fund for the construction of 680-MW Karnali..

Postal highway to be completed within a year: Indian envoy

DHANUSHA: Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri, on Thursday said the development projects running in Nepal under..

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Interview

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‘Barack Obama was decidedly the worst U.S. president ever’

Dmitri Babich has worked as a journalist in Russia since 1989, for newspapers, news agencies, radio, and television. He says that he used to always interview people, while lately people interview him. (Interview By David Swanson) According to Babich, myths about Russian media, such as that one cannot criticize the president in..

Blog

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The Democratic Party’s Death Spiral – OpEd Saturday, May 13th, 2017

The Democratic Party is in a death spiral that it cannot escape. The debacle continues with members of Congress singing lyrics, “Hey Hey Hey Good-bye,” from an old..

Health

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Six members of a single family taken ill after consuming wild mushroom Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

ILLAM: An elderly among six members of a single family from Sangrumba of Deumai – 10, Ilam have fallen ill after consuming wild mushroom. According to the District..

Food & Relegion

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San Francisco Gets A Taste Of Robotic Food Delivery Thursday, April 13th, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): San Francisco startup Marble on Wednesday began giving its home town a taste of restaurant orders delivered by robot, confident that appetite for..

Technology

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Mysterious US Drone Back On Earth After 2 Years In Space Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

WASHINGTON, (AFP): After a nearly two-year sojourn in space, the US military drone X-37 B is back on Earth, fueling wild ideas about its mystery mission. Looking like a..

Crime

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Hate Crime: US Man Beats Asian, Screams ‘We Are White Power’ Thursday, May 4th, 2017

NEW YORK, (PTI): A 48-year-old man in the United States has been charged with hate crime after he pummeled an Asian man in the face screaming "We are white power", "Go..

N24 Exclusive

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Nepal lets Everest permit dodger off $22,000 fine

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal said Friday a South African who tried to climb Mount Everest without a permit can go home without paying a $22,000 fine, but banned him from mountaineering there for 10 years. Ryan Sean Davy, 43, was found hiding in a cave near Everest base camp nearly two weeks ago after being spotted on the world's..

Time to Ban the Bomb

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Why Children Should Form Ties to Russia

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017