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The Science of Killing Has Become an Impractical Instrument of Political Domination
By Nicolas Davies
Nicholas J.S. Davies


‘US Secretary of State John Kerry likely to visit Nepal later this year’
- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa


Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth to get married?
LOS ANGELES: Singer Miley Cyrus is reportedly planning a "summer wedding" to actor Liam Hemsworth. A source said the "Wrecking ball" singer's mother Tish is helping her plan the vows, reports usmagazine.com. As the couple has been keeping their relationship low-key since their reunion in early..


Man City’s Silva to miss Champions League semi against Real
LONDON, (REUTERS): Manchester City will be without play maker David Silva for two to three weeks, ensuring he will definitely miss Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg tie at Real Madrid, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. Pellegrini expressed his hope that the Spanish..

Nation & Society

Serve the people: PM Oli to government office chiefs
SUNSARI: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed the chiefs of government offices to work in a responsible and effective manner. At a programme organised at the District Administration Office, Sunsari, on Friday, Prime Minister Oli urged them to contribute in prosperity of the country by helping..


UCPN (Maoist) to discuss intensely for unification
KATHMANDU: The meeting of the Standing Committee of UCPN (Maoist) held today has decided to hold intense discussion among the split Maoist parties for unification. The meeting held at UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal's residence in Lazimpat in the capital city decided to further the..


Emerging World


China Passes Law Bringing Foreign NGOs Under Police Control
In a move rights activists say is aimed at "strangling" the country's embattled civil society, China's parliament on Thursday approved a new law that will require overseas rights groups and other nongovernmental organizations to submit to police..
Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf
BEIJING, (AP): A revered Buddhist monk in China has been mummified and covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions. The monk, Fu Hou, who died in 2012 at age 94 after spending most of his..


  • In ‘Forced Exile’, No Plans To Leave UK: Vijay Mallya To Financial Times
    LONDON, (REUTERS): Embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya wants a "reasonable" settlement with creditor banks to his defunct airline, he said in an interview in London published by the Financial Times on Friday. Mallya, 60, flew first class from Delhi to London on March 2 at a time when the Indian government and mainly state-controlled banks are trying to..


The Science of Killing Has Become an Impractical Instrument of Political Domination
By Nicolas Davies
Surveying the U.S.’s imminent defeat in Vietnam in his 1972 book, Roots of War, Richard Barnet observed, “…at the very moment the number one nation has perfected the science of killing, it has become an impractical instrument of political..
Sue Saudi for 9/11 and U.S. for all its wars
By David Swanson
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry say that allowing family members of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its complicity in that crime would set a terrible precedent that would open the United States up to lawsuits from..



On trek to Everest, a chance to push boundaries, find peace
By KARIN LAUB, EVEREST BASE CAMP, (AP): We reach Everest Base Camp on a sunny but chilly afternoon, after an eight-day trek that stretched our physical and mental limits. Aching knees from steep descents and headaches from mild altitude sickness..
A Trekking Adventure in Post-Quake Nepal
By Sophy Roberts
We were trekking above Eastern Nepal’s valleys, their slopes sculpted into terraced fields, when we hit a half-mile-long run of stone steps. They lead up from a holy lake, sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists, that sits at 9,840 feet in Solukhumbu,..



  • Europe recouping losses, Asia muted after Belgian attacks
    TOKYO, (AP): European share prices appeared headed to recoup losses that had followed the deadly bombings in Belgium, while Asian stock indexes mostly fell, although moderately, on Wednesday in cautious trading. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 recovered 0.6 percent in early trading to 4,456.18. Germany's DAX edged up 0.7 percent to 10,057.43...

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Their Mouths Are Moving, or How Can You Tell a Politician Is Lying About War?

Someone asked me to find war lies during the past few years. Perhaps they had in mind the humanitarian pretenses around attacking Libya in 2011 and Iraq in 2014, or the false claims about chemical..
Guinness Book of Warmongering
My son left a 2015 Guinness Book of World Records lying around. It's largely a mix of athletic feats, extravagant spending, freakish body conditions and diseases, and people who do dumb..
What's the Truth Hidden by the "Super Predators" Lie?
The desire to punish for the joy of punishing, for revenge, or for racist or sadistic domination has always had certain difficulties hiding behind the pretense of punishing for protection..


Five arrested for abducting Nepalese man Krishna Gurung, Rescued by Greek police
ATHENS: Five suspected members of a criminal ring alleged to have kidnapped a 23-year-old Nepalese national Krishna Gurung last month and kept him for weeks in an apartment in central Athens faced a prosecutor on Thursday on charges of abduction and causing grievous bodily harm. Krishna Gurung, Chainpur Municipality-1 of Sankhuwasabha, Nepal was..

Life Style

Ancient Buddhist sculpture returned to Pakistani government

NEW YORK, (AP): An ancient stone sculpture of Buddha's footprints that was smuggled into the United States and had been expected to sell for more than $1 million was returned to the government of..
Nepal to mobilise over 1,300 engineers to rebuild houses
KATHMANDU: Nepal is set to mobilise over 1,300 engineers this week as part of the post-quake reconstruction campaign, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said on Wednesday. "We are entering..
Nepal's quake-hit Tibetan nuns rebuild homes - and faith
BY JANE QUI, CHAKHAM, (REUTERS): It is the first time Nawang Tsultrim has harbored any sense of hope in a year. "They will begin to build my house tomorrow," she says cheerfully, picking..


'Dai is a symbol for generations who fight for human rights.'
About four months ago dozens of Vietnamese police arrested dissident lawyer Nguyen Van Dai as he was on his way to meet with representatives of the European Union, which had just held a bilateral dialogue with Vietnam in Hanoi on human rights. The arrest on charges of “propaganda against the state” came a week after masked assailants beat him..

Business & Economy

South Asia clothing industry can employ millions more women, boost growth: World Bank

MUMBAI, (REUTERS): South Asia’s clothing and textiles industry can create millions of jobs for the region’s working-age women, boosting economic growth and helping improve children’s health and..
Japan central bank holds fire on fresh monetary stimulus
TOKYO, (AP): Japan's central bank stunned financial markets Thursday with a decision not to splash out still more monetary stimulus for the ailing economy — apart from zero-interest loans..
Global stocks mixed ahead of central bank meetings
SEOUL, South Korea, (AP): Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan policy meetings later this week. Commodity prices ran out of steam,..


Nepal Marks Anniversary of Quake That Killed Nearly 9,000

KATHMANDU, (AP): People gathered Sunday at the remains of a historic tower in Nepal's capital that collapsed in a devastating earthquake a year ago, as Nepalese held memorial services to mark the..
Nepal marks anniversary of devastating earthquake
KATHMANDU, (AP): Government officials, diplomats and ordinary people gathered at the remains of a fallen iconic tower in the Nepal Capital on Sunday to mark the anniversary of a devastating..
Sluggish reconstruction efforts add to woes of quake survivors
KATHMANDU: It seems that there is complete absence of governance, forget good governance. There is still a short supply of essential fuel including cooking gas even months after the..

Food & Relegion

The Story of Momos: What Makes This Tibetan Dumpling So Popular?
By Hoihnu Hauzel
Have you ever wondered about the journey of momo? Come to think of it, the momo has probably travelled the farthest of all foods. That, it is now quite at home on the streets of Delhi, as it is comfortable at posh five-star eateries, only confirms..
8 Recipes for A Perfect Easter Meal
Easter is celebrated worldwide as a day of resurrection of Christ. Easter Sunday is the oldest and one of the most important festivals in Christianity that celebrates the rise of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion which is commemorated on Good..




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