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In 1982 a 10-year-old girl from Maine named Samantha Smith wrote a letter to Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov: “Dear Mr. Andropov, “My name is Samantha Smith. I am ten years old. Congratulations on your new job. I have been worrying about Russia and the United States getting into a nuclear war. Are you going to vote to have a war or not? If you aren’t please tell me how you are going to help to not have a war. This question you do not have to answer, but I would like to know why you want to......

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Biratnagar joins the league of metropolitan cities, rolls up sleeves for celebration

BIRATNAGR: Biratnagar is gearing up for a grand celebration in response to the government's announcement to upgrade the sub metropolis into a metropolitan city. The Cabinet meeting held on Monday evening took the decision to upgrade Biratnagar sub..

Politics

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Nepal PM Resigns Ahead of Final Round of Local Elections

By Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU (REUTERS): Maoist Nepali Prime Minister Prachanda resigned on Wednesday, barely nine months after coming to power, creating a leadership vacuum weeks before the second round of local elections, the first to be held in more..

 

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India

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No differences with PDP, J-K government working well: BJP

(The New Indian Express): JAMMU: The BJP today said there were no differences between coalition partners in Jammu and Kashmir and the state..

World

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French President Emmanuel Macron Seeks Extended Emergency Powers After Manchester Attack Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

PARIS, (REUTERS): The French parliament will be asked to extend by several months emergency powers introduced in 2015 to counter the threat of terrorist attacks,..

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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Czech PM Drops Plan to Resign, Aims to Fire Finance Minister Monday, May 8th, 2017

(VOA): Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka abruptly changed tack in his battle to remove Finance Minister Andrej Babis on Friday, taking back a pledge to resign and..

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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 torches valuable wildlife parts Monday, May 22nd, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal destroyed thousands of valuable animal skins and other parts seized from poachers on a giant bonfire Monday in a symbolic gesture against the..

Travel

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End Of An Era As Mount Everest’s ‘Hillary Step’ Rock Face Collapses Monday, May 22nd, 2017

LONDON: A near-vertical 12-metre-high rocky outcrop at Mount Everest called the "Hillary Step" by mountaineers has collapsed, making the climb to the world's highest..

Opinion

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

In 1982 a 10-year-old girl from Maine named Samantha Smith wrote a letter to Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov: “Dear Mr. Andropov, “My name is Samantha Smith. I am ten..

American Journey

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Business & Economy

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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..

Finance Minister meets ADB president Nakao, urges for more ADB support

JAPAN: Nepal has urged the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support in big projects helping in its socio-economic..

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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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Why Children Should Form Ties to Russia

In 1982 a 10-year-old girl from Maine named Samantha Smith wrote a letter to Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov: “Dear Mr. Andropov, “My name is Samantha Smith. I am ten years old. Congratulations on your new job. I have been worrying about Russia and the United States getting into a nuclear war. Are you going to vote to have a..