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Final US volunteers leave Nepal

The last volunteers of the US Peace Corps have left Nepal after their organisation suspended its operations there because of safety concerns. The departure of the 84 volunteers had become inevitable after the US state department, which runs the Peace Corps, decided to stop work in Nepal. Peace Corps volunteers in Nepal have been working in the health, sanitation, teaching, water and forestry fields. The bombing of a US information centre last week triggered the withdrawal. No-one was injured in the attack, which was blamed on Maoist rebels. The rebels did not say they were responsible but their anti-American rhetoric is forthright and they recently demanded that all US companies withdraw from Nepal. Full Story

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