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Soldiers die in Nepal violence

Two soldiers have died in an encounter with suspected Maoist rebels, Nepalese security officials say. Violence and protest have spiralled in Nepal in the past fortnight, after Maoist guerrillas fighting to abolish the monarchy called off a seven-month old ceasefire. The authorities responded to a string of bomb attacks in the Kathmandu region on Monday by imposing a night curfew on the capital’s outlying districts. About 1,000 people were detained on Monday when they defied a ban on public meetings and marched in protest against Nepal’s ruler, King Gyanendra. Full Story

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