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Missing West Australian: human remains found in Nepalese mountains

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Six pilgrims drown in swollen river in Nepal

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Six pilgrims drowned in northeastern Nepal Monday while trying to cross a rain-swollen river, becoming the latest casualties of heavy monsoon downpours, a local police official said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Japanese mountaineer, 80, overcomes four heart operations to scale Everest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Yuichiro Miura, who took the standard southeast ridge route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay 60 years ago, reached the top of the 8,848 metre mountain at about 9.00am local time, accompanied by three other Japanese climbers, including his son, and six Nepali sherpas. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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21 hurt in Nepal plane crash

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Twenty-one people were hurt, including eight Japanese tourists, when a small plane skidded off a Nepal airport runway on Thursday and plunged into a river, police said. All 21 people aboard the Nepal Airlines Twin Otter aircraft were injured, five seriously, police spokesman Keshav Adhikari said. The plane’s brakes failed and it crashed into the Kali Gandaki river in the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal’s northwest, Adhikari said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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In Asia, wealth buys access to clean water

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Ninety-one per cent of people living in Asia have improved access to clean water, a remarkable achievement over the last two decades in the world’s most populous region. But its richest countries and wealthiest citizens likely have better water supplies and governments better prepared for natural disasters. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Briefs, March 11, 2013

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Australia said it had offered Indonesia a formal guarantee that drug trafficker Schapelle Corby would comply with parole, in a letter supporting her release from prison. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Nepal police arrest Tibet activists on anniversary of anti-China uprising

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Nepalese police arrested 18 people in Kathmandu on suspicion of “anti-China activities” yesterday, the 54th anniversary of the 1959 rebellion against Chinese sovereignty over Tibet. All but three were released from custody within hours, police said. Nepal, home to around 20,000 Tibetans, is under intense pressure from Beijing over the exiles, and has repeatedly said it would not tolerate what it calls “anti-China activities”. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Nepal police arrest Tibetans on anniversary of uprising in China

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Nepalese police arrested 11 people in Kathmandu on suspicion of “anti-China activities” on Sunday morning, the anniversary of the 1959 rebellion against Beijing’s rule in Tibet. “Some of the people we arrested were Tibetan but we have not interrogated all of them yet,” police spokesman Uttam Subedi said. Nepal, home to about 20,000 Tibetans, is under intense pressure from Beijing over the exiles, and has repeatedly said it will not tolerate what it calls “anti-China activities”. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Film on Nepal army torture blocked, says director

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The makers of a film depicting torture by Nepal’s army accused the government of censorship on Friday after they had to cancel the movie’s release because of delays in getting approvals. The film Badhshala, meaning “Slaughterhouse” in Nepalese, is based on the infamous saga of torture and disappearances carried out by a Kathmandu-based battalion during the country’s 1996-2006 civil war. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Nepal makes chief judge prime minister

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Nepal’s quiet, barely known chief justice is on the verge of taking almost total control of the Himalayan nation, becoming the interim head of government as well as the top judge in a country that has been without a legislature for months. It seems to be the only thing the country’s furiously feuding politicians can agree on, even though one of them calls the move “flawed in every way.” <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Briefs, March 6, 2013

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Ex-president arrested after ducking court MALE – Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed was arrested to face charges of abuse of power during his tenure, accusations that he claims are an attempt to keep him out of this year’s presidential election. Police said Nasheed was arrested at his home in the capital and would be produced in court today. They said Nasheed failed to appear for a hearing and evaded two arrest warrants. He is charged with illegally ordering the arrest of a senior judge, a move that led to his fall from power in February last year. AP <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Kenzo Livens Up Paris

With a collection inspired by ancient temples in India and Nepal.

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In Nepal, Buddhists Reconstruct Tibetan Murals

A project aimed at restoring the artwork of two sites in Lo Manthang, Nepal, has trained a team of local residents to revise historic works.

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Nepal’s PM to quit ahead of June polls

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Nepal’s prime minister has agreed to resign to make way for the chief justice to lead the politically deadlocked country into elections by June this year, the main opposition party said on Tuesday. Baburam Bhattarai will submit his resignation to the president after the nation’s four largest parties ended a protracted stalemate by agreeing to form a unity government headed by the country’s top judge, the Nepali Congress said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Tibetan burns himself to death in China in 101 self-immolation

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A Tibetan man burned himself to death in protest against Chinese rule, reports and Western rights groups said on Thursday, bringing the total to have set themselves on fire to at least 101. US-based Radio Free Asia said the man, Lobsang Namgyal, who it described as a former monk from the Kirti monastery, self-immolated last week near a police station in Aba prefecture, a Tibetan area of Sichuan province in southern China. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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