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South Korean court tells cheating husband he must stay married Friday, June 14th, 2019

SOUL, (AFP): A cheating husband cannot divorce his wife despite having a years-long affair, a South Korean court ruled Friday, insisting only the injured party in a marriage could initiate a legal separation. Movie director Hong Sang-soo, 58, a Cannes film festival regular, filed for divorce in..

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Apple rotten at farm for not finding market Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Narendra Singh Karki, DARCHULA: Apple farming of Jeet Singh Bohora, a local of Byas rural municipality-1, Chhangaru, Gaga, turned to be a loss business for not finding market. Bohora, who had started apple farming since 2060 BS, has suffered a big loss in lack of apple market. His apples now are..

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Ecuador’s highest court approves same-sex marriage

QUITO, (AFP): Ecuador's highest court on Wednesday approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic and conservative South American country. LGBT and human rights activists erupted in celebration in Quito and the port city of Guayaquil, waving the rainbow flags that..

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Yarsagumba picker dies Far-west Nepal

DARCHULA: A yarsagumba picker died after he fell down in course of collecting the precious herb at Api Himal rural municipality in Darchula district on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Sher Bahadur Bohara, 20, of Naugadh rural municipality-4, said Police Inspector, Rabindra..

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Climate inaction may threaten human civilisation Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

KATHMANDU: An Australian climate change scenario analysis has warned human civilisation may collapse by 2050 if no dramatic action is taken in the decade to contain the imminent threat of climate change. Climate change intersects with pre-existing national security risks to function as a threat..

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Chhaupadi continues to claim lives in Far West Nepal

DADELDHURA: Sixteen women and children have lost their lives due to the practice of chhaupadi, the seclusion of women and girls from home during menstruation, in a year. The National Human Rights Commission, Far West Office, Dhangadhi's data shows that among the death toll, 13 were from Achham and..

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Martadi reeling under water shortage for two weeks Monday, June 10th, 2019

BAJURA: Martadi, the district headquarters of Bajura district in State 7 has been facing a water crisis of drinking water since two weeks, but the authorities concerned are least bothered. The local government, Badimalika municipality, is blamed for not taking serious measures for water supply..

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Population of birds up at Ghodaghodi lake, Mid-west Nepal Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Durga Devkota, DANG: Number of birds has increased at Ghodaghodi lake here. The lake which is a Ramsar site is also habitat of the endangered birds. Vice-Chairperson of the Ghodaghodi Tourism Board, Dayaram Chaudhary, said that birds of 299 species were found at the pond this year. Census of birds..

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Nepal in top 10 for sad reason Friday, June 7th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal is one of the top 10 countries worldwide that has a prevalence of child marriage among boys, UNICEF said on Friday in its first ever in-depth analysis of child grooms. In Nepal, one in 10 men aged between 20 and 24 were married as children, said the report. Using data from 82..

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Eight yarsa pickers perish in two weeks in Western Nepal Thursday, June 6th, 2019

JAJARKOT: Eight persons leaving their villages for picking yarsagumba, a precious herb, have lost their lives in Dolpa in the past two weeks. Altitude sickness claimed six while two fell off the cliff. Those losing lives are from Jajarkot, Rukum, Jumla and Dolpa districts. Gopal Bista, 17, from..

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Lakes in Shuklaphanta National Park drying up Monday, June 3rd, 2019

KANCHAPUR: Lakes in the Shuklaphanta National Park are drying up due to scorching heats. The Park administration has constructed over four dozen artificial lakes to provide water for wild animals. But they are fast drying up as there are difficulties to fill the lakes following drying of water..

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Around 8,000 Nepalgunj, Western Nepal children out of schools Saturday, June 1st, 2019

NEPALGUNJ: About 8,000 children of school going age in Nepalgunj, Western Nepal are yet to be enrolled. According to Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City, 4,099 school-age children have not been enrolled in schools while 4060 are dropouts. The Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City of the western Terai has a..

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Rainfall predicted for three days Thursday, May 30th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has predicted partly cloudy weather and rainfall, from light to moderate, for three continuous days in Kathmandu Valley as well as to other parts of the country. According to the meteorologist Manju Basi, the current weather pattern has been..

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World’s tiniest surviving baby born in California Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

San Diego, (AFP): A California hospital on Wednesday disclosed the birth of the world's smallest baby ever to survive, weighing a mere 245 grams (8.6 ounces) -- the same as a large apple -- when she was born. The girl, nicknamed Saybie by hospital staff, was born 23 weeks and three days into her..

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