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Nepal Remembers Royal Massacre

Prayers and memorial services have been held across Nepal in memory of the late King Birendra. King Birendra, Queen Aishwarya and eight other royal family members were killed in a palace shoot-out, exactly two years ago. An official inquiry blamed the massacre on a drunken Crown Prince Dipendra, who later died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. The former king was succeeded as monarch by his brother, Gyanendra, who is now embroiled in a row with Nepal’s political parties. Prayers for his murdered brother have been overshadowed by a deepening political crisis over the assumption of executive powers, last year, by King Gyanendra. Full Story

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