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State Department announces winners of diversity visa lottery

State Department announces winners of diversity visa lottery

Foreign media outlets reported that the results of the Electronic Diversity Visa (EDV) for 2019 was published by the Department of State on ...

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Nepal: Illegal human organ trafficking continues unabated

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Evangelical pastor murdered in Nepal

Mounting Hindu nationalism claims the life of a young Christian pastor.

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Nepal: Whole regions without food as strikes and protests are held against the new constitution

Demonstrations have plunged the country into chaos. A 19-day general strike has grounded air transport to the western districts. More than 30 people have been hurt in clashes between indigenous groups and opponents of federalism. Ban Ki-Moon calls on Nepal to respect minorities in the new ...

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Nepal: Government launches new malaria campaign

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Nepal: The Company of Jesus celebrates 60 years of mission in Nepal

The first three missionaries were invited in 1951 to open a school. Celebrations for the anniversary of St Xavier School, Nepal's first Catholic school, were held last Sunday in the presence of President Yadav and the country's main leaders.

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Nepal: For World Bank, Nepal's is Asia's third poorest country

About 33.9 per cent of the population lives with less than US$ 1.25. Only Bangladesh and India are worse off, but the WB report does not consider the country's growing gap between rich and poor.

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Nepal: Over 3 thousand former Maoist guerrillas join Nepalese Army

Official as of today, a total of 6 thousand ex-combatants join the army. Internal divisions of former Maoist rebels threaten the peace process with the government. Weapons disappear from some camps. Former rebel cadres attacked by extremist wing call for the protection of the military.

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Nepal: Government recognizes the Badi, outcasts born with no name and no rights

For the first time in centuries, a Badi will be entitled to own property. Listed below the Dalits, they have worked for centuries as sexual slaves of the higher castes.

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Nepal: Former king of Nepal allied with Hindu extremists to return to power

Tired of the political chaos, the poor call for a return of the Hindu monarchy. King Gyanendra will visit the poorest districts in the far west of Nepal during the Easter period to foment religious sectarianism. During Holy Week Christians are calling for respect for religious freedom in the new ...

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Nepal, South Africa and Venezuela to receive UN prize for boosting education

Three institutions from Nepal, South Africa and Venezuela will be recognized for supporting and improving teachers? effectiveness in developing countries, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today.

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Nepal: Dirty water, scabies and sewage spoil Lord Shiva's feast day

Because of cutbacks, temple authorities at Pashupatinath (Kathmandu) filled ablution fountains with sewer water. For the first time in centuries, Indian gurus deserted Mahashivaratri.

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Nepal: Looking to low-tech wastewater treatment

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Nepal: More than 16,000 former Maoist fighters going home

The closure of former rebel camps is an historic moment for analysts and political leaders. The decision comes after 4,000 fighters had started a protest for losing their allowance. About 9,000 fighters will join the ranks of the armed forces; 7,000 will go back to civilian life and will no longer ...

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Nepal: Over 1300 young Nepalese migrants killed by poverty and exploitation

The results of a report published by Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 2009, 1357 deaths from suicide, violence, murder, stress and unhealthy living conditions. Most of the victims worked in Islamic countries.

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Nepal: A (2,000 km 120 day) marathon to save Everest glaciers

The idea comes from Apa Sherpa, record Everest climber. The expedition will cover all of Nepal’s 20 Himalayan districts. Climbers, researchers and scientists will come along to study the impact of climate change on the mountain chain, South Asia’s main source of fresh water.

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Nepal: The Christian Christmas in the Himalayas

National reconciliation among different groups of Nepalese society, peace and prosperity: these are the Christmas prayers this year. Despite threats from Hindu fundamentalists groups, the entire country is preparing for Christmas, as Christians and Hindus exchange greetings and gifts.

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NEPAL – UNITED NATIONS Kathmandu, UN praises developments in peace process

After visiting the Himalayan nation Helen Clark, administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), painted an “optimistic picture” of Nepal’s future. Out of 13,000 former fighters, half chose to join the military and the other half opted for a pension. No one sought reintegration ...

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Nepal: Two thousand foreign hikers still stuck on Everest

The evacuation began a few hours ago the. Since last October 31, only 500 people have managed to descend to the valley on foot or aboard a small aircraft. In the villages at the foot of Everest food and basic necessities are lacking. About 30 people have been hospitalized for pneumonia and ...

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Nepal: Impunity for torturers

Nepal: Impunity for torturers

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Nepal: Protecting children from abuser-volunteers

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