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Nepal battles worst wildfires in almost a decade as air quality dips

Forest fires in Nepal killed five people so far as fires have been ranging since January this year, said Sundar Sharma, a senior official of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, on Friday. Nepal has been battling its worst forest fires in years, officials said, with smoke wafting across its mountains and souring […]

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Thousands march to protest fresh elections and dissolution of parliament in Nepal

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Kathmandu on Tuesday urging Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli to reverse his decision to dissolve parliament and call for early elections. The protesters, who say his decision on December 20 was unconstitutional, rallied outside his office despite coronavirus curbs on gatherings. Oli says internal squabbling and a lack […]

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Strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.0 strikes Nepal

The landlocked country of Nepal woke to a strong earthquake at 5:19 am local time today. According to various agencies, the quake had a magnitude between 4.9 and 6.0 and struck approximately 60km north east of capital Kathmandu in the Sindhupalchok district, near the border with China’s Tibet region.. The quake was widely felt within […]

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Flash floods and landslides kill at least 40 in Nepal, many missing

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 40 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal. Twenty people were killed and at least 13 others were missing in Myagdi district, 200 km northwest of the capital Kathmandu, where several houses were destroyed on Friday. “Rescuers are looking for those who are still […]

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Hundreds protest against Nepal government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis

Police in Nepal arrested 10 people, including seven foreigners, on Saturday as demonstrations against the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis continued with hundreds of protesters gathering in the capital city Kathmandu, officials said. The Himalayan nation imposed a complete lockdown in March after reporting its second confirmed coronavirus case. But the number of infections […]