Nepal’s King Gyanendra unveiled a 10-member cabinet under his leadership on Wednesday, a day after he sacked the prime minister for failing to hold elections or end an escalating civil war with Maoist rebels. Life carried on as normal on the streets of Kathmandu, but the revolt-racked country remained largely cut off from the rest of the world a day after the king dismissed prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and assumed power himself. Gyanendra declared a state of emergency and suspended civil liberties, including press freedom. Indian television said he had placed many politicians under house arrest. Full Story
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