U.S. provides visas to up to 15,000 temporary workers Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Doina Chiacu and David Shepardson, WASHINGTON, (REUTERS): The U.S. government is allowing 15,000 additional visas for temporary seasonal workers to help American businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm because of a shortage of such labor, the Department of Homeland Security said on..

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Undocumented Immigrants Warned To Stay Away From Airports Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

CHICAGO (CBS): Undocumented immigrants are being warned to stay away from airports such as O’Hare, even if they aren’t traveling. The Trump Administration’s immigration crackdown has focused new attention on customs and border protection agents checking the status of suspected undocumented..

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Houses for Mushahar community in Nepal Saturday, April 15th, 2017

By Yubaraj Ghimire, KATHMANDU: The Mushahar community in Nepal, a sub-community of Dalits in Nepal’s eastern Tarai region, is economically, socially and educationally marginalised, despite crores of Nepali rupees spent by the government and several NGOs over the years. However, on Nepali New..

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Poachers kill rare one-horned rhino in southern Nepal forest Monday, April 10th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): Authorities are searching for poachers who killed a rare one-horned rhinoceros over the weekend in the forests of southern Nepal and cut off the horn, officials said Sunday. Forest officer Nurendra Aryal said it was the first killing of a rhino in the Chitwan National Forest in..

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Nepal bulldozes earthquake survivors’ relief camp in capital Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

By Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU, (REUTERS): Police in riot gear stood guard on Tuesday as Nepali civic officials used bulldozers to tear down a relief camp in the capital for victims of the 2015 earthquake, in a bid to force people to return to their home villages. The quake killed 9,000 people and..

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Quake-stricken desperately waiting for government aid Sunday, February 12th, 2017

DHADING: Chandra Bahadur Chepang's house at Simthali of Mahadevsthan VDC – 2 collapsed during the earthquake, but he is yet to receive housing reconstruction grant. He had shown his demolished house to a team of technical experts dispatched by the government but the team did not mention his..

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Nepal extends tenure of commission probing conflict abuses Friday, February 10th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): The commission investigating deaths and abuses during Nepal’s communist insurgency received a one-year extension Thursday after being unable to finish its work on thousands of claims and complaints collected from victims and their families. The Truth and Reconciliation..

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US-bound Bhutanese refugees left in limbo in Nepal Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

JHAPA, (AFP): Kalimaya Magar had given away most of her belongings as she prepared to leave the refugee camp in Nepal for a new life in the United States. But after more than two decades of waiting, her departure — originally scheduled for this week — was cancelled in an instant after US..

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Myanmar army killed and raped in Rohingya ethnic cleansing: UN Saturday, February 4th, 2017

GENEVA, (REUTERS): Myanmar’s security forces have committed mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya Muslims and burned their villages since October in a campaign that probably amounts to crimes against humanity and possibly “ethnic cleansing”, the UN human rights office said on..

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Barack Obama’s Dog Bites White House Guest In The Face: Report Friday, January 13th, 2017

WASHINGTON, (AFP): An 18-year-old girl, visiting the White House as a guest of President Barack Obama's family, suffered a cut below her eye after she was bitten by the first family's dog, Sunny, according to a media report. The girl, who was not identified, was bitten in the face on Monday when..

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U.S. designates Osama bin Laden son as terrorist Saturday, January 7th, 2017

By Manoj Rijal, NEW YORK, (ANS): The U.S. Department of State has declared Hamza bin Laden, a 27-year-old son of former al-Qaida chieftain Osama bin Laden as a terrorist. In an announcement on Thursday, the Department of State has designated Hamza bin Laden as a Specially Designated Global..

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Mahottari locals join hands with Dhurmus and Suntali Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

MAHOTTARI: In a benevolent gesture, many people and organisations from Mahottari have rolled up their sleeves to help artist couple Sitaram Kattel and Kunjana Ghimire to build houses for the people of the marginalised Musahar community in the district. They have donated money ranging from Rs..

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Nepal Moves From One Year of Living Dangerously to the Next Monday, January 2nd, 2017

By Biswas Baral, KATHMANDU: The year that started with the blockade of the India-Nepal border by Madhesi protestors ended with the obstruction of Nepal’s national parliament. At the start of 2016, the Madhes-based parties, as a part of their protest against the newly-promulgated constitution,..

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Two Soviet Spies Who Deserve Posthumous Nobel Peace Prize – OpEd Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

It becomes increasingly clear that two Soviet spies, Klaus Fuchs and Theodore Hall, should receive posthumous Nobel Peace Prizes for actions that almost certainly saved..

John Brennan’s Police State USA – OpEd Saturday, October 21st, 2017